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Fitz File: Wednesday, January 22

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2014. There are 343 days left in the year.

FRM VIRGINIA GOVERNOR INDICTED - After a year off spiraling controversies over Frm Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife's gift taking, the US Attorneys office gave them something they probably didn't want: a Federal corruption indictment. The 14-count indictment says the former governor was deep in credit card debt, and took lavish gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who hoped the first couple's endorsement for his products would yield big profits for his company.  McDonnell appeared Tuesday night in Richmond denying what he called an "unjust overreach" by prosecutors.

ANTI ABORTION MARCH - 12:00 It's been 41 years since the US Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.  But far from settling anything on the decisive issue, a four decade struggle over the issue continues to be a contentious fight in state capitals around the country. Today thousands of marchers will descend on the National Mall in Washington today for the National Right to Life March. Pro-choice supporters are expected to be there as well. The march will start I front of the Capitol and proceed to the Supreme Court.

OLYMPIC SECURITY CONCERNS - The White House says President Obama spoke by phone with Russian President Putin as concerns grow over threats of a terrorist attack on the upcoming Winter Olympics.  Here in DC, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says safety measures undertaken by the Russian government at the Sochi site of the Olympics are the "most impressive" in the history of the Games.
But Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul says he remains concerned about the possibility of an attack at the Games, which commence on Feb. 7.

MARYLAND WALMART LABOR THREATS? Wage protests have been sprouting across the country, now the govement is telling companies to back off in discipline employees who walk off their jobs. The National Labor Relations Board says Wal-Mart illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees in 14 states for participating in legally protected activities to complain about wages and working conditions at the nation's largest retailer.  The NLRB complaint further alleges that Wal-Mart unlawfully threatened, disciplined or terminated workers for engaging in protected strikes in Maryland and 13 other states.

Today's Weather:

 @TuckerFox5: Bitter cold - combined with brisk NW winds are delivering dangerous wind chills this morning. http://t.co/oBZrLBSSG9

Today's History:

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe, calling for "peace without victory." (By April, however, America also was at war.)

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at his Texas ranch at age 64.

In 1984, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 to win Super Bowl XVIII (18), played at Tampa Stadium in Florida.

Today's Quote:

"A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have" -Abraham Lincoln

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