Thursday Morning Rundown

Wiehle-Reston East/Credit: Fairfax CountySilver Line is Just the Start — What will the Metro system of the future look like? Planners look at the possibilities of 10 new DC-area stations, including four “Super Stations” and a Potomac tunnel to ease congestion. [Washington Post]

Secret Santa — A man who wants to be referred to only as “the big guy with a beard” paid it forward this Christmas. He paid off all the items on layaway at Sterling’s Toys R Us location, making the holidays a little brighter for many families. [NBC4]

Birth Control for Deer? — Fairfax City is trying to control the expanding deer population by tranquilzing the females and taking them for surgical sterlization. Would that work for Fairfax County too? [Washington Post]

New Test for FCPS — Fairfax County high school students are going to take the PISA test in the future. Just what is this international assessment? [Vienna Patch]

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Morning Notes

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Fairfax County’s annual Summer Entertainment Series will kick off on June 1 (via Fairfax County Park Authority/Twitter) The Fairfax County Park Authority has composed a slate of summer shows, including…

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