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In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, customers shop at a shoe store in Miami. The National Retail Federation is forecasting retail spending to grow by 3.1 percent in 2016, a slowdown from the group’s annual estimate a year ago. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
NRF forecasts retail sales growth of 3.1 percent in 2016National Retail Federation forecasts retail industry sales to climb 3.1 in 2016 percent, slower than its annual forecast a year ago
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson fields a ground ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the negotiations says Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Donaldson and the Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Donaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year dealAL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract
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UK's Cameron blasts UN panel's ruling on WikiLeaks' AssangeBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has denounced a United Nations panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been wrongfully detained by Britain and Sweden
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UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skinBritain to print new laws on archival paper rather than animal skin
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General view of the France's National Assembly, lower house of Parliament during a debate on a constitutional reform bill in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. French lawmakers voted on a divisive bill aimed at changing the constitution to introduce the possibility of revoking the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges in the wake of the Paris attacks.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship billFrench lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges
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This Jan. 12, 2016, still image taken from video made available by the U.S. Navy shows Iranian drone" Shaheed " as it flies over the USS Harry S. Truman. That’s according to an internal U.S. Navy report on the Jan. 12 incident obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Iranian drone was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014. (U.S. Navy via AP)
AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014An Iranian drone that flew over the USS Harry S. Truman last month was the first to conduct an overflight of a U.S. aircraft carrier since 2014
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are edging mostly higher, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
US stocks move higher as Fed's Yellen signals cautionStocks move higher in midday trading, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days
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Former communist prison commander Alexandru Visinescu, left, leaves his home escorted by police officers dressed in civilian clothes, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A Romanian appeals court has upheld a 20-year prison sentence for Visinescu, a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT
Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commanderA Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity
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A man scratches his head as he looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
The Latest: European markets close up amid Yellen commentsEuropean stock markets have closed higher after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated the central bank would consider slowing the pace of interest rate increases
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  • Could Snow Disrupt Reston Commute?

    After "Snowzilla," whatever comes our way Monday night into Tuesday morning in the way of snow in the metro DC area will likely seem minor. Weather forecasters are studying weather patterns trying to narrow down their predictions. Patch.com, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 11:33 AM
  • Loudoun and Prince William offer new mental health program

    Loudoun's LINC team members, from left: Lisa Beran, primary clinician; Muhammad Quidwai, psychiatrist; Yvette Zebaze, nurse; Debra Schuetz, program manager; David Strange, employment and education specialist; and Mike Bernal, care coordinator. Prince William and Loudoun counties are among eight localities in Virginia that have begun offering care to young adults who have recently experienced their first psychotic episode. The Washington Post, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 11:31 AM
  • Loudoun Grown Expo to showcase county crafters

    The Loudoun Grow Expo, a full-day event, will be held Feb. 27 at the Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 10:51 AM
  • County plans new urban street grids for Reston

    Fairfax County Department of Transportation director Tom Biesiadny answers questions at a public meeting on the department's Reston Network Analysis, which will study a conceptual design for a grid of streets around area transit stations. Fairfax Times, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 12:06 AM
  • Easter Egg Hunt at The Marshall House

    The George C. Marshall International Center welcomes the Loudoun County community to its 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 4,000 treat-filled eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bag decorating, games, raffles and more! Separate hunt areas for pre-school children, age 5-7 and age 8 up. Patch.com, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 04:59 PM
  • Pr. William schools superintendent proposes $1.08 billion budget

    Sign in or create an account so we can save this story to your Reading List. You'll be able to access the story from your Reading List on any computer, tablet or smartphone. The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • Ashburn dog to strut her stuff at Westminster Dog Show

    Jolie, a big, friendly Burmese mountain dog, will represent Loudoun County and her breed at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 16. The 4-year-old Ashburn dog, who happens to be the number one female Burmese mountain dog in the United States, will be showing for conformation in the working group. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 10:11 AM
  • Despite federal spending cuts, Northern Virginia keeps growing

    Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, according to 2015 population estimates from the University of Virginia's The population increased by 8.7 percent, adding 232,297 residents over the past five years, bringing the total to 2,909,438, the center estimates. Loudoun County grew the fastest, with a population boom of nearly 20 percent. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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