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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, dealer Han Kim, center, gathers up chips after a hand of Texas Hold 'em at a poker room in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.  Unlike the 2000s when casinos competed to lure fans of the game, poker's appeal has been weakening during this decade. Strip casinos had 405 tables and made $97 million in 2007. In contrast, the game only netted casinos $78 million last year after the number of tables decreased to 320.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floorsWhen the Monte Carlo closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will have lost nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago
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Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coachIndiana has hired Archie Miller as its new coach
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Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accidentOfficials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles
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Pope Francis arrives in Monza, 30 kilometers north of Milan, Italy, to celebrate a Mass as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poorPope Francis has focused his one-day visit to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) is congratulated by guard Leandro Barbosa (19) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Boston. Booker scored 70 points, but the Celtics won 130-120. Booker is just the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 or more points in a game. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120Devin Booker scores 70 points but Suns fall to Celtics 130-120; 6th different NBA player to hit 70
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Demonstrators stage a sit-in during a protest the day European Union leaders gathered in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc, in Rome, Saturday, March 25, 2017.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The Latest: Anti-EU, anti-NATO protesters march in RomeTwin anti-EU protest marches have moved through a tense Rome, escorted by slowly-moving police vans and monitored by riot police, following a European Union summit to push for more vigor and unity
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Jon Rahm of Spain watches his tee shot on the first hole during the round of 16 play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Phil Mickelson heads to Match Play quarterfinals in TexasMickelson coasts to another victory to reach Match Play quarterfinals in Texas
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US command: Mosul airstrikes were at the request of IraqThe Pentagon says an initial review of airstrike over the past days indicates that the U.S.-led coalition has struck fighters and equipment of the Islamic State group in the northern city of Mosul
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Mary Vavrik poses for a photo in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, March 24, 2017. Vavrik said she felt a little more relaxed after Republican leaders in the U.S. House pulled its replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, which would have caused her monthly premiums to skyrocket. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fadesAs the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year
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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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