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Pirates' Diaz discusses mother's kidnapping ordealPittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela
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Demonstrators hold a sign that against a gun show in Hollywood, Fla., during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Latest: Rubio: State should consider bill on gunsIn the wake of the high school shooting that killed 17 people, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says Florida should consider enacting a law that would allow family members or law enforcement officials to ask a court to remove guns from a person who poses a danger
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Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career titleRoger Federer overpowered Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour Sunday to win the ABN AMRO World Tournament for his 97th career title
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Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspectRussian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, right, discusses the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill by Ting that would have expanded the list of those who can seek gun violence restraining orders to include, among others, employees of high schools and colleges. The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018, that killed at least 17 people, has revived the debate about red flag laws. Ting said he plans to reintroduce the bill.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buyA growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBIIn a rapid-fire series of tweets, President Donald Trump is arguing that the Obama administration bears some of the blame for the election meddling and declaring "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow"
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Tyler Reddick, left, and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, pose with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
The Latest: Junior plans to watch 500 from No. 88 pitDale Earnhardt Jr. has an official role in his first Daytona 500 as a retired race-car driver
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2008, file photo, heating oil is delivered to a home in Barre, Vt. The Trump administration is once again in 2018 calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance, using the same arguments from the previous year. They are citing an old report to suggest there's "sizable" fraud and saying no one will be left in the cold because utilities can't be turned off when it's cold. Once again, members of congress are vowing to fight. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poorThe Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance and once again, program supports are vowing to fight it.
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
NHL condemns fans chanting racial taunt against black playerNHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders.
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  • 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
  • Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 04:31 PM
  • The Isolation Room: Loudoun County parents alarmed at treatment of students with special needs

    A student with special needs captured this iPad photo of a classmate, who also has special needs, trapped in a makeshift isolation area at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 09:27 AM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia new

    Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Records show that sales tax exemptions for the centers that function as the brains of the Internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 04:16 PM
  • ACLU of Virginia opposes bipartisan deal on felony threshold Read Story The Associated Press

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says it is opposed to last week's bipartisan deal that would raise Virginia's felony theft threshold from $200 to $500 while also strengthening the state's criminal restitution system. The local ACLU says in a Monday statement it, the NAACP in Loudoun County and several other organizations support the felony larceny threshold increase but oppose another bill the compromise included to ensure criminals pay court-ordered restitution to crime victims. WVEC-TV Norfolk, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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