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Dahlgren workers slated to move to Indian Head (Fred.com)
A division that develops defenses against chemical, biological and radiological warfare is slated to move from the Dahlgren Navy base to the installation at Indian Head, Md.

New state grants will help develop, market two large local properties (Fred.com)
A 1,174-acre tract straddling the border of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties has been on Virginia's radar for years due to its potential for development. Now the Orrock-Simms property is another step closer to possibly becoming a commercial or industrial site.

Culpeper seeks to block Feds from deposing attorney in mosque complaint (Fred.com)
The legal battle continues between Culpeper County and the U.S. Justice Department alleging anti-Muslim bias in this community.

Access Eye Centers

House captures essence of a Williamsburg residence (Fred.com)
The distinctive look of a Williamsburg residence is evident upon arriving at the circular driveway at 12528 Woodford Road. It all suggests early 19th century construction. But this house is actually only 29 years old.

Spotsylvania deeds, June 2017 (Fred.com)
These deeds were transferred during June 2017 in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court.

Stafford deeds, April 2017 (Fred.com)
These deeds were transferred during April 2017 in Stafford County Circuit Court.

Virginia and the District

Elon Musk says he has 'verbal govt approval' for D.C. to New York Hyperloop (Fred.com)
The Tesla offered a tantalizing but undocumented announcement that he had received verbal government permission to build a super-high-speed pod-and-tube transportation system, which he calls Hyperloop, to travel from Washington, D.C., to New York.

Richmond panel agrees to rebate $111,000 real estate tax bill after challenge by Stone Brewing (RTD)
A panel of Richmond City Council members agreed Thursday to rebate $111,000 of a $220,000 real estate tax bill that Stone Brewing Co. paid under protest last year, resolving a year-old dispute between the city assessor and the company.

Nomadic Display to expand in Fairfax (Va Business)
The trade show display company plans to spend $940,000 on the project, creating 30 new jobs, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline's environmental impact statement is expected Friday (Roanoke)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to release the final environmental impact statement Friday for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Dominion Energy-led project that will run from West Virginia through the heart of Virginia and into North Carolina.

U.Va. inks 25-year agreement on 15-megawatt Middlesex solar farm (RTD)
A future 120-acre solar farm in Middlesex County will provide power for the University of Virginia once it is completed. The facility is expected to become operational by late 2018.

Roanoke County named top 'Fourth Economy' community (Roanoke)
Roanoke County is well-positioned to capitalize on the new economy and grow in the years ahead, according to a new national ranking compiled by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.

Around the U.S. and beyond

Amazon's latest assault wipes $12.5B off Home Depot, other appliance-seller stocks (CNBC)
Shares of Home Depot and Lowe's were slammed Thursday, along with Whirlpool, after Amazon threatened to take on the appliance market in a much bigger way in a deal with Sears Holdings.

Exxon sues U.S. over fine levied for Russia deal under Tillerson (Reuters)
Exxon Mobil Corp sued the U.S. government on Thursday, blasting as "unlawful" and "capricious" a $2 million fine levied against it for a three-year-old oil joint venture with Russia's Rosneft.

Air France just launched a 'boutique' airline for millennials (BizInsider)
On Thursday, Air France launched Europe's newest airline, Joon. According to Air France, Joon is not a low-cost carrier, instead, it's designed to be a boutique lifestyle-centric brand focused on design and digital technology.

Entrepreneurship and personal finance

Doing this one thing can hurt your job interview chances (FastCo)
There are lots of ways you can sabotage an interview. But we're assuming you know better than to lie on your resume, bash your previous employer, or show up totally unprepared.

5 unusual facts about Google's odd (and wildly successful) management practices (Inc)
These people practices are terrifying for companies with traditional, command-and-control leadership styles. But they work for Google.

Another hot day ahead
Expect the high temperature to reach 96 degrees and skies to be partly cloudy today. Thunderstorms may form in the evening. Expect similar weather for the weekend.

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