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Decorating Injuries Show That Hanging The Holly Isn't Always Jolly.

Reckless decorating is a thing, and a serious one at that. At least 240 people a day go to the emergency room after falling off ladders, getting cut, or getting burned when trying to put up holiday cheer. Two years ago, super decorator Kurt Farmer of Alexandria, Va., was one of them.

- NPR - US

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?.

In Virginia, officials hope a shift to toll pricing based on demand and traffic flow will change commuter behavior and reduce congestion on Interstate 66. Critics say the cost is too high.

- NPR - US

Naked man causes multiple drivers to crash while swerving to avoid him on busy highway.

Truck driver Tariq Hussein captured extraordinary video of a naked man riding atop a flatbed truck on a Washington, DC highway Tuesday. Some drivers crashed while swerving to avoid the naked man, near Frying Pan Road on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Authorities said the man was involved in a...

- The Raw Story - US

Alex Jones blames George Soros for Trump allegations.

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros gets wrongfully blamed for a lot in this world. A Jewish man who survived the Holocaust as a child, Soros was blamed for the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this August at a rally that featured neo-Nazis and members of the Klu Klux Klan....

- The Raw Story - US

Charlottesville denies white nationalists’ anniversary rally permit.

The city of Charlottesville, Va. has reportedly denied Far-right organizer, Jason Kessler’s application to host an event in Charlottesville, Va. on the anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally.         

- USA TODAY - US

Scientists to Check if This 'Messenger' Comes From Aliens.

It's unlikely that the first object found to have visited our solar system from interstellar space is carrying a message from aliens, but scientists will listen for one anyway. Beginning Wednesday, the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will observe the mysterious cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua across four radio transmission ...

- Newser - US

Talks @ Pulitzer: 'Only the Bridge Matters Now'.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 5:30PMWashington, DCUnited StatesCarey AverbookMultimedia projects explores metaphorical bridge linking Bolivian communities in Northern Virginia to their region of origin.  RSVP

- Pulitzer Center - US

Charlottesville rejects 2018 alt-right rally.

Organizers of the deadly Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer have been denied permits to hold a second rally in August 2018 on its anniversary. On Monday the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, called the prospect of a second rally a danger to public safety' in a d...

- The Raw Story - US

Arlington priest pays restitution for burning KKK cross in family's lawn.

Arlington, Va., Dec 11, 2017 / 03:48 pm .- An Arlington priest who was formerly a KKK member has written an apology letter and paid restitution to a family for burning a cross in their lawn in 1977. Fr. William Aitcheson, a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Va. is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and was arrested in ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Talks @ Pulitzer: 'Only the Bridge Matters Now'.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 5:30PMWashington, DCUnited StatesCarey Averbook"Only the Bridge Matters Now" explores metaphorical bridge linking Bolivian communities in Northern Virginia to their region of origin. Valle Alteños perceive the whole planet as Pachamama and thus see all land as one. In Bolivia or Virginia, the ...

- Pulitzer Center - US

Gwinnett County project to feature tech campus and 300 luxury apartments.

Proposal shows a nearly 19-acre site along Interstate 85 that would provide a signature training headquarters" for a global information technology company that has offices in New York, Seoul and Virginia.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

A pro-Trump super PAC sent a 12-year-old to interview Roy Moore

The America First Project, a self-described super PAC of attack dogs for President Trump's agenda, sent a 12-year-old girl from Virginia to interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in a move described by Bustle as "somewhat questionable." Moore is accused of having pursued, and in one case assaulted, teenage girls as ...

- The Week - US

Virginia warning families the state's CHIP program may 'shut down'

Almost 70,000 people will receive letters warning them CHIP in Virginia may end.

- ABC News - US

Another state to warn CHIP families that insurance might end because Congress failed to act

On Monday, Virginia officials said they will begin notifying families who receive coverage through the Children's Health Insurance Program that the program will end on January 31st if the federal government does not adequately fund it soon. WAMU 88.5 reporter Selena Simmons-Duffin first reported the news. Congress failed to ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Tips to Decrease Law School Expenses

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. That advice should top the list of tips on how to save on law school expenses. It's about cost-cutting, wherever you can. Jeremy Kemp, a law student at the University of Virginia, is a great example. He cut out paying......

- FindLaw - US

Apple and Chesapeake Energy rise; Spark Therapeutics sinks

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Bluebird Bio Inc., up $30.65 to $201.80Bluebird and Celgene reported positive results from an early clinical trial of a multiple myeloma treatment.Apple...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump on clean coal: 'We're sending it out to different places — China.'

Trump says the U.S. is exporting "clean coal" but there is virtually no "clean coal." And in 2015 and 2016, West Virginia exported virtually no coal to China.

- Washington Post - US

Tracy Stallard, who gave up Maris' 61st homer, dies at 80

COEBURN, Va. — Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, has died. He was 80.

- Billings Gazette - US

CRN Exclusive: Channel Chief Veteran Dunsire Named President Of Arlington Computer Products

Scott Dunsire, a 25-year channel chief veteran who was named one of the top five sales leaders in 2017 by CRN, takes the post with the Midwest solution provider powerhouse on the march to double sales over the next three years.

- CRN - US

Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with a terrorism offense is again scheduled for trial.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with a terrorism offense is again scheduled for trial.Jury selection begins Monday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, in the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump's claim that West Virginia is 'sending clean coal' to 'China'

Trump claims West Virginia is sending clean coal' to China, but in 2015 and 2016 essentially no coal left the state en route to China.

- Washington Post - US

Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years later

ARLINGTON, Va. — A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple's lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology.

