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Trump puts moderate GOP governors in awkward spotAs the nation's governors prepare for their winter meeting, Republicans in Democratic-leaning states find themselves in an uneasy position
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FILE -- In this May 26, 2016 file photo Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Fountain Valley, is congratulated by Sen. Richardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, after the Senate approved one of her bills, in Sacramento, Calif. Lara, who was presiding over the Senate, ordered Nguyen removed from the floor Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after she refused to stop delivering a speech criticizing former Sen. Tom Hayden for his anti-war activism in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California senator removed after criticizing late lawmakerA California lawmaker was removed from the state Senate floor after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing former state Sen. Tom Hayden for his anti-Vietnam War activism
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Members of French Jewish community walk in a street of Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  If far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins the upcoming presidential election, she plans to ban religious symbols from French streets, which would impact on  Jews who would no longer be allowed to wear their kippa head-coverings, and Muslims who would no longer be allowed to wear headscarfs in public which may dramatically alter the country's urban landscape. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Schaeffer)
Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarvesMarine Le Pen's refusal to don a headscarf this week cost her a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian
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Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetusMontana lawmakers have pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it
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In this photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Boutheina Chili Ezzine poses for a photo in Tunis, Tunisia.  Ezzine is a member of "Le Collectif des citoyens de Tunisie " (Citizens Collective of Tunisia), an organization that is protesting against the return of Tunisians who left to join extremist groups.  Tunisia has the dubious distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, and now as extremists suffer defeats on the battlefield, many Tunisian people fear what will happen when  Jihadis return to this vulnerable country. (AP Photo/Ons Abid)
Jihadi launchpad Tunisia hesitates taking extremists backTunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd
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San Francisco firefighters rescue precariously perched poochIt took 16 firefighters to rescue a pooch that had wandered off the side of a bluff at a popular San Francisco oceanside park
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Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, left, and Los Angeles Assistant Chief Michael Moore take questions at a news conference regarding a struggle between an off-duty California officer and a teenage boy along with other youths, at the police headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teenAnaheim officials pressed for calm after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, a load of rocks is dropped to patch a crater as repairs are made on the Tyler Island levee near Isleton, Calif. Billions of dollars of flood projects in the past two decades have eased fears of levee breaks in Sacramento and other Central Valley cities. But flood experts say levees protecting farms and farm towns also need billions of dollars in maintenance and upgrades.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winterMassive flood projects have eased the fear of levee breaks around California's capital and other cities, but government workers are joining farmers with tractors battling round-the-clock to stave off any chain-reaction failure of levees in rural areas
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Officials: Iraqi forces have secured half of Mosul airportIraq officials: After day of fierce fighting, Iraqi forces control half of Mosul airport, most of adjacent military base
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  • Man Beat, Fatally Shot Dog That Bit Toddler: Animal Services

    A man allegedly beat and fatally shot a dog after it bit a 19-month-old toddler in Virginia, according to Loudoun County Animal Services. Animal Services began the investigation Jan. 17 after requesting rabies testing on the dog to ensure the toddler was not exposed after the bite at 28-year-old Thomas M. Hockett's Purcellville home. NBC Washington, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 02:49 PM
  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • Loudoun Countya s multi-million dollar ERP problems continue

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors' finance committee on Tuesday walked back a $533,200 expenditure for a single person to lead the county's latest implementation of its problematic enterprise resource planning project. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 03:57 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
  • County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

    How much power will the ATT Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency? Those questions and several others submitted by concerned western Loudoun residents living below the underground facility ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
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