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Friday, December 15

New RamSafe app

The university will launch a new RamSafe app on Dec. 26. RamSafe will be accessible through the VCUMobile app, and RamCell will no longer be in use.

Charge in Charlottesville rally death upgraded to first-degree murder

James Fields, who has been accused of driving a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville in August, now faces a first-degree murder charge. The judge said the trial should proceed.

Northam announces two more cabinet picks

Gov. elect Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Matt Strickler will be secretary of Natural Resources and Bettina Ring will be secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. The move was watched by environmentalists, who hope for new policies on coal ash and pipelines under Northam’s administration.

Rubio threatens final tax bill

Sen. Marco Rubio threatened to vote against the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul if it did not expand a child tax credit. The House and Senate each have passed separate tax bills, which must be combined into one bill that can pass both chambers.

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