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Michigan Man Who Had ‘Absolutely No Remorse’ After Storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 Convicted of Felony, Misdemeanors

A Michigan man who said he has “absolutely no remorse” for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been convicted of felony obstruction and four misdemeanors. A jury convicted Anthony Robert Williams, 47, of all charges late Thursday afternoon following a four-day trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell. Williams was accused of obstructing an official proceeding of Congress, a felony, and misdemeanors related to trespassing on Capitol or restricted grounds and disorderly conduct.
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The Declaration of Independence: Preservation of a treasured document

Editor’s note: While many of us know the words of the Declaration, we found the story of how the document was created and preserved also fascinating. In celebration of Independence Day, we are pleased to share with you both some history and, below, the text of the document with the list of signatories. We quote liberally here from the websites of the National Archives in Washington and the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, part of the National Park Service.

Landscaper fatally shot in D.C. after grass clippings allegedly got blown onto man’s car

WASHINGTON (TCD) -- A 45-year-old man was fatally shot over the weekend after clippings from a recent landscaping job allegedly got on a man’s car. On Saturday, June 25, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., tweeted there was a shooting investigation on the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE. The tweet said to look out for a Black male with blue or green eyes wearing a light shirt who headed southbound on West Virginia Avenue on a green scooter.

Brace for impact

The Supreme Court’s decision to abandon 50 years of judicial precedent on a woman’s constitutional right to abortion is sending gigantic shock waves across the nation and through the legal system. Add that to the absolutely damning evidence of Donald Trump’s treasonous attempt to overthrow American democracy in a planned and executed coup. Combined, these judicial and […] The post Brace for impact appeared first on Daily Montanan.

Metro prepares for Fourth of July crowds, responds to 7000-series concerns

Metro is preparing for increased Independence Day travel with more security at stations and the continued presence of just eight 7000-series trains. Andy Off, the interim general manager for WMATA, spoke with NBC Washington’s Adam Tuss about the potential for increased wait times at stations like Smithsonian and Le Enfant Plaza.
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New Laws Take Effect July 1 in DC, Maryland and Virginia

New laws go into effect in the D.C. area on Friday, July 1, 2022 related to minimum wage, alcohol, gas taxes and more. Here’s a rundown. New Law in Washington, D.C. Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage in D.C. will rise from $15.20 to $16.10 per hour for all workers, regardless of employer size. For tipped workers, such as servers, the base minimum wage will increase from $5.05 to $5.35 per hour. Employers of tipped workers must also pay the difference if an employee's tips and base minimum wage do not reach D.C.’s $16.10 minimum wage.

Police ID Ex-Con Killed In Virginia Shootout

Police have identified the 37-year-old ex-con who was killed in a police shootout earlier this week in Fairfax County. Christian Parker, of Reston, had been wanted for firing a gun in a home Sunday and other offenses when police confronted him in the parking lot of the Springfield Mall around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, county police said.

Police identify 17-year-old shot and killed in Southeast, DC

WASHINGTON — A teenager was killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in Southeast, D.C. DC Police officers responded to the 800 block of Yuma Street Southeast around 2:30 p.m. for a reported shooting. Once on scene, they found 17-year-old Dennis Simms suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said Simms was neither conscious nor breathing and was later pronounced dead.

Marlins knock off Nationals for fourth straight win

The Miami Marlins produced four of their eight hits in the game in the 10th inning to defeat the host Washington Nationals 7-4 amid a topsy-turvy late-inning stretch on Sunday afternoon. Brian Anderson, Jon Berti and Joey Wendle had run-scoring singles in the extra inning. Jesus Sanchez belted a two-out,...

Pro-abortion protesters target Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home

A group of pro-abortion protesters gathered outside conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Virginia home Thursday evening, chanting expletives and waving signs reading “Liar.” Roughly 20 people were seen marching outside the judge’s Falls Church home, crying “F— you, Barrett.” The angry crowd also clutched signs reading, “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries,” “Reproductive Rights are Human Rights,” “Impeach Expand Codify,” and “Liar” with a photo of Barrett printed underneath.  Many of the demonstrators appeared to be with the activist group Our Rights DC, which has organized several protests outside the homes of the six conservative justices who voted in favor of...

’Can I Order a Pizza?’: Man Accused of Murdering Ex-Girlfriend’s Husband as the Couple Slept Allegedly Asked for Food Delivery After Bail Hearing

A Virginia man and FedEx employee stands accused of a brutal and bizarre series of events relate to the murder of a non-profit CEO. Joshua Daniel Danehower, 33, stands accused of murdering 32-year-old DonorSee founder Gret Glyer by shooting him several times late last week. The deceased man was shot 10 times, including four times in the head and twice in the neck. The incident occurred inside of the victim’s own home in Fairfax, Va. during the early morning hours as his family slept, police say.

Inmate Arrested for Attempted Murder Mistakenly Released

An inmate was temporarily released from the Montgomery County Detention Center by mistake on Thursday after he was arrested for attempted murder for shooting at a police car. “As a result of this situation, the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation will conduct a full internal investigation into this matter,” said Angela Talley, director of the department, in a statement Friday. She said the suspect was mistakenly released due to a “processing error” after the suspect was ordered to be held without bond Thursday.

Otero County will not provide legal representation for Couy Griffin in lawsuit to remove him from office

The Otero County Commission declined a request by District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin to finance personal legal representation in a lawsuit to remove him from office. The decision was made at a special meeting July 1 and based on concerns of violating New Mexico's and the County's own anti-donation clause. The New Mexico Anti-Donation Clause states that "neither the state nor any county, school district or municipality... shall directly or indirectly lend or pledge its credit or make any donation to or in aid of any person, association or public or private corporation."