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Several dozen law enforcement personal march south on Highway 1806 before assembling above the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin the final sweep of Dakota Access oil pipeline of the camp and arrests of protesters Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D.  (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool)
Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeksThe Texas-based company building the Dakota Access pipeline says oil could be flowing in less than two weeks
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Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he made a "poor word choice" in comments about women while talking to students at a Florida elementary school
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. From Missouri to Montana, the nation’s most vulnerable Senate Democrats are avoiding town hall meetings altogether this week as their Republican counterparts get pummeled by an energized electorate frustrated with President Donald Trump’s early agenda.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Vulnerable Dems lay low as town hall angst ragesThe nation's most vulnerable Senate Democrats are avoiding town hall meetings as their Republican counterparts get pummeled by an energized electorate frustrated with President Donald Trump's early agenda
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Police follow a South African protester in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in the capital. Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly in South Africa amid accusations that they take jobs from locals in a country where unemployment is above 25 percent. Others are blamed for drug-dealing and other crimes. The Nelson Mandela Foundation in a statement criticized authorities for "giving permission for a march of hatred." (AP Photo/Yeshiel Panchia)
South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capitalSouth Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt as president urges calm; anger has turned deadly
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Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospitalPolice in Naples have put 55 hospital employees, including doctors and nurses, under house arrest for goofing off, including going jewelry shopping or playing tennis, while on the job
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Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash is checked as he arrives for the start of his trial at the courts of justice in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Firtash was arrested in Vienna in March 2014 on an American warrant charging him with bribery and other offenses. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch FirtashAn Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests
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Several dozen law enforcement personal march south on Highway 1806 before assembling above the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin the final sweep of Dakota Access oil pipeline of the camp and arrests of protesters Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D.  (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool)
The Latest: Tribes want judge to stop river pipeline workThe Cheyenne River Sioux tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux have both filed motions asking a federal judge to revoke permission for the Dakota Access pipeline to be built under the Missouri River in North Dakota
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo then European Parliament President Martin Schulz, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. A new poll published Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, file)
Germany: Merkel's party slips behind center-left SPD in pollGermany's Social Democrats nudged past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc for the first time in more than a decade according to a poll released Friday, as the center-left party rides a wave of enthusiasm for its new leader
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Head of the bid of Budapest for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games Balazs Furjes addresses the General Assembly of the City of Budapest with Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos, right, and Vice Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky in the background in the town hall in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)
Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bidThe Budapest city assembly will vote on Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
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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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