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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2008, file photo shows the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: “Mister Speaker, the President of the United States” just like always. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump's speech could be marked by disruption or decorumPresident Donald Trump's speech on Tuesday offers him an opportunity to stand before millions of viewers around the United States and the world, and try to reframe his presidency
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Christian women who fled el-Arish in Sinai, due to fighting, rest at a youth guest house, in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security voidEgyptian Christians flee volatile part of Sinai Peninsula after surge in militant killings of Copts
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce Secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration. The Senate is set to vote on Ross’ nomination on Feb. 27. Ross easily cleared the Senate Commerce Committee and a procedural vote by the full Senate. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretaryBillionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's Cabinet
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington. Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. A hearing is expected the week of Feb. 27.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theftDoctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the VA's hospitals were fired or reprimanded in a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data provided to The Associated Press
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President Donald Trump walks towards first lady Melania Trump, left, after speaking at a dinner reception for the governors during the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talksPresident Donald Trump is toasting the nation's governors at the White House, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. When Republicans say they want to lower income tax rates and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of American families.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
GOP tax plans could eliminate popular tax breaksRepublican efforts to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenues could eliminate some very popular tax breaks
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returnsCongress is facing tough decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Damien Chazelle, left, is congratulated by Olivia Hamilton as he is announced the winner of the award for best director for "La La Land" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Justin Timberlake looks on from left. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy AwardsBarry Jenkins' "Moonlight" _ not, as it turned out, "La La Land" _ won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is followed by reporters as he leaves a health care meeting during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Report warns of gaps if federal health care dollars are cutA report is warning that the changes under consideration by the GOP-led House would reduce significantly federal dollars for Medicaid and subsidized private insurance
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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  • Racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill is fake

    Last month, a waitress at a Loudoun County restaurant said she was stiffed out of a tip on a bill by a couple who wrote at the bottom of the check that they "don't tip Black people." On Friday, a lawyer saying he represented one of the customers said the story is false. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 07:55 PM
  • new Man charged in 6 home burglaries in Loudoun County

    A Maryland man has been charged in connection with six home burglaries throughout two counties over the past two months. Loudoun Sheriff's detectives said they believe 62-year-old Theodore Bailey is connected to two Jan. 10 burglaries in Purcellville and Hamilton, Virginia, and four burglaries in John Mosby Highway the week of Feb. 6. After a joint investigation with the Fauquier and Loudoun counties' sheriff's office, Bailey was apprehended on Feb. 15 in Alexandria. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 03:57 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors kill Miller & Smith plan for more housing at One Loudoun

    One Loudoun will not get 300 more housing units. Or a self-storage facility. Or a park-and-ride lot. Business Journal, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 12:38 PM
  • Loudoun Sheriffa s Office charges Maryland man in connection with rural burglaries

    Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Friday charged a Maryland man in connection with a series of burglaries that spanned two counties over the past two months. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 11:47 AM
  • new Loudoun Co. program helps first responders help autistic children

    Project Emergency Response will give families a way to easily provide critical information to law enforcement before they arrive at a scene. The program is offered through a partnership with Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Loudoun County Public Schools. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 26 2017 @ 06:21 PM
  • Man Beat, Fatally Shot Dog That Bit Toddler: Animal Services

    A man allegedly beat and fatally shot a dog after it bit a 19-month-old toddler in Virginia, according to Loudoun County Animal Services. Animal Services began the investigation Jan. 17 after requesting rabies testing on the dog to ensure the toddler was not exposed after the bite at 28-year-old Thomas M. Hockett's Purcellville home. NBC Washington, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 02:49 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors approve Lidl-anchored commercial development in Broadlands

    View of the Broadlands development. Section 104, the site of where the commercial and retail space will be and Section 108, the proposed 28 townhome development the applicant withdrew. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 08:59 PM
  • Loudoun Countya s multi-million dollar ERP problems continue

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors' finance committee on Tuesday walked back a $533,200 expenditure for a single person to lead the county's latest implementation of its problematic enterprise resource planning project. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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