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Vehicles burn, that authorities say caught fire during a gunbattle, in a warehouse at Rancho del Sol, near Ecuanduero, in western Mexico, Friday, May 22, 2015. At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen at the ranch. (AP Photo/Oscar Pantoja Segundo)
Fierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territoryOne of Mexico's deadliest gun battles kills 43 as police, suspects face off in cartel region
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Obama includes Vice President Biden in regular golf gameSurprise partner joins Obama's regular weekend golf game _ Vice President Joe Biden
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Shameik Moore jumps during a photo call for the film Dope, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Sensation of 'Dope' continues at Cannes Film FestivalSensation of Rick Famuyiwa's coming-of-age tale 'Dope' continues at Cannes Film Festival
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FILE - In this April 9, 2015, file photo, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo listens to testimony during his trial in Cleveland.   Brelo has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. The judge's verdict Saturday, May 23, 2015 for Brelo  comes after a four-week trial on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams on Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool, File)
Latest on Cleveland verdict: 'Hands up, don't shoot'Latest on Cleveland verdict: Protesters gather at courthouse, chant 'hands up, don't shoot'
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A man grills meat in a barbecue of a Portuguese traditional food restaurant in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
What will get Europe's economy rolling again?ECB's conference probes reasons behind persistent high jobless rates in currency union
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2008 file photo, retired Minnesota National Guard Sgt. John Kriesel rests at his home in Cottage Grove, Minn. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006.  Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders have distanced themselves from the original decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party that fervently lobbied for the war is now running from it. Other say they still believe their mission was vital, regardless of what the politicians say. And some find the gotcha question being posed to the politicians _ knowing what we know now, would you have invaded? _ an insult in itself.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war'Do-overs don't happen in real life:' Campaign debate on Iraq war frustrates many veterans
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cleveland Police Department shows Malissa Williams, one of two unarmed people killed in a hail of gunshots following a high-speed chase in November 2012.  A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. The judge's verdict Saturday, May 23, 2015 for Michael Brelo  comes after a four-week trial on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Williams and Timothy Russell on Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department, File)
Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrageCleveland patrolman found not guilty in deaths of 2 unarmed suspects in 137-shot barrage
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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.   The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records this week after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillanceDemocrats in turn refuse to extend Patriot Act, which faces expiration barring 11th hour deal
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Refugees who fled Burundi's violence and political tension wait in a speedboat to board a ship freighted by the UN, at Kagunga on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, Saturday, May 23, 2015 to be taken to the port city of Kigoma. An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday, May 22, 2015. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people — 29 refugees and two Tanzanians — already have died of the disease, according to UNHCR. More than 64,000 Burundians have fled to Tanzania in recent weeks, UNHCR said, escaping the unrest sparked by their president's bid for a third term that many say is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken campSongs of joy as Burundi refugees move from makeshift camp stricken by cholera outbreak
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  • Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was the first reporter on the scene after problems with a quarry blast sent rocks and boulders flying into neighboring homes and businesses. A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. NBC Los Angeles, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
  • Sterling Man Scares Away Burglary Suspect

    In getting up before sunrise Friday, a Sterling man spotted someone who appeared to be a burglar on his back deck, but the individual disappeared before Loudoun sheriff's deputies arrived. The resident told the deputies that he woke up at 2:50 a.m. and went to the kitchen of his home, in the 21700 block of Canfield Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • Fairfax County teachers get tiny raise

    The Fairfax County Public School Board adopted a $2.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on Thursday, which will allow for small pay increases for all employees. The raises - though very small at 0.62 percent - are still bigger than FCPS has been able to give in recent years. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 11:16 AM
  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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