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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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Border agents searching cellphones and other electronics without warrants has raised privacy concerns among civil liberties groups and privacy advocates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Border agents' warrantless cellphone searches alarm civil liberties groups

Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates seeking to rein in border agents' warrantless searches of cellphones are backing the appeal of Turkish man's conviction for attempting to smuggle firearms parts out of the United States, arguing that a month-long forensic search of the man's phone was illegal. Published March 26, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, accompanied by Virginia Solicitor General Stuart Raphael, speaks outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, following a hearing on President Donald Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko) ** FILE **

Federal judge upholds travel ban, but earlier rulings leave it blocked

The Trump administration scored a victory Friday in its effort to enact a temporary ban on refugee resettlement and travel of foreign nationals from six countries, with a federal judge in Virginia siding with President Trump over a Muslim civil-rights group that challenged the legality of his revised executive order. Published March 24, 2017

Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson talks to reporters after a press briefing after a bomb threat was reported at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester in Brighton, N.Y on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson said his department will work with the FBI to see if the threat was similar to those received at other JCC facilities across the U.S.  Henderson said there was no bomb found at the center. (Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP) **FILE**

Israeli man arrested in Jewish center bomb-threat cases

U.S. and Israeli authorities confirmed the arrest of a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli man believed responsible for a recent series of bomb threats that targeted Jewish community centers and schools in the United States. Published March 23, 2017

US Secret Service officers stand in the cordoned off area on Pennsylvania Avenue after a security incident near the fence of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 18, 2017. President Trump was not at the White House at the time of the incident. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House bomb threat suspect believed he spoke telepathically with Trump

The man arrested after falsely claiming to have a bomb in his car outside a White House security checkpoint believed he had been telepathically summoned for a meeting with President Trump and that the cargo he was carrying was actually an asteroid, according to documents filed in court by authorities. Published March 20, 2017

President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, March 19, 2017, from a trip to Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Justice Department moves to appeal judges' halt of travel ban

The Justice Department is moving forward with its defense of President Trump's revised executive order on travel and refugees -- taking steps to appeal court rulings that have blocked for a second time its nationwide enforcement. Published March 19, 2017

Arguments and personal beliefs on President Trump's travel ban may have pushed judges to cross their legal bounds, analysts said. (Associated Press)

Lawmakers warn judges ruling on travel bans against exceeding power

This week's rulings against President Trump's revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House — and suggested retribution could be coming. Published March 16, 2017

Omar Jadwat of the ACLU speaks to reporters outside the courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A federal judge in Maryland says he will issue a ruling in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's revised travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order to block President Trump's revised executive order on travel and refugees from taking effect Thursday - a stunning blow for the administration. Published March 15, 2017

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks at a press conference outside the federal courthouse, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Honolulu. Hearings were scheduled Wednesday in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii on President Donald Trump's travel ban. Hawaii's lawsuit claims the ban harms Hawaii by highlighting the state's dependence on international travelers, its ethnic diversity and its welcoming reputation as the Aloha State. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Judge expected to rule in one travel ban challenge before midnight deadline

In the final hours before President Trump's revised executive order was set to take effect, attorneys sparred over whether its intention was to discriminate against Muslims as they sought to persuade federal judges in three different states to block it from taking effect. Published March 15, 2017

Travelers have been assured that legal residents of the United States will not be barred from re-entering the country under the terms of President Trump's newest travel ban. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Maryland-based federal judge hears Trump travel ban arguments

A Maryland-based federal judge hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to block President Trump's revised travel ban questioned if he should take into account the president's prior comments about a Muslim ban and whether any future travel restrictions made by the administration would face similar challenges because of the president's statements. Published March 15, 2017