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Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey BrewerThe Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick
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FILE - This Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, people attend the Outdoor Retailer show at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The small business owners joined Democratic state leaders Tuesday, Feb. 21, to speak out against Utah's Republican leadership for what they called a stubborn stance on public lands that will leave the state without an estimated $45 million in direct spending the shows bring annually. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Exodus of outdoor show from Utah criticized by beneficiariesUtah state Democratic leaders and some small business owners are criticizing Utah's Republican leadership for what they call a stubborn stance about public lands that led a lucrative outdoor trade show to leave town
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Joseph Slate prepares to add a U.S. flag to a growing memorial for Whittier, Calif., Police Officer Keith Boyer in Whittier Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Boyer was killed in a shootout during a traffic stop Monday. Boyer and Officer Patrick Hazell didn't know that the motorist allegedly had killed his cousin hours earlier in neighboring East Los Angeles and stolen his car. Boyer died and Hazell and the suspected gunman were wounded and hospitalized. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killingA spokesman for the California prison system says criminal justice reforms had no impact on the length of a previous sentence of a man now accused of fatally shooting a police officer
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Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditchProsecutors say two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head lured her to a ditch in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her
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Rep. Scott Taylor is introduced at the start of a town hall meeting held at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town hallsAn audience of about 100 people peppered GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee with questions ranging from health care reform concerns to critiques of President Donald Trump's appointees
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FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file photo, a new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that call for letting them use school bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity. In a letter, sent to the president by the Human Rights Campaign late Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, more than 780 parents stressed that "all students deserve equal access to a safe, welcoming school and a high quality education no matter who they are." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelinesThe Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Deb Wolf, a high school science instructional coach who helps teachers in Sioux Falls, S.D., schools write science curriculum, poses for a photo in Sioux Falls on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change. (AP Photo/James Nord)
South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachersSouth Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, housewives make kimchi, traditional pungent vegetable, to donate to needy neighbors for winter preparation at a government building in Seoul, South Korea. While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030, with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91, Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study published online Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 predicts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030
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FILE - In this March 10, 2016, file photo, Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General, gestures as he speaks during an interview in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Capitol is at rear. The Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Pruitt's communications with energy companies. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
EPA head's emails with energy companies to be releasedThe Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies
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  • new Costs to fix Metro could bog down budgets for schools, police

    Schools, roads, public safety and other key budget needs could be squeezed out by ballooning needs at Metro after years of neglect, Nothern Virginia leaders were warned Tuesday. New estimates put Loudoun County's total costs for fiscal year 2020 around $50.8 million, $31.5 million higher than the 2012 estimate used when the Board of Supervisors gave final approval to get the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Ashburn. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 15 2017 @ 06:38 AM
  • Loudoun County administrator proposes $2.5B budget that would keep taxes level

    County Administrator Tim Hemstreet on Wednesday night proposed a $2.5 billion budget for fiscal 2018, a spending based on Board of Supervisors guidance to present a budget at the estimated equalized real property tax rate of $1.135 per $100 in assessed value. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 15 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • 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., 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., 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
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