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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., shuttles between the chamber and House Speaker Paul Ryan's Capitol Hill office, Friday, March 24, 2017, during the debate on the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP pulls health care overhaul off House floorSpeaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans' troubled health care overhaul off the House floor
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Divorce lawyer for suspect's wife among 4 shot in WisconsinThe suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer
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FILE - In this combination photo, Mindy Kaling, left, arrives at the 41st annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 24, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., addresses supporters during an election night victory gathering on Nov. 4, 2014  in Newark, N.J. Booker has invited Kaling to dinner in Newark after the actress' character on "The Mindy Project," made a joke about Newark. Booker's spokesman says the date hasn't yet been scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, left, and Julio Cortez)
Mindy Kaling's Newark joke leads to dinner with Cory BookerA joke about the city of Newark, New Jersey, on "The Mindy Project" led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling
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In this March 20, 2017 photo, Rachel Dolezal poses for a photo with her son, Langston in the bureau of the Associated Press in Spokane, Wash. Dolezal, who has legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader, but then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white and is now struggling to make a living. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandalA woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state and then lost her job after her parents exposed her as being white struggles to make a living these days
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Correction: Whitney Biennial-Emmett Till Protest storyCorrection: Whitney Biennial-Emmett Till Protest story
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Pope Francis poses with the heads of State and of the EU institutions for a family photo in the Sistine Chapel at the end of an audience at the Vatican, Friday, March 24, 2017. The pontiff is receiving leaders of EU countries the day before an European Union summit in Rome to highlight the 60th anniversary of the bloc's foundation on March 25, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Via AP)
EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unityPosing with Pope Francis in front of Michelangelo masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders have started their weekend pilgrimage to Rome
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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, a voter walks past a "Please Have Photo ID Ready" sign as he enters an early-voting polling place in downtown Little Rock, Ark. Arkansas lawmakers approved a measure requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed it Friday, March 24, 2017. A similar bill was struck down by a court more than two years ago. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Arkansas governor signs bill reinstating voter ID lawArkansas' governor has signed a measure requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago
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In this photo released by Proactiva Open Arms NGO on Friday, March 24, 2017 a sunken rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, during a search and rescue operation by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. A Spanish aid organization says it fears hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats and the search for a third vessel reported missing had so far proved futile. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off LibyaA Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean
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Lebanese businessman appears in US court in sanctions caseA Lebanese businessman who the United States says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges
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  • National Nutrition Month marked with local food drive

    Loudoun County resident Oliver Carroll delivers a box of cereal to the Waltonwood Ashburn information center for a food drive organized by the senior living community's executive director, Justin Roberts . Fairfax Times, Fri, Mar 17 2017 @ 03:21 PM
  • 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
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