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This Jan. 27, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team shows the sunrise as the helium-filled ballloon carrying Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia crosses the Pacific Ocean after taking off from Saga, Japan. The two pilots landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning. The pilots landed 4 miles offshore in Baja California about 300 miles north of the popular beach destination of Cabo San Lucas. (AP Photo/Two Eagles Balloon Team)
Historic balloon flight ends on Mexican coastHistoric journey across Pacific Ocean ends with balloon pilots landing on Mexican coast
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Jimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in PhoenixLip sync contest among highlights Jimmy Fallon has planned for 'super' late-night show
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and a founder of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight, attend a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. A lawyer for Knight says he was at the wheel of a car involved in an accident in a Los Angeles suburb.  It occurred in Compton shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight caseInvestigators review hit-and-run video to figure out if 'Suge' Knight was victim or attacker
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This is the Weather Underground forecast for Sunday, Feb. 1,  2015 for the eastern region of the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens NortheastSlow-moving storm crawls into Midwest, could drop a foot or more of snow as it moves east
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Members of Al-Kaseasbeh, the tribe of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, light candles and carry posters with his picture and Arabic that reads "we are all Muath," at the captured pilot's tribal gathering divan, in his home town of Karak, Jordan, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands wordWorried family of Jordanian pilot demands word on efforts to free him from Islamic State group
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)
African leaders to court: Drop cases against top AfricansAfrican leaders tell intl court to drop charges against Sudan's president, Kenyan VP Ruto
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FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, buildings along the Sumida River are seen through a Japanese national flag fluttering on a sightseeing boat in Tokyo. The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place. In a shock to a country that can feel insulated from distant geopolitical problems, two of their own have reportedly been killed by Islamic radicals in Syria, the latest apparently beheaded in a video posted online this weekend by militant websites. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a bid to restore Japan’s position in the world, has been driving his country to play a larger international role, most controversially seeking to loosen constitutional restraints put on its military after World War II. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, againAnalysis: Why Japan may still pursue a greater global role despite the hostage crisis
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo early Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after an online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheadedHorror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  (12) passes during practice Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFLDo It Again: If Seahawks repeat, it's scary prospect for NFL down the road
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  • Va. Senate votes to ban adoption of Common Core standards

    The state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly. Sen. Richard Black's measure passed the Republican-controlled chamber Friday on a largely party-line 21-17 vote. WSET-TV Lynchburg, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:53 PM
  • Distant Vines Wine Dinner at Palio Ristorante

    Roughly 30 Loudoun County professionals indulged in an extravagant wine dinner at Palio Ristorante Italiano Jan. 28, where local wine businessman Tom Allen, president of Distant Vines importers, spoke about his pairing for the five-course affair. Loudoun Times, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 09:59 PM
  • Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

    Prince William County's schools enrollment boom has outpaced the growth of the district's budget for years, a quandary exacerbated by the recession. Class sizes have ballooned . The Washington Post, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • For Super Bowl Sunday, a wintry mix ending in rain

    "So here we go again with another typical D.C. winter storm. I've been through all the guidance I've ever known. WTOP-FM Washington, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 11:22 AM
  • Where it stands: Loudoun County Courts Complex expansion

    The Loudoun County Courts Expansion project in downtown Leesburg has seen some movement in recent weeks. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:37 AM
  • Sterling Man Charged in Murder Plot To Stay in Jail

    A Loudoun County judge denied bond Thursday for a Sterling man accused of a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife, according to media reports. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
  • Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

    A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor. The Virginian-Pilot, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:07 PM
  • Comment sought on proposed power line in Loudoun County

    Regulators are seeking public comment on a Dominion Virginia Power plan to build a new high-voltage transmission line and substation in Loudoun County. The State Corporation Commission says local public hearings are scheduled for March 18 in Sterling. NewsOK.com, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 03:21 AM
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