Trump fires FBI Director James Comey; Virginia gubernatorial race could signal shift in voter preferences

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, May 10.

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. In the interim, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, an Ashburn resident, is in charge of the bureau.
(The Washington Post, Loudoun Times-Mirror)

The outcome of the Virginia gubernatorial race—featuring candidates who, like Trump, proclaim to be government outsiders—could be a sign of whether Trump’s win was unique to the candidate or a sign of a greater shift among voters.
(The Washington Post)

Virginia Rep. Dave Brat—who previously said women demanding him to attend a town hall were “in my grill”—was booed during a town hall following his vote to replace the Affordable Care Act.
(The Washington Post)

The Metro will only run half as many Silver Line trains at rush hour during SafeTrack work from May 16-June 15.

The cost of Interstate 495 Express Lanes has recently spiked from $18 to as high as $30 during heavy morning rush hour traffic.
(ABC 7 News)