Vigil held at NRA headquarters in Fairfax; Silver Line gets tentative date for Loudoun County expansion

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

Dozens showed up for a candlelight vigil outside of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax on Monday night in response to the two mass shootings that took place over the weekend. Many brought signs, others chanted and before concluding the night, attendees were encouraged to vote. (WTOP)

The Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County now has a tentative opening date: July 16, 2020. The six-station, second phase of the Silver Line will travel from Wiehle-Reston East to Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn. (Inside NoVA)

Potomac and Rappahanock Transportation Commission OmniRide will operate on a full, normal schedule after making a tentative deal to end the union’s work stoppage, which began on Aug. 1. Expect staff on hand to assist with schedule adjustments. (WTOP)

Verizon customers in Washington, DC, parts of Arlington, Crystal City and at Reagan National Airport now have access to Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. Later this year, the services will be provided to more than 30 cities across the U.S. and will be compatible with 5G-enabled devices. (Verizon)

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