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COVID-19 white flag memorial installation comes to end on National Mall

Plus: Amazon hiring in Chevy Chase, projects 750 jobs created in DMV by 2022; Takoma Park woman places third in ‘Big Brother’ finale

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COVID-19 white flag memorial installation comes to end on National Mall

A ceremony on the National Mall on Sunday marked the end of a COVID-19 memorial — a sea of small white flags, each representing a life lost, illustrating the enormity of the pandemic.

Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg of Bethesda created the installation of 700,000 flags, which stood in the shadow of the Washington Monument for more than two weeks. [NBC 4]

Amazon hiring in Chevy Chase, projects 750 jobs created in DMV by 2022

Amazon says it will have created more than 750 jobs in the DMV area by 2022 and it is still hiring at several locations, including Chevy Chase.

Amazon Fresh, a grocery store, has nearby locations in Chevy Chase; Franconia, Va.; and Washington, D.C. [Patch]

Takoma Park woman places third in ‘Big Brother’ finale

Takoma Park resident Azah Awasum, who was a contestant in the latest season of the CBS reality show “Big Brother,” placed third in the season finale, which aired last week. [Source of the Spring]

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