Trump makes second statement condemning racism in Charlottesville; UVa students express concern about returning to school

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Aug. 15.

After blowback for not outright condemning racist-driven violence in Charlottesville, President Donald Trump made a second statement saying, “Racism is evil,” and specifically calling out the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
(The Washington Post)

University of Virginia students have expressed concern about returning to school for the new academic year following the violent rally in Charlottesville.
(The Washington Post)

The Metro will slow trains to a maximum speed of 36 mph on segments of the Orange, Blue, Silver and Red lines, including Orange Line tracks from Rosslyn to Minnesota Avenue and from Rosslyn to Benning Road on the Blue and Silver lines.
(The Washington Post)

The Mount Vernon estate sustained $1 million in damages following rainstorms and mudslides on Friday.
(ABC 7 News)

Ben Bailey, the host of Who’s Still Standing? and formerly Cash Cab, will perform a stand-up comedy show at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse Friday and Sunday night.
(ARLnow)

Historian and Falls Church News-Press columnist Charlie Clark has released a new book on Arlington County history dubbed Hidden History of Arlington County.
(ARLnow)

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