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101-year-old resident attends borough's centennial partyA 101-year-old woman was on hand to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania borough where she's always lived
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Spain court opens 1st European case against Syrian officialsA Spanish National Court judge has ordered an investigation into the role of nine Syrian officials in the alleged disappearance a man in 2013, in what is the first criminal case against President Bashar al-Assad's regime in a European court
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Books on gun violence and immigration win prizesGary Younge's "Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives" won the $10,000 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for combining literary excellence and social concern
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocksPresident Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on his campaign promises
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Visitors take pictures of Leonardo da Vinci’s "Adoration of the Three Wise Men", returned to the public of the Uffizi museum after 6 years of study and restoration, in Florence, Italy, Monday, March 27, 2017. Painted in 1481, it is one of the most important works of the early Leonardo. (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
Leonardo's "Adoration of the Magi" now cleaner, brighterThe unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, "Adoration of the Magi," has emerged from a five-year restoration cleaner and brighter
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Ministers and representatives of the Arab League meet on the Dead Sea in Jordan, Monday, March 27, 2017. Jordan is hosting the annual meeting that this year is focused on Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Palestine in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Sudan's official news agency said Sunday that President Omar al-Bashir will attend the meeting later this week, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide.(AP Photo/Muntasser Akour)
The Latest: Jordan says Arabs must unite to address crisesJordan's foreign minister has told Arab counterparts that the region must come together and urgently confront crises that have been allowed to fester, including violent conflicts and millions of children deprived of the right to an education
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FILE-- In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, people shop in the Dubai Mall, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar said it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon. A stock market filing by Emaar Malls, which runs the Dubai Mall, said the "bid has still not been accepted by the shareholders of" (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Emaar Malls offers $800M for amid Amazon rumorsA subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon
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Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, right, speaks to the media at Stormont in Belfast, flanked by Deputy DUP leader Nigel Dodds , left, as the deadline for restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland runs out later on Monday March 27, 2017. The British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London. Northern Ireland's latest unity government collapsed in January amid deepening disputes between the British Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party and the Irish Catholics of Sinn Fein, (Niall Carson/PA Wire(/PA via AP)
UK faces government decision on deadlocked Northern IrelandThe British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London
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Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territoryFrench Guiana faced a nationwide strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning
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  • 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. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • 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
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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