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BREAKING NEWS

AG Coalition Files Motion To Prevent Harm, Protect ACA, Defend Americans With Preexisting Conditions

December 18, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of 17 attorneys general yesterday filed an expedited motion to prevent disruption to Americans’ healthcare and to more quickly challenge Friday’s opinion in Texas v. HHS, which declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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TOP STORIES

Nine States, DC To Design Regional Approach To Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution From Transportation

December 18, 2018

A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia today announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

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Governor Unveils Budget Amendments For 2018–2020 Biennium To Joint Money Committees

December 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today addressed the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly to share proposed amendments to the 2018–2020 biennial budget.

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New Reports Shed Light On Internet Research Agency’s Social Media Tactics

December 18, 2018

Third-party experts released two independent analyses of social media tactics used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency in their attempts to influence U.S. political discourse. The reports are the first comprehensive analyses of their kind conducted by entities other than social media companies themselves, and are based in part on data provided by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Federal District Court Finds ACA Unconstitutional

December 17, 2018

On Dec. 14, a Texas federal district court ruling found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, including its protections for Americans with preexisting conditions. In June, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring intervened to defend against the suit, leaving him and his colleagues to defend Americans’ healthcare after President Trump switched sides and joined with Republican state attorneys general in trying to strike down the law.

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Two Men Charged With Conspiracy, Acting As Agents Of A Foreign Government

December 17, 2018

An indictment was unsealed today charging two men with conspiracy, acting in the United States as unregistered agents of the government of Turkey, and making false statements to the FBI. Bijan Rafiekian, aka Bijan Kian, 66, of San Juan Capistrano, California, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 41, of Istanbul, a Turkish national with close ties to the highest levels of the Government of Turkey, were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to covertly influence U.S. politicians and public opinion against a Turkish citizen living in the United States whose extradition had been requested by the Government of Turkey.

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OTHER NEWS

Anna Salon & Spa: An American Dream Fulfilled

December 18, 2018

Anna Hoangoanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam. In her second year of college, she applied for a visa to come to the United States. Seven years later, in 1999, she got her visa and moved to Northern Virginia. In June, 2018, she purchased the salon where she has worked for 18 years. Anna Salon and Spa was previously known as California Nails but Anna has been the face of the salon at 778 S. 23rd Street in Arlington for many years.

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MWAA Celebrates 115 Years Of Flight

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made history when they flew a “heavier-than-air” machine. Since then, aircraft technology has evolved and air travel has skyrocketed. With air travel showing no sign of slowing down, here’s a look back at where the region’s airports started, where they are now and what they have planned for the future.

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Governor Announces Budget Proposals To Address Higher Education And Housing Affordability

December 17, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced his proposed budget will include funding to address the affordability of higher education and housing in Virginia. These investments will support programs and strategies proven successful in assisting Virginians.

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Step Onto The Stage With ACPS Holiday Show Stoppers

December 17, 2018

This time of year provides many a stage for Alexandria City Public Schools' students to show off their talents. Here are just a few of the highlights.

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Alexandria City Council Chooses “Waterfront Park” For New Park Area

December 15, 2018

The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously today to combine the interim site surrounding King Street Park and the existing Waterfront Park into a single park named Waterfront Park.

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