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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2017, file photo provided by the National Press Club shows Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto. Advocates for the award-winning journalist trying to win asylum in the United States because he says he received death threats in Mexico accused U.S. immigration officials Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, of unjustly holding him in detention based on a disputed 1999 incident. (Noel St. John/The National Press Club via AP, File)
Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporterAdvocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident
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President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movementAmericans still feel strongly about the abortion issue nearly 45 years after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized it
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Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draftQuarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. It's Chicago — where Kanye West was raised — as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West. Mom made the announcement Friday, Jan. 18, 2018, on her app without explanation. Chicago was born Monday, Jan. 15 weighing in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She joins big sister North and middle brother Saint. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's nameIt's Kanye West's hometown _ Chicago _ for baby No. 3 with Kim K
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This image taken from video shows the scorched earth in a remote area near Raton, N.M., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, where a helicopter crashed late Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Friends and family members confirmed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather, were on the copter as they traveled to New Mexico to spend their holiday with friend and wealthy businessman Charles Burnett III at his ranch. (AP Photo/Peter Banda)
Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwe opposition leaderInvestigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday
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Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, announce there will be no new offshore drilling in the State of Florida. Both met at the Tallahassee International Airport, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Official: Plan to exempt Florida from drilling isn't finalAn Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action
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FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Dana White, center, stands between Daniel Cormier, left, and Jon Jones during a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference, in Las Vegas. Daniel Cormier still fights in the shadow of disgraced ex-champion Jon Jones. Cormier defends the UFC light heavyweight championship Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir. But Cormier must still answer to the fact he has never defeated Jones.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Cormier can't escape Jones ahead of UFC championship defenseDaniel Cormier still fights in the shadow of disgraced ex-champion Jon Jones
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge on Jan. 16, 2018, that charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Probe: Las Vegas shooting suspect's motive remains a mysteryInvestigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets
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Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, stafferLetter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees
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  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Bill allowing localities to move or alter Confederate statues killed by committee

    The state Senate's Local Government Committee in Richmond killed a bill Tuesday that would have given localities the right to move, remove or alter monuments and statues within their own jurisdiction, regardless of when they were erected. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Where could Amazon go? Northern Va. officials point to Fairfax-Loudoun line new

    A site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Metro's Silver Line is among the locations Virginia officials are pushing as part of their pitch to lure Amazon's second headquarters. The Loudoun-Fairfax site would put Amazon in the heart of the largest data center market in the world, said Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County's economic development director in a statement. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:04 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
  • Route 7 widening, Waxpool corridor changes on Loudoun agenda new

    Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night. On Route 7, the board is set to back a plan to spend about $26 million to widen the road to three lanes each way all the way from Virginia Route 9 to the Dulles Greenway. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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