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

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FILE PHOTO - Inmates Donnell Howard (foreground) and John Lawrence (background) wait handcuffed outside their cells while corrections officers search for contraband and weapons during a suprise search at the Washington DC Central Detention facility in Washington DC on Thursday, May 30, 2002.  The unannounced searches take place at least once a year and are planned so as to not allow inmates time to dispose of the weapons. Inmates are required to have paperwork for items such as authorized medication.  ( Gerald Herbert / The Washington Times )

Retired officers forced to sue D.C. for right to carry guns after receiving threats

It's been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised. He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able to carry it to protect himself. Published December 18, 2014

D.C. Jail (File)

D.C. Jail health care contract raises activists' ire

The ACLU of the Nation's Capital and inmate advocates are encouraging the D.C. Council to reject a contract that would place a for-profit corporation they say has a history of providing poor care in charge of health care at the D.C. Jail. Published December 16, 2014

Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, a day after being elected the next mayor of the District of Columbia.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Bowser pitches District for 2024 Olympics

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser was part of the five-person team that made the pitch to the U.S. Olympic Committee Tuesday to select the District as the United States' contender to host the 2024 summer Olympics. Published December 16, 2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York. Established civil rights organizations, like Sharpton's National Action Network, have called for people to gather in Washington on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, for a national march with the families of the two unarmed black men who died at the hands of white police officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Al Sharpton to lead weekend D.C. protests with Michael Brown family

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on the District Saturday as part of a nationally organized demonstration demanding police reforms in the wake of two high-profile incidents in which white police officers faced no charges after killing unarmed black men. Published December 12, 2014

In this photo made Friday, Nov. 21, 2014,  former U.S. Marine Sgt. Ryan Begin rolls a medical marijuana joint at his home in Belfast, Maine. The Pine Tree State might be high on marijuana in 2016, sparking a charge toward legalization that has previously been the province of western states. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) ** FILE **

D.C. scrambles to preserve pot legalization law gutted by Congress

The congressional architect of an amendment in a massive federal spending bill that rolled back new D.C. marijuana laws says the bill will block the city's voter-approved referendum legalizing recreational use of the drug, despite assertions from local leaders that the initiative could stand. Published December 10, 2014

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Associated Press/File)

Congress axes D.C. marijuana legalization in spending plan

A voter approved ballot initiative legalizing marijuana in the District and a council-passed measure decriminalizing the drug fell victim to federal budget negotiators, who inserted an amendment into a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that effectively restores criminal penalties for pot possession in the nation's capital. Published December 9, 2014

Protestors carry signs and chant slogans in front of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia late Saturday night, Nov. 22, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. The protest, the most well-attended of several throughout the day, was in response to the university's reaction to an alleged sexual assault of a student revealed in a recent Rolling Stone article. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

Rolling Stone quietly alters apology on U.Va. fraternity rape story

Accusations of a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party crumbled over the weekend, after Rolling Stone magazine publicly backed away from its reporting and then quietly revised its own apology amid further outcry. Published December 8, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, University of Virginia students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Rolling Stone is casting doubt on the account it published of a young woman who says she was gang-raped at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party at the school, saying there now appear to be discrepancies in the student's account. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) **FILE**

U.Va. fraternity rebuts Rolling Stone gang-rape article

The University of Virginia fraternity at the center of a gang-rape allegation detailed in a Rolling Stone article issued a statement rebutting the story Friday following an apology made by magazine, which acknowledges discrepancies in the report. Published December 5, 2014