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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble was a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times.

Articles by Andrea Noble

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to try to strip the Pakistan-born Iyman Faris of his citizenship. Faris is serving 17 years behind bars for terrorism-related charges stemming from a plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge. (Associated Press/File)

U.S. naturalized citizen fraud target of Justice Department

Under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, federal authorities expect to more frequently revoke U.S. citizenship, and all the rights that come with it, if immigrants are found to have unlawfully or fraudulently obtained naturalization. Published January 2, 2018

Baltimore Police Capt. Jarron Jackson wears a black mourning band across his badge before Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter's funeral at Mount Pleasant Church in Baltimore, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Suiter died a day after being shot while investigating a homicide case in a particularly troubled area of west Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Law enforcement deaths drop for first time in 3 years

U.S. law enforcement fatalities fell by 10 percent in 2017, marking the first decrease in line-of-duty deaths in three years, according to a report issued Thursday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Published December 28, 2017

Law enforcement officials across the nation are encouraged by early signs under the Trump administration, including declines in line-of-duty deaths and less use of consent decrees. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump boosts local police with policies, results

Top law enforcement leaders say they have had no bigger advocate this year than President Trump, and they are hopeful he has set the stage for fewer dangerous confrontations between officers and the public, better-equipped departments and, ultimately, reductions in crime. Published December 26, 2017

Despite the fanfare over the extradition of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to face criminal charges in the U.S., violence has surged in Mexico. (Associated Press/File)

Mexico violence surges despite drug kingpin ‘decapitation’ strategy

Efforts to crack down on cartel-related violence in Mexico started off with a bang this year, with Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. But despite the fanfare over the extradition, violence has surged in Mexico and this year is shaping up to be the country's deadliest yet. Published December 25, 2017

This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison) **FILE**

Drug-overdose deaths reached 63,000 in 2016

Drug overdoses continued to soar in 2016, claiming more than 63,000 lives as deaths tied to fentanyl skyrocketed, making it the deadliest opioid for the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Published December 21, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, listens during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 13, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mark Warner cautions against ‘reckless’ talk of firing Robert Mueller

A Senate Democrat leading one of the congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election took to the Senate floor Wednesday to push back against "the growing chorus of irresponsible and reckless voices" calling for the dismissal of special counsel Robert Mueller. Published December 20, 2017

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., right, and committee member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, talk as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House Republicans seek interviews with top FBI officials

Two House Republican committee chairman are asking the Justice Department to make senior FBI officials available for interviews as early as this week to discuss the bureau's handling of investigations into Hillary Clinton's email server and members of Donald Trump's campaign. Published December 20, 2017

Crime scene tape surrounds the Hancock Arms Apartment complex where the body of 11-year-old Abbiegail "Abby" Smith was found in the morning behind the complex Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Keansburg, N.J. (Thomas P. Costello via AP)/The Asbury Park Press via AP) ** FILE **

Homicides drops 4.4 percent in major U.S. cities

Major U.S. cities reported 4.4 percent fewer homicides so far this year, the Brennan Center for Justice says in a new report being released Wednesday that appears to belie fears of a national crime wave. Published December 20, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, about efforts to reduce violent crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jeff Sessions: Political bias within FBI a serious matter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is taking concerns about political bias within the FBI seriously and that he generally believes the bureau "is doing a great job around the country." Published December 15, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller. (Associated Press/File)

Robert Mueller firing idea divides GOP and Democrats: Poll

Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided over whether they would support the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller as a means to end his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a new poll. Published December 14, 2017

In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Muellers investigative team over politically charged text messages at one point referred to Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, as an idiot. The Associated Press reviewed dozens of text messages between Peter Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was detailed to Muellers team earlier this year. The Justice Department turned the messages over to Congress on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Grassley presses DOJ for info on FBI official’s anti-Trump texts

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman is asking the Justice Department to provide information that could clarify a senior FBI official's cryptic text messages, which have raised concerns that bias against President Trump seeped into recent investigations. Published December 14, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a House committee that special counsel Robert Mueller took quick action to oust FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok from the Russia investigation after learning of his politically biased text messages. (Associated Press) ** FILE**

Rod Rosenstein: No reason to fire Robert Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday that there is no reason to fire special counsel Robert Mueller from the Russia investigation and defended the FBI after text messages from a senior employee raised concerns of anti-Trump bias within the probe. Published December 13, 2017

It's special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation that are in disarray, not President Trump. The probe has hit a massive speed bump. (Associated Press)

Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages handed over to Congress

The FBI official removed from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation repeatedly mocked Donald Trump, referring to him as a "douche," and expressed concern over what would happen to the U.S. if he was elected, according to text messages he sent to a colleague. Published December 12, 2017