Federal Judges Scrap Life Sentences for Beltway Sniper; 'Real Housewives' Star Shows Off Potomac Mansion
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Beltway Sniper could get new sentence
Federal judges have tossed out four life sentences for Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the Beltway Snipers. The court based its decision on a Supreme Court ruling barring mandatory life sentences without possibility of parole for juveniles. Malvo was 17 in 2002 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people across the D.C. region. Muhammad was executed in Virginia in 2009. [Washington Post]
'Real' housewife of Potomac keeps sharks in her mansion
Monique Samuels, one of the cast members of “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” let The Washington Post get a look inside her 12,000-square-foot home. The mansion she shares with her husband, former Redskins lineman Chris Samuels, includes a shark tank and a bathtub carved out of a boulder. [Washington Post]
Miller faces tough battle against Trone
Maryland Del. Aruna Miller has gotten support from state lawmakers and Emily’s List in her quest to capture the District 6 congressional seat. But these advantages might not be enough to beat wealthy businessman David Trone, who has poured $10 million of his own money into his campaign. The race is an opportunity for Maryland to elect a woman to its all-male congressional delegation. [Washington Post]
Court ruling could open floodgates for state sales tax revenues
Maryland could collect hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue following a Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for states to tax more online sales. The court’s decision overturned a previous ruling that prevented states from imposing sales taxes on online purchases from retailers located in other states. A representative for the Maryland Retailers Association said the ruling helps level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers. [Washington Business Journal]
Dreary end to the workweek
Friday will be rainy, with a high of about 73 degrees. Temperatures will dip into the upper 60s overnight as rains continue.
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