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People link their hands during a commemorative event to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people, on Westminster Bridge in London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
UK police, Muslim youths link hands to mark London attackBritish police officers linked hands with members of a Muslim youth group on a London bridge to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people
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No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 countThe U.S. Census Bureau did not include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census
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Vermont picks Alison Bechdel as its 3rd cartoonist laureateAn illustrator whose memoir and graphic novel about growing up with a bisexual father was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical has been selected as Vermont's cartoonist laureate
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This Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Sewickley, Pa. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its February report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since AprilMore Americans signed contracts to buy homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses
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Scottish UKIP member David Coburn, left, holds a Brisith flag as h celebrates the official triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in Brussels on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk has received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
The Latest: German minister expects tough Brexit talksGermany's foreign minister predicts a rough ride ahead for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the UK's decision to leave the bloc
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FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosisU.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis
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US stock indexes mostly lower in early trading; oil risesU.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading, with utilities declining the most
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Nadia Murad,   a human rights activist and Yazidi genocide survivor, listens during a United Nations human rights meeting called "The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Da'esh [ISIS] to Justice,"  at U.N. headquarters. Murad is working on a book. Tim Duggan Books, a Penguin Random House imprint, told The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,  that it had acquired “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State.” Murad’s memoir is scheduled for Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Human rights activist Nadia Murad writing memoirNadia Murad, the human rights activist who survived the murderous reign of ISIS, is working on a book
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Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plantA fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds
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  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • 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. Hampton Roads Daily Press, Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Ceremony at site of 1945 Loudoun plane crash honors pilot

    Fragments of the plane Marine Capt. Fred Ochoa was flying. Ron Embrey of Bluemont saved the pieces of wreckage his sons had found and collected since the 1980s. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • 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
  • 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
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