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DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against TrumpJust days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains
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Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and her daughter Arabella Kushner walk down the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Trump attended the court session at the encouragement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who extended her an invitation when they met at the inauguration lunch.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businessesIvanka Trump has broadened her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses
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In this Feb. 22, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they're learning reality can be complicated. With Trump's presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any ideological principles. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicatedThe future of the conservative movement has become inextricably linked to Donald Trump, an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any ideological principles
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In this photo provided by General Motors a self-driving car is seen in Detroit. General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers across the country to pass legislation that would clear the way for the automaker to make self-driving cars publicly available while potentially barring GM’s competitors from putting their own vehicles on the road.  (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)
INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interestedGeneral Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in Washington. While Oklahoma’s attorney general, emails show that new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Emails show new EPA chief's cozy ties with fuel industryDozens of emails reviewed by The Associated Press underscore the cozy ties between the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency and those that profit from burning fossil fuels
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Somalia's new president appoints prime ministerSomalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated
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Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kidsConservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runwayThe Latest: Iraqi police force enter Mosul airport on southern edge of city, taken control of the runway
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration could revise or withdraw an Obama-era directive requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity. Spicer said Tuesday the Justice Department is working on a new set of guidelines on bathroom access but offered no other details. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidanceThe Trump administration has ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
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  • 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. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 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
  • 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
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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