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The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, takes place in the city and brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders from Jan. 23 to 26. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forumThe World Economic Forum officially gets underway Tuesday with Indian leader Narendra Modi offering the keynote speech
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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchangedThe Bank of Japan has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite signs the economy is gaining steam
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South Korea's Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom, center, speaks at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. South Korea said Tuesday that local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that make anonymous transactions to be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currencySouth Korean says local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading and report suspicious activities to authorities starting next week
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Frances McDormand , from left, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The film won a Golden Globe and SAG Award for best motion picture drama and is a contender for an Oscar for best picture. (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)
Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' poised to lead Oscar nominationsGuillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could history
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Ohio Supreme Court hears challenge of death penalty lawThe Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments from an ex-death row inmate that the state's capital punishment law is unconstitutional because of judges' roles in handing down death sentences
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her quarterfinal loss to Belgium's Elise Mertens at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian OpenA year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening major
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Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as Day Three of the government shutdown continues, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of anotherEnd of government shutdown good news for federal workers, but some worry another could be right around the corner
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Lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano during its eruption for the second straight day Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in another thunderous explosion at dawn Tuesday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people fleeThe Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that sent 40,000 villagers to swell evacuation centers
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Deputy head of China's energy agency fired in graft probeChina's anti-corruption agency says the deputy head of the Cabinet agency in charge of energy policy for the world's second-largest economy has been fired
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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