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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Interior Secretary-designate Rep. Ryan Zinke, right, R-Mont., arrives in Trump Tower, in New York, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West, where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal landsPresident-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources
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Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100Nigerian state official: Military jet mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills more than 100
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Norway defends mass murderer Breivik's prison conditionsNorway has defended the prison conditions under which mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is being held
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FILE - In this March 19, 2010 file photo, Ex-Yugoslav army Gen. Vlado Trifunovic speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia’s state TV says former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia’s wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of senselessness of the 1990s’ Balkan conflict, has died aged 78. Tuesday’s reports say Trifunovic died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 in Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, diesSerbia state television says former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died at age 78
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Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prisonNicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina
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Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after ChernobylAn agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Mich.  DeVos, Trump’s choice for education secretary, has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs, which give students and parents an alternative to traditional public school education. Her confirmation hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
The Latest: GOP tax chairman defends tax plan against TrumpA key Republican lawmaker is defending the House GOP tax plan despite criticism from President-elect Donald Trump
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A trader passes the post that handles General Motors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. GM confirmed the company will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
GM to add or keep 7,000 US jobs, make $1B factory investmentGeneral Motors says it will invest $1 billion in its factories and add thousands of new U.S. white-collar jobs in moves that have been in the works for years but released Tuesday in response to criticism from President-elect Donald Trump
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, N.J.  DeVos has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs, which give students and parents an alternative to traditional public school education. Her confirmation hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unionsRepublican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • new Police ID driver in hit-and-run with Loudoun Co. school bus

    The driver of a cement truck struck a Loudoun County School bus near Reservoir Road and Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg, Virginia, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The cement truck driver fled the scene, and was later identified by police. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 07:41 PM
  • Loudoun Looking For Hit-And-Run Cement Truck In School Bus Crash

    The Loudoun County sheriff's office is looking for a dented red and white cement truck, that was involved in a crash with a county school bus on Evergreen Mills Road near Black Branch Parkway in the Ashburn/South Riding area Thursday morning. Sheriff Mike Chapman tells WMAL that at approximately 7:30 am, a northbound school bus carrying 54 students was struck near Reservoir Road by the truck, which was heading southbound. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Firefighters rescue goose stranded on frozen pond in Virginia

    Firefighters in Virginia conducted "a unique ice rescue" when they were called to assist with a distressed goose stranded on the ice of a frozen pond. The Loudoun County Professional Firefighters - IAFF Local 3756 said in a Facebook post that crews responded Sunday night to a frozen pond near Dulles International Airport on a report of a distressed goose. UPI, Tue, Jan 10 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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