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Airstrike on rebel-held parts of Syria kill and wound dozensSyrian opposition activists say warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after a group photo in the Cortile di Michelangelo during an EU summit in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. EU leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. In the background the remaining marble right hand of the Colossus of Constantine (312-315 AD).  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
EU puts pen to paper on unity pledge during 60th anniversaryWith Britain already heading out the door, the 27 remaining European Union leaders are hoping to keep the bloc moving forward
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President Donald Trump talks about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.   Trump’s accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn’t give up on anything easily. A look at how that sensational charge and a variety of other statements by the president, on Russia, immigration, health care and more, met reality checks over the past week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation diedA variety of statements by President Donald Trump did not stand up to scrutiny over the past week
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Pope Francis arrives at Milan’s San Vittore penitentiary as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Pope Francis began his one-day visit Saturday to the world's largest diocese which included a stop at the city's main prison as well as a blessing at the Gothic-era Duomo cathedral.   (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Pope puts focus on peripheries during Milan pastoral visitPope Francis has focused his one-day visit to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society
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Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern EgyptPolice have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt
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Narrow trail is the path to glory at US Alpine ChampionshipsSome of the nation's top skiers are swooshing down Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail during the U.S. Alpine Championships
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A police vehicle drives prior to an opposition action in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. The initial protests focused on the labor law but have grown to encompass calls for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, whom critics call Europe's last dictator. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
700 hold banned anti-government protest in Belarus' capitalAbout 700 demonstrators in Belarus have defied a heavy riot-police presence in the center of the capital to hold a banned anti-government protest
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In this March 21, 2017 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, shares a laugh with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is at center. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at timesThe Supreme Court nominee's hearing reveals a judge who is careful, well-credentialed and willing to push back
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Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump's DC neighborsResidents of a posh Washington neighborhood say the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting at curbside
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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