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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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Detroit Police Chief James Craig, left, speaks at a press conference where he and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, right, announced felony charges for Nheru G. Littleton, 40 of Detroit, for making threats against the lives of police officers via social media, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor via AP)

Court stalls case against man who made Facebook threats on cops

The Michigan Supreme Court intervened to delay the trial of a Detroit man who faces terrorism-related charges after he was accused of threatening police officers on Facebook — giving the high court time to consider claims that the case should be tossed out because the online posts are protected under the First Amendment. Published May 31, 2017

American Civil Liberties Attorney, Omar Jadwat, gestures as he speaks after a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., Monday, May 8, 2017. The court is examining a ruling that blocks the administration from temporarily barring new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It's the first time an appeals court is hearing arguments on the revised travel ban, which is likely destined for the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Appeals court upholds block on Trump's extreme vetting policy

A federal appeals court upheld a block on President Trump's travel limits Thursday, ruling that while the president's policy was cloaked in national security concerns, it "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination" toward Muslims. Published May 25, 2017

Honduran Navy officers patrol in Patuca river, near Ahuas, a remote community in La Mosquitia region, Honduras, Monday, May 21, 2012. On May 11, a joint Honduran-U.S. drug raid, on a helicopter mission with advisers from the DEA, appears to have mistakenly targeted civilians in the remote jungle area, killing four riverboat passengers and injuring four others. Later, according to villagers, Honduran police narcotics forces and men speaking English spent hours searching the small town of Ahuas for a suspected drug trafficker. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DEA botched internal probe of deadly drug operation in Honduras: Watchdog

The Drug Enforcement Administration did not properly investigate a 2012 drug operation in Honduras that took the lives of four innocent civilians, including two women and a 14-year-old boy, and misled Congress and the Justice Department about the incident, a government watchdog report concluded. Published May 24, 2017

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman is being vetted as a possible replacement for James B. Comey as the head of the FBI, the White House said. (Associated Press)

Lieberman atypical pick to lead FBI

Among the most pressing items on President Trump's to-do list when he returns to Washington next week from his first trip overseas will be the task of selecting an FBI director to replace the agency's ousted leader, James B. Comey. Published May 21, 2017

FILE- In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rosenstein has told members of Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that preceded the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rosenstein unaware of FBI request for additional Russia resources

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he had no evidence to support some recent news reports that FBI Director James B. Comey requested additional resources for the bureau's investigation involving Russian influence in the 2016 election right before he was fired, according to House members exiting an all-member briefing with Mr. Rosenstein Friday. Published May 19, 2017

In this March 7, 2017, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General-designate Rod Rosenstein, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rosenstein tells Congress about Comey firing: 'It was appropriate to seek a new leader'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress he long had concerns with former FBI Director James B. Comey's actions in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, but he only wrote the memo laying out his concerns about the director after learning President Trump intended to fire Mr. Comey. Published May 19, 2017

In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017 as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Special counsel's Russia probe may limit congressional access

Newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election will likely hamper Congress' ability to conduct parallel probes, according to senators and former FBI officials. Published May 18, 2017