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Dulles Airport Travelers on Thanksgiving Journey

Diana White, of Springfield, VA, and her son, Matthew White, are headed to Mexico City for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. As we all waited in line for security (which shockingly took less than 10 minutes), I overheard Diana say, “Wow, this isn’t so bad.” I pulled the pair aside once we made it through security to see how their travel was going so far, the day before the busiest travel day of the year. Watch the video above to hear their tips on a speedy security process and their thoughts on the new TSA body scanners. Before you head to the airport this year, check out TSA's helpful holiday travel tips and what to expect with pat-downs.

Cheapest Gas Price in Springfield

According to AAA, the cheapest gas in Springfield is $2.919 a gallon atChevron 0208295. This gas station is located at 5580 Backlick Road in Springfield, VA.

Cheaters Allowed to Retake Tests, Parents Outraged

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  (WUSA) - "I think they're setting them up for failure down the road," said a parent of a high school student. That's what many people think about a new policy at West Potomac High School in Fairfax County.  It that allows students caught cheating to retake the test.

"There's a majority of our students who don't cheat and who dedicate themselves to good academics and being honest. And good character. And I think it's kind of unfair," said Emily Keith, a junior at West Potomac High School.

The change was part a new policy announced by Principal Cliff Hardison who said "cheating should result in a disciplinary consequence separate from an academic consequence," with the goal of getting all children to learn the material. Some students say it made sense at first.

"It could be a good thing to give a second chance. Look at Michael Vick. He got a second chance and look what he did," said Jemuel Adams, a junior.

Rep. Connolly’s Workshop for Federal Employees/Retirees Set for Dec 4

The following was sent to us by the Office of Congressman Gerald E. Connolly:

FAIRFAX – Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on December 4 to help federal employees and retirees navigate through the improvement and changes in the 2011 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans, dental and vision insurance programs, and flexible spending accounts.

Connolly’s Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees and Retirees will take place at the Fairfax County Government Center on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 10 am.  The address is 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA.   The program will run from 10 am to 11 am in the Board Auditorium.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with FEHB plan representatives and other experts and view exhibits in the adjacent conference rooms until 2 pm.

FCPS Announces Early Closing On Wednesday, November 24

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Police Release Picture Of Newborn Baby Found In Parking Lot

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police say that a newborn baby girl was found inside a duffel bag around 6:45 a.m., before Sunday Mass.

Police say the infant girl was left in the parking lot of St. Raymond Catholic Church in the 8700 block of Pohick Road in Springfield, Virginia.

The church says a parishioner discovered the baby.

Va. AG Backs DMV Refusal to Accept Permit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to accept a federal work permit as proof that a driver's license applicant is legally in the U.S., state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in an official opinion.

DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb requested the opinion, which Cuccinelli issued a little more than two months after the agency temporarily quit accepting Employee Authorization Documents as proof of legal status. The Department of Homeland Security issues the document to people who are temporarily in the U.S. and looking for work.

"Individuals who have the EAD now need another document to verify legal presence," DMV spokeswoman Pam Goheen said Monday. About 20 other federal documents are still accepted.