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Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
The Latest: Kristoffersen leads Olympic men's slalomHenrik Kristoffersen has taken advantage of rival Marcel Hirscher skiing out to lead the first run of the Olympic men's slalom
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FILE- In this Thursday, June. 6, 2013 file photo, Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  About 50 young women remain missing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after Boko Haram extremists attacked a town in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fear that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from Chibok nearly four years ago. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attackAbout 50 girls missing since Boko Haram attacked a village in Nigeria that has a girls' boarding school, provoking fears they may have kidnapped like those from Chibok four years ago
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Jo Dockins, of Charlotte, N.C., carries flowers as she visits the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Billy Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99.
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A man walks into the Center for American Progress, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at their office in Washington. The major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal to be released Feb. 22, 2018, by the Center for American Progress gives politically energized Democrats more options to achieve a long-sought goal.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaulNew plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance
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High School student Taylor Fraasch, 16, of Brookline, wipes tears from her eyes as she prepares to speak during a walk-out in solidarity with other high schools across the country to show support for Parkland, Fla., students on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in downtown Pittsburgh. In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violenceStudents at high schools across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence like last week's deadly Florida school shooting; they say politicians haven't acted
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Georgia Tech's Moses Wright (12) drives past Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
Jerome leads No. 1 Virginia past Georgia Tech, 65-54Ty Jerome scored 18 points and top-ranked Virginia held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54, clinching the regular season title and top seed in next month's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament
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President Donald Trump, looks to Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as she speaks during the listening session with high school students, teachers, and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parentsStudents, parents and teachers affected by school shootings over the past two decades plead with President Trump to act
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US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. speaks to a group of environmental activists during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes backEnvironmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral have lambasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan in Virginia
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Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks as President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for riflesThe National Rifle Association says any legislation aimed at raising the age requirement for rifle and shotgun purchases would deprive young Americans their constitutional right to self-protection
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  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between mulch and a building. WMDT, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 06:51 PM
  • New Va. bills would make public less safe new

    A discarded cigarette in mulch started this multi-family home fire in Lynchburg, Virginia. WASHINGTON - The threat of quickly-spreading building fires caused by ignited mulch have Virginia fire chiefs concerned about bills making their way through the General Assembly, prompting the Loudoun County chief to worry: "It's only a matter of time before people aren't going to get out." WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 09:15 AM
  • Challenger emerges in Purcellvillea s mayoral election

    Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 11:13 AM
  • Monroe Tech parents, students concerned about Academies of Loudoun changes

    Jill Turgeon , chairwoman of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, speaks at a Feb. 21 meeting on changes to the Monroe Tech curriculum. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 03:19 PM
  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County

    Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. Virginia Business, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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