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President Donald Trump holds notes during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump  heard the stories of students and parents affected by school shootings, following last week's deadly shooting in Florida. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Latest: Trump criticizes active-shooter drills in schoolPresident Donald Trump says drills that teach students how to respond if an active shooter ever enters the premises "are a very negative thing." Trump says he wouldn't want to tell his 11-year-old son that he has to go through an active-shooter drill
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Child injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flightSouthwest Airlines says a child was hurt by a support dog on jet in Phoenix while passengers were boarding
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UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and MeghanBritish police say they are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime
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Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attackParents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack
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Vice President Mike Pence pauses as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.  Pence said that in a meeting with governors at the White House Monday, they and Trump will “make the safety of our nation’s schools and our students our top national priority.”  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishmentsDonald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement, but more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip.
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Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on firePolice: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames.
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President Donald Trump arrives to hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers, and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weaponsPresident Donald Trump endorses a range of gun-control measures, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing more weapons than at present.
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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 photo, The Qatari envoy, Mohammed Al-Emadi, attends a press conference at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. Al-Emadi told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018  that Gaza is "on the verge of collapsing" and that if things do not improve, another war could break out between its Hamas rulers and Israel.  Al-Emadi, Qatar's point man for the Gaza Strip, is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
AP Interview: Qatari envoy calls for emergency aid to GazaAP Interview: Qatar's point man for Gaza calls for urgent aid to war-torn territory, warns of possible new conflict
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Software developer Tim Chevalier, a former Google employee who is transgender, is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Chevalier's lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in San Francisco County Court. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversityAnother Google employee has filed suit against the tech company
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  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between mulch and a building. WMDT, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 06:51 PM
  • New Va. bills would make public less safe new

    A discarded cigarette in mulch started this multi-family home fire in Lynchburg, Virginia. WASHINGTON - The threat of quickly-spreading building fires caused by ignited mulch have Virginia fire chiefs concerned about bills making their way through the General Assembly, prompting the Loudoun County chief to worry: "It's only a matter of time before people aren't going to get out." WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 09:15 AM
  • Challenger emerges in Purcellvillea s mayoral election

    Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 11:13 AM
  • Monroe Tech parents, students concerned about Academies of Loudoun changes

    Jill Turgeon , chairwoman of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, speaks at a Feb. 21 meeting on changes to the Monroe Tech curriculum. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 03:19 PM
  • 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
  • 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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