Senate rejects GOP’s health care repeal; Fairfax County School Board votes to change name of Falls Church high school

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, July 28.

Three Senate Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.
(The Washington Post)

The Fairfax County School Board voted to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School, which is named after a Confederate officer.
(The Washington Post)

Democrat Danica Roem, a transgender woman running for Prince William County Del. Robert G. Marshall’s seat, called President Donald Trump’s tweets calling for transgender servicemen and women to be banned from the military “the height of hypocrisy.” If she wins, Roem would be the first transgender person to take office in Virginia.
(The Washington Post)

President Trump awarded the Medal of Valor to three Alexandria and two U.S. Capitol police officers who responded to the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria last month.
(ABC 7 News)

The Nationals matched an MLB record with three home runs in their game against the Milwaukee Brewers, going on to win 15-2.
(WTOP)

Much of Northern Virginia is under a flash flood warning from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.
(ARLnow)

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