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A view looking down on Route 123 from McLean Metro station walkway (staff photo by Angela Woolsey).

Exposures Deported Three Times — “Northern Virginia authorities have put a hard stop to a terrifying summer of attacks by an alleged serial sexual predator. Juan Rodriguez-Alfaro, 42, has been arrested for nearly a dozen attacks along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail dating back to July 15. Rodriguez-Alfaro is from Honduras and has been living in Herndon, Virginia. Immigration and Customs officials say he was in the U.S. illegally and has been deported three times already.” [WUSA 9]

Local Students Take Park in Food Donation Effort — “More than 50 volunteers spent Thursday morning packing bags of shelf-stable food as part of the Assistance League of Northern Virginia’s Weekend Food for Kids program.” [Reston Patch]

Special Open House Slated for Historic Oak Hill Manor — The historic Oak Hill Manor will be open for a once-a-year event this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. [Fairfax County Government]

State Tax Rebates Coming Soon — “Virginia taxpayers will want to keep an eye on their bank accounts as the state is preparing to send out millions of tax rebates. ‘We expect to issue about 3.2 million one-time tax rebates and get these rebates to taxpayers, either in the form of direct deposit or check,’ said Virginia Tax Commissioner Craig Burns.” [WTOP]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 80 and low of 59. Sunrise at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:17 pm. [Weather.gov]

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