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A woman is detained in Lafayette Park near the  White House along Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, Monday, May 30, 2016. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says someone at about 12:15 p.m. threw a metal object over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue and was arrested without incident. He did not identify the person, though a witness saw a woman placed in handcuffs. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
White House returns to normal operations after lockdownThe Secret Service says the White House has returned to normal operations after somebody threw a metal object over the fence, prompting a lockdown and protective sweeps
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AP Source: Baylor will hire former Wake coach GrobeA person involved in the decision tells The Associated Press that Baylor will hire former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to lead its football program this season
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws during the second inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Monday, May 30, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Harvey rediscovers form, leads Mets over White Sox 1-0Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Olympiakos' Alan Pulido, left, fights for the ball with Anderlecht's Alexander Buttner during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Pulido is a forward for the Greek team Olympiacos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team, though he wasn’t called up for the upcoming Copa America tournament. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday, May 29, 2016 after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappersMexican authorities say soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper and guided rescuers to the house where he was held
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Irene Martinez, who lives near the Brazos River, leaves her flooded home Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Richmond, Texas. Martinez lives there with her two sons, and they are evacuating because the river is exprected to rise another several feet. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
More people rescued from floods in Texas; forecast improvesAuthorities say they have rescued another 40 people from floodwaters in a Texas county near Houston even though rain has stopped in most of the state
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This May 2013 photo provided by Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, shows Abdulaziz al-Shubaily at a farm in the al-Qassim province of Saudi Arabia. Rights group Amnesty International said Monday, May 30, 2016 that a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced al-Shubaily, a member of an independent human rights organization, to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily was the only founding member of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights, known by its Arabic acronym HASEM, not yet sentenced to a prison term. (Abdulaziz al-Shubaily via AP)
Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prisonRights group Amnesty International says a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members
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FILE - This April 7, 2013, file photo shows the Verizon studio booth at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J. Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday, June 1, 2016, after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over four years and the first contract for Verizon wireless store workers, a union said Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inkedA union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement
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Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearableTravelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close
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Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party headA military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup
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  • Sons Testify in Trial of Virginia Man Accused of Killing His Wife

    A Loudoun County man is accused of murdering his wife and staging it to look like a suicide. The couple's children took the stand in the trial Friday. NBC Washington, Fri, May 27 2016 @ 09:23 PM
  • Northern Va. man charged with manslaughter for 2015 Leesburg stabbing

    A Springfield man has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter in connection with a March 2015 stabbing in Leesburg. Loudoun Times, Fri, May 27 2016 @ 04:03 PM
  • What Teachers Don't Want You to Learn: New at Reason

    Brian Davison had to go to court to pry loose state data about student performance in the public schools. Now teachers are going to court to keep him from sharing it. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Mon, May 30 2016 @ 12:22 PM
  • Race, disability significant factors in Va. school suspensions

    Virginia school systems have seen suspension rates level off after years of declines, according to a recent report from JustChildren based in Charlottesville. JustChildren researches school suspensions and expulsions and their effects on children later entering the justice system as youths or adults. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, May 29 2016 @ 03:31 PM
  • Boulder Crest Retreat heals heroes, one family at a time

    As you drive west through the last stretch of Loudoun County on Route 7, the traffic thins, the pavement rolls more and more with the terrain and the scenery soothes. Loudoun Times, Sun, May 29 2016 @ 01:30 PM
  • Former PTA president charged with felony embezzlement

    Russell Sharifi, former president of the Creighton's Corner Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association , was charged last week after an investigation determined he embezzled $13,000 from the organization. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 26 2016 @ 01:37 PM
  • Va. prosecutors seek names of restored felons who may now be jurors, but McAuliffe refuses

    Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman, who is seeking the names of all felons eligible to have their rights restored, to review them if they are called for jury duty. When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order last month restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 ex-felons, he also enabled them to begin serving on juries again. The Washington Post, Sat, May 28 2016 @ 02:43 PM
  • State of Loudoun County strong, but challenges remain

    New County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall vowed during her first "State of the County" address Wednesday to build an inclusive Loudoun while addressing the county's outstanding challenges in order to make it a "premiere" destination to live and work in. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 26 2016 @ 11:50 AM
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