Arlington, Va.

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5 Best and Worst Cities for Retirees

Arlington, Va., is the place to be

(Newser) - Worried about retirement? Consider a move to Arlington, Va. Bankrate has just ranked 196 US cities based on cost of living, crime rate, walkability, quality of health care, state and local taxes, weather, culture, and personal well-being for seniors. The 10 cities to note: The best:
  1. Arlington, Va.
  2. Alexandria, Va.
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Master Chef Firing Daughter Over Insult on Diners' Bill

A manager, 2 servers also got the boot

(Newser) - Four diners—three of whom were wearing plaid—dined on deep-fried eggplant, Szechuan shrimp, and fish rolls at Chinese Master Chef Peter Chang's restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Saturday. But when it came time to pay, they found two extra line items on their $115 bill: "Im a... More »

Lawmaker: Let Female Pilots' Ashes Rest at Arlington

Arizona congresswoman files legislation to that effect

(Newser) - An Arizona congresswoman filed legislation Wednesday to ensure that a group of female World War II pilots can have their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The pilots known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, flew military aircraft in noncombat roles during wartime to free up male... More »

Mom Charged After Baby Dies in Hot Car

She apparently forgot to drop off child, went to work

(Newser) - A mother is facing felony charges of child neglect after her 8-month-old son died from being left in a hot car for hours, reports the Washington Post . Police in Arlington, Virginia, don't think Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez, 32, did so deliberately. She apparently meant to drop the boy at... More »

Reservist Charged in DC-Area Shootings

Yonathan Melaku videotaped himself firing shots, making threats

(Newser) - A Marine Corps reservist arrested in a security scare near the Pentagon last week was charged today in a series of pre-dawn shootings at military buildings in the Washington area last year. Federal prosecutors found bomb-making materials in a backpack carried by 22-year-old Yonathan Melaku and a list of suspicious... More »

Pentagon Renovation Complete After 17 Years

Massive project considered a design coup

(Newser) - Renovation of the Pentagon has been completed, and it took only 17 years. That may sound like forever, but rebuilding the 29-acre site while it was operational is considered a major success, even an inspiration for other federal projects, the Washington Post reports. When renovations began—under the Clinton administration—... More »

Obama Speech: Handwashing, Not Brainwashing

(Newser) - The eagerly anticipated speech President Obama will deliver to the nation's schoolchildren tomorrow contains none of the socialist indoctrination conservatives had apparently feared, Politico reports. Rather, an advance text indicates, he urges kids to work hard, not expect to get something for nothing, and "wash your hands a lot,... More »

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