Afternoon Links: Amazon, Amazon, Amazon Edition

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For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.

In the News

Amazon chooses 20 cities as finalists for 2nd HQ – including Washington, DC & NoVA Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centers of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio. (NY Times)

Business Journal Reviews How Washington, DC is trying to lure Amazon The District hopes to lure the e-commerce and cloud computing company with an enhanced version of the playbook to the one it used to keep The Advisory Board Co. from leaving. (WBJ)

Another car title lender closes its doors on Route 1 CashPoint’s closing marks the third Route 1 car title lender to close its doors in less than three years. Fast Auto Loans in the Mount Zephyr area closed last January, and a nearby EZ Title Loans shut down in May 2016. (Covering the Corridor)

Ex-CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally keeping classified documents A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. (WaPo)

Alexandria Republican Quits the Party over Donald Trump  A rising star in Northern Virginia’s Republican party says he’s done with the GOP after a reported comment by the president. (WUSA 9)

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