Special counsel appointed to investigate possible collusion between Trump and Russia; Perriello and Northam in tight gubernatorial primary race

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, May 18.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will head off a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
(The Washington Post)

The Democratic primary for Virginia governor is a tight race with a recent poll showing 40 percent of likely Democratic voters favoring Tom Perriello and 38 percent leaning toward Ralph Northam.
(The Washington Post)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his administration will start looking for ways to regulate and curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Arlington police shot a man who reportedly struck an officer with his car after the officer tried to pull him over for an outstanding warrant. The suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
(The Washington Post)

Arlington police are investigating a student’s attack of a teacher at Carlin Springs Elementary School. The student reportedly attacked a teacher with a “small sewing tool” but didn’t do harm.