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In this Jan. 18, 2017, photo, President Barack Obama taps the podium as he concludes his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his last full day at the White House on Thursday before becoming an ex-president. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White HouseEight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and this is finally the end for President Barack Obama
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is interviewed in his Pentagon office, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military’s key advantages, Carter said in an Associated Press interview.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or SyriaDefense Secretary Ash Carter says sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would not speed up victory
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Latest: Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian OpenDefending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday
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The Latest: Italian authorities: 30 missing in avalancheItalian civil protection authorities say that 30 people are missing after an avalanche covered a mountain hotel in central Italy
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30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotelAn avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday
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High-rise tower on fire in Iranian capital collapsesIranian state television says a high-rise building on fire in Tehran has collapsed
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin walks down the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosuresDonald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2007, file photo, Chicago White Sox's Jim Thome watches a two-run single off Cleveland Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook during the second inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. Thome and Chipper Jones will appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time next year. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorateBarry Bonds and Roger Clemens are making slow gains with a changing Hall of Fame electorate
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The last two Cheesymite Scrolls - bread baked with cheese and Vegemite on top - are sold at a bakery in Canberra, Australia Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos. Mondelez International Inc. says it is selling Vegemite and other Australian and New Zealand grocery products to Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million (460 Australian dollars). (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's BegaOreo-maker Mondelez is selling Vegemite to an Australian cheese company
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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