Apr 17, 2024 - News

⭐ Around the Beltway: New Mystics star

Aaliyah Edwards poses with her Washington Mystics #24 jersey.

Aaliyah Edwards. Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

🏀 The Washington Mystics selected University of Connecticut basketball star Aaliyah Edwards as the No. 6 pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday night. (Washington Mystics)

👀 Amazon is behind schedule in its goal of adding 25,000 area jobs at its Arlington HQ2 campus by the decade's end. It was supposed to add over 2,500 positions last year; instead, it cut more than 200 amid a hiring slowdown. Meanwhile, construction on its Helix structure and other additional buildings has been paused. (Washington Post)

🤑 An estate called "The Cove" in Hume, Va., recently sold for $18.75 million, making it the region's most expensive sale in almost two years. The 20,000-square-foot home has an elevator, a 3,500-bottle wine cellar, a pool, two ponds, a 12-acre lake, and hiking trails. (Washington Business Journal)

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