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Afternoon Links: Government Shutdown Edition

For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Government Shutdown looms hours before federal government runs out of money With hours left before a possible shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he and President Trump made “some progress” in a private meeting about keeping the government open but did not strike a final deal. (WaPo)

How did the rails crack underneath a Metro train causing Monday’s derailment? Cracked rails may not be uncommon in transit systems, but the one in the area where a train derailed Monday morning was unusual for Metro. (NBC Washington)

Electronic edition of the Alexandria Gazette Download the latest edition of the Alexandria Gazette in PDF format (Alexandria Gazette)

Electronic edition of the Alexandria Times Download the latest edition of the Alexandria Gazette in PDF format (Alexandria Times)

13 Things to Do in the D.C. area this weekend It’s your last chance to see the popular “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. (Going Out Guide)

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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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