NSA contractor arrested for leaking classified information on Russian hacking; Herring and McAuliffe recommit to Paris Climate Agreement

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, June 6.

A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested and charged with mishandling classified information after reportedly giving information to a reporter at the news website the Intercept that suggests Russia attempted to hack U.S. voting registration software.
(The Washington Post)

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and 18 other state attorneys general joined the We Are Still In Coalition, which demonstrates a renewed commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the pact. Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, which also recommits to the accord.
(ABC 7 News, ABC 7 News)

The Ku Klux Klan applied to hold a rally in Charlottesville in July. A city spokesperson condemned the KKK but said the permit would likely be granted.
(The Washington Post)

Prince William County police officers will begin wearing body cameras this fall.
(WTOP)

A Springfield man summited Mt. Everest.
(ABC 7 News)

The Board of Directors at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church made a statement saying they do not condone resident Imam Shaker Elsayed’s comments calling female genital mutilation “the honorable thing to do if needed.”
(The Washington Post)

Here’s a breakdown of all of the candidates running for Virginia governor ahead of the June 13 primary.
(WTOP)

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