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A military truck, right, arrives outside a hospital where injured were taken after an explosion at the Joint Operational Mechanism base in Gao, Mali, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing more than 50 people and wounding more than 100 soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region. (AP Photo/Yacouba Cisse)
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, harsh blow to peace efforts in region
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President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Obama wants time to think on WH experiencePresident Barack Obama says that after he leaves office on Friday he wants to take time to process the "amazing experience" his family has gone through
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Outside view of the Harry Winston jewelry store in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. A French official says a robber armed with a hand grenade and an automatic handgun has stolen diamond necklaces and other valuable jewelry for an estimated 15 million euros ($ 16 million) in the Harry Winston jewelry store in Cannes the French Riviera. (AP Photo)
Harry Winston jewelry store robbed in French RivieraA French official says a robber armed with a hand grenade and an automatic handgun has stolen diamond necklaces and other jewelry from a Harry Winston store in the French Riviera city of Cannes
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
The Latest: Senate panel approves Mattis for defense postThe Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Chelsea Manning: A potent symbol for transgender AmericansFor most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material; for transgender people, she has another dimension _ serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance
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Credit Suisse to pay $5.3B over mortgage-backed securitiesCredit Suisse has agreed to pay $5.3 billion to settle claims that it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-backed securities that it sold in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis
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The streets of Banjul are deserted Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. Special flights were being organized Wednesday to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed as President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expires on Thursday after he lost elections in December. On Tuesday, he declared a state of emergency before he is supposed to cede power to President-elect Adama Barrow. (AP Photo)
West African bloc vows Gambia intervention at midnightA military commander with West Africa's regional bloc says its forces will "take action" at midnight unless a solution is found to Gambia's political crisis before then
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapseRep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental studyThe Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
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  • Mourning a brother, family asks for help solving D.C.'s first homicide of the year

    Lewis tried that day and on many other occasions to get his brother to stop panhandling, to sleep somewhere safe at night, to take the medications that kept his schizophrenia under control. But early in the morning on Oct. 2, Richard Lewis was outside a Metro station again, this time Union Station. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 18 2017 @ 10:27 AM
  • 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
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