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Plastic cups spell out Rockville Strong, at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom, allegedly by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland high school thrust into immigration debateStudents and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America
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Investigators put on protective suits before entering a home where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco. Police are not saying how the four were killed and are not immediately identifying the victims, including their genders and ages .(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
4 found dead in Sacramento; 1 arrested in San FranciscoPolice detained a suspect in San Francisco just hours after finding four bodies, including two children, in a home 80 miles away in Sacramento
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the third tee during round-robin play against Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A short week for McIlroy on long road to MastersON THE TEE: Rory McIlroy eliminated early and faces decision whether to play Houston
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California fuel standards to get critical reviewA state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future
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Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside (21) dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
With 10 games left, Heat look to finish playoff pushNo team in NBA history has gone from 11-30 to the playoffs, and the Miami Heat are hoping to change that
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FILE - In this April 1, 2013, file photo, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey gestures during the second half of a regional semi-final game against Louisville in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City. Baylor faces Louisville in the regional semifinals in a rematch of Louisville’s stunning regional semifinal upset of the defending national champion Bears in 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Tipping Off: Baylor women hope for better luck in OKCOklahoma City hasn't been too kind to Baylor the last few years in the women's NCAA Tournament
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Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) celebrates in front of Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan (50) after making a 3-point basket during the second half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?Kansas has rolled to three NCAA Tournament wins by an average of 30 points, blowing out Purdue in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night
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From left, South Carolina forward Chris Silva (30), guard TeMarcus Blanton (5) and forward Maik Kotsar (21) talk at half court during practice, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. South Carolina takes on Baylor in an east regional semifinal of the NCAA college basketball tournament on Friday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SCMichigan's ouster from the NCAA Tournament makes room for a new lovable underdog to step up
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FILE - At left, in a Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, UCLA head basketball coach Steve Alford calls to his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon, in Eugene, Ore. At right, in a March 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari watches the action in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas for the championship of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. UCLA and will meet in an NCAA college basketball regional semifinal in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, March 24. (AP Photo/File)
TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allureThe point guard battle between UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox is a big part of the allure for the South Region semifinal matchup
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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