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Recent articles by Matthew:

Mueller report witness to be sentenced on child sex charges

George Nader pleaded guilty in January to bringing a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to the U.S. 20 years ago to engage in sexual activity. → Read More

Minneapolis council puts plan to abolish police in motion

The Minneapolis City Council votes Friday on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a radical move supported by a majority of the council after George Floyd’s death but far from assured. → Read More

Mueller report witness to be sentenced on child sex charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Lebanese American businessman who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's report and who helped broker the release of American hostages is slated to receive at least a 10-year prison sentence on child sex charges. George Nader pleaded guilty in January to bringing a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic to the U. S. 20 years ago to engage in sexual… → Read More

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

A county in northern Virginia pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia after they helped clear peaceful protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could have a photo opportunity outside the White House → Read More

Barr vows ‘even greater’ law enforcement resources in unrest

The federal government has deployed law enforcement officials from numerous agencies and National Guard troops from a number of states have been sent to the District of Columbia. Attorney General William Barr is directing the federal law enforcement response in the city. → Read More

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Arlington County has pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia after they helped clear peaceful protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could have a photo opportunity outside the White House. → Read More

Gov. Northam speaks publicly for first time on recent unrest in Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam is expected to speak publicly for the first time on the protests across Virginia. → Read More

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity. The County Board issued a statement Monday night saying its officers were used “for a purpose not worthy of our mutual aid… → Read More

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Pres. Trump photo-op

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity. The County Board issued a statement Monday night saying its officers were used “for a purpose not worthy of our mutual aid… → Read More

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. → Read More

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. → Read More

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. → Read More

The only man ever convicted in 9/11 attack now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The only man ever convicted in a U. S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006 trial. He was sometimes referred to as the missing 20th hijacker, and while he was clearly a… → Read More

Northern Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

Unlike other areas of the country that are itching to reopen, wealthy suburbs in Virginia and Maryland are insisting on staying shut down. → Read More

Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

Unlike other areas of the country that are itching to lift coronavirus restrictions, wealthy suburbs of Virginia and Maryland outside the nation's capital are insisting on staying shut down → Read More

Virginia, Maryland suburbs aligned with DC in COVID response

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The allure was tempting: Haircuts were to be had, as was the chance to drink a beer at an outdoor bar after governors in Maryland and Virginia agreed to loosen weekslong lockdown restrictions because of the coronavirus. But unlike other areas of the country that are itching to reopen, wealthy suburbs in those states are insisting on staying shut down. The decision… → Read More

George Mason professor sues after sanctions for sex talk

A prominent George Mason University professor who studies human sexuality is suing the school, saying he was wrongly punished for frank sexual discussions with students that prompted complaints → Read More

Captive neighbors seek relief from Amazon construction noise

For residents of a northern Virginia neighborhood where Amazon is building a new headquarters, the loudest construction work is occurring at the worst possible time → Read More

Captive neighbors seek relief from Amazon construction noise

For residents of a northern Virginia neighborhood where Amazon is building a new headquarters, the loudest construction work is occurring at the worst possible time → Read More

As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead

Under the new policy, the medical examiner’s office will keep bodies in storage for just 14 days before they’re buried in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island. → Read More