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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, June 28. Also, check out President Obama’s weekly address, in which he discusses “his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work hard and sacrifice yet still can’t seem to get ahead.”

*Sarajevo marks 100 years since Archduke Franz Ferdinand shooting (“The shots fired by the Bosnian Serb on 28 June 1914 sucked Europe’s great powers into four years of warfare.”)

*Chris McDaniel Challenges Mississippi Senate Primary Votes After Loss (As a Democrat, I’m loving this.)

*Not Eating Meat Can Cut Your Food-Related Carbon Emissions Almost In Half, Study Finds (One of the main reasons I stopped eating meat was because it’s highly damaging to the environment.)

*Mississippi tea party leader Mark Mayfield dead of apparent suicide

*Iraqi parties pursue talks that could oust Maliki over insurgency (Maliki’s truly been a disaster.)

*Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

*After Cantor’s dramatic downfall, Va. Republicans face deep schism 🙂 🙂

*E-mails outline turmoil at Va. tobacco panel over job created for politician

*Seven plus seven, and entering the Governor’s office, equals no test of gubernatorial power (Interesting, but still doesn’t excuse Howell ordering a break-in to Gov. McAuliffe’s office suite.)

*VBA: Libertarian Sarvis not invited to senate debate

*Two appointed to board of Va. Port Authority

*Dominion CEO calls fracking a revolution (He’s factually wrong about fracking reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because the process leaks methane, a super-potent greenhouse gas.)

*Hits and misses: Despite work, Bay’s crabs still in trouble (We’ve got to do a lot better about runoff, habitat loss, etc, etc. Start by tearing out your lawn and replacing it with native plants. Also, do whatever you can to keep water from running off your roof, property, etc.)

*Report sizes up ditched U.S. 460 project in Va.

*Since starting work, Portsmouth city auditor has logged in twice (Tough job!)

*Va. prosecutors move to drop charges against ex-professor (“In a filing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon D. Kromberg moved to dismiss the indictment against Sami al-Arian for refusing to testify before a grand jury.”)

*Fairfax County fires an attorney for winning a City Council election (“The assistant county attorney was told she was legally allowed to run, but not allowed to win.”)

*Nationals lose second straight vs. Cubs, Tanner Roark struggles in homecoming

*Weekend a bit warm, but still nice; higher temperatures, humidity on way