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In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, a tractor tills the dry land on the acreage  farmed by Gino Celli, near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.  Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California farmers strike a deal to cut water useFarmers in drought-stricken California strike a deal to cut water use; 'unprecedented action'
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) reacts after he struck out during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 8-6 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalistsExtremists from Islamic State hunt down Syrian troops, Assad loyalists after seizing town
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Paul Flintroy, right, waits in line with others to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. A pu(AP Photo/John Locher)
Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. KingHundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of blues legend B.B. King
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Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runwayNavy: Pilot was safely ejected when plane went off runway at base and into San Diego Bay
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Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphinDead dolphin, pelicans found in California oil spill area; sea lions, elephant seal rescued
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Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in DentonNew Texas law enables driller to frack gas wells in Denton for first time since city ban
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Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll warms up before the first half in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Carroll was injured in Game 1 but will start tonight. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Hawks' DeMarre Carroll starts vs. Cavaliers in Game 2Hawks' DeMarre Carroll returns from knee injury to make surprise start against Cavs in Game 2
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  • Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was the first reporter on the scene after problems with a quarry blast sent rocks and boulders flying into neighboring homes and businesses. A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. NBC Los Angeles, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
  • Sterling Man Scares Away Burglary Suspect

    In getting up before sunrise Friday, a Sterling man spotted someone who appeared to be a burglar on his back deck, but the individual disappeared before Loudoun sheriff's deputies arrived. The resident told the deputies that he woke up at 2:50 a.m. and went to the kitchen of his home, in the 21700 block of Canfield Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • Fairfax County teachers get tiny raise

    The Fairfax County Public School Board adopted a $2.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on Thursday, which will allow for small pay increases for all employees. The raises - though very small at 0.62 percent - are still bigger than FCPS has been able to give in recent years. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 11:16 AM
  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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