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

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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

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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

Paul Manafort leaves Federal District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and Manafort's business associate Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Manafort no flight risk, shouldn't be on house arrest, attorney says

An attorney for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is challenging his client's condition of release following his criminal indictment, charging that special counsel prosecutors "embellished" the weight of evidence against him. Published November 2, 2017

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Mueller's investigation shows aggressive approach

The charges announced this week by special counsel Robert Mueller show just how aggressive his team has been in its investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election -- including dragging a former attorney for some of his targets before a federal grand jury. Published October 31, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reported to have his first indictment from a federal grand jury in Washington, and the target could be taken into custody as soon as Monday. (Associated Press/File)

'Expect to see more shoes drop' in Mueller's Russia investigation

The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election last year dropped two bombshells Monday, announcing a guilty plea from a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian operatives, and unsealing charges of money laundering and tax evasion against two top Trump campaign figures. Published October 30, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is sure to be indicted as a result of the Mueller investigation, sources say. (Associated Press/File)

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted in Russia probe, 12 counts, plead not guilty

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate, Richard Gates, pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal money laundering and tax evasion charges filed against them as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Published October 30, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reported to have his first indictment from a federal grand jury in Washington, and the target could be taken into custody as soon as Monday. (Associated Press/File)

Mueller investigation enters new phase: Criminal charges

Washington is steeling itself for the next phase in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference into the presidential election last year, and the first charges stemming from the probe are reportedly imminent. Published October 29, 2017

House gains access to Trump dossier creator's finances

The House intelligence committee is poised to gain substantial ground this week in its probe of federal investigators' use of an intelligence dossier on President Trump that was developed through a private firm's political opposition research. Published October 29, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a  nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FBI to turn over anti-Trump dossier documents to Congress next week

The Justice Department will turn over documents related to the anti-Trump opposition research dossier by next week, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday, giving congressional investigators access to information they've long been seeking about the genesis and use of the controversial document. Published October 26, 2017