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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dennis Quaid with a dog, voiced by Josh Gad, in a scene from "A Dog's Purpose."  A spokesman for American Humane said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 that it has suspended its safety representative who worked on the set of the film when a frightened German shepherd, not shown, was forced into churning waters. (Joe Lederer/Universal Pictures via AP)
American Humane investigating treatment of dog in filmThe organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions says it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."
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South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoon-sun leaves after questioning at the office of special prosecutors in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Separately Wednesday, prosecutors also requested the arrest of Park's current culture minister and her former chief of staff. They gave no further details. Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and ex-chief of staff Kim Ki-choon were questioned by investigators earlier this week about the alleged blacklisting of artists who were critical of the Park government. Those on the blacklist were reportedly excluded from government funding. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto headA Seoul court says it has denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president
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Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell speaks to reporters Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, in Houston, after his election to baseball's Hall of Fame was announced. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of FameJeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short
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An American flag flies upside down after being torn from its lanyard during a winter storm on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the Chinatown district of Oakland, Calif. The San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a new series of rain storms. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreatsThe worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and are lining up again
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FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia.  Barrow waits to take up the reins of power, as Gambian President Yahya Jammeh clings to power Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, after more than two decades governing the west African country. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in GambiaNo word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia; regional force poised at border
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Judge revokes bail for hip-hop podcast host in murder caseA judge has revoked bail for a hip-hop podcast host arrested in connection with a New York City concert venue shooting that left a rapper's bodyguard dead
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Nicole Richie attends the NBCUniversal portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Nicole Richie is new kid on block in Tina Fey TV comedyNicole Richie is the new kid on the comedy block in an upcoming NBC workplace comedy from Tina Fey
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Raccoons recover at California zoo after cross-country rideBaby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo
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Cameras point at the Ecuadorian embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up for more than four years in London, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. U.S. President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledgeWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning got clemency, arguing via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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