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The Fitz File: June 4, 2014

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. - Today is Wednesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2014. There are 210 days left in the year.

BERGDAHL VIDEO - This morning we are getting a first hand look at the actual prisoner release of Army Sergeant Bo Bergdahl. A video released today by the Taliban shows the moment of transfer as a head shaved Bergdahl is wearing a traditional Muslim Smag shawl, watching an approaching Blackhawk Helicopter. The men who emerge from the chopper appear to be dressed in civilian clothes. It is not clear if the men are U.S. military personnel or intelligence officials. The men walk up to the group, frisk Bergdahl twice, and then place him on board the Blackhawk and quickly depart.

THE SNARKY SERVICE? The Secret Service has posted a somewhat unusual work order listing. The website nextgov.com has found US Secret Service wants to purchase software which is able to find uses of sarcasm on sites like twitter and Facebook. The work order placed on the internet Monday. Secret Service wrote that it is in need analytics software that has the ability to "synthesize large sets of social media data and visually present that data". A spokesman says it would help them respond to potential problems or allow the agency to better responded when mentioned on social media.

LORTON PRISON REDUX - Would you like to live in a jail? For decades the now closed Lorton Prison was one of the most well known lockups in Northern Virginia and the DC area. Now The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday has thrown open the doors to a $188 million reimaginined redevelopment of the prison site. When it is completed, when finished the place that was once home to prisoners will house resident and new retail space inside retrofitted jail-cells and guard towers.

SPOILED SCHOOL MILK - School lunches has been in the news a lot lately in the wake of the First Lady's efforts to require healthier lunches. Down in Prince William County Virginia though lunches are getting attention for a unrelated reason. County School cafeterias have been ordered to stop selling students milk this week. The reason? It's not because of their fat content it's because they are spoiled. School officials reached out to Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the milk. A similar problem was reported in Herinco County in southwest Virginia where some kids got sick.

Today's Weather:
@fox5weather: Plenty of sunshine and a little less humid today. Warm- highs in the mid 80's! http://t.co/DHfUdF7vMK

Today's History:

In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers first publicly demonstrated their hot-air balloon, which did not carry any passengers, over Annonay, France.

In 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender and sent it to the states for ratification.

In 1984, American rock singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen released his seventh studio album "Born in the U.S.A."

Today's Quote:

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected" - Steve Jobs

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