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Specialist Anthony Matesic, left, and trader Glenn Kessler work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 30, 2017. U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading; oil risesBanks and other financial companies are leading U.S. stock indexes modestly higher in afternoon trading as investors weigh the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data
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In this photo taken March 20, 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Grassley has met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on the topic of criminal justice reform, encouraging supporters that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
White House adviser Kushner, senator talk criminal justiceSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley met with White House adviser Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform Thursday, giving supporters a small sign of encouragement that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump
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Graphic shows trend in pedestrian deaths in U.S.; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction citedPedestrian deaths are at the highest level in more than two decades
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Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force pick over past workPresident Donald Trump's nominee to be Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance, but they’re more upbeat about how he’s handling the economy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economyA new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's performance, but they're more positive about how he's handling the economy
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As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow RepublicansPresident Donald Trump trained fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will "hurt" the entire GOP agenda
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Canada's Culture Minister Melanie Joly, right, is welcomed by Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini as she arrives for a first-ever G7 Culture ministers meeting in Florence, Italy, March 30, 2017.  (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
G7 culture ministers discuss threat of cultural traffickingDuring their first formal meeting ever, Group of Seven industrialized nations culture ministers discussed the looting and trafficking of cultural treasures by extremist organizations to support their activities
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The three-term, fluent Spanish-speaker is set to announce his 2018 Senate run on Friday, March 31, 2017. He's the kind of rising political star Democrats hope can help begin turning deep red Texas blue. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against CruzA former punk-rocker who needed a hefty upset to win his congressional seat six years ago will have to pull off an even bigger one to unseat powerful Sen. Ted Cruz
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Katie Walsh appears at a post-election press briefing to discuss the RNC's role in the election, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Walsh, a top aide to President Donald Trump is exiting the administration. Two senior White House officials said Thursday, March 30, 2017, that Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh was leaving for a private sector role.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administrationA top aide to President Donald Trump is leaving his administration
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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
  • Hail threat increases in Virginia as spring goes along

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Powhatan Today, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 09:07 PM
  • Prince William now Virginia's second-largest locality, surpassing Va. Beach

    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. Potomac Local, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 02:43 PM
  • Fauquier, Prince William under drought watch

    A "drought watch" has been issued for Fauquier, Prince William and the surrounding counties by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Fauquier.com, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 12:06 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
  • 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
  • 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
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