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Mike Valerio


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Recent articles by Mike:

The FBI & MPD just saved 2 teens from sex trafficking – 5 are now under arrest

The rescues are part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative. One suspect already has a guilty plea, but the problem persists in the nation's capital. → Read More

MPD officer pleads guilty to felony federal bribery, accepted $15K for confidential police data

Metropolitan Police Officer Walter Lee admits to accessing confidential police crash reports since late 2017. → Read More

What it’s like to protest at the NRA every month since Sandy Hook – 80 vigils and counting

Striking to see, is just who holds the protest signs. They are mostly senior citizens. A few are crossing the street using walkers. → Read More

After her daughter’s death in Charlottesville – Heather Heyer’s mom writes children’s books and fights fake news

A Virginia mother will spend the rest of her life fighting fake news and bigotry, fulfilling a promise made to her daughter on the last day she saw her. → Read More

Three years after explosion, Flower Branch residents remember 7 dead

On the eve of the third anniversary of a disastrous gas explosion, residents of the Flower Branch apartment complex are afraid the calamity could happen again. → Read More

An ambulance chaser bribed MPD employees with $40,000. Now he’s headed to prison for up to 15 years

A Maryland man pleaded guilty to bribing two MPD employees - in order to obtain confidential police data for his own profit. → Read More

Virginia delegate who took on Trump now reports death threats

“Mr. President, you can’t send us back,” exclaimed Del. Ibraheem S. Samirah (D-Fairfax) during the ceremony. “Virginia is our home, Mr. President, you cannot send us → Read More

Could Trump be banned from National Cathedral if racist rhetoric continues? Bishop declines to say

The leaders of the Washington National Cathedral called the president’s recent racist rhetoric “violent, dehumanizing words." → Read More

Virginia grandfather of 13 still missing in Syria for nearly 900 days

Family members had their hopes heightened, then dashed on Friday, when a different American held in Syria gained his freedom. → Read More

Virginia teacher hopes relative’s remains are among WWII South Pacific discovery

Four generations after World War II, Virginia history teacher DeWaun Neprud is still waiting to learn what happened to her great-uncle. → Read More

Pentagon contractor: ‘I’m gonna kill your ass,’ arrested for threatening Congresswoman

The suspect was a contractor for the Defense Information Systems Agency at Fort Meade. → Read More

DC twins with names ‘Lunar’ and ‘Apollo’ born during moon landing, 50 years ago

Regenia Lunar and Ronald Apollo were born on a sweltering Sunday in Washington - on a day the course of humanity forever changed. → Read More

Former St. Albans ‘dorm master’ sentenced to transporting 'sadistic' child porn images

The FBI interviewed former St. Albans' employee Paul Wilson in the school's chapel, where he admitted to downloading child porn on the dark web. → Read More

Through this week's severe storms, sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier kept watch

Even as a deluge hit the District, sentinels from the nation’s Old Guard continued their watch over the tomb, 24 hours a day. → Read More

Pentagon announces $1.2 million price tag for Trump’s ‘Salute to America’

Announced cost is far smaller than earlier estimates for a Veterans Day celebration envisioned by President Trump → Read More

White House flag burner says he would do it again, calls Trump vision ‘toxic for humanity’

Gregory Johnson said the president’s Fourth of July military celebration put him over the edge, and justified a dramatic display of his own. → Read More

'Don't panic:' Army warns D.C. residents armored vehicles will roll through neighborhoods Tuesday, Wednesday nights

Tanks and armored personnel carriers will be passing through D.C. neighborhoods this week en route to the National Mall for President Trump's 'Salute to America.' → Read More

'I hope he gets life for what he did' Charlottesville mom on prison for Heather Heyer's killer

It's been nearly two years since James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of Charlottesville protesters, killing Heather Heyer. → Read More

FBI tracked Montgomery terror suspect’s car for weeks, asked Google and Verizon for help

Federal authorities feared the retired Marine could be plotting ways to kill liberal members of the Supreme Court, Democratic politicians and TV news anchors → Read More

Trolling the president? USS John McCain shirts to be given away on Fourth of July

Veterans will hand out thousands of shirts honoring the McCain Family before the president addresses the nation from the National Mall. → Read More