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Business group: China preparing to retaliate on tradeAn American business group says China is preparing to retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump carries out promises to impose sanctions on Chinese goods
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In this image provided by Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University, shows climate change effects on patterns of mild weather. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. (Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University via AP)
Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather daysA new study says those nice weather days _ the kind perfect for picnics and outdoor weddings _ will be dwindling in the future because of global warming
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Flowers left by a well-wisher stand in the sand next to the Blue Parrot club, a day after a deadly early morning shooting, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left several foreigners and Mexicans dead.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewelsTwo consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government
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FILE - In this July 25, 2008, file photo, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman throws in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Pittsburgh. Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell are likely to be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, when Trevor Hoffman and Ivan Rodriguez also could gain the honor.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame votingRaines and Bagwell figure to gain Hall of Fame election and Guerrero and Ivan Rodriguez also could, but many will focus on changing views of steroids-tainted Bonds and Clemens
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In this 1994, William A. Hilliard poses for a photo. Hilliard, a former editor of The Oregonian and a national pioneer who paved the way for minorities in journalism, has died. He was 89. (Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian via AP)
William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89, the Oregonian/OregonLive reports
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Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating France's Jeremy Chardy in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Birthday greetings, Kerber into 3rd round at Australian OpenAngelique Kerber smiled and waved her arms like an orchestra conductor as the Rod Laver Arena crowd sang "Happy Birthday" after her 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 second-round win on Wednesday at the Australian Open
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Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuitThe Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president and his family
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, moderates a panel discussion during the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation’s highest court. Pryor met with Trump in New York on Jan. 14, said two people familiar with the meeting.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Trump meets with Supreme Court candidatePresident-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his shortlist for potential Supreme Court nominees
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A woman reacts after being evacuated from Plaza Las Americas mall following reports of gunfire in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor's office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a deadly shooting at a music festival in a nearby town. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort regionGunmen attack the state prosecutors' office in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, and authorities say four people are dead, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town killed three foreigners and two Mexicans
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Twenty firearms stolen over last few months in Loudoun County

    Authorities said 20 firearms have been stolen in separate incidents over the last two months from vehicles throughout Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that from November to this week, the thefts have happened in a range of area from Leesburg and Sterling to Ashburn, Round Hill and Hamilton. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
  • 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
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • 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
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 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
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