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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Developing And Distributing Prolific Malware

July 25, 2017

Taylor Huddleston, 26, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty today to charges of aiding and abetting computer intrusions. Huddleston developed, marketed and distributed two products that were extremely popular with cybercriminals around the world.

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TOP STORIES

U.S. House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Sanctions Bill

July 25, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation today that would impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran, limiting President Trump’s ability to unilaterally lift any of the sanctions. The 419-3 vote makes the measure virtually veto proof. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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National Capitol Region Members Of Congress Blast Attack On CBO

July 25, 2017

Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia yesterday excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which delivers projections on proposed legislation.

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Alexandria City Council Approves Sewer Construction Cost Share Agreement

July 24, 2017

Just before adjourning for summer recess, the Alexandria City Council authorized City Manager Mark Jinks to sign a sewer construction cost share agreement with AlexRenew and Fairfax County. The agreement sets terms for the distribution of costs associated with a major sewer project.

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Herring Joins AG Colleagues To Defend DACA

July 21, 2017

Attorney General Mark Herring today joined 19 fellow state attorneys general in urging President Trump to maintain and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a letter to President Trump, the attorneys general explain how DACA has benefited their states and the nation as a whole and call on Trump to fulfill his public commitment to Dreamers.

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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Solicitation Of Sex With A Minor

July 21, 2017

Scott Casoni, 47, of Alexandria, VA, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for traveling from Virginia into the District of Columbia to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and tampering with documents or proceeding. Following his prison term, Casoni will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 15 years.

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OTHER NEWS

TSA Raising Aviation Security Baseline With Stronger Domestic Security Measures

July 26, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at ten airports, TSA plans to expand these measures to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead.

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Former AFD Battalion Chief Dies At 83

July 25, 2017

Douglas W. Phillips, from Alexandria, VA died July 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. Phillips is a retired Battalion Chief with the Alexandria Fire Department where he served the community for over 20 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA.

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Pink Heals Comes To Alexandria

July 24, 2017

Annabelle Fisher is a well-known critic of City policies, in particular City spending. On Saturday, however, members of Alexandria’s public safety community and volunteers with Pink Heals Inc. stopped by Fisher’s West End apartment to give her some love and support.

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Alexandria’s State Champion Intermediate All Stars Compete In Southeast Regional Finals

July 21, 2017

The 2017 Alexandria Little League Intermediate 50/70 All-Star Team punched its ticket to the Southeast Regional Finals in North Carolina July 21-24. They are the first team from Alexandria to win a Virginia State Little League Championship in any division.

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Alexandria Library Receives Inclusive Internship Initiative Grant From Public Library Association

July 21, 2017

The Youth Services Department at the Beatley Central Library received an “Inclusive Internship Initiative” grant from the Public Library Association. The initiative is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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