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'Self-professed' white supremacist gets jail for Jan. 6 riot

A Maryland man described by the FBI as a “self-professed” white supremacist was sentenced on Wednesday to four months of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol while wearing a court-mandated device that tracked his movements, court records show. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly also sentenced Bryan Betancur to one year of supervised release after his term of imprisonment and ordered him to pay $500 in restitution. Betancur, 22, was on probation for a 2019 burglary conviction when he traveled from the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, and joined the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A GPS-enabled monitoring device that he was wearing under the terms of his probation showed that he spent roughly three hours in or around the Capitol that afternoon. Betancur climbed scaffolding outside the Capitol before helping other rioters remove furniture from a conference room, prosecutors said. They added the rioters likely used pieces of the furniture as weapons and projectiles during a clash with police officers in a tunnel on the Lower West Terrace.
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3-month-old dies in Northwest DC

A 3-month-old infant died Tuesday in Northwest D.C. D.C. police were called to the scene just after 6 p.m.; they said the 3-month-old boy was unconscious when they arrived in the 600 block of Park Road Northwest. Despite efforts by paramedics, the child was pronounced dead less than an hour later at a nearby hospital.

Doug Mastriano cuts short interview with Jan. 6 committee

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pennsylvania's Republican governor nominee Doug Mastriano appeared briefly Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection but shared little as the panel probes Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano, who was outside the Capitol that day and helped organize efforts in Pennsylvania to submit alternate presidential electors beholden to Trump, cut the interview short. He disputed the validity of the committee and the terms of the appearance, his attorney said. Mastriano's attorney, Timothy Parlatore, said his client wanted to be able to record the interview and said little during the...
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3-Month-Old Boy Dies After Being Left in Hot Car in Washington, DC

A three-month-old baby has died in after he was left in a hot car for several hours, Washington, D.C., police say. It happened Tuesday evening on Park Road NW. First responders found the baby had already been removed from the car by the time they arrived, but they were unable to revive him.

Dominion: Thousands without power as city is hit by storm

(Updated 5:15 p.m.) As a severe thunderstorm sweeps through Alexandria, Dominion Energy says there are around 2,992 customers in the city without power. Dominion’s outage map showed that there was a large outage — 3,705 without power — along Duke Street and southern Seminary Hill that has since disappeared from the map. Another large outage — 1,557 customers — is reported just west between James K. Polk Elementary School and Beauregard Street.
Houston Chronicle

Commanders' new D-line coach Jeff Zgonina makes energetic impression

On his first full day as the Washington Commanders defensive line coach, Jeff Zgonina bounced around during drills, barking out snap calls as a mock center, throwing volleyballs so players could practice batting passes at the line of scrimmage and dropping into a three-point stance to show players exactly how he wanted it done.

Remains found in Maryland identified as man missing for 2 years, family wants answers

CLINTON, Md. — A two-year missing person mystery has been solved after human remains found in a Prince George's County forest months ago have been identified. The family of Casino Gaskins, who was 23 when he went missing, said police notified them Monday that remains found in Clinton, Maryland in December of 2021 are his. But the Gaskins family is raising questions about the way authorities in Prince George’s County handled the case. They say investigators believed the case to be a death by suicide.