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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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FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Trump says comments on judge 'misconstrued' as an attack against people of Mexican heritage. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Pro-Trump demonstrators fear Cleveland 'inviting bloodbath' at RNC convention

Cleveland's security plans for the Republican National Convention include the deployment of more than 3,000 police officers, but security experts and those expecting to attend fear that a compact space for demonstrations combined with turbulent crowds may be a recipe for explosive clashes. Published June 7, 2016

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is seen here on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. attorney's affair violated sexual harassment laws: DOJ watchdog

A U.S. attorney violated sexual harassment laws and regulations by engaging in a yearlong "intimate personal relationship" with a subordinate and later lying to Justice Department investigators who opened a probe of the matter, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday. Published June 7, 2016

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief Peter Neffenger testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

TSA sees progress in shortening airport security line waits

The head of the Transportation Security Administration highlighted a bright spot in its ongoing struggle to reduce wait times for airline passengers -- nearly all passengers flying over Memorial Day weekend made it through security lines in under 30 minutes. Published June 7, 2016

This undated photo shows Mainak Sarkar, who police say carried out a murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Sarkar had a "kill list" with multiple names that included professor Bill Klug, a woman found dead in a Minneapolis suburb and another UCLA professor who was not harmed, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. (Facebook via AP)

UCLA gunman had 'kill list,' expected to die: police

The gunman believed to have fatally shot two of three people on his "kill list" had apparently expected to die during his attack at University of California, Los Angeles, asking in a note found on his body for someone to check on the well being of his cat, according to police. Published June 2, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border on Feb. 24, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas. (Associated Press)

Obama accuses judge of scaring illegals away from signing up for amnesty

The Obama administration accused a federal judge Tuesday of sowing "fear and confusion" among illegal immigrants, potentially scaring them away from signing up for President Obama's deportation amnesty by demanding immigration officials submit names of tens of thousands of migrants who've already enrolled. Published May 31, 2016

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser listens at left as Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

D.C. moves to appeal ruling shooting down concealed carry law

The District's Attorney General is moving quickly to appeal a federal judge's ruling which last week blocked city officials from requiring gun owners to provide a "good reason" in order to get a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the nation's capital. Published May 27, 2016

Dylann Roof (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via Associated Press)

Dylann Roof to face death penalty in Charleston church shootings

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Tuesday the Justice Department will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white man accused of shooting and killing nine black churchgoers in a Charleston, South Carolina church last year. Published May 24, 2016

Bipartisan efforts to allow formerly incarcerated persons to transition back into society are being debated, with such things as voting rights among the list of concerns. (associated Press)

Obama's plan to reintegrate ex-convicts into society raises crime fears

The Obama administration has gone into overdrive in the last two months, pushing administrative policy changes to make it easier for ex-convicts to rejoin society, but at the same time sparking concern that reforms will increase crime and jeopardize safety. Published May 22, 2016