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Police are seen searching a suspicious vehicle near the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Washington.  The Secret Service said the New Executive Office Building, left, was evacuated and a portion of 17th Street had been closed to vehicle traffic.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Secret Service clears suspicious vehicle by White HouseThe Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House
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Maxim Noreau (56), of Canada, celebrates with Christian Thomas (92) and Chay Genoway (5) after scoring a goal against Finland during the third period of the quarterfinal round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Latest: Canada, Germany reach men's hockey semifinalsGermany has reached the men's hockey semifinals at the Olympics for the first time after beating top-seeded Sweden, 4-3
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FILE - In this May 31, 2007 file photo, former Presidents, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton, second left, and Jimmy Carter, right, join Franklin Graham, second right, as they pose with Billy Graham, center, in front of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.  Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says 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, File)
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tells The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina
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Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced Placement examsStudents in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive, codenamed 'Operation Olive Branch', to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a northwestern Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin. (Pool Photo via AP)
Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president saysTurkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risk to soldiers in combat
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Trump again attacks Obama over RussiaPresident Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling
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Gold medalist team Japan with Ayaka Kikuchi, Ayano Sato, Miho Takagi, and Nana Takagi, from left to right center, left, celebrates on the podium after after the women's team pursuit final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals markSofia Goggia wins the women's downhill; Marit Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark with her 14th
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo Spanish-American chef Jose Andres answers questions during a panel discussion at an event on entrepreneurship at La Cerveceria, in Havana, Cuba. Andres is working on a book about his efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Ecco told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has acquired “We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.” The book is scheduled for Sept. 11.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Chef Jose Andres writing book on Hurricane Maria relief workAward-winning chef Jose Andres is working on a book about his efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
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Syria's starved, rebellious suburb under attack
New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capitalSyrian rescuers: 10 people killed by government airstrikes, shelling on a town in Damascus suburbs
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

    As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show. Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers that function as the brains of the internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year, by far the biggest type of tax break the state offers. NewsOK.com, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 03:09 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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