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Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity sceneA cow that escaped twice from a nativity scene in Philadelphia is back in place
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium is still under construction in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As officials prepare for the 2018 winter games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, there are lingering worries over the huge financial burden facing one of the nation’s poorest regions. Local officials hope that the Games will provide a badly needed economic boost by marking the area as a world-class tourist destination. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Steve Bannon, undeterred, under siege from Republicans after Alabama Senate loss; As 'net neutrality' vote in FCC nears, some brace for a long fight; Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord
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Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decadeThe Bank of England has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain a rise inflation stoked by last year's Brexit vote.
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Kentucky State Rep., Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, regarding allegations that he sexually abused a teenager after a New Year's party in 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Johnson says a woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he will not resign. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Coroner: Accused state lawmaker's death is apparent suicideA coroner says a Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a woman has died in an apparent suicide
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FILE -- In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)
South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leaderSouth Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader; 'Collapse or begin a renewal'
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The Latest: Disney CEO to stay on until at least 2021Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will remain in those roles until at least 2021 as part of the company's deal to acquire a large part of 21st Century Fox.
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FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference following a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Things are looking up for the European Central Bank, with the 19-country eurozone economy gathering speed. So analysts aren’t expecting big changes at Thursday’s, Dec. 14, 2017, meeting of the bank’s 25-member policy council in Frankfurt. The red light comes from a TV camera. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
European Central Bank leaves rates, stimulus plans unchangedThe European Central Bank has left its interest rates and stimulus measures unchanged as it looks ahead to the delicate matter of ending its bond-purchase program next year
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion casePresident Vladimir Putin says the allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia have been "invented" by Trump's political foes to undermine his legitimacy
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A woman leaves the gate of Teva Pharmaceutical facility in Neot Hovav, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, says it is laying off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring. The company said Thursday that the layoffs represent over 25 percent of its global work force. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work forceTeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., world's largest generic drugmaker, says it's laying off 14,000 workers as part of global restructuring
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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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