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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in just two days. Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn Saturday. The Russian Space Agency launched its own load of supplies to the International Space Station on Friday. The U.S. delivery will arrive at the orbiting lab Monday. Among the 7,400 pounds of goods inside the Cygnus capsule: ice cream, fresh fruit and a 3D printer that recycles old plastic into new parts.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ordered Friday that John Hinckley Jr. can live by himself within 75 miles of Williamsburg, Virginia. Hinckley left a mental hospital to live with his mother in Williamsburg in 2016. The judge loosened various restrictions. But Hinckley still must follow a long list of conditions while his doctors continue to keep a close eye on him.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that the judge at his trial should not try to salvage potential jurors who state any bias during the jury selection process. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly driving his car into a crowd protesting against white nationalists in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. A 32-year-old woman was killed.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - There has been a little bit of confusion over the name of the neighborhood where Amazon will build one of its headquarters in northern Virginia. That's because "National Landing" did not exist before Tuesday when the retail giant announced plans to bring 25,000 jobs to Arlington County. Economic development officials who were wooing Amazon came up with the name to describe the multiple neighborhoods being offered as a site. But the name left some people scratching their heads.
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