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A mallard duck cleans itself while sitting in Wolf Trap Creek at Vienna’s Wildwood Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Tysons ID Verification Company Under Investigation — ID.me may have misled the public and Congress with “baseless claims” that the U.S. lost $400 billion to fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims. A House subcommittee says new evidence suggests the company used claims of “rampant” fraud “to increase demand” for its services, making it harder for those who needed aid to receive it. [Gizmodo]

Mixed Bag for Metro — “New Silver Line riders, an increase in train availability, shorter wait times and an apparent decrease in fare evasion provided tempered optimism to Metro leaders in the face of a new financial snapshot Thursday that showed rail ridership continuing to struggle…Metro said it recorded about 7,000 trips Tuesday at the new Silver Line stations.” [The Washington Post]

Man Pleads Guilty to Carrying “Ghost” Gun — An Alexandria man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to having a gun with no serial number despite being barred from possessing firearms. 28-year-old Ajee Whitter, also known as “Glockz,” was convicted of felony robbery in Prince William County before getting arrested in an undercover drug operation by Fairfax County police on April 11. [DOJ]

Pedestrian Safety Advocates Plan Vigil — “For William. For Eileen. For Chris. For Elise. For your 20 @fairfaxcounty neighbors killed by a person driving while walking to work, home, the store, to school in 2022. We REMEMBER, SUPPORT and ACT – World Day of Remembrance – Sunday Nov 20 0 1:30 Oakton High School” [Fairfax Families for Safe Streets/Twitter]

Annandale Field Renamed For Park Advocate — “Friends and family, local officials and members off the Fairfax Women’s Soccer Association will gather on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. to dedicate a field at Pine Ridge Park in honor of Wanda Rixon. The event is open to the public and honors Rixon, a longtime advocate and participant in women’s soccer.” [FCPA]

Affordable Apartments Open in Fairfax Corner — “The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is now accepting applications for single-occupancy affordable housing at Coan Pond Residences…Prospective applicants must have a minimum annual income of $19,940 and earn no more than $59,820. Rent is set at 30 percent of tenant income.” [Housing and Community Development]

Local Venues for World Cup Watching — “After four long years (or eight if you’re cheering for U.S. Soccer), it’s finally time to dive back into World Cup action. If you’re looking to get your football on, here are the can’t-miss World Cup events for fans of all ages.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Fire Department Has Thanksgiving Cooking Tips — “Cooking is the main cause of home fires any time of the year, but it is especially common on Thanksgiving…The firefighters and paramedics of the county’s Fire and Rescue Department want you to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Help them to help you prevent an unexpected visit to your home from our firefighters on Thanksgiving Day!” [FCFRD]

It’s Friday — Clear throughout the day. High of 48 and low of 30. Sunrise at 6:56 am and sunset at 4:54 pm. [Weather.gov]

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