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Central bank offers bright outlook for Portuguese economyPortugal's central bank has given an upbeat assessment of the country's economic outlook, with an export-driven recovery taking national output close to a pre-2008 level within two years
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Twenty one kings, presidents and top officials from the Arab League summit pose for a group photo, at a gathering near the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. With the exception of Syria, whose chair sits empty, all Arab states are participating in the annual event aiming to work on regional solutions to conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Syria while tackling extremism, poverty and worries over the new American administration. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
The Latest: Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivalsThe Latest: Libya's U.N.-backed prime minister calls for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis
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Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibusterSen. Tim Kaine is joining with most of his Democratic colleagues and says he will vote to filibuster President Donald Trump's choice of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court
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Scottish UKIP member David Coburn, left, holds a Brisith flag as h celebrates the official triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in Brussels on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk has received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
The Latest: PM's of Spain, Malta call Brexit launch sad daySpanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he is aiming to minimize investor uncertainty now that Britain has begun divorce proceedings from the European Union
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A woman, left, is taken into custody on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Police say a driver struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custodyPolice say a woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody
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Supreme Court orders new look at "swipe fees" lawThe Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take a new look at a New York law that prohibits businesses from imposing fees on credit-card purchases
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Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is offTalks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships. USA Hockey announced the agreement Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sportUSA Hockey has reached a wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid a boycott of the world championships
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Chinese immigrants gather to protest over the fatal shooting of a Chinese man in his apartment, in Paris, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Slain man's daughter disputes police account of Paris raidThe adult daughter of a Chinese man killed in a police raid in Paris says her father never had a chance against the officers who broke down their door and shot him
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  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • 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. Hampton Roads Daily Press, Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • 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
  • Ceremony at site of 1945 Loudoun plane crash honors pilot

    Fragments of the plane Marine Capt. Fred Ochoa was flying. Ron Embrey of Bluemont saved the pieces of wreckage his sons had found and collected since the 1980s. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • 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
  • 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
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