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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 defends Manning commutationPresident Barack Obama is defending his decision to commute convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison sentence, telling reporters that "justice has been served" in her case
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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 Press35 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 Press42 minutes ago
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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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2015 file photo, a male silverback mountain gorilla from the family of mountain gorillas named Amahoro, which means "peace" in the Rwandan language, sits in the dense forest on the slopes of Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda. Primates are heading toward an extinction crisis, a new international study warns. And it’s our fault that our closest biological relatives are in trouble, scientists said. About 60 percent of the more than 500 primate species, such as gorillas, monkeys and lemurs, are “now threatened with extinction” and three out of four primate species have shrinking populations, according to a study by 31 primate experts published in the Jan. 18, 2017, journal Science Advances. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
World's primates facing extinction crisis, new report saysA new study says 60 percent of the world's primates are threatened with extinction and three quarters face shrinking populations
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
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)
Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalizedA spokesman for President George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old has been admitted to an intensive care unit and that his wife, Barbara, is also hospitalized
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, right, speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Pence calls Manning 'traitor,' clemency mistakeVice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor."
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, high-rise construction in midtown Manhattan is framed though the pedestrian barriers in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its survey of economic conditions around the country. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Federal Reserve sees growth pickup at end of last yearFed Beige Book: US growth accelerated in late 2016 amid steady hiring, stronger sales for manufacturers
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2014, file photo, CSX hopper cars sit in a yard in Baltimore. CSX Corp. reports financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
CSX railroad expects modest profit growth in 2017CSX railroad officials expect profits to grow this year as the economy improves modestly, coal demand stabilizes and President-elect Donald Trump pursues reforms
The Associated Press51 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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