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Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implantsWashington state and California are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2010 file photo, Anthony Bruner and Mary Lou Bruner, right, pray at the start of a meeting of the Texas State Board of Education to discuss Islam and Christianity in textbooks in Austin, Texas. Mary Lou Bruner, a retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute is the Republican front-runner in a primary runoff for a seat on the influential state education board. Bruner is back on the ballot Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after nearly clinching the Republican nomination outright in March. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy postsA retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack is a gay prostitute is in a runoff for a seat on the influential state education board
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Russia's Sports Minister Vilaty Mutko answers questions at a news conference before the national soccer team's departure for the upcoming Euro 2016 competition, in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. ((AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic dopingTen medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday
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Trader Michael Urkonis, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks surge with tech stocks taking the leadUS stocks are on track for their biggest gain since March
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Cargill plans to keep several operations in WichitaAgribusiness giant Cargill says it is keeping several of its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and is searching for a new facility to house them
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, a Hello Kitty doll lays amid garbage scattered in Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, met with city, state, and Olympic organizing committee officials on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, pushing for what amounts to a superficial cleanup of Guanabara Bay. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years, with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters including Guanabara. "We don't want to have any stories of sailors with plastic bags, or what every it might be, that in anyway impact performance," said Hunt. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trashThe worst nightmare for the head of World Sailing is a floating trash bag that catches on the rudder of boat and keeps a sailor for winning a medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. faces reporters at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following a closed-door caucus. On the cusp of the Memorial Day weekend, Ryan called the recent remarks of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as "disgusting" after comparing wait times to receive VA health care to the lines people wait in for rides at Disney theme parks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ryan weighs House floor change after gay rights flapSpeaker Paul Ryan is moving to prevent a repeat of last week's the mess on the House floor, when a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment nearly brought down a routine spending bill
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Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media following an NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictionsThe Buffalo Bills have unveiled a wide-ranging policy restricting media from reporting on who threw an interception during practice or what someone might overhear during a post-practice team huddle
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Italy's Renzi: NATO summit must consider new defense modelsItalian Premier Matteo Renzi says that NATO should use the upcoming summit in Warsaw to consider new security models given the threat of home-grown terrorism
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  • Suicide awareness advocate speaks at Riverside High School

    Holly Chamberlain, a parent who lost her 14-year-old son to suicide, spoke to students, parents, teachers and community members at Riverside High School Monday night about what it's like to lose a child without any warning signs. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun County seeks to change a reasonable persona standard for noise

    Loudoun County is proposing changes to its noise standards in order to accommodate a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that the "reasonable person" standard is too vague for noise violations in the Commonwealth. Under proposed rules, Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies will follow new guidelines when deciding whether loud music and barking dogs are loud enough to warrant taking action. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 05:36 AM
  • Salamander Resort founder Sheila Johnson vows to invest in Middleburga s long-term success

    Sheila Johnson is the founder and CEO of Salamander Hospitality and Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Loudoun Times, Sat, May 21 2016 @ 09:02 PM
  • Rain hurting winery numbers, but the grapes could rebound

    The rain isn't just dampening the weekend across the area - it's also affecting the bottom line at some Virginia's wineries. Things are a bit soggy at Lost Creek Winery in Loudoun County where owner Todd Henkle is fighting to see his 16 acres of young grapes through to harvest. WTOP-FM Washington, Sat, May 21 2016 @ 08:22 AM
  • Loudoun County woman charged with animal cruelty in alleged ritual sacrifice of chickens

    Chickens walk in their enclosure on a farm in Maryland, in this photo from Oct. 19, 2005. A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after Loudoun County authorities allege she inhumanely killed 12 to 15 chickens weekly for ritual sacrifices. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 12:51 PM
  • Defense arguments begin for Ashburn man accused of killing wife

    The defense team for Braulio M. Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2014 and staging it to look like a suicide, says there's no evidence linking their client to her murder. Loudoun Times, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 03:24 PM
  • Sterling woman arrested for suspected religious animal sacrifices

    A Sterling woman was arrested May 5 for allegedly sacrificing chickens multiple times a week for religious purposes, according to a search warrant filed by Loudoun County Animal Services. Fairfax Times, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 06:08 PM
  • Region scrambles to come up with backup plan for Metro shutdowns

    Local transit agencies are trying to figure out how and if they can help commuters find another way around in the wake of Metro's announcement of plans for huge shutdowns and single tracking needed for safety fixes. On Thursday, Metro announced that it had revised its track work schedule to address the Federal Transit Administration's concerns that the most serious safety risks were not being addressed first. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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