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UK economy grew less quickly than first estimated in 2016Britain's economy grew less quickly than originally estimated in 2016, losing the mantle of being the fastest growing among the Group of Seven of the world's biggest economies
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In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)
US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest campThe Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp isn't likely to end on-the-ground opposition in North Dakota
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UK court: Income rule to bring in foreign spouses is lawfulBritain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants to not draw on public welfare funds
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Key world trade deal takes effect after countries ratify itThe World Trade Organization says the first multilateral trade deal reached since the trade body was created over a generation ago has entered into force
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 file photo, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shougu speaks during a meeting with senior military officials in Moscow, Russia. Sergei Shoigu told lawmakers Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, that the sweeping military modernization program will continue at a high pace this year. Amid tensions with the West, the Kremlin has continued to spend big on new weapons despite Russia's economic downturn. (Balashova Olga/Defence Ministry Pool Photo via AP, file)
Planes, tanks, ships: Russian military gets massive upgradeRussia's defense minister says the military has received an array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles
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Italian Minister Economy & Finance Pier Carlo Padoan, left, is talking with the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Center, and the EU Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici prior to a round table meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The eurozone's 19 finance ministers will be looking to defuse the risk of another Greek crisis as they try to agree Monday on what reforms Greece must still take to qualify for more loans. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
Italy faces potential EU censure for rising debt levelsThe European Union is warning Italy that it may face censure for not doing enough to get its debt levels down to prescribed levels
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FILE - In this May 12 2015 file photo, an Airbus A400M aircraft lands in the Seville airport, Spain. Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European planemaker's profits plunging last year despite a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries, Airbus reported Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti, File)
Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jetNew costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year despite a rise in commercial aircraft deliveries
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Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignitySomalia's new leader inaugurated, saying it will take 2 decades to 'fix' troubled nation
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UK's Lloyds bank turning corner after years of crisisLloyds Banking Group says fourth-quarter earnings rose 2.1 percent as it began to move beyond past scandals and a colossal government rescue during the financial crisis
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  • General 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. WTVR Richmond, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:25 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
  • Nine stolen firearms found in burglary suspect's possession

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:51 AM
  • Will reading teach teen vandals empathy?

    Amidst the chaos in Washington and the ricocheting anger around the country, the following item should supply most of us - book-lovers especially - with a level of comfort that is hard to come by these days. A Virginia judge recently ordered five vandals to read 35 books as a punishment for covering a historic African-American schoolhouse with racist, obscene and anti-Semitic graffiti. Tri-cityherald.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 05:03 AM
  • The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

    Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag, and in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 11:25 AM
  • Wegmeyers, Fabbioli partner to produce first sparkling strawberry wine

    Thanks to a rainy spring and an overabundance of strawberries from last year's crop, a new agribusiness partnership between Fabbioli Cellars and Wegmeyer Farms will produce a batch of sparkling strawberry wine this year. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM
  • Northern Va. commuters rate region low for traffic, but have hope

    Northern Virginia's transportation system is mediocre, according to the people who use it every day, and that's hurting their quality of life. A newly released survey conducted online in December for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority finds residents rate the system around a 6 out of 10. About seven out of 10 residents say the region is doing a mostly bad job on traffic flow and congestion, but a similar proportion say the region is doing a generally good job on transportation options and on transportation infrastructure. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 19 2017 @ 04:24 AM
  • 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
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