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Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest cityUnseasonable weather lingers in Alaska's largest city with solstice, Christmas just days away
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In this Dec. 21, 2013 photo provided by Make Music, a parade of guitar players walk on the sidewalk during the 2013 Make Music Winter celebration of the winter solstice in New York City. On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, musicians will form small parades for the fourth consecutive year to mark the start of winter 2014. Make Music Winter expects over a dozen parades throughout the city. (AP Photo/Make Music, Jocelyn Gonzalez)
NYC event marks winter solstice with music paradesNYC event marks winter solstice with musical parades where all are welcome to join in
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Janie Lee, left, a residential specialist with John L. Scott Real Estate, shows a home for sale to her client, Hongbin Wei, of Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Medina, Wash., near Seattle. Real estate agents such as Lee are taking note of growing connections linking China and Washington state, which ranks second to California in real estate sales to Chinese buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
China's wealth finds home in Washington stateConnections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate
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Forensic police arrive at a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.  Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia
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In this March 5, 2014 photo released by TLC, Boston Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory DiMartino tries on dresses during the taping of the series "Say Yes to the Dress."  DiMartino and her husband Gregory were injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The couple were chosen for the “Dream Wedding Contest” given by Theknot.com, a wedding planning website. Gregory’s fit-and-flare Sophia Moncelli dress, the couple’s rings and location were chosen by the site’s users. They tied the knot last April in front of 125 people at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Her search for the perfect wedding dress is featured in Friday night’s season finale of TLC’s popular reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.”  (AP Photo/TLC)
Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finaleBride who survived Boston Marathon bombings is featured in 'Say Yes to the Dress'
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Juventus' Carlos Tevez, second from right,  celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus, at the Sant' Elia stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniela Santoni)
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This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. In an email on Wednesday, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed the attack was justified because the Pakistani army has allegedly long been killing innocent children and families of their fighters. (AP Photo/Pakistani Taliban handout)
Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacrePakistani military strikes targets in northwest following school massacre, 67 militants dead
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper catches the ball and runs in for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team. Amari Cooper, third in the Heisman voting, made the first team along with his teammate, safety Landon Collins.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one38 bowls and a national title game from Boise to the Bahamas, and a reason to watch every one
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo, two aid workers measure 1-year-old Syrian refugee Jawad al-Abbas at a medical clinic in the town of Kab Elias in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessnessNearly 30,000 Syrian children born in Lebanon as refugees at risk of statelessness
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • Virginia Attorney Gets 9 Years for DUI, Manslaughter

    A once-prominent Tysons attorney is headed to prison for almost a decade after driving drunk and killing an Ashburn, Virginia, couple. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the nine year sentence for Mark Sgarlata, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. NBC Washington, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 10:10 PM
  • New Year's Eve Racing Traditions Continue

    New Year's Eve 5K 10K races offers hope for housing and shelter services. More than $5,000 in awards and prizes! December 11, 2014 - Ashburn, VA: The fifth annual Ringing In Hope : A New Year's Eve Celebration race will be held December 31st, 2014 at Brambleton Town Center. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
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