- Yahoo! News - US

Wreaths Across America caravan begins annual journey from Maine to Arlington

A convoy loaded with Christmas wreaths has left Down East Maine for a weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for

In recent weeks, Democrats have scored huge electoral wins in Virginia, cultivated public opposition to the GOP tax bill, purged two liberal stars accused of sexual misconduct and come close to winning a Senate race in Alabama that should be out of reach in such a conservative state. But they still...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Convoy of wreaths headed for Arlington National Cemetery

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — A convoy loaded with Christmas wreaths has left Down East Maine for a weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.The Wreaths Across America...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A look at motivations of journalism students at evangelical Christian college Liberty University as the industry faces derision from some on the religious right

Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post: A look at motivations of journalism students at evangelical Christian college Liberty University as the industry faces derision from some on the religious right  —  LYNCHBURG, Va. — What do you do when everyone around you thinks the media is “fake news” — and ...

- Mediagazer - US

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

ATLANTA — A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to…

- Billings Gazette - US

Snow exits South, marches toward Northeast

A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow...

- Deseret News - US

Storm dumps snow in parts of Deep South, marches toward Northeast

A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands. Forecasters were warning that...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Boycotted by black leaders, Trump speaks at civil rights museum opening

President Donald Trump delivered restrained, formal remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, calling civil rights leaders true American heroes and honoring by name slain activist Medgar Evers.During his roughly 10-minute speech following a museum tour, Trump spoke specifically of Evers' ...

- POLITICO - US

Kaspersky Closes DC Office, Says It Is 'No Longer Viable' to Work With Federal Government

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has had a rough season stateside amid claims the company's software scans for and steals documents of interest to the Kremlin. With the use of its products at U.S. government agencies now banned, the company has elected to shut down its D.C.-area headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

- Gizmodo - US

Citizen journalist enthusiastically reports local house fire

Rhoda Young turned in a series of high-energy live reports after being first journalist on the scene of a house fire in Norfolk, Virginia. It's got everything local news should have: vertical video, swearing, interfering with authorities.

- Boing Boing - US

Virginia water control board approves Mountain Valley Pipeline permit

Virginia’s water control board approved certification for upland areas of the proposed 300-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline on Dec. 7. The certification followed the most rigorous regulatory process to which a proposed pipeline ever has been subjected in the Old Dominion, the Department of Environmental ...

- OGJ - US

This 'volunteer fire reporter' is singlehandedly saving local news

Local news is, objectively speaking, dying. The shift away from broadcast TV to online media outlets, which are almost exclusively national, make it challenging for a local newspaper or TV station to stay afloat. Luckily, one brave and enterprising woman is making it her job to get you the news you need, when you need it, ...

- Boy Genius Report - US

AWS announces a free single sign-on service for logging in to multiple AWS accounts and other applications, currently only available in Northern Virginia region

Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat: AWS announces a free single sign-on service for logging in to multiple AWS accounts and other applications, currently only available in Northern Virginia region  —  Amazon Web Services quietly planted another stake in the workplace software-as-a-service market last night with the ...

- Techmeme - US

After many days in court, travel ban nearing final resolution

Friday, a full panel of judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Virginia about the third version of the White House travel ban, just days after the US Supreme Court allowed the ban to take effect while it was making its way through the lower courts.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Appeals court hears arguments on updated Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.

- FOX News - US

Missionary in US custody on charges he abused Haitian boys

Federal authorities have arrested a Christian missionary who allegedly told a counselor in Virginia and investigators that he had sexual contact with boys in Haiti.

- FOX News - US

Judges grilled the Trump administration on Trump's anti-Muslim retweets in arguments over his travel ban

Getty Images/Pool Judges aggressively questioned the Trump administration attorney on whether President Donald Trump's anti-Muslim retweets should be considered "legally relevant" to the travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries. The case was being argued in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, after a similar ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Trump travel ban heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — The Latest on a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on President Donald Trump's updated travel ban :

- Billings Gazette - US

2nd man convicted in West Virginia murder of coal executive

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — A second man has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a coal executive in West Virginia last year.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Latest: Trump travel ban heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — The Latest on a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on President Donald Trump's updated travel ban :9:35 a.m.Judges with a federal appeals court in Virginia have peppered...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Racist whines about 'freedom' after he's arrested twice for taunting students with N-word sign

A Virginia man complained after he was arrested for carrying racist signs at a university he doesn't attend. Tyler Lloyd yelled at passing students Thursday at Virginia Commonwealth University, as he held a sign reading, “2018 New Year's Resolution for Black Guys - Prevent N*...

- The Raw Story - US

Why the KKK can't, and doesn't, compete with the alt-right

The alt-right has Breitbart. The neo-Nazis and white nationalists have The Daily Stormer. The Ku Klux Klan, these days, has fliers and a hotline. The Klan has spent the past few months trying to find new members around Charlottesville, Va. with a small-town flier campaign promoting a recruitment pho...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump travel ban to be heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump travel ban to be heard by federal appeals court

President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.

- WRAL.com - US

Trump travel ban to be heard by federal appeals court

RICHMOND, Va. — President Donald Trump's updated travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia.Thirteen judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked to decide if the ban violates the constitution...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Advocacy Group Mounts Legal Challenge to Pollution Trading Permit in Pennsylvania

Food & Water WatchFood & Water Watch filed an appeal this week in Pennsylvania challenging a water pollution trading permit that authorizes Keystone Protein, a poultry processing and rendering plant, to purchase pollution credits from a state credit bank to avoid meeting nitrogen and phosphorus discharge limits established ...

- Common Dreams - US

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