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  • Alexandria teen sentenced to 40 years in MS-13-relat...

    Saturday Nov 10 | via WTOP-FM Washington 

    The teenager who disappeared for a month last year, only to be charged with a brutal gang-related murder on her return, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday. Venus Iraheta, 18, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty in January to charges of first-degree murder, abduction and gang participation in the death of Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, last year.

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  • Virginia MS-13 member sentenced to 40 years for dead...

    Friday Nov 9 | via Washington Times 

    Venus Iraheta, arrested for an MS-13 related murder, was sentenced to 40 years in jail Friday, according to a report from WTOP radio. Ms. Iraheta, now 18 from Alexandria, Virginia, pled guilty to first-degree murder in January 2018 as one of the people responsible for stabbing 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas to death in January 2017.

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  • Impertinent or descriptive? Judge refuses to strike ...

    Thursday Nov 8 | via ABA Journal 

    A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, has rejected a motion to strike the phrases "driving while black" and "contempt of cop" from a lawsuit filed by a black driver against a white deputy sheriff. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ruled from the bench on Friday in a suit alleging false arrest, a Washington Post columnist reports .

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  • Treasury official's lawyer says Manafort leak was - ...

    Friday Nov 2 | via The Janesville Gazette 

    A senior Treasury Department employee believes she was doing her "civic duty" when she gave secret government bank records about suspicious transactions involving Paul Manafort and accused Russian agent Maria Butina to a journalist, her lawyer said. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was charged Oct. 16 with leaking Suspicious Activity Reports.

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  • Police say a man used Airbnb sites to stash marijuan...

    Friday Nov 2 | via Stars and Stripes 

    A Washington, D.C., man faces a drug distribution and weapon charge after using an Airbnb to stash $100,000 of marijuana as part of a delivery operation that employed several drivers in the region, authorities said. The operation brought in between $80,000 and $100,000 a month delivering to buyers who placed orders through the website JetpackDC.com, which was not a licensed dispensary in the District, according to federal court filings Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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  • Kellyanne Conway Says Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting ...

    Monday Oct 29 | via Slate Magazine 

    In an appearance on Fox & Friends on Monday, Kellyanne Conway defended the president's response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead allegedly at the hands of a violently anti-Semitic man. Conway's unwavering praise for the president and criticism of the media are no longer surprising, but she did manage to shock some viewers with her analysis of one of the causes of the slaughter: The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anybody of faith, to constantly be making fun of people who express religion, the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows-it's always anti-religious.

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  • Trump accuses media of trying to 'score political po...

    Friday Oct 26 | via The Hill 

    Donald John Trump Trump administration weighing order to bar Central American migrants from claiming asylum: report Biden to campaign for two Democrats in Iowa Ex-DHS staffer says he quit over Trump administration's handling of family separation policy MORE accused the news media of trying to "score political points" on Friday after a suspect was taken into custody following a spate of attempted mail bombings targeting prominent Democrats. Trump argued during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday night that the "media has a major role to play whether they want to or not" in repairing the civility of political discourse.

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  • Cruising the Web

    Friday Oct 26 | via Betsy's Page 

    The Democrats, apparently, regarded these pipe bombs sent to prominent Trump critics as a golden opportunity to attack Trump and blame him for the bombs . Once again, they're overreaching.

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  • Bicyclist found competent to stand trial for murder

    Wednesday Oct 24 | via PennLive.com 

    A bicyclist from Virginia has been found competent to stand trial on charges he broke into a Lycoming County home in 2017 and killed the owner. Lycoming County Judge Nancy L. Butts ruled Graham Nicholas Norby-Vardac, 25, despite having a history of mental illness, is capable of assisting in his defense.

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  • U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to ...

    Thursday Oct 18 | via UnionLeader.com 

    Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports and with conspiracy, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

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  • U.S. Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Document...

    Thursday Oct 18 | via Weekday Magazine 

    A U.S. Treasury official has been charged with leaking to the online news outlet BuzzFeed confidential documents of suspects in a special-counsel probe of ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. U.S. prosecutors in New York said on October 17 that Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, was arrested on October 16 and charged with conspiracy and unauthorized disclosure of suspicious-activity reports from banks about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and other suspects.

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  • US Treasury employee accused of leaking Manafort and...

    Wednesday Oct 17 | via South China Morning Post 

    Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is accused of leaking confidential bank records to a journalist starting in 2017; the reporter and the news organisation are not identified, but the articles cited by prosecutors were written by journalists at BuzzFeed A senior Treasury Department employee was charged with leaking confidential bank records pertaining to suspicious transactions involving Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, the Russian embassy and Maria Butina, who has been accused of being a Russian agent.

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  • Police, FBI Arrest Would-Be DC Suicide Bomber

    Oct 10, 2018 | via News Max 

    A New York man was arrested Wednesday over charges that he planned to blow himself up with a homemade bomb around Election Day in Washington, D.C. According to NBC New York , police and FBI agents showed up at the home of Paul Rosenfeld in Orangetown, New York Wednesday morning with a search warrant. According to the news station, Rosenfeld had earlier told a reporter in Pennsylvania about his plans - which were rooted in his negative feelings about where the country is headed.

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  • Dangerous fugitive who outsmarted FCPD last month ar...

    Oct 9, 2018 | via Fairfax Times 

    Fairfax County police say the search for 32-year-old Alton Thodos-who they say is considered dangerous-has ended in Maryland after Thodos slipped through their fingers during a botched barricade situation last month in an Alexandria motel.

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  • Today In History, Oct. 4: Sputnik

    Oct 4, 2018 | via Fredericksburg.com 

    On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit. In 1960, an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-188A Electra crashed on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing all but 10 of the 72 people on board.

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  • The Jacob Wetterling case file

    Sep 22, 2018 | via The Brainerd Daily Dispatch 

    In Nov. 2015, images of Jacob Wetterling are displayed on a wall at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va., where the age-progression photographs are produced. Wetterling, 11, was missing for 27 years after being kidnapped on a rural road near his home in St. Joseph, Minn., on Oct. 22, 1989.

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    Related Topix: St. Joseph, MN, Stearns County, MN, Paynesville, MN

  • The Wetterling case file

    Sep 21, 2018 | via TwinCities 

    In Nov. 2015, images of Jacob Wetterling are displayed on a wall at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va., where the age-progression photographs are produced. Wetterling, 11, was missing for 27 years after being kidnapped on a rural road near his home in St. Joseph, Minn., on Oct. 22, 1989.

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  • Police 9.18.18

    Sep 19, 2018 | via The Progress 

    Troopers investigated a harassment incident that occurred on Lynn Street in Bigler Township on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The incident occurred as both a 26-year-old female and a 38-year-old male, both of Madera, became engaged in a verbal dispute which then got physical. Both parties were charged with harassment through district court 46-3-04.

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  • Paul Manafort enters cooperation agreement with Just...

    Sep 14, 2018 | via WHNT-TV Huntsville 

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department, including in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts to tamper with witnesses, according to a court filing Friday.

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  • Treasury official's lawyer says Manafort leak was 'c...

    Jul 18, 2016 | via Stars and Stripes 

    A senior Treasury Department employee believes she was doing her "civic duty" when she gave secret government bank records about suspicious transactions involving Paul Manafort and accused Russian agent Maria Butina to a journalist, her lawyer said. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards was charged Oct. 16 with leaking Suspicious Activity Reports.

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