Trump reportedly asked Comey to drop investigation into former national security adviser; Sean Spicer to headline Virginia GOP fundraiser in Sterling

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, May 17.

President Donald Trump reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
(The Washington Post)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will headline a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Virginia at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

White nationalist Richard Spencer led a protest against removing a Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville.
(ABC 7 News)

A 4-year-old died after shooting himself at an Orange County child-care service.
(The Washington Post)

The Senate approved a bill that would establish an independent safety oversight panel for the Metro system. The bill now heads to the House.
(ABC 7 News)

A new Target will open in Ballston at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and N. Glebe Road three blocks from the Ballston Metro station.