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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 10, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 10, 2023

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 10, 2023:   

How Black maternal mortality spiked during the pandemic
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

The maternal mortality rate in Virginia more than doubled between 2018 and 2020. And research shows Black women are much more likely to die during or after childbirth than their white peers.

Many women feared going to the hospital for checkups during the COVID-19 pandemic – and early on were advised against taking the vaccine. All of this had real consequences for some pregnant patients.

FBI Director Chris Wray voices concern over HQ selection process
Reported by VPM News and WAMU/DCist

After over a decade of searching for the best place in Maryland or Virginia to locate the FBI’s new headquarters, the federal General Services Administration finally decided on Wednesday: It would go to a site in Greenbelt, Maryland.

But a letter from FBI Director Christopher Wray obtained by VPM News lists concerns with the process that saw the site selected over another in Maryland and one near Springfield, Virginia.

Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner expressed frustration during Thursday press calls. Specifically, Kaine called out a series of what he called “highly unusual circumstances,” which included a July 2023 revision of the criteria for site selection as well as subsequent review of the selection panel’s decision.

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