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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutinyWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, is coming under increasing scrutiny amid confirmation that he will testify before the Senate intelligence committee
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A woman carries a baby and holds a banner as she takes part in a protest outside the House of Commons in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to BrexitBritain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
The illuminated Capitol Dome is reflected off the top of parked cars before dawn in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulationA regulation the Obama administration put in place to give online users protection against the sharing of their browsing habits is headed for extinction
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 1, 2005, file photo, Juthamas Siriwan, the former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Juthamas Siriwan has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong, File)
Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribesThe former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying that it had "very serious" concerns about the deal's impact on competition. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse, London Stock ExchangeThe European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa bows during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Japan's embattled Toshiba said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protectionJapan's embattled Toshiba Corp. says its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
A young Somali girl who was displaced by the drought wears a pair of mock spectacles cut out from a cardboard box of antibiotics medicine as a joke, as she carries her brother around a camp just outside of Mogadishu, in Somalia Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the U.N. and in recent months aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's drought once again has thousands on the moveSomalia's drought has once again uprooted hundreds of thousands of people as families stream into camps, urban areas and neighboring countries in search of aid
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Jordan's King Abdullah II, center, greets Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, left, upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Sudan's president, sought by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, has been welcomed in Jordan, despite calls by human rights groups to deny him entry. Omar al-Bashir is among 21 Arab leaders gathering for a summit. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
The Latest: UN chief says Arabs must heal divisionsThe U.N. secretary-general has warned Arab leaders that their internal divisions have opened the door to foreign intervention and have helped breed sectarianism and terrorism
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, workers load "clean coal" promoted by the government at a factory in Qianan, in northern China's Hebei province. China's government said Wednesday, March 29, 2017, it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Beijing is committed to the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rulesChina's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
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  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia 's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. Hampton Roads Daily Press, Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Ceremony at site of 1945 Loudoun plane crash honors pilot

    Fragments of the plane Marine Capt. Fred Ochoa was flying. Ron Embrey of Bluemont saved the pieces of wreckage his sons had found and collected since the 1980s. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
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