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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to reopen amid shutdownThe Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to his office as the federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid a partisan blame game on both sides, at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sidesSenate leaders offered no obvious solution to reopening the government and engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing during a rare weekend session in the hours leading up to a vote to end the shutdown before the workweek began.
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People attend a rally Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Portland, Ore. Organizers of the National March for Impeachment say they represent a community rallying against President Donald Trump and the actions of his administration. Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. (Dave Killen, Staff)/The Oregonian via AP)
The Latest: Nevada marchers happy to be part of historySome early arrivers at Sunday's rally in Las Vegas to launch an effort to register 1 million voters and target swing states like Nevada in the midterm elections say they're happy to be part of history.
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Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestockA Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock
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Palestinians burn a poster of U.S. President Mike Pence as they protest his visit to Israel in Bethlehem, West Bank, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivotJordan's king has appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks toward the field to warm up before the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title gameNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the field for warmups at Gillette Stadium wearing a strip of black tape over the inside part of his injured right hand _ but no glove
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks toward the field to warm up before the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
The Latest: Kraft says Pats targets of "jealousy and envy"New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft says the team needs to guard against "jealousy and envy"
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Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: 2 Venezuelan pilots killed in Kabul hotel attackTwo Venezuelan pilots were among the foreigners killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, a family member has told The Associated Press
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Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockadeAn international aid group says deaths among Yemenis resulting from a diphtheria outbreak are "likely to rise" if the Saudi-led coalition blockade remains in place.
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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