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  1. Women's Day Strike Forces Alexandria Schools to CloseRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | US News & World Report

    Public schools in Alexandria will be closed Wednesday after more than 300 teachers and staff filed for leave in observance of International Women's Day. Alexandria City Public Schools said the decision to close is based on the inability to provide sufficient staff to cover all classrooms.


  2. Virginia Taxi Driver Sentenced to 11 Years for Supporting Islamic StateRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | US News & World Report

    A former Virginia taxi driver was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday for trying to help another man join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the Justice Department said. Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, 26, of Woodbridge, had pleaded guilty in October to driving Joseph Hassan Farrokh to Richmond, Virginia, in January 2016.


  3. Cab Driver Who Tried to Help Islamic State Faces SentenceRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | US News & World Report

    A taxi driver caught helping a friend try to join the Islamic State group during an FBI sting faces a sentence of anywhere from four to 28 years. Twenty-six-year-old Mahmoud Elhassan of Woodbridge, Virginia, was arrested last year after he drove Joseph Farrokh to the Richmond airport, where he planned to begin a trip to join the Islamic State in Syria.


  4. How to Create a Healthy Work SpaceRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2017 | US News & World Report

    If you start your day pain-free and energetic but end it fatigued , rubbing the back of your neck after sitting in front of a computer all day, you may have an unhealthy work station. A bad work setup can cause your neck muscles to work harder than they should, leading to stiffness and pain .


  5. Federal judges to hear arguments defending Trump travel banRead the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Federal judges on opposite coasts are due Friday to hear legal arguments defending President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The ban is sure to reverberate through the courts on a likely path to an appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court.


  6. Trump Immigration Order Sets Up Constitutional ShowdownRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Confusion, protests and the specter of a constitutional showdown erupted at the nation's international airports this weekend, as federal authorities detained hundreds of people in compliance with President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens of seven mostly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. Judges in at least four cities hastily issued rulings blocking parts of the orders in response to emergency challenges filed by the ACLU and other civil rights attorneys, sparking jubilation among thousands of protesters who had flocked to airport terminals around the nation to "welcome" migrants and oppose the immigration ban. However, it was unclear how many people were still being held in airports as of Monday morning.


  7. Homeland Security Watchdog Warns of 'Urgent' Security Flaws in Online Immigration PlatformRead the original story

    Jan 23, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Permanent residence cards, or green cards, sit on a check-in table at a naturalization ceremony in May 2006 in Alexandria, Va. Citing in part "alarming security concerns," the public watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security issued an unusual "urgent" alert Monday warning U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services that it should not restart its long-troubled electronic system for processing immigrants' applications for citizenship and other naturalization benefits.


  8. The Federal Court System's Impending Lurch to the RightRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2016 | US News & World Report

    A statue of Justice is seen outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. federal courthouse on Sept. 1, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia.


  9. N. Carolina NAACP leader sues over being removed from flightRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2016 | US News & World Report

    The leader of North Carolina's NAACP is suing American Airlines, saying he was removed from a flight because he is black FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, The Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP, addresses a crowd during a "Fight for 15" rally in Durham, NC.


  10. 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: StudyRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2016 | US News & World Report

    One in six U.S. adults takes a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia, a new study finds. Researchers found that in 2013 nearly 17 percent of adults said they filled one or more prescriptions for antidepressants such as Zoloft; sedatives and sleep drugs, including Xanax and Ambien; or antipsychotics, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


  11. Understanding ADHD in WomenRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2016 | US News & World Report

    Michelle Coyle, an independent political consultant in Alexandria, Virginia, was a solid B student through high school and college. Her teachers told her she was really smart but not trying hard enough.


  12. 10 Up-and-Coming Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods to Buy a HomeRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2016 | US News & World Report

    Most people are familiar with areas like Georgetown, Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle, not to mention Bethesda, Maryland , and Alexandria, Virginia . But the District of Columbia comprises dozens of unique areas with which even seasoned residents may not be familiar, each of them offering its own array of dining, entertainment and housing options.


  13. American ISIS Fighter Returns to U.S. to Face ChargesRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | US News & World Report

    A member of the police attempts to intervene as Jamal Khweis, who identified himself as the father of American Islamic State group fighter Mohamad Khweis, reacts to the media outside his home on March 14, 2016, in Alexandria, Va. American Islamic State group fighter Mohamad Khweis, a Virginia native, was charged in federal court in Alexandria this week, and is expected to appear there Thursday.


  14. Report: Police departments need mental health programsRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | US News & World Report

    A U.S. Justice Department report prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre urges police chiefs around the country to put mental health programs in place in to help officers cope with on-the-job trauma, including the aftermath of mass shootings. The report, offered as a best practices guide, was prepared with help from officials including retired Newtown police chief Michael Kehoe, who led the response to the 2012 school shooting and worried over the following weeks that some of his officers might kill themselves.


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