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Barrett Says George Floyd Killing Hit Home

At several points in the hearing, senators have asked Judge Barrett whether her personal stances — on family, gun rights or religion, for instance — would weigh on how she judges cases on the Supreme Court.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), in a series of questions ahead of a section on voting rights, asked Judge Barrett about the impact of the police killing of George Floyd on her family. Judge Barrett has seven children, including an adopted son and daughter from Haiti.

“Senator, as you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family.” She said her husband was on a camping trip with her boys, and she was at home with the girls. “I was there and my 17-year-old daughter Vivian who is adopted from Haiti, all of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her. We wept together in

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$60M Mansion on a Slice of George Washington’s Former Farm Is Virginia’s Most Expensive Home

With a price tag of $60 million, a relatively new house on historic land is now Virginia’s most expensive home.

Built in 2018, the 16,000-square-foot home on East Boulevard Drive sits on riverfront land that was once part of George Washington‘s Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria, VA.

The current owners bought the 16.5-acre property for around $9 million in 2014, and began what listing agent Heather Corey calls a reconstitution of the estate.

“The house itself is state of the art. They have a huge room that’s got a whole bank of computers that run the whole property. So it’s not just a smart house, I call it a brilliant house,” she says, adding that the electronic features are more advanced than she has ever seen anywhere else.

“Everything is interconnected and can be run with a touch of a button.”

The land was part of Washington’s original River

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Tobias Lear House renovation would make George Washington feel at home again – News – seacoastonline.com

PORTSMOUTH — A master carpenter, wallpaper historian, “paint detective” and wall-covering expert form a historic preservation dream team assembled to restore the 1730s Tobias Lear House, before it opens as an inn next year.

Stephen Foster bought the Portsmouth home, which is on the National Historic Register, a year ago. It was suffering from deferred maintenance in the historic South End with its chipping exterior paint visible from every view.

The sale came with a preservation easement that requires maintaining the historic integrity of everything there now, into perpetuity. That easement was a deterrent to most buyers, but Foster has done this before.

He was featured in the Washington Post in 2014 for applying the same restorative vision, and resources, to a rundown 1763 Virginia plantation property called Wilton House, now available for short-term rentals.

A Washington, D.C. resident, Foster was sent a Portsmouth Herald article about the poor condition

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