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Virginia Tech breaks ground on new campus in Alexandria

The 3.5-acre graduate campus is meant to expand the workforce for Northern Virginia’s booming tech sector.
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Three New Britney Spears Documentaries Tell a Chilling Tale About the Bystander Effect
For years, it seemed that no one knew what was going on with Britney Spears. In fact, many people knew, but nobody managed to stop it
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We Need a Humanitarian Solution to Del Rio | Opinion
Instead of thinking of the Haitians as our enemy, we should think about it as people who can contribute to our economy.
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Emu on the Loose Reunited With Owner After Taking Nature Stroll
"He just casually kept strolling right on up to us. He seemed very social," said resident Lydia McCracken after her encounter with the second-largest living bird.
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Limited edition Pokémon Oreo cookies are being listed for thousands on eBay
How much would you pay for an Oreo cookie? For some, the answer could be thousands -- as one hard-to-find Oreo cookie featuring a rare Pokémon is fetching a hefty price tag on eBay.
After five-day manhunt, authorities catch suspect in killing of Florida deputy
The suspect in the killing of Deputy Josh Moyers has been apprehended after a five-day manhunt in northeast Florida, the Nassau County sheriff said Tuesday.
Brian Laundrie's Florida home flooded with flowers addressed to late fiancee
A flood of flower deliveries addressed to Gabby Petito continue to arrive at Brian Laundrie’s family’s home in North Port, Florida, where she lived for roughly two years before departing on a cross-country road trip with her fiance in June.
Former first daughter Barbara Bush welcomes first child
Barbara Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, has welcomed her first child into the world.
Obama Presidential Center is Causing Home Prices to Rise Nearby, Activists Say
Obama said the center is one way of giving back and said he hoped it would bring an economic boost to the area and inspire a future generation of leaders.
'We're in AWWW': Rare Baby White Rhino Born at Drive-Through Safari
Aziza the calf is the second for mother Anna, as well as the 37th rhino calf to be born at the park since 1979.
Former Merrill Lynch CEO Dave Komansky dead at 82
There was a time when it didn’t matter what school you went to or whether you had a fancy MBA. If you were smart and hungry, you could have a career on Wall Street — and even run a big firm.
Théoneste Bagosora, Rwandan army officer convicted of genocide, dies at 80
He was a mastermind behind the 100-day-long 1994 genocide of at least 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and even members of his own Hutu ethnic group.
North Korea Releases First Photo of 'Hypersonic Missile' Launch
Rodong Sinmun reported that North Korea's Academy of National Defense Science "conducted a test launch of the newly developed hypersonic missile 'Hwasong-8.'"
NASA's Lucy mission will observe the earliest 'fossils' of the solar system
The first NASA mission to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms is getting ready to launch.
NASA's Lucy mission will observe the earliest 'fossils' of the solar system
The first NASA mission to study Jupiter's asteroid swarms is getting ready to launch on October 16. Lucy is the first spacecraft designed to visit the Trojan asteroids and observe these remnants from the early days of our solar system.
Bernie Sanders Urges House Democrats to Vote Against Infrastructure Bill Until Deal Reached
House Democrats' splintering leaves a vote on the bill in the air as the GOP solidifies opposition.
Milley admits he spoke with Bob Woodward, other journalists for high-profile Trump books
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley admitted during the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on Tuesday that he has spoken to several journalists for their high-profile books reporting on the final months of the Trump administration.
'Healthy and adorable': Barbara Bush welcomes first child with husband Craig Coyne
Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, is a first-time mother now, after giving birth to a daughter named Cora Georgia Coyne.
Maluma dines with a Doberman in his party at Tao Downtown
“Some guests were startled at first due to the dog’s sheer size,” our spy said. Maluma is "obsessed with his dogs," they continued, and was at Tao "celebrating with his team members."
R. Kelly conviction: Black women, girls suffer the brunt of sex trafficking, exploitation
Our image of a sex trafficking victim is a white girl kept in a basement. But Black women and girls are disproportionately targeted.
Fairfax school system pulls two books from libraries after complaints over sexual content
The books, “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy,” will now undergo a review process.
Trump loses legal fight over tell-all book written by former aide and 'Apprentice' contestant Omarosa
A New York arbitrator ruled that Omarosa Manigault Newman did not violate a non-disclosure agreement in writing her 2018 tell-all book.
