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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. America's labor unions are about to find out if they were right about Justice Neil Gorsuch. In opposing Gorsuch's nomination to the high court last year, labor leaders said Gorsuch would vote against working people and for monied interests. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that is likely to affect the financial viability of unions that represent government workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseJustice Neil Gorsuch holds the deciding vote in a coming Supreme Court case that could affect the financial viability of unions that are major supporters of Democratic candidates and causes
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British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 yearsA judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity
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The governor of German Saarland state and designated CDU Secretary General, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, addresses a news conference after a party's leaders meeting in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel has proposed the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland to run her party's day-to-day operations, hinting at possible succession
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IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fightersIslamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
European shares drift lower as traders take a breatherEuropean shares drifted lower Monday as investors paused for breath following a sizeable rally last week.
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Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishopPope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese
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Gold medalist Havard Lorentzen of Norway celebrates setting a new Olympic record during the men's 500 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The Latest: Curling world floored by Olympic doping chargeThe curling world was floored when word broke that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge because doping goes against the very essence of what curling is all about
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Volunteers help carry 17 crosses to be placed outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Shooting survivors on potential collision course with TrumpStudent survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement and have been critical of President Donald Trump, whose election was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, rescue and search team members search for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday in the Dena mountains in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. (Alireza Vasigh Ansari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crashIranian media says search and rescue teams have reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board
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  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County

    Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. Virginia Business, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 06:38 PM
  • Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 04:31 PM
  • The Isolation Room: Loudoun County parents alarmed at treatment of students with special needs

    A student with special needs captured this iPad photo of a classmate, who also has special needs, trapped in a makeshift isolation area at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 09:27 AM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia new

    Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Records show that sales tax exemptions for the centers that function as the brains of the Internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 04:16 PM
  • Proposals seek to spur growth in Virginia distillery industry

    Virginia distillers may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms. Currently, distilleries must sell their bottles to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, then buy them back at full retail price before pouring samples inside their tasting rooms. Virginia Business, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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