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Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderfulDemocratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful."
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Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsuredThe Congressional Budget Office is estimating that a revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026
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Young women dressed as Quinceaneras walk through the Senate Chambers at the Texas Capitol to visit lawmakers as they protest SB4, an anti-"sanctuary cities" bill, in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Texas' special session continues and conservatives in the legislature plan to work on anti-abortion measures, school vouchers and defanging local ordinances in Texas' big and liberal cities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck paceThe Texas Senate has staged an unusual midnight floor session as conservatives who dominate the chamber rush to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Pilar Abel, right, talks to journalists next to her lawyer Enrique Blanquez during a news conference in Madrid, where she claimed to be the daughter of eccentric artist Salvador Dali.  61-year old Abel claims that her mother had an affair with Salvador Dali while working as a domestic helper in the northeastern Spanish town of Figueres, where the artist was born and lived with his Russian wife Gala.  After two decades of court battles, a Madrid judge granted Abel a DNA test to find out whether her allegations are true, and the exhumation is scheduled to begin Thursday night.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuitSalvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history is taking yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains to settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago
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FILE - This Dec. 29, 2009, file photo shows a Big Mac sandwich in front of a drink at McDonald's in North Huntingdon, Pa. McDonald's announced the McDelivery Collection on July 20, 2017. The fast food giant describes it as “a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can wear or use whenever and wherever you order" delivery from the chain. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweats to items it deliversWith McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumorSen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, a driver passes the small boat harbor in King Cove, Alaska. The House has approved legislation allowing a proposed road through a remote national wildlife refuge in Alaska that was rejected by the Obama administration. A bill approved July 20 would grant a land exchange allowing Alaska to build the long-disputed road between two rural communities, King Cove and Cold Bay, near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula 600 miles (965 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.(James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
House backs road in remote Alaska wildlife refugeThe House has approved legislation allowing a proposed road through a remote national wildlife refuge in Alaska that was rejected by the Obama administration
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Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson enters for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.   (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)
O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him freeA gray-haired O.J. Simpson has gone before a Nevada parole board to plead for release after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Treasury Department hit Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine on July 20, 2017, for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. Treasury said in a statement that Exxon under Tillerson’s leadership had shown “reckless disregard” for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctionsThe Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company's CEO
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  • Jury sentenced man to 132 years in prison for stealing tires new

    A jury sentenced a 38-year-old man to more than 130 years in prison for a series of tire and rim thefts in Loudoun County, Virginia. In 2016, multiple victims in Loudoun County reported finding their trucks and SUVs mounted on cinder blocks in their driveways with vehicles' tires and rims gone, according to a statement from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jul 18 2017 @ 03:51 PM
  • Metro funding fight continues with new Loudoun Co. proposal

    Infighting over how to raise more money for Metro as part of a broader package of reforms threatens to derail key pieces of attempts to reach a regional agreement that could be presented to the General Assemblies in Richmond, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. Fairfax County Executive Ed Long, who also plays a key role on the Council of Governments Technical Panel that recommended a region-wide sales tax to fund Metro capital projects, said a separate Loudoun County proposal to repurpose existing contributions would simply be a Band-Aid that could leave the system worse off a decade from now. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jul 19 2017 @ 08:37 AM
  • Round Hill, Virginia Looks To Put Itself (More) On The Map

    A small town in western Loudoun County could be nearly doubling in size. Round Hill has about 600 residents, but that number could jump to more than one thousand if the town council approves an expansion plan. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 06:56 AM
  • Chipotle reopens restaurant where customers got violently ill

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking to lure Virginians back to an eatery that has reportedly made dozens of customers ill. The Sterling, Va., restaurant that was closed on Monday and Tuesday because of a food-safety scare reopened for business Wednesday at 11 a.m., a restaurant employee told The Post. New York Post, Wed, Jul 19 2017 @ 12:54 PM
  • Veterans assistance center opens in Manassas

    Governor Terry McAuliffe today cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the new Virginia Department of Veterans Services office in Manassas . The new office will primarily serve military veterans and their families in Prince William and Fauquier Counties, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and other localities in the area. Potomac Local, Tue, Jul 18 2017 @ 04:23 PM
  • Loudoun radio personality goes to work for Herndon Police Department

    Well-known radio personality and Loudoun County native Lisa Herndon has resigned from WINC after seven years with the local station. Fairfax Times, Tue, Jul 18 2017 @ 03:46 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors loosen constraints on Dulles World Center to build residential units

    One of Loudoun County's most prized future mixed-use developments -- the Dulles World Center, otherwise known as The Hub -- won a second round of modifications by the Board of Supervisors last week. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jul 18 2017 @ 11:26 AM
  • Big indoor shooting range could find a home next to Loudoun's Topgolf and iFly

    The Peterson Cos. has committed to big, experiential retail as the draw for its Commonwealth Center project in Ashburn. Business Journal, Mon, Jul 17 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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