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Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleedsThis year's Ig Nobel winners: Pork as way to stop nosebleeds, banana peel slipperiness
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President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aidSenate votes overwhelmingly to back Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group
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Members of a Muslim community gather for a peaceful demonstration at Lakemba in suburban Sydney following raids involving 800 federal and state police officers that came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney early on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionsIslamic State plot to conduct beheadings in Australia raises questions about group's reach
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New lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate raceDemocratic voter files petition with Kansas court to force party to pick new Senate nominee
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gestures while giving a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Oracle says Ellison is stepping aside as CEO of the company he founded. The business software maker promoted Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to replace him as co-CEOs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEOOracle co-founder Larry Ellison ends 37-year reign as CEO, turns over job to top lieutenants
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions posed by Rosie Valencia in front of hundreds of students during a special assembly at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Zuckerberg participated in the assembly as part of Facebook's campaign to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math or what are otherwise known as STEM fields.  (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore techFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore careers in technology, computers
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Officials wait for ballot boxes to be opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed Thursday and vote-counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Many Scots were staying up all night in homes and bars to watch the results roll in. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)
Vote counting begins in Scotland on independencePolls close, vote counting begins in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK
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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwordsApple tightens security so company can't pry into password-protected iPhones, iPads
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  boys, center, walk past an ambulance, left, equipped to carry Ebola patients, outside the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday, Sept. 18, stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow EbolaAs Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown
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  • As Purcellville awaits final report, outrage grows over youtha s shooting

    A final ruling on whether the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Loudoun Valley student is justified is expected to be released at the end of next week, according to Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:51 AM
  • LCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday

    Before going out in Loudoun County this weekend, make sure to plan ahead with a designated driver or stay sober. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, Sept. Patch.com, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:45 PM
  • Ashburn Man Arrested After Wielding Knife During Assault

    An 18-year-old Ashburn man reportedly assaulted a female acquaintance while the two were driving from Sterling to an Ashburn residence Tuesday night. The incident occurred Tuesday, Sept. Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
  • Public Meeting to Discuss Academies of Loudoun

    The Loudoun County Citizen Volunteer Workgroup will hold a public information session Monday, Sept. 29 to discuss the proposed Academies of Loudoun . Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
  • Citizens Group Emails VA Governor Demanding Independent Review of...

    Seventeen year old Christian Sierra was fatally shot by police in Purceville, Virginia, after the teen allegedly lunged at cops with a knife. Police were responding to a call asking for help with the suicidal teen. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
  • Loudoun deputy named 2014 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    VA Sheriffs' Association President Jack Weisenburger and Sheriff Mike Chapman present DFC James Spurlock with the Award for VA Deputy of the Year. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics, and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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