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John Bacon

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Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

'Atmospheric river' wallops California; what are these 'rivers in the sky'?

An 'atmospheric river' triggering torrential rains across much of California was flooding roads and could lead to dangerous mudslides. → Read More

Wall of winter weather brings sleet, ice and snow from Seattle to New York

A wall of winter weather rolling across a wide swath of the northern United States on Tuesday brought sleet, snow, ice and commuter headaches from Seattle to New York. → Read More

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax could face articles of impeachment Monday

The second accusation of sexual assault against Fairfax has prompted one lawmaker to threaten impeachment proceedings against the lieutenant governor. → Read More

Virginia's black caucus, House Dems, in go-slow move, call for Ralph Northam's ouster. But governor stays silent

The measured approach could slow the sobering prospects for Democrats that the top three executive positions might be vacated.. → Read More

'Tumultuous': Virginia politics in chaos amid Northam, Fairfax and Herring scandals

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring are all under a critical nationwide spotlight. → Read More

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admits wearing blackface

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted Wednesday that he, too, once wore blackface in the 1980s. → Read More

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clings to office amid racist yearbook photo scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his job amid indications that he might not be forced out if he refuses to quit. → Read More

Mummies, pottery discovery dating to Cleopatra reflects lives of middle-class Egyptians

Egypt says it has discovered a number of ancient burial chambers containing about 40 mummies in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo. → Read More

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown calls Trump 'a racist' amid Northam controversy

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who has said he will decide next month on a possible presidential run, on Sunday called President Donald Trump 'a racist.' → Read More

Pressure builds for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid blackface photo controversy

The drumbeat grew louder Sunday for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign st as controversy roiled over a 1984 medical school yearbook photo. → Read More

Pressure builds for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid blackface photo controversy

The drumbeat grew louder Sunday for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign st as controversy roiled over a 1984 medical school yearbook photo. → Read More

It feels like 51 degrees below zero in Chicago: Polar vortex envelops Midwest

Wind chill temperatures in dozens of towns across Minnesota and North Dakota plummeted to a starling 60 degrees below zero or less Tuesday and early Wednesday. → Read More

US-Taliban deal may be close, but future of Afghanistan remains bleak

U.S. and Taliban negotiators have agreed on a 'framework' for a plan aimed at ending the brutal conflict that has crippled Afghanistan. → Read More

White House: Federal employees will get back pay this week after shutdown

The estimated 800,000 federal employees who have gone without paychecks during the government shutdown should almost all get their back pay by week's end. → Read More

'Alleluja! Time to go back to work': Federal employees return Monday, will get back pay

The estimated 800,000 federal employees who have gone without paychecks during the government shutdown should almost all get their back pay by week's end. → Read More

Suntrust Bank shooting suspect 'always hated people and wanted everyone to die,' ex-girlfriend says

Five people were "senselessly murdered" after a gunman took hostages in a Florida bank, forced them to the floor and began shooting. → Read More

Russian judge denies bail for accused US spy Paul Whelan

A Russian judge refused to release American Paul Whelan on bail, ruling his arrest last month in a Moscow hotel room on charges of spying was legal. → Read More

10 percent of TSA workers call in sick as government shutdown drags on

The slowly growing wave of sickouts among TSA workers reached 10 percent as the government shutdown entered its second month. → Read More

Trump lauds federal employees as 'great patriots,' promises to 'win big' on border wall

President Donald Trump, one month into the federal government shutdown, took to Twitter to thank federal employees who are working without pay. → Read More

Two feet of snow, -40 degrees possible as storm roars East

A blast of winter that dropped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest grew more angry as it roared east on Sunday. → Read More