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McAuliffe Declares State Of Emergency For Virginia And To Provide Aid To States Impacted By Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017

Governor McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the potential impact from Hurricane Irma. The order is designed to help Virginia mitigate any damage caused by the storm and to streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to other states vulnerable to Irma.

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Equifax Announces Major Cybersecurity Incident Involving Consumer Information

September 7, 2017

Equifax Inc. today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. The unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. Equifax will offer free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers for one year.

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Novo Nordisk Agrees To Pay $58 Million For Failure To Comply With FDA-Mandated Risk Program

September 7, 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. will pay $58.65 million to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with the FDA-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza. The allegations were highlighted in a DOJ civil complaint and recently unsealed whistleblower actions.

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Alexandria To Purchase New Voting System For November Election

September 7, 2017

The Alexandria Electoral Board last Friday signed a letter of intent to purchase a new voting system that will be in place for the upcoming November election.

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Lovain Will Not Seek Fourth City Council Term

September 7, 2017

Alexandria City Councilman Tim Lovain announced Tuesday night at the September meeting of the Alexandria Democratic Committee that he will not seek a fourth term on Council in 2018.

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Tourism Case

September 7, 2017

A Springfield man pleaded guilty today to attempting to entice an eight-year-old minor to engage in sex during his trip to the Philippines in 2013.

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Virginia Students Again Outscore Nation On ACT

September 7, 2017

Virginia public school students outperformed their peers nationwide by significant margins on the ACT this year while improving their performance in all subjects on the college admissions test.

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Herring Joins AG Coalition Defending DREAMers

September 6, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined 15 other state attorneys general to defend DREAMers from President Trump's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  program, a move that would harm Virginia's businesses and economy, schools, and public safety efforts, all while threatening to tear families apart and send young people back to unfamiliar foreign countries.

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T. C. Alum Named Finalist For National History Teacher Of The Year

September 6, 2017

Kevin Dua, the 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year and a 2005 graduate of T. C. Williams High School, has been named one of ten finalists for the 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Award.

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CashCall Borrowers To Begin Receiving Settlement Payments Totaling Over Nine Million Dollars

September 6, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that more than 9,000 Virginia borrowers who were harmed by a "rent-a-tribe" predatory lending scheme will receive checks averaging $982 as part of a settlement totaling $9.435 million negotiated by Herring and class action litigants.

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