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In this photo taken Monday, May 14, 2018, members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to Mbandaka, a crossroads city of more than 1 million people, in a troubling turn that marks one of the few times the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via AP)
Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign startsCongo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the town in the country's northwest where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign
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Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after rulingNFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that allow sports betting
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Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in VermontAuthorities say search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains and the pilot is dead
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In this Jan. 12, 1966, photo provided by the White House, President Lyndon B. Johnson prepares for his State of the Union address with, from left, Richard Goodwin, former presidential assistant called back from Wesleyan University to help on the speech, Jack Valenti and Joseph A. Califano, Jr. at the White House in Washington. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home in Concord, Mass. His wife, the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, said he died after a brief bout with cancer. (AP Photo/The White House)
Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter and liberal force who wrote historic speeches for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson, has died at age 86
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Authorities work the scene of a restaurant where police say a man intentionally rammed a vehicle into the steak and seafood eatery shortly after midday Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Bessemer City, N.C., leaving his 26-year-old daughter and one other person dead and several others injured. The vehicle's driver, Roger Self, was immediately arrested. Jail records show he’s been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. (Kevin Ellis/The Gaston Gazette via AP)
Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his familyA pastor in North Carolina says mental illness is what drove a "pillar of the community" to ram his sport utility vehicle into his family as they shared a meal at a restaurant.
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A Burundian policeman casts his vote in the constitutional referendum in Buye, north of Ngozi, in northern Burundi Thursday, May 17, 2018. The country is voting in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza's rule until 2034. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)
Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in powerBurundians vote in favor of amending the constitution, opening the door for the president to possibly rule until 2034
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Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM saysSerbia's prime minister says the Balkan country's strategic goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for a shift in course
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Official placed on leave over Afghanistan bombing claimThe State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after it was revealed that he may have fabricated a story about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims in a speech last fall
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship speaks to supporters in Charleston, W.Va. Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Blankenship said he’s going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. Blankenship’s campaign said in a news release Monday, May 21, that he’ll be running as a member of the Constitution Party, which nominated him by a unanimous vote. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert, File)
Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary lossDespite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate
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  • Police used a fitness app to find man accused of knocking bicyclist to the ground in Virginia

    A bicyclist identified with the help of a fitness-tracking app was charged with malicious wounding Thursday after allegedly knocking another bicyclist to the ground on the WOD Trail in Loudoun County, Virginia, authorities said. Edward A. Shortnacy, 48, reached out an arm and struck the helmet of a bicyclist who was traveling in the opposite direction, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said. Waco Tribune-Herald, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 06:34 PM
  • Two in custody connected with 'bank jugging' robbery outside Chantilly store

    Two suspects are in custody in connection with a robbery outside of a Chantilly convenience store last month in what is believed to be one of the first cases of "bank jugging" in the Washington D.C. area, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 03:03 PM
  • Fitness app leads to arrest in assault on W&OD trail in Ashburn

    The cyclist that assaulted another cyclist on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail last month has been identified with the help of a fitness tracking app and information from witnesses, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 17 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors OK zoning changes for Lansdowne Town Center

    Loudoun County supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved several zoning amendments that will allow for more retail space in the Lansdowne Town Center in hopes of revitalizing the mixed-use development that through the years has seen a stream of outgoing tenants. Loudoun Times, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 01:18 PM
  • Feds join whistleblower lawsuit over bad Metrorail concrete

    Construction of Metro's Silver Line, which will extend the D.C. rail system to the Dulles Airport and farther into Loudoun County. Loudoun Times, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 11:30 AM
  • Woman toting drugs asks officer for directions: Police

    Authorities say a West Virginia woman with an open container of alcohol and suitcases of drugs stopped to ask directions from an officer. She was arrested. The News Journal, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 12:54 AM
  • Data center eyes NoVa expansion

    After only a bit more than a year in operation, Wise County's first data center is expanding sales into one of the nation's biggest data center corridors. Coalfield.com, Fri, May 18 2018 @ 12:36 AM
  • Apple eyeing northern Virginia for expansion

    The tech titan is considering a campus for 20,000 employees,The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 17 2018 @ 12:09 PM
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