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National and Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, May 27. Also, courtesy of Catherine Read, check out the photo of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee’s “endorsed Democratic school board candidates from each of Fairfax County’s magisterial districts.” That includes: School Board At-Large candidates (not included in this photo) Ryan McElveen, Ted Velkoff and Ilryong Moon; Megan McLaughlin (Braddock District), Patricia Hynes (Hunter Mill District), Janie Strauss (Dranesville District), Tamara Derenak Kaufax (Lee District), Sandy Evans (Mason District), Karen Corbett Sanders (Mt. Vernon District), Dalia Palchik (Providence District), Karen Keys-Gamarra (Sully District). Good luck to all of them!

*John Kerry: Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Catastrophic For The Arctic (Right, so certainly don’t drill there!)

*Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says The Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

*Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration (Ugh.)

*U.S. indicts soccer officials in alleged $150M scandal (Soccer’s a great game, but FIFA is utterly corrupt. Kinda like the Olympics…)

*The decline of Rand Paul (I’d say good riddance to an extremist wacko, except that most or all of the other Republican 2016 canidates fit that description as well.)

*Supreme Court Agrees to Settle Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

*Marco Rubio: Gay Rights ‘A Real And Present Danger’ To Freedom (Uhhhhh….)

*Gov. McAuliffe signs childcare safety bill

*Layne: Evaluating options for I-66 construction (Just remember: the answer is transit-oriented development, not more sprawl and carbon-pollution-spewing cars.)

*Schapiro: Virginia Supreme Court takes special interest in Sweet Briar College case

*Former Delegate Franklin P. Hall dies at 76 (“Democrat represented most of South Richmond and northern Chesterfield County in the House of Delegates from 1976 to 2009 and was House Minority Leader from 2002-2007.”)

*Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000 (“The 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate settles with a PAC that he says misled his supporters.”)

*Waiting for federal approval, Metro’s planned purchase of rail cars at risk

*Stosch endorses Dunnavant as his successor

*Norfolk board seeks new schools chief; is search open or closed?

*Former Portsmouth councilman taking on Joannou for General Assembly

*Let’s be friends: Fairfax’s Bulova and Garza try to get past budget acrimony (“Two leaders issue unusual joint statement promising cooperation, after public feud over spending.”)

*Cubs snatches a win as Desmond’s error dooms Nats in ninth, 3-2

*D.C. area forecast: Mainly warm, humid and sometimes stormy today through the weekend