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Welcome to the website (“FairfaxNews.com”) of FairfaxNews LLC. FairfaxNews.com is the website whose home page is located at www.FairfaxNews.com and includes all web pages whose domain name contains the following: www.FairfaxNews.com. Fairfax News LLC may also operate other websites that don’t contain these domain names. This User Agreement does not apply to those websites (unless those websites specifically link to this Site User Agreement) and the terms of the user agreements for those other Fairfax News LLC websites may differ from the terms of this Site User Agreement. Please read this Site User Agreement carefully, including the Privacy Policy.

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Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Fairfax County, Virginia, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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