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President Donald Trump waits to be introduced to speak to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from DemocratsPresident Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration
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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 heldGabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 arrested in blow to elephant poaching
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EUFrench President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market
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Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather skis to place second in an alpine skiing, women's World Cup downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo, northern Italy, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Vonn amps up Olympic preparations with Cortina downhill winLindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach, from Germany speaks before the North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Pully near Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. A decision with regard to the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee, NOC, of North Korea at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 will be taken during a four-party meeting. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sportsThe IOC says 22 North Korean athletes will compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics next month after an agreement was struck with the Korean neighbors
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In this Friday Jan. 19, 2018 photo children from Eritrea rest on board the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship as the vessel heads to the Italian port of Pozzallo, in Sicily. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean SeaSpain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean from African to European shores
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The Latest: IS announces death of German-born memberIS announces death of Denis Cuspert, German-born rapper who went by the name Deso Dogg before joining the militant group in Syria
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Rescue workers attend the scene after a bus, carrying mostly holiday-makers on a skiing trip, crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing some 11 passengers and injuring at least 44 others, in Eskisehir, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  The bus was travelling from the capital Ankara to the western city of Bursa, when it crashed on a road in Eskisehir province early on Saturday, according to information from government's Ozdemir Cakacak.(DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
Turkish ski bus accident kills 11, injures 44Turkish officials say a passenger bus, carrying mostly people going on a skiing trip, crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 people on board and injuring 44 others
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul winAngelique Kerber is the only major winner remaining in the Australian Open women's draw after ending Maria Sharapova's comeback tour to Melbourne Park
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  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • 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
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
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