Prince George's And Fairfax Counties On Short List For FBI Headquarters | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Prince George's And Fairfax Counties On Short List For FBI Headquarters

Play associated audio
Two sites in Prince George's County and one in Fairfax are under consideration for the new headquarters of the FBI.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23165290@N00/8078459224/
Two sites in Prince George's County and one in Fairfax are under consideration for the new headquarters of the FBI.

Two sites in Maryland and one in Virginia are on the short list for the new FBI headquarters.

A joint panel of the FBI and General Services Administration has named three potential sites for the new headquarters: two in Prince George's County and one in Fairfax County.

Officials in both Maryland and Virginia have been in fierce competition for several years to get the new FBI headquarters built within their state's borders, and in the District, where the agency's central office is currently located, city leaders like Eleanor Holmes Norton have argued it would be foolish to move the nation's top investigators away from the power players at the Capitol and the White House.

The proposed spots for the new FBI headquarters include the Greenbelt Metro Station, the former Landover Mall and a warehouse complex in Springfield.

The GSA will now start to assess the environmental impact of building on the three sites, take comments from the public and solicit bids from potential developers.

NPR

Comedian George Carlin Is National Portrait Gallery's Newest Face

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kelly Carlin, the daughter of the late comedian George Carlin, about the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's unveiling of her father's portrait Friday.
NPR

Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.
NPR

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.
NPR

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.