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Candidate for the 2017 presidential election Emmanuel Macron, center, gives a press conference, in Paris, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Macron, an independent centrist with pro-free market views, is fiercely promoting common European ideals of peace, prosperity and freedom with a blitz of campaign events across France and Europe to explain to voters why the EU matters. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM VallsFrench centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of Socialist former prime minister Manuel Valls
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Man o' War exhibit honors racing legend born a century agoA new exhibit on Man o' War is opening across the street from the New York racetrack where the thoroughbred racing legend suffered his only defeat
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Paris, London, Seoul to 'grade' cars based on emissionsThe mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life conditions, after growing uncertainty about automakers efforts to skirt rules intended to limit pollutants
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope demands 'urgent' action to protect civilians in IraqPope Francis has demanded "urgent" action to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties
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A man holds a banner as he protests in front of 10 Downing Street entrance in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The Latest: Croatia says it will be least affected by BrexitCroatia's prime minister says that his country will be the least affected by the British exit from the European Union because it was the last to join in 2013
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a breakfast with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Kushner has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House, but he's found that even the president's son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutinyWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, is coming under increasing scrutiny amid confirmation that he will testify before the Senate intelligence committee
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A woman carries a baby and holds a banner as she takes part in a protest outside the House of Commons in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to BrexitBritain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago
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The illuminated Capitol Dome is reflected off the top of parked cars before dawn in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulationA regulation the Obama administration put in place to give online users protection against the sharing of their browsing habits is headed for extinction
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FILE - In this June 1, 2005, file photo, Juthamas Siriwan, the former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand.  Juthamas Siriwan has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong, File)
Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribesThe former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago
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  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia 's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. Hampton Roads Daily Press, Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Ceremony at site of 1945 Loudoun plane crash honors pilot

    Fragments of the plane Marine Capt. Fred Ochoa was flying. Ron Embrey of Bluemont saved the pieces of wreckage his sons had found and collected since the 1980s. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
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