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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, listens as and Donte Robinson, right, addresses a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. In the week since, Nelson and Robinson have met with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and are pushing for lasting changes to ensure that what happened to them doesn't happen to future patrons. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their livesTwo black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives
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This Oct. 16, 2017,  photo shows the California National Guard deployed near Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown's posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border Tuesday, April 17, 2018, even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president's mission and that his troops were "chomping at the bit ready to go." (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard missionGov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere
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Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffsRussia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum
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People walk among damaged buildings in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Two days after Syrian troops declared Douma liberated from opposition fighters, a tour in the city showed the wide destruction it has suffered since falling under rebel control six years ago. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near DoumaSyrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Howard University said in a statement Wednesday, April 18, that Boseman will give the keynote address at his alma mater’s commencement ceremony on May 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Howard commencement to feature "Black Panther" Boseman'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman will give the commencement address at his alma mater Howard University
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Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionTaiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability
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It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Shkreli was moved Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
'Pharma Bro' arrives at low-security federal prisonThe pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Professor Sara Danius makes a speech during the Nobel award ceremony at the Concert house in Stockholm. Danius, the head of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has resigned following an internal crisis at the prestigious institution.  Danius announced her decision Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a three-hour meeting of academy members in central Stockholm. Danius said she had lost the confidence of the academy, but would not comment on whether a vote was held to remove her.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
Another member quits Nobel literature academyAnother woman wants to resign from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize, bringing the total number of board members who have quit to eight
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  • Loudoun County grand jury indicts Herndon man for involuntary manslaughter

    A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted a Herndon man on an aggravated involuntary manslaughter charge after a passenger in his vehicle died following an alcohol-related crash in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 10:59 AM
  • Loudoun Sheriff's Office searches for a 56-year-old Sterling man

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing Sterling man who has a possible physical impairment from the Sterling area. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisor offers for county to retake management of Fireman's Field

    As public discussions continue regarding the new management of Purcellville's Fireman's Field, Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington sent a letter on Monday to Purcellville town officials offering to resume the county's management of Fireman's Field. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
  • Middleburg's Bataoel receives endorsements from Randall, Gooditis

    Middleburg mayoral candidate Vincent Bataoel announced Tuesday he has received endorsements for his campaign from Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall and Del. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 09:48 AM
  • Why a Handmade Wool Cape Costs $950

    Suppose a sheep farmer in Virginia dreams of making handmade wool garments in the United States. The reality: For a small operation, piecing together production can be harder than growing the wool. Washingtonian.com, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:48 AM
  • Va. assembly to decide on Metro taxes, veto overrides

    As Virginia's General Assembly meets for its annual reconvened session Wednesday, the proposal for new dedicated funding for Metro ranks among the key issues. The current bill provides $154 million more per year, mainly from money that today goes to Northern Virginia transportation projects, including, at times, Metro. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 06:20 AM
  • Joe Hockey putts for power, going nine holes with Donald Trump

    When the going gets tough in the US capital, Donald Trump gets going to the greens of one of his private golf clubs - and, it turns out, phones an Australian friend to help keep spirits up. Joe Hockey may well have become the envy of Washington DC's diplomatic corps, getting a call-up to join the US President in a select foursome for much-needed fairway therapy at the end of another testing week in the White House. ABC News, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 09:08 PM
  • Preservation gathering planned at Llangollen Farm

    Sponsored by the Land Trust of Virginia, Mosby Heritage Area Association and Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, the gathering will explore the future of the landscape, community and conservation easements. Fauquier.com, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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