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Bulgarian former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, leader of the center-right GERB party, exits a voting cabin in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
The Latest: Socialist leader in Bulgaria votes for "change"Bulgarians head to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia
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Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residentsSyrian activists say the Islamic State group has ordered residents to evacuate the city of Raqqa following reports that a dam contested by U.S.-backed forces upstream on the Euphrates River could collapse
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FILE - This March 22, 2017, file photo shows a family having a picnic on the bank of the Rio Grande river in Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, located across from Roma, Texas. President Donald Trump will face many obstacles in building his “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border, including how to pay for it and how to contend with unfavorable geography and the legal battles ahead.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstaclesPresident Donald Trump plans to build a "big, beautiful wall" at the Mexican border and is likely to run into more than a few obstacles, including legal challenges and geography
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017.  Just a few months ago, Republicans were cheering their good fortune, an all-Republican monopoly in Washington and the opportunity to push a conservative agenda to remake the federal government. After the health care vote, it’s clear winning can’t overcome the deep divisions in their ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in WashingtonThe Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years in office is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era
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Police work at a crime scene at the Cameo club after a reported fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures severalAuthorities say there is no indication that a shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub was terrorism-related
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A body is removed as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Latest: Police: Only 1 shooter in deadly club attackPolice are now saying only one shooter was responsible for the deadly Cincinnati nightclub assault
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In this handout photo provided by Kira Yarmysh, Alexei Navalny press secretary, people block the way for police bus, where Alexei Navalny is kept in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his supporters aim to hold anti-corruption demonstrations throughout Russia. But authorities are denying permission and police have warned they won't be responsible for "negative consequences" or unsanctioned gatherings. (FBK.Info photo via AP)
Wave of corruption protests sweeps Russia; Navalny arrestedThousands of people have crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country
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The Latest: Activists say IS evacuating Raqqa over dam fearsSyrian activists say the Islamic State group has ordered an evacuation from its de facto capital, Raqqa, following warnings that the Tabqa Dam upstream on the Euphrates River could collapse
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Iran imposes sanctions on 15 US firmsIran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region
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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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