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Bristow Man charged with Attempted Murder by Stabbing

On December 28, 2021 at around 4:30 PM, the Leesburg police received communications that a 27-year old woman had been stabbed at the Leesburg Premium Outlets. The suspect was observed to have fled on foot, armed with a knife, towards the Sycamore Hill subdivision, which is behind the mall. The police located the suspect, a […]

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US Hits New High on Covid-19 Infection

7-day average of new daily cases have risen to 253,245 as of Tuesday, marking a new high, surpassing 248,209 cases on January 12 due to the Omicron variant. Omicron, although known to be less deadly than the Delta variant, is known to be more infectious. With loosening regulations across the country, the season and time […]

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As Omicron surges, CDC shortens Quarantine to 5 Days

On Monday, the CDC shortened the recommended time for isolation for Americans infected with the coronavirus. The new requirement is 5 days if they are asymptomatic, which is based on new research when people are most infectious. The omicron variant, which is less severe than the delta variant, nonetheless is highly transmissible and has led […]

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Moderna and Pfizer are Clear Winners vs Johnson & Johnson

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended a preference of Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 booster shots over Johnson & Johnson variable, as Johnson & Johnson continues to struggle with the blood clotting issue, which has since seen nine deaths and several dozen cases of other complications with regards to the use of the Johnson […]

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First Korean-American Woman Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the appointment of Lucy H. Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is the first Korean-American woman to be serving as a federal appellate judge in U.S. history. Pres. Biden announced the appointment in September 2021. Most recently, Judge Koh served as […]

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Northam proposes $250 rebate for taxpayers and gets rid of grocery tax

State of Virginia has seen record financial reserves of nearly $4 billion. Governor Northam is now proposing $250 tax rebates for all individual tax filers in Virginia and eliminating the Commonwealth grocery tax. Northam justified his proposal by claiming that he wanted all Virginians to benefit from the Commonwealth’s strong economic growth, which showed a […]

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World

Crucial Antarctic Ice Shelf Failure Possible in less than 5 Years

Ice shelf holding back one of the most dangerous glaciers in Antarctica is weakening. The Thwaites Glacier is a Florida-sized glacier already contributing to 4 percent of global sea level rise annually. However, until recently, the eastern portion flowed more slowly because of the ice shelf holding it back. However, as the ocean continues to […]

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Supreme Court Commission: Everyone wants Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices

A bipartisan panel comprised of legal scholars prepared and submitted to the White House the final report, which described public support for imposing term limits but not for adding justices. The current Supreme Court is comprised of 6 conservatives and 3 liberals, three of them having selected during the Trump era. The Commission was unanimous […]

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Cold Front Moving into Greater Washington Area; Snow on the Way

After issuing a wind advisory for today, the area is seeing a cold front moving into the Washington, D.C. region. Temperatures on Tuesday are not expected to go much higher above 40 degrees. Wednesday, there is a high possibility of snow up to 1″ even before Denver this year. Snow is expected to fall earlier […]

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Government Shutdown Eminent

The House passed a bipartisan bill to fund the government into February of next year, but the Republicans in the Senate are currently revolting against Pres. Biden’s vaccine policies and threatening not to pass the stopgap budget bill. The stopgap funding bill passed 221-212, as lawmakers attempt to prevent a shutdown which will surely occur […]