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This undated image provided by journal Science shows a campsite in Pucuncho Basin. Stone tools and other artifacts have revealed the presence of hunter-gatherers at about 14,700 feet above sea level, between 12,000 and 12,500 years ago in the Peruvian Andes. (AP Photo/Science, Matthew Koehler)
Stone tools show ancient settlement high in AndesLiving the high life: Ancient hunter-gatherers settled at great elevations in Peru's Andes
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a campaign event for Republican businessman Rod Blum, who is running against Democratic state lawmaker Pat Murphy in the 1st Congressional District, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Matthew Putney)
Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist labelLooking ahead to 2016, Sen. Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label on foreign policy
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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts usScientists explain Ebola's scare factor and that what we really should fear is fear itself
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3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage banGay marriage fight rages on in 3 states in regions covered by same-sex marriage rulings
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
Navajo high court orders election postponedNavajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots
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Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boyIce cream truck kills 7-year-old boy, prompting attack on driver by onlookers in Los Angeles
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This undated photo provided the Brooklyn Museum shows an untitled 1993 work of art by Judith Scott, who made cocoon-like fiber sculptures at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, Calif. Scott, who died in 2005, was born with Down syndrome and was deaf and mute. She was institutionalized for 35 years until she was introduced to the Creative Growth Art Center and its program for artists with developmental disabilities. She’s now getting her first solo museum exhibition in the United States. “Bound and Unbound” opens Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Brooklyn Museum. (AP Photo/Brooklyn Museum, Benjamin Blackwell)
Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museumNYC museum presents retrospective of cocoon-like sculptures of once-institutionalized artist
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Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensivePentagon: Iraq minister says his troops will go on offensive against Islamic State militants
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Berlusconi: Let's legalize gay civil unionsNudged by fiancé, Berlusconi promotes gay unions as 'right' compromise for 'Christian' Italy
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  • Ashburn driver helicoptered to Inova after accident

    A traffic accident at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway and Marblehead Drive in Ashburn resulted in a helicopter fly-out to Inova Fairfax Hospital Oct. 21 at 9:14 a.m., according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:58 AM
  • Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

    With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. City Paper, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 12:30 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:18 AM
  • Most Deer-Related Crashes in Virginia Take Place in the Fall

    More deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in the fall than any other season, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA are urging drivers to stay alert. While Fairfax County doesn't see as many deer-related crashes as its woodsier jurisdictions to the west, it can happen here. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 10:38 AM
  • HS Football Players Sidelined Over Assault Allegations

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on assault allegations being investigated regarding football players at Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff confirms his detectives are looking into whether several varsity players assaulted two, younger junior varsity players in the locker room. NBC Washington, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 08:19 PM
  • Sterling Man Charged with Cocaine Possession Following Traffic Stop

    A Sterling man held on a fugitive of justice warrant from Indiana faces felony drug charges after attempting to run from a Loudoun deputy Saturday. A deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Sterling Boulevard/Church Road area of Sterling around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Patch.com, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:03 PM
  • Leesburg Man Charged for Allegedly Stabbing Dog

    An 18-year-old Leesburg man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly stabbing his family's dog in the neck, according to Loudoun County Animal Services. The dog is currently recovering from injuries sustained during the incident and has since been returned to the home after being treated by a local veterniarian. Patch.com, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 03:09 PM
  • Police Arrest Woman for Alleged Indecent Liberties with Children

    A woman arrested earlier this year on prostitution-related charges is facing new charges involving children, and authorities are looking for witnesses in the case, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Natalita N. Davis, 43, is charged with five felony counts of taking indecent liberties with children in her custody. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 17 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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