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FILE - This March 8, 2017, file photo, shows officials outside a home near an area where a broken sewer line caused a football field-sized sinkhole in Fraser, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. Three houses in the area had to be condemned. Two of the homes will be demolished starting Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Roger Schneider, File)
2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole siteTwo homes are being torn down to clear the way for repairs to a broken Detroit-area sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve
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Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soonTreasury Secretary Mnuchin says administration wants to pass tax reform by August
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 16, 2016, file photo, Disney CEO Bob Iger poses for selfies with visitors on the opening day of the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Walt Disney Co. announced that Iger is getting a one-year contract extension, to July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's deathDisney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 24, 2011 file photo, oil flows on the creek water's surface near an illegal oil refinery in Ogoniland, outside Port Harcourt, in Nigeria's Delta region. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangersGeologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers; 'astonishingly high' pollution
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House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, finishes the final wording on the Republican health care bill before sending it to the floor for debate and a vote, Friday, March 24, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands itThe House is steering toward a climactic vote on the Republican health care overhaul
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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, left, gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 24, 2017. Putin has held a surprise meeting with France’s far-right presidential candidate and dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interferenceRussian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate and dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor
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People gather near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, March 24, 2017. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills at least 1 and wounds 2, police say
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In this photo released by Proactiva Open Arms NGO on Friday, March 24, 2017 a sunken rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. A Spanish aid organization says it fears hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats and the search for a third vessel reported missing had so far proved futile. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off LibyaA Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared that hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and another four were missing after a boat sank off the Aegean coast
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Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside (21) dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful startNo NBA team has gone from 11-30 to playoffs; Heat hope to change that
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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