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"Mike" dressed in a boxer costume, takes part in the "Blocao" dog carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Carnival goes to the dogs as pet owners take to the streets for their own party, with their four-legged friends in ornate costumes. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judgedRio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai
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FILE - This undated photo released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a thorny skate, a bottom-dwelling fish whose habitat in the In the north Atlantic Ocean ranges from Greenland to South Carolina.   The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Environmental groups argued that the thorny skate's decline in the northwest Atlantic Ocean was considerable enough to afford it protections set aside for endangered animals. But the National Marine Fisheries Service says it disagrees.(T. Curtis/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)
Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species listThe federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House. Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport
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Joey Logano smiles as he climbs into his car during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Gibbs, Penske defend NASCAR as having bright futureJoe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades
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Tape blocks the entrance to the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 for the decontamination process in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police ordered a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effectMalaysia's health minister said autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe
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Sunayana Dumala, left, talks about her late husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, during a news conference at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Witnesses say a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country” before pulling the trigger. The attack killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not politicalA longtime neighbor says a suburban Kansas City man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar was a heavy drinker who became a "drunken mess" after his father died
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Syrian chief negotiator Bashar Ja’afari, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to UN New York, arrives for a round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talksA deadly terrorist attack in central Syria has threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail the efforts to end the country's disastrous six-year war
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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
The Latest: Obama congratulates Perez as new DNC leaderFormer President Barack Obama has congratulated Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party and commended his decision to ask runner-up Keith Ellison to be his deputy
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Katie Lass, of Hamtramck, presses The White Strips self titled album during Third Man Records Cass Corridor grand opening of the pressing plant to the public, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in Detroit. Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and producer is overseeing the launch of a vinyl record pressing plant in the back of his Third Man Records shop north of downtown Detroit. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News via AP)
Jack White launches vinyl record plant in DetroitDetroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in his hometown
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  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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