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Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are sounding off their pardon woes on Twitter

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speak at a news conference on Republican lawmakers' response to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. During the news conference, Gaetz and Greene said that federal agents were allegedly present during the insurrection and the ones inciting the riot. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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MS-13 gang members convicted of trafficking 13-year-old girl

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Seven members and associates of the MS-13 street gang have been convicted of sex trafficking in federal court after taking in a 13-year-old runaway and coercing her into commercial sex acts in Maryland and Virginia. The seven defendants all face a mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years. The U.S. Attorney’s Officer for the Eastern District of Virginia, which prosecuted the case, announced the jury verdict Friday, According to an FBI affidavit, the girl ran away from a youth home in Fairfax in 2018. She was sex trafficked for nearly two months in that year before she was recovered by law enforcement. She was also beaten on two separate occasions 26 times on her backside with a baseball bat.
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Happening Today: Pride in the Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring

In honor of Pride Month, Montgomery County will host its second annual Pride in the Plaza, a free, outdoor LGBTQ+ pride festival on Sunday, June 26 from noon to 8p.m. in Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. Pride in the Plaza will feature food, music, an LGBTQ+ focused resource and...

FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval reservist who was assigned to an agency that operates spy satellites told an undercover FBI agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and has espoused anti-government and antisemitic ideologies, federal authorities said in court records unsealed on Thursday.

Queens of brunch: Drag performers strut their stuff in Columbia

As someone who cheered for 15 years, drag queen K.C. Florance is no newbie to entertaining. But the Ellicott City resident created Drag Me to Brunch, to do more than spread joy — Florance curates a vibrant space to build community and celebrate all of life’s ups and downs. “Although I’m not actually giving something to somebody, I’m giving [the community] a place to actually be themselves — a ...

Ron Johnson now says he helped coordinate effort to pass false elector slates to Pence, but his new explanation drew a quick rebuke

WASHINGTON – After initially claiming to be "basically unaware" of an effort by his staff to get fake presidential elector documents to Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday he coordinated with a Wisconsin attorney to pass along such information and alleged a Pennsylvania congressman brought slates of fake electors to his office — a claim that was immediately disputed.

NFL Players React To The Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling

The United States Supreme Court reversed the ruling of Roe vs. Wade this week, leaving abortion law up to the states. The ruling sparked major reaction, both on social media and outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Several NFL players immediately took to social media to share their...

Proud Boys' seditious conspiracy trial delayed after defendants say the House Jan. 6 committee hearings could "contaminate" jury pool

Washington – A group of Proud Boys accused of seditious conspiracy on Wednesday successfully petitioned a judge to delay their trial until at least the end of the year. The move comes less than two weeks after their alleged leadership role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol took center stage in the first House Select Committee public hearing on the riot.
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Oakton boys win state tennis title

Having won a state championship in 2021, the Oakton Cougars knew they couldn’t rest on their laurels if they wanted to accomplish something really special and difficult and defend that Virginia High School League’s Class 6 boys tennis title this past spring. So the returning players immediately got...