UVA student detained in North Korea dies; police say murder of Muslim teen in Sterling wasn’t a hate crime

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, June 20.

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months and was released to the U.S. in a coma last week, has died. Warmbier’s parents and President Donald Trump blamed the North Korea regime for the 22-year-old’s death.
(The Washington Post)

Fairfax County police say they don’t believe the murder of a 17-year-old Muslim girl in Sterling was a hate crime but rather stemmed from “road rage.”
(The Washington Post)

The Metro’s final SafeTrack maintenance surge, addressing Red Line tracks in Maryland, began this weekend and will end Sunday. However, Metro officials say there is still work to be done that could close portions of the Yellow, Green and Red lines in August.
(The Washington Post)

The Supreme Court ruled against a law that prohibits offensive trademarks. The ruling marked a win for the Asian-American rock band the Slants but could also help the Washington Redskins maintain their name.
(ABC 7 News)

At a Woodbridge-Potomac Communities Civic Association meeting, the owner of the Potomac Nationals said if the minor-league baseball team’s new stadium wasn’t approved by July, the team would look for other locations.
(What’s Up Woodbridge)

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