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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as she was named to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in St. Paul, Minn.   Franken announced his resignation last week amid growing sexual misconduct allegations.  (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)
Minnesota Senate appointment could create a mess back homeThe elevation of Minnesota's Republican state Senate president to lieutenant governor as part of a chain reaction after U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation will likely lead to a legal fight over whether she can hold two jobs
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A firefighter walks by flames of the burn out fire that was set set while battling a blaze in Custer State Park, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.  High wind gusts are making it more difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze at the park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.    (Hannah Hunsinger /Rapid City Journal via AP)
Custer State Park fire spreading rapidly, threatening townsOfficials say a wildfire in a popular South Dakota state park grew rapidly overnight, pushing beyond the park's borders and threatening nearby communities
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio sits on the bench in Providence, R.I. The television program featuring the 81-year-old judge, who made a splash on social media, is going national. The producers of the local show "Caught in Providence" have struck a deal with FOX Television Stations to air the show in major media markets starting in the fall of 2018. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
Show about viral video judge gets national syndication dealA TV show featuring an 81-year-old municipal court judge in Rhode Island who has made a splash on social media is going national
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Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
The Latest: McConnell cites Jones' 'impressive election'Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in Alabama was "an impressive election."
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Republican higher education bill clears first hurdleRepublican higher education bill that eliminates key student loan subsidies and boosts for-profit colleges passes first major hurdle in House
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FILE - In this June 23, 2013, file photo, former NHL Player Luc Robitaille and his wife Stacia Robitaille attend Echoes Of Hope's 3rd Annual Luc Robitaille Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament in Los Angeles.  The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an encounter with Donald Trump more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)
Wife of Luc Robitaille tweets about Trump elevator encounterWife of Luc Robitaille tweets about decades-old encounter with Donald Trump in elevator at Madison Square Garden
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UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' liversA British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Investors may not be sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they’ll look to Yellen’s final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, for clues. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
The Latest: Yellen slated for last news conferenceWorld stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve
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Red Nose Day returns to NBC in 2018 to raise money for kidsRed Nose Day is returning to NBC in 2018 to raise money to end child poverty
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  • Naked man is arrested near Dulles Airport after jumping on a vehicle

    A man was arrested in Virginia Tuesday after taking off his clothes and jumping on a vehicle near Dulles Airport, causing major delays during rush hour, police said. At around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Route 28 and Frying Pan Road after a naked man was reported running in the area, Fairfax County Police said in a Twitter message. The Washington Post, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 09:34 PM
  • Loudoun Co. man indicted on murder charge in fathera s death, arson new

    A 20-year-old Loudoun County man has been indicted on seven counts, including first-degree murder, after prosecutors say he fatally shot his father over the summer and then set fire to the family home to conceal the crime. In addition to murder, Michael Bowles was charged Monday in connection to the July 25 death of his father, Mario, with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; shooting or stabbing in the commission of a felony; arson; concealing a dead body; maliciously shooting or throwing missiles; and the use of a sawed-off gun in a crime. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 02:39 PM
  • Route 28 shut down, reports of naked man along highway

    There are reports of a naked man running around along or near Route 28 near the Loudoun County and Fairfax County line. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 04:23 PM
  • Ashburn man charged with second DUI in five years

    An Ashburn man was charged with his second DUI in five years following a traffic stop in the 43300 block of Junction Plaza early Tuesday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 02:07 PM
  • Fire in Sterling displaces 17, causes $714K in damages

    At 6:20 p.m. Dec. 10, fire and rescue units responded to a house fire in the 22000 block of Oakgrove Road in Sterling, according to a Loudoun County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman. Loudoun Times, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 10:13 PM
  • These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the most

    After House Republicans passed a bill in mid-November to overhaul the current tax code, the Senate followed with its own proposed legislation, which earlier this month was voted through after a flurry of last-minute amendments . Real estate professionals and industry associations have expressed concerns over how such reform, including changes to the mortgage interest tax break , real estate tax deduction and capital gains taxes , could hurt home values and the incentives to own a home . Inman Real Estate News, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 03:06 PM
  • Loudoun celebrates education excellence in 35th annual banquet

    Loudoun County School Board Chairman Jeff Morse addresses attendees of the 35th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 01:46 PM
  • Developer presents scaled-back plans for Blackthorne Inn property

    The head of the company seeking to transform the Blackthorne Inn just west of Upperville into a boutique hotel and event center met with representatives of state and Fauquier County agencies last week to offer a preview of changes he plans to make when a new proposal is submitted to the county's planning office. Fauquier.com, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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