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Ethnic Rohingya men sort clothing donated by local residents at their temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia Friday, May 22, 2015. Thousands of refugees and migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to the International Organization for Migration. Half are Rohingya and the rest are from Bangladesh, the IOM said. The U.N. refugee agency estimates more than 3,000 others may still be at sea. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached landBoat by boat, how more than 3,000 stranded migrants reached relative safety in Southeast Asia
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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extensionFate of parts of Patriot Act in doubt as Senate blocks House bill, 2-month extension
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Workers inspect damage to a freeway ramp Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ramp leading to Interstate 15 was closed from damage after an earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayMagnitude-4.8 quake in rural Nevada is felt 100 miles away in Vegas, closes busy highway ramp
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A migrant weeps during a Friday prayer at a temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia Friday, May 22, 2015. In the past three weeks, thousands of refugees and migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to the International Organization for Migration. Half are Rohingya and the rest are from Bangladesh, the IOM said. The U.N. refugee agency estimates more than 3,000 others may still be at sea. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisisUS says Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya boat people crisis
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FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, activists Gloria Steinem, left, and Aiyoung Choi arrive at Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. Steinem and a group of 29 other women from 15 countries are set to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, May 24 after obtaining a rare green light from both governments. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File )
AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not workingAP Interview: Gloria Steinem, in North Korea to cross DMZ, says isolation policies have failed
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Paul Flintroy, right, waits in line with others to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. A pu(AP Photo/John Locher)
B.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las VegasB.B. King viewing in Las Vegas draws more than 1,000 mourners, some family ahead of memorial
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A statue of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero stands near a stage being erected for Romero's beatification ceremony in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, May 21, 2015 A Mass will be held in Plaza El Salvador del Mundo on Saturday for Romero's beatification ceremony, a first step toward canonization and sainthood. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop RomeroEl Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980, to be beatified before huge crowds
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki (51) runs to third base during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Miami, Friday, May 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Marlins lose to Orioles 8-5; Alvarez and Latos go on DLAlvarez and Latos go on DL after Marlins lose to Orioles 8-5, extending skid to 8 games
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A pelican is seen floating in the water near an oil-contaminated patch of seaweed at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Friday, May 22, 2015. Officials say the sheen of oil is now thinner than a coat of paint and is becoming harder to skim from choppy, wind-driven waters. A state parks official says Refugio and El Capitan state beaches and campgrounds will be closed until June 4. That's a week longer than originally announced. The spill from the May 19 break now covers nearly 10 square miles.  (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)
Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals foundCalifornia spill harder to clean up in rough seas; company ordered to take action
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  • Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was the first reporter on the scene after problems with a quarry blast sent rocks and boulders flying into neighboring homes and businesses. A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. NBC Los Angeles, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
  • Sterling Man Scares Away Burglary Suspect

    In getting up before sunrise Friday, a Sterling man spotted someone who appeared to be a burglar on his back deck, but the individual disappeared before Loudoun sheriff's deputies arrived. The resident told the deputies that he woke up at 2:50 a.m. and went to the kitchen of his home, in the 21700 block of Canfield Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • Fairfax County teachers get tiny raise

    The Fairfax County Public School Board adopted a $2.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on Thursday, which will allow for small pay increases for all employees. The raises - though very small at 0.62 percent - are still bigger than FCPS has been able to give in recent years. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 11:16 AM
  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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