400K in US got Pfizer booster shots last weekend
The White House COVID-19 task force says More than 400,000 Americans got Pfizer booster shots last weekend through local pharmacies as the U.S boosted its effort to provide more protection for vulnerable populations. (Sept. 28)
Obamas break ground on presidential center
Barack and Michelle Obama attend a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park; the groundbreaking come after five years of legal battles. (Sept. 28)
Psaki ‘split’ on whether military advisers told Biden to keep troops in Afghanistan
After the nation's top military advisers told a Senate panel that they advised President Biden to maintain a 2,500 troop level in Afghanistan, White House press secretary Jen Psaki seemed to confirm that.
Rats 'the Size of Cats' Can Infiltrate Homes Via Toilets Says Pest Control Expert
Being forced to stay indoors during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer food sources outside for rats.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘FBI: International’ On CBS, Focusing On An FBI “Fly Team” That Neutralizes Overseas Threats To American Interests
Luke Kleintank and Heida Reid star in the third series in Dick Wolf's FBI franchise.
Mila Kunis addresses her and Ashton Kutcher's viral bathing comments: 'It's so dumb'
The “Family Guy” star, 38, made an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” as a guest host and called the internet roasting “so dumb,” while telling DeGeneres that she didn’t expect the remarks to garner as much blowback or ensuing discussion.
LeBron James Says He's Vaccinated, Won't Promote Everyone Getting Shots
The Lakers star broke his silence on vaccinations while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, calling the decision a personal one for each individual to make.
How to watch Jaime Lowe discuss 'Breathing Fire' at the L.A. Times Book Club
How to watch Jaime Lowe discuss 'Breathing Fire' at the L.A. Times Book Club
Mayorkas admits 'tragic rise' of delta variant at US-Mexico border 'surprised' him
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conceded Monday that the surge of the delta variant at the border took him by surprise.
'Problematic': Borger on Biden's relationship with generals
CNN's Gloria Borger breaks down President Joe Biden's "problematic" history with the nation's top generals following testimony on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
How to Watch Lifetime Movies Without Cable
You don't need a TV to watch Lifetime's greatest hits.
Josh and Anna Duggar smile after failed attempt at ducking child porn charges
Although the Duggars seemed positive on the outside, Josh's defense team crumbled inside the courtroom after a judge dismissed four out of five motions to dismiss the case.
Is America a Christian nation? Pastors at odds about faith and politics
The debate over what role religion should play in public life has never been more contentious.
Electric Cars Have Hit an Inflection Point
This is an excerpt from The Atlantic’s climate newsletter, The Weekly Planet. Subscribe today.One theme of this newsletter is that the world’s physical infrastructure will have to massively change if we want to decarbonize the economy by 2050, which the United Nations has said is necessary to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis. This won’t be as simple as passing a carbon tax or a clean-electricity mandate: Wires will have to be strung; solar farms will have to be erected; industries will have to be remade. And although that kind of change can be orchestrated only by the government (hence the importance of the infrastructure bills in Congress), consumers and companies will ultimately do most of the work to make it happen.Take electric cars, for instance. An electric car is an expensive, highly specialized piece of technology, but building one takes even more expensive, specialized technology—tools that tend to be custom-made, large and heavy, and spread across a factory or the world. And if you want those tools to produce a car in a few years, you have to start planning now.That’s exactly what Ford is doing: Last night, the automaker and SK Innovation, a South Korean battery manufacturer, announced that they were spending $11.4 billion to build two new multi-factory centers in Tennessee and Kentucky that are scheduled to begin production in 2025. The facilities, which will hire a combined 11,000 employees, will manufacture lithium-ion vehicle batteries and assemble electric F-series pickup trucks. While Ford already has several factories in Kentucky, this will be its first plant in Tennessee in six decades. The 3,600-acre Tennessee facility, located an hour outside Memphis, will be Ford’s largest campus ever—and its first new American vehicle-assembly plant in decades.The politics of this announcement are worth dwelling on. Ford and SK Innovation were lured to Tennessee with $500 million in incentives; Kentucky gave them $300 million and more than 1,500 acres of free land. Ford’s workers in Detroit have historically been unionized—and, indeed, a source of power in the national labor movement. But with these new factories, Ford is edging into a more anti-union environment: Both Tennessee and Kentucky are right-to-work states, meaning that local laws prevent unions from requiring that only unionized employees work in a certain facility. In an interview, Jim Farley, Ford’s CEO, played coy about whether either factory will be unionized. (Last week, the company announced that it was investing $250 million, a comparative pittance, to expand EV production at its unionized Michigan facilities.)That news might depress those on the left who hope that old-school unions, such as the United Auto Workers, can enjoy the benefits of