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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday, April 24, 2017, in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections
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In this March 1, 2017, photo, residents of the predominantly Latino town of Woodburn, Ore., meet to talk about increased detentions by federal immigration agents. The meeting was held in the offices of PCUN, a union which represents farmworkers and others and which is housed in a former church. Farmers, nursery and winery owners and others who depend on immigrant labor are predicting a catastrophe as federal immigration agents focus on stepping up arrests of people who are in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigrationFarmers around the U.S. are worried that the Trump administration crackdown on immigrants will deprive them of the workers they need
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016, file photo, North Korean defectors prepare to release balloons carrying leaflets and a banner denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for North Korea's latest nuclear test, in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an ICBM around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, April 25. The letters read "Let's punish Kim Jong-un and stop nuclear test. " (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up actRival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missiles around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In a Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during the American Legion national convention in Charlotte, N.C. Former President Barack Obama met Sunday, April 23, 2017, with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in ChicagoFormer President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
This April 18, 2017 photo shows the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Syngenta in Minnetonka, Minn. The first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the country is about to go to trial against Swiss the agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China had approved it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China tradeThe first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the U.S. is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China approved it
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
In this evening Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday, April 21, 2017, ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcomeAsian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of a closely watched election in France
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto, right, catches a foul ball while third baseman Jose Reyes looks on during the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 for their seventh straight victory
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows a building at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. According to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, on Sunday, April 23, 2017, North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk. Park said Kim taught accounting at the university for about a month. (AP Photo)
N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being heldOfficials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, second right, and his wife Karen, second left, sail past the Opera House accompanied by New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, left, and NSW TreasurerDominic Perrottet, right, during a cruise on the harbor in Sydney, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Pence is on the last part of his four-country trip to Asia and Australia. (Peter Parks/Pool Photo via AP)
Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American SamoaUS Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun County teacher charged with DUI, open container inside school

    A Loudoun County teacher was arrested today for DUI and having an open container of alcohol inside the school. Loudoun Times, Fri, Apr 21 2017 @ 05:03 PM
  • Experimental-plane pilot unscathed after crash landing

    A Washington-state man flying a one-seat experimental plane from Virginia to Georgia crashed landed his aircraft on Saturday in a field near the Leesburg Executive Airport, according to authorities. Joseph R. Bryant, 53, of Goldendale, Wash., the pilot, was not injured in the incident. The Washington Post, Sat, Apr 22 2017 @ 07:52 PM
  • Farm stand at Long Stone Farm opens

    Long Stone Farm's Casey and Justin Wisch, with little farmhand Piper, opened their self-serve farm stand on Saturday. Loudoun Times, Sat, Apr 22 2017 @ 12:17 AM
  • New synthetic opioid on the streets in Loudoun

    It's an elephant tranquilizer 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Loudoun Times, Fri, Apr 21 2017 @ 09:07 AM
  • More than 100 Loudoun civil servants recognized at annual Valor Awards

    Deputies from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office receive Lifesaving Award for resuscitating ten people from a suspected opioid overdose. Loudoun Times, Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 09:17 PM
  • Loudoun Countya s quiet revenue giant: Agritourism

    Loudoun County accounts for more than half of Northern Virginia's agritourism dollars, and it's not just all the vineyards and wineries. A report released Thursday said Virginia agritourism is a $2.2 billion industry, and Northern Virginia generates the most agritourism revenue of all 10 state regions, contributing more than $522 million. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 04:17 PM
  • Loudoun women get to work at first Commission on Women and Girls meeting

    How should a woman sitting in a Loudoun County jail whose sentence is almost up go about finding a job and marketing her skills during a job interview? What kind of signs should girls know how to identify in a partner so that they can avoid an abusive relationship down the road? Those kinds of issues and many more are ones the new Loudoun ... (more) Loudoun Times, Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 03:41 PM
  • Five Green Trends for Meeting Planners

    As sustainability and meeting experts, The National Conference Center has identified five trends for meeting planners to consider when booking a Green Venue for their meeting. , a training and conference facility for more than 40 years, has also been a leader in sustainability for a decade. Hotel News Resource, Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 01:08 PM
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