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PWCS is welcoming back nearly 3,000 first graders this week, while LCPS is bringing back 7,300 third through fifth graders Tuesday.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Prince William and Loudoun County Public Schools are preparing to bring another round of students back to their buildings Tuesday.

PWCS will welcome 2,775 first graders in two different groups, with half starting Tuesday, the other half starting Wednesday.

LCPS will be adding 7,300 third through fifth graders as well as seniors at the Academy of Science and the Academy of Engineering and Technology to the mix on December 1, also broken up into groups.

Kristin Petersen, who has students in first and fifth grade in PWCS is ready to send her younger son back. He starts with the second group on Wednesday.

“We’re excited. We’ve prepared him to obey the teacher, listen,” Petersen said. “I know that the situation that he’s going into

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DNA Technology Could Help Investigators In Prince George’s County Reopen Cold Cases : NPR

Prince George’s County will reopen cold cases with the help of DNA technology.

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A $470,000 grant to use new DNA technology could be the answer to solving cold cases in Prince George’s County.

The county was one of 10 in the nation to receive the three-year-long grant from the Department of Justice. The grant will allow the county to reopen cases, some going as far back as 1979, using forensic genetic genealogy — an investigative tool comparing and analyzing DNA samples from crime scenes and popular genealogy websites like 23andMe and Family Tree. The county’s State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy’s office was the recipient of the grant.

“This is a process that holds great promise for achieving justice and bringing closure for victims of cold case crimes and their loved ones,” Braveboy said in a statement. “It’s important for the community

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Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant

Prince George’s County is one of 10 jurisdictions across the country that will receive a $470,000 grant from the Justice Department to reopen cold cases using forensic genetic genealogy — a new investigative technique that draws on privately curated DNA databases from popular genealogy websites to compare with samples collected from crimes.

The funding could help investigators reopen as many as 60 cold cases over the next three years, Prince George’s prosecutors and police said at a news conference Thursday.

“This is just another area where we’re going to make a big difference in Prince George’s County,” county State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said.

There are more than 600 cases of serious and violent crimes in the county in which DNA was collected from the scene but the sample did not generate a match in the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, often referred to as CODIS.

The leads ran out,

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip pose in new photo to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary

The queen and Philip were married on Nov. 20, 1947.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary with a gift from the next generation of royals, their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Buckingham Palace released a new photo Thursday showing the queen and Philip looking at an anniversary card made by 7-year-old George, 5-year-old Charlotte and 2-year-old Louis, the children of Prince William and Duchess Kate.

The photo was taken in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle earlier this week, according to Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, were married on Nov. 20, 1947, in Westminster Abbey in London.

In the photo, the queen is wearing the Chrysanthemum Brooch, which she also wore on her honeymoon with Philip, according to Buckingham Palace.

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Prince William kept COVID-19 diagnosis a secret, royal sources confirm

William’s wife Kate and their children reportedly did not contract the virus.

Prince William was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year and kept his diagnosis a secret from the public, royal sources confirm to ABC News.

William, 38, was diagnosed with the virus in April, according to the royal sources.

The future king did not go public with the news of his diagnosis because he did not want to cause alarm, according to a report in The Sun newspaper, which first reported Prince William’s diagnosis.

William’s diagnosis came shortly after his father, Prince Charles, was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, publicly announced he had tested positive through a Clarence House spokesperson in March. Both he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who did not have the

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