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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 file photo, The pro-independence movement in Western Sahara, Polisario Front's Secretary General Mohamed Abdelaziz listens to a question during a news conference in Madrid. The head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara, Mohamed Abdelaziz, has died after a long illness, the Polisario Front said in a statement on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.The movement ordered a 40-day mourning period, after which a new secretary-general will be chosen, the statement said. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)
Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz diesMohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday after a long illness, the group said
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In this Monday, May 30, 2016 photo, fire and police personnel tend to a victim shot in the leg at the scene where two people were shot in Chicago.  Chicago rung in the unofficial start to summer with dozens of shootings that killed several people and wounded others over Memorial Day weekend. (E. Jason Wambsgans /Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
6 killed, dozens wounded over bloody Chicago holiday weekendChicago rang in the unofficial start to summer with dozens of shootings that killed six people and wounded 56 others over Memorial Day weekend
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Serena Williams of the U.S. returns in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French Open Lookahead: Frenchman Gasquet faces Murray in QFThe wait had better be worth it when Richard Gasquet finally takes on Andy Murray in the French Open quarterfinals _ weather allowing
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Family of 3 Americans slain in Serbia demands justiceThe family of three American citizens killed during fighting in Serbia in 1999 says the Balkan country's prime minister has failed on his promises to put the suspects to justice
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Responders with Texas Search and Rescue search for a flood victim in a pond near SH 130 and FW 812 in Austin, Texas, Tuesday May 31, 2016. National Weather Service meteorologists predicted the Brazos River would crest at 53.5 feet by midday Tuesday in Fort Bend County.  (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents fleeResidents of some rural southeastern Texas counties are bracing for more flooding along a river that has reached a record-high crest
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Lawsuit dropped over Salt Lake City newspaper agreementMembers of a group that sued over altered terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News dropped their lawsuit Tuesday, saying they are confident terms of the Tribune's sale leave the newspaper on solid ground
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An Iraqi counterterrorism forces soldier perches on a berm during clashes with Islamic State militants on the southern edge of Fallujah, Iraq on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 a day after launching an operation of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. (AP Photo/Osama Sami)
Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civiliansAs Iraqi forces press an offensive in Fallujah to dislodge Islamic State militants, conditions are worsening for the more than 50,000 civilians trapped in the city, with a leading aid group warning of an unfolding "human catastrophe."
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High court sides with property owners in wetlands caseThe Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution
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In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo, Sharee Page speaks during an interview, in Farmington, Utah. Sharee Page and her sister, Annette Page, have received a breast cancer diagnosis within about two weeks of one another, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare, but gives them the chance to undergo chemotherapy together, shave each other's heads and discuss their identical symptoms. “Had she not been diagnosed, I don’t think I would have caught mine for six months to a year,” Sharee Page said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer togetherTwo Utah sisters have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer within about two weeks of each other, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare
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  • Purcellville couple honored as foster parents of the year

    Gabriel and Jaoni Wood were honored as Foster Parents of the Year by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 02:13 PM
  • Velocity Wings expanding to Bristow

    More than 30 years later, he is expanding his restaurant business into Bristow. Speros owns Velocity Wings, and will open his third location in the Braemar Village Center in Bristow next to Safeway. Potomac Local, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 10:06 AM
  • DC Metro Does Not Have a Funding Problem

    Now that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority commonly referred to as Metro has implemented its 'SafeTrack' plan to attempt to fix the numerous problems with its tracks, it's time to address whether WMATA is drastically underfunded as some rail boosters claim. The short answer is "No". Reason Foundation, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 08:00 AM
  • Second collection of designer homes comes to Willowsford in Loudoun

    The rolling hills of Loudoun County are home to plenty of classic farmhouses, but not all of them have the distinctive look of the Line K Windmill houses designed by international designer Piet Boon and Ara Hovnanian , president and chief executive of K. Hovnanian Homes . The first Line K collection, built in the planned community of Willowsford in Ashburn, drew attention two years ago for its unusual modern style. The Washington Post, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 06:09 AM
  • Barshinger's Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels

    Barshinger's Mill unique Tandem Waterwheels On March 26, 1892, Simon A. Check out this story on ydr.com: http://on-ydr.co/1sI5PEP Side View of Tandem Waterwheels at Bunker Hill Mill, Berkeley County, West Virginia Barshinger's Grist Mill was located along Barshinger Creek in York County, PA. Simon Barshinger significantly expanded his milling capacity with the addition of a second waterwheel. The York Daily Record, Tue, May 31 2016 @ 02:27 AM
  • Honor and pride on display at Lovettsvillea s Memorial Day ceremony

    Service members, Scouts and local residents honored the fallen at Lovettsville's Memorial Day ceremony Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 30 2016 @ 04:10 PM
  • What Teachers Don't Want You to Learn: New at Reason

    Brian Davison had to go to court to pry loose state data about student performance in the public schools. Now teachers are going to court to keep him from sharing it. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Mon, May 30 2016 @ 12:22 PM
  • Race, disability significant factors in Va. school suspensions

    Virginia school systems have seen suspension rates level off after years of declines, according to a recent report from JustChildren based in Charlottesville. JustChildren researches school suspensions and expulsions and their effects on children later entering the justice system as youths or adults. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, May 29 2016 @ 03:31 PM
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