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Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Condon (1) reaches for the puck as Kyle Turris (7) wraps up Pittsburgh Penguins' Oskar Sundqvist (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Ottawa won, 2-1. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to OlympicsThe International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions if the NHL is going to send the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year
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In this March 20, 2017 photo, a woman takes a photo of a mural, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some critics of the mayor's cleanup campaign tie it to other signature parts of his business-oriented agenda: a privatization plan that will sell off city stadiums and open bids for concessions in public parks and an effort to revitalize the dilapidated downtown, which is now home to the majority of Sao Paulo’s homeless. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livableA campaign to clean up and beautify Sao Paulo has come under fire after the city's new mayor painted over a series of well-known graffiti murals
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AfricCom chief favors more aggressive approach in SomaliaThe commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-DonaldTrump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland. House intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. said Manafort has volunteered to speak with the panel as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on RussiaPresident Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election
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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Rome, Friday, March 24, 2017 ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniverary of the Treaty of Rome, the founding treaty of the EU. Bettel highlighted the need that EU nations can no longer be taken “hostage” by some members who take an obstructionist course.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
EU moving toward less closer union to move aheadHurt by Britain's planned exit, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage to Rome with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth
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Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old sonA suburban St. Louis mother has been convicted of secretly poisoning her son with prescription medications that kept him gravely ill for nearly a year
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: WH says it's optimistic on health care billHouse Republican leaders were short of the votes needed for their health care overhaul bill hours ahead of a vote demanded by President Donald Trump
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File - In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo the entrance with the inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is seen at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. A group of nearly a dozen people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the gate before being detained by police, Friday, March 24, 2017.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski,file)
Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gateA group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police
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Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldThe company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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