electrification. But you can see the outline of a potential political bargain here. Climate-concerned Democrats get to see EV production expand in the U.S., while climate-wary Republicans get to add jobs in their home states. (And unions get shafted.) Whether that bargain can successfully grow support for more federal climate policy, further accelerating the financial-political-technological feedback loop that I’ve dubbed “the green vortex,” remains to be seen.More important than the announcement is what it portends. In the past, environmentalists have complained that even when the law has required that automakers make climate-friendly cars, they haven’t treated them as a major product. It’s easy to tune out climate-friendly announcements as so much corporate greenwashing, but Ford’s two new factories represent real money: The automaker’s share of the investment exceeds its 2019 annual earnings. This investment is sufficiently large that Ford will treat EVs as a serious business line. And if you look around globally, you’ll see that Ford isn’t alone. EVs are no longer the neglected stepchild of the global car industry. Here are some recent headlines: Nine percent of new cars sold globally this year will be EVs or plug-in hybrids, according to S&P Global. That’s up from 3 percent two years ago, a staggering, iPhone-like rise. GM, Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW, and the parent company of Fiat-Chrysler have all pledged that by 2030, at least 40 percent of their new cars worldwide will run on a non-gasoline source. A few years ago, the standard forecast was that half of new cars sold in the U.S. would be electric by 2050. That timeline has moved up significantly not only in America, but around the world. (In fact, counter to its high-tech self-image, America is the laggard in this global transition. The two largest markets for EVs worldwide are China and the European Union.) More remarkably (and importantly), automakers are spending like they actually believe that goal: The auto industry as a whole will pump more than $500 billion into EV investment by 2030. Ford’s investment in these two plants represents less than a third of its planned total $30 billion investment in EV production by 2025, and that’s relatively small compared with its peers’. Volkswagen has announced more than $60 billion in investment. Honda has committed $46 billion. Norway could phase out gas cars ahead of schedule. The country has one of the world’s most robust pro-EV policies, and it is still outperforming its own mandates. In the most recent accounting period, eight out of 10 cars had some sort of electric drivetrain. If the current trend holds, Norway would sell its last gas car in April of next year—and while I doubt the demise will be that steep, consumer preferences are running well ahead of its schedule to ban new gas-car sales by 2025. I won’t make predictions or declare that a tipping point for EVs has arrived. But if mass adoption of electric cars was hitting an inflection point, wouldn’t it look, well, something like this?
Viral Video Shows Bold Theft Inside Ulta Beauty Store in Broad Daylight
The three thieves successfully stole more than $10,000 worth of merchandise from the beauty store in Norridge, Illinois.
6 Real Homes That Appeared in These Popular Films
The house that inspired the horror film "The Conjuring" was recently listed for a price of $1.2 million.
Cardi B drips in feathers for first red carpet since giving birth
Cardi B is back with a bang. The singer wore a stunningly dramatic look to a Mugler exhibit opening in Paris, just three weeks after giving birth to her second child.
Your regular reminder that the debt ceiling doesn’t really accomplish much
I don't like it any better than you do.
Prince William, Kate Middleton walk red carpet at 'No Time To Die' premiere in London
"No Time To Die" marks Daniel Craig's last time playing the British spy and is also the franchise's 25th movie.
Detroit Lions release LB Jamie Collins after trade fails to materialize
With Jamie Collins gone, Trey Flowers is the only major ex-Patriot signed in the Quinntricia era left with the Detroit Lions.
Pennsylvania Law Would Allow Parents to Defy School Mask Mandates
"We need Republicans to stop spending their time undermining public health and instead encourage people to get vaccinated," the governor's office said.
Sam Riddle, DJ and 'Star Search' producer who shaped the L.A. music scene, dies
KHJ-93 DJ Sam Riddle helped bring Sonny & Cher and the Monkees to fame.
Navy advocacy group urges DOD to fill gaping holes in leadership
A Navy advocacy organization urged the Biden administration to fill holes in the Navy's leadership.
Congress Can 'Act Big' on Infrastructure, Put U.S. on 'Better Path,' Janet Yellen Says
"The investments in the president's agenda would be a sweeping overhaul of our national infrastructure," the Treasury secretary said.
McAuliffe endorses prosecutor facing backlash for light sentence of sex predator
Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe could face backlash from Virginians at the polls after a prosecutor he endorsed agreed to cut almost in half the prison sentence for a convicted sex predator.
U.S. Steel Plant Discharged Plume Into Water With Elevated Iron Levels, Beach Closures Remain
A spokeswoman for U.S. Steel said that upon analysis of the discharge, they discovered "elevated concentrations of iron causing the discoloration" in the Burns Waterway.
Lakers' LeBron James says he received COVID-19 vaccine: 'I think everyone has their own choice'
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James revealed on Tuesday that he received the COVID-19 vaccine. The four-time NBA MVP said that his decision was based on the people closest to him.