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

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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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a ceremony for FBI Director Christopher Wray at the FBI Building, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Justice Department program to target areas with most violent crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive Thursday that refocuses federal prosecutors on violent crime cases and requires each U.S. Attorney's Office to develop a localized plan that targets areas plagued by the most violence. Published October 5, 2017

Former chairman and CEO of Equifax Richard F. Smith, talks with former Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., as he takes his seat to testify before the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senators grill Equifax officials over data breach, new IRS contract

Senators demanded answers from Equifax on Wednesday after learning the IRS signed a contract for taxpayer verification with the credit reporting company following its disclosure of a massive data breach that affected 145 million Americans' information. Published October 4, 2017

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the only person to be prosecuted in relation to the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is charged with murder of an officer of the United States, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and other crimes. His trial begins Monday in federal court in the District of Columbia and is expected to run for at least four weeks. (Associated Press/File)

Benghazi suspect's criminal trial to test speed of U.S. courts vs. military tribunals

The deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, reverberated in Washington politics for years -- including an 11-hour public grilling on Capitol Hill of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the discovery of Mrs. Clinton's private email server -- resulting in an 800-page congressional report that concluded the Obama administration misled the public. Published October 1, 2017