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National and Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning (July 4)


Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, July 4. Happy Independence Day!

*Iran nuclear talks: ‘Deal never closer’, says FM Zarif (The question is, will it be a good deal? If it is, then great. If it isn’t, then we should walk away.)

*World awaits Greek debt vote

*Greece headed to a vote that could shape its future (Not “could” – “will” shape its future.)

*The American Revolution was not a whites-only war

*What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson? (I’m with Lincoln on this one…definitely not a Jefferson fan.)

*Report on past Iran nuclear work could be ready by year end: IAEA

*A Swiss Pilot Just Completed The Longest Solar-Powered Flight In Aviation History

*After gay marriage ruling, Virginia GOP lawmakers vow to fight back (“House Republicans Todd Gilbert and Scott Lingamfelter and Speaker William Howell say they’ll seek to protect religious liberty.” Can’t wait. Not.)

*What Jim Webb Would Need to Do to Win (“There is not much of a constituency for Mr. Webb in a Democratic primary.”)

*Jim Webb’s Facebook engagement rivals Pataki’s (“In the 24-hour period between 12:01 a.m. Thursday and 12:01 a.m. Friday, 49,000 people on Facebook in the U.S. generated 81,000 interactions…related to Webb and his announcement. The good news for Webb is that those numbers represent a stratospheric spike from his daily average numbers of 2,000 unique people a day.”)

*Dominion’s Curious Power Plan (“And remember, folks, when you read this, remember that I am free of any monetary sponsorship by Dominion.”)

*McDonnell leaves a terrible legacy – especially for Hampton Roads drivers

*Private investment could be right for improving Virginia’s public roads (I’m highly skeptical.)

*Jefferson’s iconic University of Virginia Rotunda getting face-lift

*Fourth Republican joins race for all-Democratic Alexandria City Council

*Robinson blast lifts Nats over champs

*D.C. area forecast: A few Independence Day showers and maybe a storm, but trending dry by fireworks


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