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Intelsat Moves From D.C. To Tysons Corner

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Intelsat, a satellite services provider, plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Fairfax County. More than 400 employees will move into Tysons Tower, occupying the 14th to the 20th floors of the tallest building in Tysons Corner, a short walk from the new Silver Line Metro station.

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $1.3 million grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to help Fairfax County land the new tech headquarters. And the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment, training and retraining activities.

Leaders at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority say they are delighted to diversify the economy in Northern Virginia, while government contracting in other industry segments has slowed.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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