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Houston Rockets guard James Harden watches his 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 111-92. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
James Harden gives fan present on her 100th birthdayJames Harden took some time out after the Rockets' 111-92 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday
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Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 monthsA Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl from a roadway for the second time in three months
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People board the ferry leaving Banjul, Gambia, 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)
Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in SenegalGambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
World stocks slip as investors eye European Central BankWorld stocks are mostly lower ahead of comments on stimulus from the European Central Bank's president and after the head of the Federal Reserve signaled more interest rate increases to come
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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Latest: Thiem advances to 3rd round, beats ThompsonEighth-seeded Dominic Thiem is through to the Australian Open's third round after beating Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-4 in the last match at Margaret Court Arena on Thursday
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Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in PalmyraSyrian activists: Islamic State group kills 12 people held captive in ancient city of Palmyra
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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 and wife hospitalizedFormer President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he is in intensive care for pneumonia and she is being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, The corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Many South Koreans were shocked at the sight of Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong being dragged into custody and then released when a court declined to formally arrest him. Its quite difficult for outsiders to fully grasp how Samsung is inextricably woven into the psychological fabric of this small, proud country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflictedIt's difficult for people outside South Korea to fully grasp what Samsung means inside its home country, where it is far more than just another big company
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Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collectionIsrael's national library acquires world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books, manuscripts
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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
  • Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts

    Aside from Dunkin' Donuts and prepackaged boxes of Krispy Kreme at the grocery store, Loudoun residents haven't had many donut options in recent years, with the exception of nearby Duck Donuts in Herndon. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 01:37 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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