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The Fitz File: June 12, 2014

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. - Today is Thursday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2014. There are 202 days left in the year.

VA BILLS ADVANCED - After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.
The Senate easily approved a bill Wednesday to help shorten wait times for thousands of military veterans seeking medical care, a day after the House unanimously adopted a similar measure.

IRAQ UNREST - The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation's north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid support for Iraq's beleaguered prime minister, and U.S. lawmakers openly questioned whether he should remain in power.

DC MUSLIM BUS ADS - a Muslim group says D.C. Advertisements on Metro buses are spreading lies about their faith, they have launched a a counter ad campaign of its own. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said their campaign is meant to battle the ads on D.C. area buses sponsored by the Stop Islamization of America (SIOA)/American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization run by Pamela Geller, a New York activist and prominent critic of Islam.

VIRGINIA DMV CHANGES- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles getting ready to implement legislative changes that go into effect July. Among the changes is the repeal of the $64 hybrid vehicle license tax. Those who renewed hybrid vehicle registrations for multiple years are entitled to a refund. The state sales and use tax also will increase slightly to fund transportation projects.

Today's Weather:

@NWS_BaltWash: A Flash Flood Watch for much of MD and northern VA, including Baltimore and Washington D.C. from Noon today to Midnight....

Today's History:

In 1776, Virginia's colonial legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights.

In 1942, Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis.

In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home.


Today's Quote:

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy" - Anne Frank
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