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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2005 file photo, artist Jenny Holzer stands in from of her public art project "For the City," at Rockefeller Center in New York. Holzer is among this year’s inductees in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The new members will be formally inducted in May.  (AP Photo/Hiroko Masuike)
Eugenides, Chernow voted into arts academyHistorian Ron Chernow, playwright Lynn Nottage and artist Jenny Holzer are among this year's inductees in the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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Johannes Rydzek, of Germany, celebrates after winning the gold medal ahead of silver medalist Fabian Riessle, of Germany, in the men's 10km cross-country skiing competition during the nordic combined event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
The Latest: Germany sweeps Nordic combined large hill podiumJohannes Rydzek has won the Nordic combined large hill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, leading a German sweep of the podium
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People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global shares mixed after US break, investors eye Fed notesGlobal shares mixed after U.S. holiday; attention turns to minutes from U.S. Federal Reserve meeting
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FILE This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Quentin L. Smith, charged with aggravated murder after the deaths of two police officers shot Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, while responding to a 911 hang-up call at a town home in Westerville, Ohio.  A prosecutor is asking that Smith be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds.(Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers' slayingsProsecutor asks that suspect in fatal shooting of 2 Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond in the potential death penalty case
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This photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian paramedics treat an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the Syrian government forces, at a makeshift hospital, in Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
The Latest: Russia says 'several dozen' injured in SyriaRussia's Foreign Ministry says several dozen fighters hailing from Russia and former Soviet republics have been injured in Syria and flown to Russia for treatment
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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite AidThe privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain
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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
French ice dancer doesn't risk another wardrobe malfunctionA day after her infamous wardrobe malfunction, French ice dancer takes no chances with a hook-free uniform
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Vicente Aguiar loads garage door trims into his pickup truck outside a Home Depot in Hialeah, Fla. Home Depot  reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Home Depot 4Q profit rides strong home improvement marketHome Depot 4Q profit rises on upbeat housing market, recovery efforts
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Venezuela's digital coin makes debutVenezuela is becoming the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy
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  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia new

    Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Records show that sales tax exemptions for the centers that function as the brains of the Internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 04:16 PM
  • Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County

    Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. Virginia Business, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 06:38 PM
  • Proposals seek to spur growth in Virginia distillery industry

    Virginia distillers may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms. Currently, distilleries must sell their bottles to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, then buy them back at full retail price before pouring samples inside their tasting rooms. Virginia Business, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 07:28 PM
  • ACLU of Virginia opposes bipartisan deal on felony threshold Read Story The Associated Press

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says it is opposed to last week's bipartisan deal that would raise Virginia's felony theft threshold from $200 to $500 while also strengthening the state's criminal restitution system. The local ACLU says in a Monday statement it, the NAACP in Loudoun County and several other organizations support the felony larceny threshold increase but oppose another bill the compromise included to ensure criminals pay court-ordered restitution to crime victims. WVEC-TV Norfolk, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 08:20 AM
  • Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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