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

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Democrats contend that Christopher Sharpley, President Trump's nominee for CIA inspector general, rejected a report calling waterboarding ineffective. (Associated Press)

Trump's pick for CIA watchdog never read Senate torture report

Democratic lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at President Trump's nominee to serve as inspector general for the CIA, saying they don't think he's taken criticism of the agency's harsh interrogation techniques seriously enough. Published October 17, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, accompanied by Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, right, speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to announce the indictments of two Chinese fentanyl trackers in the fight against opiate substances from entering the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Justice Department to review law that limited DEA amid opioids crisis

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday the Justice Department intends to review a 2016 law that made it more difficult for the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate suspicious shipments of pain pills -- though he stopped short of advocating for any changes. Published October 17, 2017

The FBI said that Ahmed Abu Khattala, who was allegedly behind the Benghazi attack of Sept. 11, 2012, suffered bruises during his arrest when he resisted authorities. (Associated Press)

FBI: Alleged Benghazi mastermind was treated fairly while in custody

FBI agents who assisted in the capture and detention of 2012 Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala testified Monday about the arrest and treatment in custody, as prosecutors attempted to dispel any notion of abuse or coercion into making statements. Published October 16, 2017

Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington in this May 27, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Trump nominates 5 for inspector-general positions

The Trump administration has picked up the pace of nominating watchdogs to oversee federal agencies in recent months — selecting five inspector-general nominees for vacant positions. Published October 15, 2017

The executive director of the Missouri ACLU said that "there are unfortunately ongoing, multiple instances of arbitrary unconstitutional acts by police" against St. Louis protesters who have taken to the streets in order to decry police brutality. (Associated Press)

DOJ examines St. Louis case of police-protester interactions

The Trump administration's willingness to get involved in local policing matters is about to be tested. The Justice Department is evaluating St. Louis' request for an independent investigation into how city police responded to recent protests and to see whether federal intervention is needed. Published October 10, 2017