Over 1 million in D.C. area will travel for Fourth of July; 13-year-old girl struck and killed by VRE train

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, June 29.

More than 1.1 million people in the D.C. area will travel for the July 4 weekend. Of that figure, roughly 967,600 will drive and 80,600 will fly.
(The Washington Post)

A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed by a VRE train at Bull Run Bridge in Manassas Wednesday.
(ABC 7 News)

The Supreme Court allowed for parts of President Donald Trump’s immigration order to go into effect, which begins today. The court will decide the case in the fall, but in the meantime, travelers from the six Muslim-majority countries included Trump’s order with “bona fide” relationships in the U.S. can still enter the country.
(The Washington Post)

Former Rep. Tom Perriello, who fell short of winning the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, will head the Win Virginia political action committee, which seeks to increase the number of Democratic seats in Virginia’s House of Delegates.
(The Washington Post)

Virginia’s Republicans voted to pick their candidate for next year’s Senate race in a primary rather than at a convention.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Planning to set off some pyrotechnics this weekend? Here are Virginia’s laws regarding fireworks.
(WTOP)

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