For our Morning Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.
Metro may offer federal employees free rides during the shutdown Metro will offer free rides to federal employees during the rest of the shutdown, if the board approves in an emergency vote TODAY at 3:00 PM. Employees would need to display a federal ID to gain access to the system. (Washington Post)
Shutdown Talks Revived After Senate Bills Fail McConnell, Schumer huddle; ‘We’re talking, we’re talking,’ Schumer says (Wall Street Journal)
Coming to Jesus, armed: Virginia Senate approves guns in churches Republicans backed the repeal of an old law banning pistols, bowie knives and daggers from places of worship. (Washington Post)
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado become victims of market forces The surprisingly bare free agent market for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado may mean that neither player lands the deal he expected. Could there be a different kind of offer that makes sense for both the players and the teams? (WTOP)
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Goes On The Defensive: ‘We Don’t Sell People’s Data’ Facebook’s claim that it doesn’t sell people’s data has been disputed by academics and privacy advocates (CNBC)