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Armando Trull

Senior Reporter

Trull covers morning drive for WAMU. He also follows issues related to the metro D.C. area's LGBTQ and Latino communities.

Trull has been a journalist since 1988. He began his career in Miami, where he reported for the all news CBS affiliate WINZ-AM and was chief assignment editor at Channel 51/Telemundo TV.

Armando came to Washington D.C. in 1992 to serve as the News Director and Senior Correspondent for UPI Radio's Spanish division. He filed in both English and Spanish for the news service. Armando's Washington DC experience includes work as D.C. affiliates correspondent for Univision TV, bureau chief/host for the Hispanic Radio Network and senior producer for TV Azteca's first D.C. bureau and has filed for the BBC, RFI and Caracol radio. Armando returned to English language reporting in 2007 as a reporter at WUSA9, the CBS TV affiliate in Washington, where he continues to contribute stories.

Armando's work as a journalist has taken him to South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe where he has covered everything from hurricanes to refugee camps, wars to the Olympics. Armando lives in Takoma DC with his havanese Babalu and lhasa apso Bruja. He loves to cook in his backyard handmade brick pizza oven.


Articles Written by Armando Trull

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A federal court of appeals has ruled that Frederick County sheriffs violated the Fourth Amendment rights of an undocumented immigrant by unreasonably and illegally detaining and arresting her. The court overruled two lower courts that had found in favor of Frederick County, setting a precedent for Maryland and Virginia, as well as North and South Carolina. In the ruling, th...
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Dozens of rescued dogs from Arkansas are looking for a home. Local shelters are calling on residents to make that happen. As many as 48 dogs have just arrived in a big rescue trailer truck at the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the Humane Society of the United States. "[There are] mixed-breed dogs like chihuahua mixes, I think we have a couple of small terrier mixes...
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Congressional Cemetery in Southeast D.C. is 35 acres of tombstones, mausoleums and even a 20-foot-tall totem pole. There are plenty of political animals buried there, but today the partisan elephants and donkeys will be joined by about 100 goats. The goats will be grazing on vines, poison ivy and weeds, invasive species that have been killing the many live trees that dot the...
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Pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County are up by about 60 percent this year—and many of those deaths aren't happening on the road. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that close to 30 percent of all pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County this year have happened in parking lots. In 2013, a total of 11 pedestrians have died in the county, three of which took place in parking lots. In 2012...
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Later today in Bethesda, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will unveil the state's plans for the Purple Line light rail project, and for the first time ever the state of Maryland will use a private firm to build and run a major public mass transit system. Today O'Malley will announce plans for the 16-mile Purple Line, running east-west from Bethesda to New Carrollton. It's a $2...
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Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh won't be seeing the outside of a prison cell just yet. On Monday D.C. Judge Frederick Sullivan refused to grant Kokesh bond, calling him a "very dangerous man" who posed a flight risk. Kokesh appeared in court to face charges that he had broken D.C. law by possessing and loading a shotgun during a videotaped protest on July 4. At that protes...
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Ana-Maria Cordoba, a benefits specialist for the Diocese of Arlington, was among the 80 people killed in a train derailment in Spain earlier this week. According to the Catholic News Service, Cordoba was traveling with her husband, Philippe, and daughter, Christina, a rising senior at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. Both are listed in stable condition in a Spanish...
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While there is still some paint visible, the Lincoln Memorial has reopened. The overnight vandalism of the Memorial has the Park Police union asking Congress for more federal funds. The paint was found on Lincoln's knee, though no words or messages were written on the memorial. The vandalism was discovered by a visitor at 1:3...
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Some affordable housing advocates in Prince George's County say rental properties are too expensive for a substantial number of county residents or are barely one step above slum housing. As a remedy, they're supporting a bill that would address the problem. The bill gives the county the right of first refusal when distressed rental properties of 20 or more units go on the m...
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The automotive group AAA is asking the National.Transportation Safety Board to investigate the concrete barriers on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The request to board chairwoman Deborah Hersman comes in the wake of an incident last Friday when a car went up and over the four-foot-tall barriers lining the bridge. The driver survived the four-story plunge into the bay. ...
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An inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that's drawn criticism from several groups is being removed. Contractors with the National Park Service will start working on Monday to build scaffolding and get equipment in place. Then, on July 29, the sculptor of the memorial, will start carving grooves over the inscription that's drawn so much controversy. T...
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A Beltsville High School was the scene of a mass-shooter training today, and close to 200 first responders took part in the drill. The scenario begins with the detonation of a smoke bomb in front of High Point High School. "They're going to come here and wreak havoc in this parking lot and then go in the building and begin to systematically shoot kids and hurt them," explain...
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The Chevy Chase college student killed during protests in Egypt last month was eulogized at a private service at the National Cathedral today. Andrew Pochter, 21, was teaching English to Egyptian kids when he was killed by a protester during clashes between ...
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It appears that the libertarian and gun rights activist who wanted gun owners to parade through Washington packing heat won't be getting out of jail anytime soon. Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh appeared before a Fairfax County judge this morning handcuffed and in a wheelchair, two days after police searched his Herndon home and found hallucinogenic mushrooms and a shotgun...
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Adam Kokesh, the Virginia man who wanted gun owners to march on Washington with loaded guns as part of a new American Revolution, is behind bars this morning after an act of civil disobedience on Independence Day. On that day, Kokesh appeared on video in D.C.'s Freedom Plaza, where he loaded a shotgun as part of a protest for gun rights in the nation's capital. Carrying gun...
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Six unrelated but very violent attacks against members of the LGBT community in the District during a ten-day period have gay activists scared and working with city officials to stem the violence. The first attack happened on June 21. Bree Wallace, a 29-year-old transgender woman, was stabbed multiple times inside an abandoned home during a late night argument in Southeast D.C...
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The latest home-rule tussle between D.C. and Congress involves a bill by a Michigan Tea Party Republican that would eliminate all types of automatic traffic enforcement in the District. Republican freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio from Detroit authored the Safer Streets Act of 2013 bill, which would apply only to streets in D.C. Bentivolio wants to remove all the speed cameras ...
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Several hundred gay rights supporters gathered at the National Cathedral on Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on same-sex marriage. Among the congregation were Sandy Poole and her wife of three weeks. They came all the way from the Eastern Shore. "Full justice, full equality," said Poole. "We are now respected and honored, and everyone that we know ...
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Starting next Monday, walkers and riders who use any of the bicycle and pedestrian trails in the District will be getting a helping hand. If you're powerwalking or riding your bike on the Metropolitan Branch Trail next week and you're approached by a bicyclist wearing a bright green t-shirt that says "Rangers" on it. Don't worry—they're there to help. "Basicall...
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Fifty interfaith leaders and foreclosure victims working as part of the group Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) protested outside the J.P. Morgan Chase office in the District today. The group says the bank has refused to invest in a $30 million federal pilot program to help Prince William County recover from the housing crisis, which saw 20,0...