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A pro-democracy protester displays a placard during a demonstration in Hong Kong to demand genuine universal suffrage, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by BeijingA committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Oregon coach Dana Altman watches from the bench during the first half of the team's regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Latest: Kansas' Josh Jackson in early foul troubleKansas' Josh Jackson picks up two fouls in opening minutes of Midwest Regional final
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
In this 1995 photo, Dr. Tom Amberry shoots free throw during his workout in Seal Beach, Calif. Amberry, who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws, has died. He was 94. Amberry died in Long Beach, Calif., on March 18, said his daughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours. (Con Keyes/Los Angeles Times via AP)/Los Angeles Times via AP)
Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died
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No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las VegasLas Vegas police now say there weren't shots fired during a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo, University of California, Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks speaks to students, staff and alumni at a ceremony welcoming Dirks to the campus in Berkeley. The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found. A report released Friday, March 24, 2017, was heavily blacked out, but the readable portions said Dirks didn't pay for $5,000 worth of a gym membership and 48 personal training sessions. (D. Ross Cameron /The Contra Costa Times via AP, File)
Report: University leader got fitness freebiesAn investigation has found that the outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness
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Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislationUtah's governor has signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills
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Supporters of President Donald Trump scuffle with counter-protesters during a rally on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP)
Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rallyA scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump had gathered to march when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, Debbie Reynolds, winner of the Screen Actors Guild lifetime award, left, and Carrie Fisher pose in the press room at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The mother-daughter actresses will be honored at a public memorial on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the storied Hollywood Hills cemetery where both have been laid to rest. Fisher and Reynolds died one day apart in late December 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and danceLaughter, music and the tapping of dances reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it
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Xavier's Sean O'Mara (54) is defended by Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional final game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final FourNigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • 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. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • 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
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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