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Tourists lay on the beach in Gambia's capital Banjul Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017.  Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month to President-elect Adama Barrow in the December 2016 election. Barrow is vowing to take power Thursday Jan. 19, despite Jammeh's refusal to leave. (AP Photo)
Tourists being evacuated from Gambia as crisis deepensTourists being evacuated from Gambia as crisis deepens under state of emergency
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaves Trump Tower in New York. On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration four years later, the authors of the Republican National Committee’s 2013 “Growth and Opportunity Project” concede their report is little more than an afterthought. Fleischer, has given up hope that Trump will adopt a “welcoming and inclusive tone,” as he called for in the autopsy, after Friday’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)
GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with TrumpThe Republicans who delivered a post-election autopsy that carried a dire prediction for the GOP four years ago concede that their report is little more than an afterthought as Donald Trump's inauguration approaches
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Trump pick to lead EPA has spotty state environmental recordPresident-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency comes to a confirmation hearing with a spotty environmental record
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Al Salman, uncle of Noor Salman, speaks to the media Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Oakland, Calif. Noor Salman, the widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman, has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Noor Salman is due in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday, following her arrest a day earlier on the Florida charges. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attackProsecutors say the widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting
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Russia extends residence permit for SnowdenRussian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer careUniversity of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower. Unlike his soon-to-be boss, the nominee for Commerce Secretary has agreed to divorce himself from a vast financial empire to comply with federal ethics rules. Wilbur Ross can expect questions about his business dealings at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. . (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, file)
Trump's Commerce nominee has business ties around globeSenators are looking to question Donald Trump's pick to head the Commerce Department about his vast business ties and his views on trade
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Chief of staff: George H.W. Bush hospitalized in HoustonHouston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston
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VW will appeal court order to buy back customer's diesel carVolkswagen says it will appeal against a court's decision that it should buy back a German customer's diesel car
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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
  • Twenty firearms stolen over last few months in Loudoun County

    Authorities said 20 firearms have been stolen in separate incidents over the last two months from vehicles throughout Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that from November to this week, the thefts have happened in a range of area from Leesburg and Sterling to Ashburn, Round Hill and Hamilton. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
  • 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
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