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Andrea Noble

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

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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, police arrest a man as people protest a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, in St. Louis. The FBI, Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis are launching an investigation of the way police in the St. Louis area have handled protests in the two months since a former police officer was acquitted in the death of a black suspect. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Trump-appointed U.S. attorney opens probe of St. Louis cops' role in protest melees

The Justice Department and the FBI have opened an investigation into "allegations of potential civil right violations by law enforcement officers" in St. Louis, Missouri, according to federal prosecutors, a development that follows outcry over the treatment and arrest of demonstrators protesting a police officer's acquittal of murder charges. Published November 20, 2017

In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, who were charged with violating federal money laundering, foreign lobbying and banking laws for behavior occurring as far back as 2012, have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Judge mulls lift of Manafort house arrest for Thanksgiving

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his top deputy Richard Gates have tussled with prosecutors over strict home confinement conditions since their indictments last month, but a judge has indicated the pair could receive permission to leave their homes for Thanksgiving weekend events. Published November 20, 2017

Prosectors contend Ahmed Abu Khattala (third from right) "wanted the U.S. out" of Libya when he masterminded the 2012 Benghazi attack. (Associated Press)

Prosecutors urge conviction for Benghazi attack mastermind

Prosecutors urged jurors Thursday to convict the man accused of orchestrating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, saying he directed his "hit squad" to storm the compound because he hated that Americans were operating a spy facility in his country. Published November 16, 2017

Representatives of participating companies sign containers with uranium to be used as fuel for nuclear reactors, prior to loading them aboard Atlantic Navigator ship,  on a port in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants has ended, with the final shipment loaded onto a vessel in St. Petersburg's port on Thursday. The U.S. Energy Department described the program, commonly known as Megatons to Megawatts, as one of the most successful nuclear nonproliferation partnerships ever undertaken. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Uranium One deal informant sued to recoup more than $700K lost in bribes

A FBI informant who gave the government information about a Russian bribery plot implicated in the sale of U.S. uranium rights tried unsuccessfully last year to recover upwards of $700,000 in bribes he said he was authorized to pay as part of the FBI investigation. Published November 16, 2017

In this Oct. 26, 2017, photo, Dulce Carvajal, 10, second from left, and her sister Daniela, 8, raise their hands during voice lessons at the Holyrood Episcopal Church in the Bronx borough of New York. Since August, the girls and their brother have been living inside the church with their mother, a Guatemalan immigrant living illegally in the United States. At least two dozen immigrants have sought sanctuary at U.S. churches since the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency stepped up arrests by 40 percent under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

'Sanctuary' jurisdictions may have to repay federal funds: Justice Dept.

The Justice Department on Wednesday warned 29 jurisdictions, including three states, they might have to pay back millions of dollars in federal public safety grants received last year because their local policies are suspected of violating federal immigration law. Published November 15, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted Tuesday that he knew of Russian officials' attempts to reach out to the Trump campaign, but says that he did not in fact perjure himself despite earlier failing to disclose to Congress that he was aware of such efforts. (Associated Press)

Sessions admits knowing Russia was courting Trump during campaign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Tuesday he was aware that Russian officials had tried to reach out to members of the Trump campaign but said he didn't lie or commit perjury by not disclosing those attempts in previous testimony to Congress. Published November 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gives his opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Washington. Sessions is expected to answer a range of questions from Russian meddling in the presidential campaign and his interest in a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sessions testifies: I forgot about Papadopoulos meeting, but now remember

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a House committee Tuesday that he had forgotten but now remembers attending a meeting at which Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos said he could help arrange a meeting between the campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published November 14, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, Nov. 6, 2017, in Indianapolis. The group is known for its campaigns to stem violence in crime-plagued neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) **FILE**

FBI data: Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

The number of hate crimes reported to U.S. law enforcement in 2016 rose by 4.6 percent over the prior year, driven in part by upticks in race-motivated incidents against whites and Hispanics, and religion-motivated incidents targeting Muslims and Jews, according to FBI data released Monday. Published November 13, 2017

RT was told it risked the seizure of its U.S. bank accounts and the arrest of a senior editor if it failed to comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act by Monday, according to its editor-in-chief. (Associated Press/File)

Russia Today registration part of Justice Department crackdown on foreign agents law

Russian government-funded broadcaster RT is expected to comply with a Justice Department request to register as a foreign agent by Monday, and legal analysts say it's a signal that U.S. authorities are getting serious about enforcing laws requiring disclosures from individuals who work on behalf of foreign governments. Published November 12, 2017

Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, left, accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, takes the podium to speak 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)

DEA cracks down on fentanyl-related drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration is ramping up efforts to prevent the import of synthetic opioids into the United States, with officials announcing their intention Thursday to classify fentanyl-related substances as illegal controlled substances. Published November 9, 2017

Judge weighs gag order as Manafort case moves forward

A federal judge is considering a gag order in the case of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his top associate Richard Gates and is for now keeping home confinement and GPS monitoring conditions in place for the men. Published November 2, 2017