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

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, speaks alongside Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a news conference in Baltimore, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, to announce efforts to combat the MS-13 street gang with law enforcement and immigration actions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sessions, Nielsen back merit-based immigration overhaul after NYC attack

The United States needs to reform its immigration system to better prevent terrorists from entering the country, said the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security secretary on Tuesday, pointing to the background of a Bangladeshi immigrant who attempted Monday to detonate a pipe bomb the New York City subway. Published December 12, 2017

FILE - This file photo released Sept. 3, 2017, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen standing next to a sign in Arabic which reads, "Deir el-Zour welcomes you," in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, Syria. Syrian state media say the army has liberated the eastern city of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group. Friday's report says the military is now in full control of the long contested city. (SANA via AP, File)

Judge questions three-month detention of American enemy combatant

A federal judge was aghast over the Trump administration's assertion it could indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant without providing access to a lawyer, saying the Justice Department's defense of the practice amounted to "an end run" around the man's Constitutional rights. Published December 11, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort departs federal court in Washington, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Judge weighs Manafort bail package, admonishes him over Ukrainian op-ed

A federal judge admonished former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Monday for his role in crafting an editorial that ran recently in a Ukrainian newspaper, warning him that she would not tolerate attempts to influence the public perception of the case through the media. Published December 11, 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)

Mueller team keeps close eye on Manafort, even tracking words on computer

Special counsel Robert Mueller is keeping a close eye on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. So close in fact, that the FBI tracked line-by-line edits Mr. Manafort made to a draft editorial defending his work in Ukraine before it was published in the English-language Kiev Post. Published December 9, 2017

Paul Manafort fights special counsel over gag order, Ukraine op-ed

An attorney for Paul Manafort is fighting back against the special counsel's accusation that his client violated a federal judge's gag order by helping draft an editorial defending his prior work in Ukraine -- arguing that prosecutors would seek to prevent him from even maintaining his innocence. Published December 8, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

FBI agent Peter Strzok's anti-Trump texts demanded by Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman has demanded the FBI turn over documents related to an agent who was removed from Robert Mueller's special counsel team after an internal probe found he sent messages that showed possible bias for Hillary Clinton and against President Trump. Published December 6, 2017

A federal appeals court this year blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed-carry permits by requiring them to show that they have a good reason to carry a weapon. (Associated Press/File)

House to vote on controversial Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

House lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would force states to recognize concealed carry permits issued in other states, effectively undercutting restrictive local laws that require gun owners to prove a good reason in order to carry a firearm in public. Published December 5, 2017

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller arrives at an installation ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ** FILE **

Mueller spent nearly $7 million in four months on Trump-Russia probe

Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has cost $6.7 million during the first four and a half months of the probe, including $1.7 million on salaries and benefits for employees, according to the first report issued on the costs. Published December 5, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller. (Associated Press/File)

Mueller invites criticism by revealing taxpayers' tab for Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has locked in two guilty pleas and two criminal indictments in the seven months since he took over the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election last year, but there is one statistic he has yet to make public: the investigation's cost. Published December 4, 2017

President Trump said over the weekend that Michael Flynn's guilty plea showed no collusion between his aides and Russia and even took credit for dismissing Flynn in the first place for the same lies to which the former national security adviser pleaded guilty. (Associated Press/File)

Trump reignites feud with FBI after Flynn's guilty plea in Russia probe

President Trump is renewing his feud with former FBI Director James B. Comey as House Republicans consider holding his successor, Christopher Wray, in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over records related to the Russia probe that secured its first high-profile conviction Friday. Published December 3, 2017

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, vows to cooperate in Mueller's Russia probe

Former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to FBI agents, admitting that he lied to investigators when he said he didn't ask Russia's ambassador to the U.S. to limit Moscow's reaction to U.S. sanctions during the presidential transition. Published December 1, 2017

In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Paul Manafort proposes $11 million bail agreement to end house arrest

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has reached a bail compromise with the special counsel that could end his house arrest and GPS monitoring in exchange for pledging to forfeit $11 million worth of property if he violates release conditions. Published November 30, 2017