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8 children killed in northern Australian cityPolice say 8 children have been killed in northern Australian city
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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) flips after catching a 4-yard touchdown against Tennessee Titans' Daimion Stafford (39) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Titans cling to 10-7 lead over Jaguars at halftimeTitans score early and lead 10-7 over Jaguars at halftime of last Thursday night game
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Sam Nazarian, center, attends a meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. Nazarian, a 10 percent owner of the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino, appears before the commission seeking a gaming license. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling licenseVegas hotelier receives gambling license after heavy scrutiny of past drug use, business ties
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FILE - This undated file product image provided by Unilever shows Hellmann's real mayonnaise. Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever says that it has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."  Unilever had filed suit against Hampton Creek earlier this year claiming false advertising for Just Mayo, an eggless product.  (AP Photo/Unilever, File)
Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'Hellmann's maker Unilever drops lawsuit against maker of eggless spread 'Just Mayo'
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In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. After the speeches on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Villa Marista prison staff in Cuba told the Sarraff family that Rolando had been freed at dawn and they didn't know where he was. Before his downfall, Sarraff a U.S. spy in Cuba, helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)
Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US dealConvicted spy's parents searching for son after Cuba-US relations breakthrough
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Dallas Mavericks guard Jameer Nelson (14) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
Celtics trade Rondo to MavericksCeltics trade Rondo, last remnant of New Big 3, to Dallas for 3 players, 2 picks
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This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appears on "The Colbert Report," in New York.  "The Colbert Report" will end on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after nine seasons. (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Scott Gries)
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Joseph Smith, attorney for one of two 12-year-old defendants, sits in a courtroom at the county court in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing another girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)
Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competentJudge rules 2 Wisconsin girls competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing
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China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticalsChina promises to speed imports of US pharmaceuticals and medical devices during Chicago talks
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • Virginia Attorney Gets 9 Years for DUI, Manslaughter

    A once-prominent Tysons attorney is headed to prison for almost a decade after driving drunk and killing an Ashburn, Virginia, couple. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the nine year sentence for Mark Sgarlata, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. NBC Washington, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 10:10 PM
  • New Year's Eve Racing Traditions Continue

    New Year's Eve 5K 10K races offers hope for housing and shelter services. More than $5,000 in awards and prizes! December 11, 2014 - Ashburn, VA: The fifth annual Ringing In Hope : A New Year's Eve Celebration race will be held December 31st, 2014 at Brambleton Town Center. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
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