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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledelle Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double executionTwo Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month are asking the parole board to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period
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A visitor looks at the burial place of President James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah Polk, on the grounds of the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 24, 2017. A resolution being considered in the state Legislature calls for exhuming their bodies and moving them to the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tenn. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleA push by lawmakers in Tennessee to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people
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Rosenbloom Monument Co. workers from left, Nathan Fohne, Derek Doolin and Philip Weiss hoist a headstone at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., where over 150 headstones were tipped over. The cemetery is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats caseJewish groups who warned of a surge in anti-Semitism had pointed to numerous bomb threats against Jewish community centers as the most dramatic example of the trend
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Somali soldiers walk near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, March 24, 2017. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
General favors more aggressive approach in SomaliaThe commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., second from left, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Pelosi mocks GOP after health care bill failsHouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Prosecutor Laura Ditka arrives for Graham Spanier's trial at  Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, March 24, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Ex-Penn St president guilty of 1 count of child endangermentFormer Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of a misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
TCM Classic Film Fest dedicated to late host Robert OsborneTurner Classic Movies will continue memorializing Robert Osborne at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles next month
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves after telling the news media that he has pulled the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaking about the failure of health care bill: Ryan said: 'We came really close today, but we came up short.' (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidencySpeaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., pauses as he speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after Republican leaders abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Winners and losers in House Republican health planThe old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
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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
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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