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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Ricky Gray who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va.  Gray is scheduled to be put to death for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister, Ruby, as well as their parents Bryan and Kathryn Harvey in 2006. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
Virginia executes man convicted of slaying of family of 4A man convicted of killing a couple and their two young daughters in their Richmond, Virginia, home on New Year's Day in 2006 was executed Wednesday evening
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Shirts for sale are displayed as preparations continue for Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Trump pays surprise visit to his Washington hotelPresident-elect Donald Trump made a surprise visit to his Washington, D.C., hotel on Wednesday night, grabbing a late dinner while in town for a couple of fundraisers
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This Aug. 11, 2015 photo shows a jar of Vegemite purchased in Australia on a breakfast table in Tokyo, Japan. Vegemite, the salty spread beloved in Australia, is being sold by the maker of Oreo cookies to an Australian dairy company. The spread and other grocery products are being sold by Mondelez to Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million. Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, it is selling most of its grocery business in Australia and New Zealand to focus on snacks like Oreo cookies and chocolate like Cadbury. (AP Photo/Hiroshi Otabe)
Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's BegaOreo-maker Mondelez is selling Vegemite to an Australian cheese company
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yenShares are meandering in sluggish trading in Asia as investors await Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump as president
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Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell speaks to reporters Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017, in Houston, after his election to baseball's Hall of Fame was announced. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall of FameJeff Bagwell was elected to Hall of Fame on Wednesday
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter holds a Marine Corps Ka-Bar knife while being interviewed in his Pentagon office, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Washington. Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison termDefense Secretary Ash Carter tells The Associated Press that he opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, the transgender former soldier who was convicted of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Britain's Andy Murray, right, is watched by his coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Murray will play United States' Sam Querrey in third round match on Friday, Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Pliskova, Konta continues winning runs in AustraliaU.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season's first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at the Australian Open
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FILE - In this June 6, 2007, file photo, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman is hoisted by teammates David Wells, right, and Heath Bell after saving his 500th career game in the Padres 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game in San Diego. Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell are likely to be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, when Trevor Hoffman and Ivan Rodriguez also could gain the honor.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votesWell, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue smiles as he waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A person familiar with the decision says President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDAPresident-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced
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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
  • 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
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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