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  1. Concealed doorways are the latest trend in home designRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Washington and secrets go together hand in glove. Or maybe it's more like cloak and dagger.


  2. Rick Gates freed of curfew, GPS monitoring after Manafort testimonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Rick Gates, the star witness in Paul Manafort's fraud trial, was freed from a curfew and GPS monitoring after a judge credited his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller and trial testimony against his former boss. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson granted the request by Gates, who has been under house arrest since his guilty plea in February.


  3. US military defends policy that could boot service members with HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    The Trump administration defended a new military policy that will allegedly result in HIV-positive service members being fired in violation of their constitutional rights when it takes effect Oct. 1. The "Deploy or Get Out!" directive is intended to improve military readiness by weeding out soldiers who can't deploy overseas for more than 12 consecutive months "for any reason." An earlier directive from the height of the AIDS crisis prevents soldiers with HIV from deploying overseas, meaning the new policy may make it impossible for them to serve.


  4. Judge refuses to move Manafort's trial from DC to VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Paul Manafort's second trial will be held in Washington, D.C., despite a defense request to move it to Roanoke, Va. Lawyers for Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, had argued last week that news coverage of their client would negatively affect jury selection in the District of Columbia, which is heavily Democratic.


  5. Manafort ally agrees to cooperate with US after guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    A former associate of Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to a lobbying violation and agreed to cooperate with the U.S., giving prosecutors access to insights from a longtime international political operative whose Russian business partner has already been indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. The lobbyist, Sam Patten, 47, admitted that he failed to register in the U.S. as a foreign agent for his work lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian political party.


  6. Manafort juror says pardoning him would be a 'grave...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Juror 0302 had a long drive to the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, for the Paul Manafort trial, and any glimpse in the rearview mirror could have caught her eye to the red hat on the back seat, emblazoned with the phrase "Make America Great Again." The juror, Paula Duncan, told Fox News she supports President Donald Trump, including that daily reminder on her 45-mile commute from Leesburg, Virginia.


  7. Paul Manafort's legal team targets Richard Gates in hopes of beating criminal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Paul Manafort's attorneys mounted a concerted effort Tuesday to beat back criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, hammering again and again at the credibility of Richard Gates, Manafort's former business partner and confidante. Gates faced a withering cross-examination by Manafort's lawyers, who insisted that he had told so many lies that he could not keep track of them all.


  8. Rick Gates says he lied for years at Manafort's request and stole from him in the processRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Rick Gates - the star witness against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager - admitted in federal court Monday that he committed a host of crimes with his former boss, and confessed to stealing from him and others. In his first hour on the witness stand, Gates catalogued years of crimes, saying most of his wrongdoing was committed on behalf of his former boss, Paul Manafort, while other crimes were for his own benefit, including the theft of hundreds thousands of dollars.


  9. Using power in numbers to i ght hateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Strip away all emotions so that fear, outrage and love are pushed out of the equation, and what occurred in a northern Virginia county last week comes down to basic math. One small plastic bag filled with birdseed and a piece of paper sat in Eliza Thompson's Arlington driveway last Saturday morning.


  10. Manafort faces federal trial with a hint of a presidential pardonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    When Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, goes on trial Wednesday in Virginia on charges of money laundering, tax fraud and other crimes, he may have reason to hope he can avoid prison if he is convicted. Giuliani's framing of terms for pardoning Manafort sparked instant political and legal controversy.


  11. Safely strip the paint from an old brick houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Q: I live in a brick house from the 1880s. Thirty-five years ago, it was painted for the first time.


  12. Mueller reveals memos on Manafort's US lobbying for UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Special counsel Robert Mueller used a late-night filing Tuesday to reinforce his allegation that Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, directed a pro-Ukraine lobbying campaign in the U.S. without registering as a foreign agent. Prosecutors from Mueller's team filed two memos, one written by Manafort, which they say document how he directed efforts to influence U.S. lawmakers and media in favor of then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.


  13. Museum shows that great minds don't always think alikeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Forty-five years ago, while enjoying waffles for breakfast, track coach Bill Bowerman had an inspirational moment. Maybe putting a waffle-like pattern on the soles of running shoes would give them better traction.


  14. Manafort judge denies request to dismiss count in indictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    A federal judge denied a request by Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, to dismiss one of two counts in an indictment as unnecessarily overlapping. Special counsel Robert Mueller didn't violate the double-jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution by charging Manafort with two crimes based on the exact same facts and circumstances, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Friday in federal court in Washington.


  15. Commentary: They're kicking George Washington out of churchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    My wife and I were docents of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, when I worked in nearby Washington, D.C., a city named for a former parishioner. Yes, George Washington went to church there.


  16. Manafort investigated as 'back channel' to Russia, US lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a "back channel" between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure by U.S. prosecutors came Thursday during a hearing on whether Mueller exceeded his authority in indicting Manafort on charges of laundering millions of dollars while acting as an unregistered agent of the Ukrainian government.


  17. Manafort says FBI illegally searched storage unit for evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Paul Manafort, the indicted former Trump campaign chairman, claims the FBI illegally searched a storage unit that held his business and tax records and has asked a judge to throw out all evidence from that search. Manafort's lawyers said in a court filing that an FBI agent improperly obtained access to the unit from a former employee of his political consulting firm who still had a key.


  18. The Last Laugh: Go ahead and crank this column up to 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    The Last Laugh turns 11 years old this month! To celebrate and make this column extra special, I brainstormed for 11 days to come up with something today that was one-of-a-kind and life-changing for you, my 11 faithful readers. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything so I instead offer up this column all about the number 11, which I conceived of and wrote in 11 minutes.


  19. 'Plogging,' Swedish fitness craze for people who want to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2018 | The Daily Republic

    Have you recently spotted people toting trash bags while jogging? Or their hands filled with old plastic bottles? You might soon. Sweden's latest fitness craze - plogging - is making its way to U.S. shores.


  20. Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | The Daily Republic

    Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said in court papers that the military's broken system for relaying such information helped spur the massacre of 26 people inside a Texas church last month.


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