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

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In this file photo taken Aug. 18, 2014, police are in riot gear work to disperse a crowd of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Groups seek moratorium on military surplus program

A coalition of civil rights groups is asking Congress to implement a moratorium on a controversial program that provides surplus military equipment to local police departments until lawmakers can improve oversight of the program. Published September 13, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions, Coats urge permanent reauthorization of FISA surveillance law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats wrote to leaders of Congress Monday urging them to permanently reauthorize a law that allows for the surveillance of digital communications of foreigners located outside the U.S. Published September 11, 2017

Then-FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 12, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

FBI director: No sign of White House interference in Russia probe

FBI Director Christopher Wray, making his first public appearance since taking the helm of the bureau, said Thursday he's seen no evidence of efforts by the White House to interfere in agents' work on the probe into Russian meddling in the presidential election. Published September 7, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.  President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority."   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House intel chair threatens AG Sessions, FBI chief over Trump dossier

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is threatening to drag the attorney general and FBI director before the committee next week if the Justice Department fails to turn over documents related to a salacious dossier of President Trump's supposed activities in Russia. Published September 6, 2017

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington (Associated Press) **FILE**

Activists decry nominee to head DOJ's civil rights division

The Senate Judiciary Committee's decision to schedule a nomination hearing for a key Justice Department position next week amid a panel of federal judgeship nominees has set off a wave of pushback from civil rights groups who oppose the candidate and believe he will not be fully vetted in the packed setting. Published August 31, 2017

Under a proposed agreement, sheriffs would be acting on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which would pay to have detainees kept until federal officers can get them. (Associated Press/File)

Sheriffs near agreement to act as contractors, hold illegal immigrants for feds

The country's sheriffs are nearing an agreement with the federal Department of Homeland Security that would let them act as contractors to hold illegal immigrants in jail for pickup, hoping they have found a way to handle the increasingly tricky issue of immigration detention requests. Published August 30, 2017