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In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second lookThe 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is rekindling interest in New Deal-era public works projects that left behind graceful buildings and works of art in the American Southwest
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo slides home safely with a three-run inside the park home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed as catcher Tucker Barnhart, right, stands at home in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
LEADING OFF: Cleveland streaking, Bumgarner needs no DHLEADING OFF: Cleveland goes for 13th straight win, Bumgarner needs no DH, homer-happy O's visit Seattle, Rizzo leads Cubs vs Mets
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Kevin Cordes swims in a men's 200-meter breaststroke semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Who's new on the US Olympic swimming team for RioMichael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes
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Judge faces deadline for decision on Indiana abortion lawA federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic skates during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The New Jersey Devils have acquired former No. 1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Adam Larsson, which the teams announced Wednesday, June 29, 2016, two days before the start of free agency. The Oliers get salary cap space to possibly sign free agent Lucic with Hall's $6 million annual salary heading to New Jersey.  (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
NHL free agent pool is deep even without StamkosEven with Steven Stamkos staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL free agent market presents plenty of big-time players from forwards Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson and Kyle Okposo to defensemen Brian Campbell and Dan Hamhuis
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New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and outgoing President Benigno Aquino III salute during inauguration ceremony Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Malacanang Palace grounds in Manila, Philippines. Duterte becomes the 16th President of the Philippine Republic.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A maverick Duterte takes office as new Philippine presidentRodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines, with some hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he will undercut one of Asia's liveliest democracies amid threats to kill criminals en masse
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Union members assemble picket line signs as union members prepare for a strike that could begin Friday against as many as five of the city's eight casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday June 29, 2016.  Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union says it will go on strike Friday if it can't reach new contracts with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment (Bally's, Caesars and Harrah's) and two casinos owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn (the Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal). About 6,500 of the union's nearly 10,000 workers are at the five hotels.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Talks continue as Atlantic City casino strike deadline nearsWith Atlantic City's lucrative July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching, the struggling seaside gambling resort is trying to avoid a strike against five of its eight casinos
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Police: Man plotted armed mannequin, bomb attack on officersPolice in Ohio have arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Hicks (31) reacts being unable to catch Adrian Beltre's sixth-inning solo home run in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in New York, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
HRs by McCann, Gregorius in 9th rally Yanks past Rangers 9-7Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Didi Gregorius capped a six-run ninth inning with his two-run homer and the New York Yankees woke up late to beat the Texas Rangers 9-7
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  • Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with teacher's help

    With his teacher's help, a northern Virginia student has used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his younger brother. Media outlets report 16-year-old Gabriel Filippini approached Kurt O'Connor , a technology teacher at Loudoun County's Park View High School , with the idea of using the classroom 3-D printer to build the hand for 6-year-old Lucas Filippini , who was born without a left hand. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wed, Jun 29 2016 @ 01:24 PM
  • Former delegate Fauntroy released from custody after arrest

    In this photo provided by the Customs and Border Patrol , former Washington congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy is shown. CBP officers arrested Fauntroy at Dulles International Airport, Monday, June 27, 2016, on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear and fraud, insufficient funds check out of Prince George's County, Md., after returning home from a four-year sojourn in the Persian Gulf, according to authorities. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • Civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy out of jail after return to U.S.

    U.S. civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy was released from a Virginia jail on Tuesday following his return from a four-year absence in the Middle East, a court official said. Fauntroy, who faces a bad check charge in Maryland, left the Loudoun County jail in suburban Washington and greeted his wife, Dorothy, for the first time since he left the United States in 2012, television images showed. Reuters, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 05:19 PM
  • US boy 3D prints brother a prosthetic hand

    High school student Gabriel Filippini was in technology teacher Kurt O'Connor's study hall when he approached the teacher with an unusual question: Could they use the classroom 3D printer to build his little brother a hand? Lucas was born without a left hand and through kindergarten was able to do nearly everything other little boys could, including zipping up his jacket, riding a bike, even gripping monkey bars using his palm. But in elementary school, Lucas encountered a problem he couldn't solve: He could not tie his shoelaces. The New Zealand Herald, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 10:55 PM
  • Loudoun Supervisor Meyer considering rules change to limit resolutions and proclamations

    Supervisor Ron Meyer wants to limit what kind of proclamations and resolutions he and his colleagues can introduce. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 10:22 AM
  • Free Cab Rides on July 4 to Discourage Drunk Driving

    SoberRide will be available to residents 21 and over throughout DC and in 4 Virginia counties and 2 Maryland counties. Celebrating the Fourth of July with alcoholic beverages? Free cab rides will be available on July 4 throughout the D.C. area to discourage drunk driving. NBC Washington, Mon, Jun 27 2016 @ 03:06 PM
  • Gun violence protesters call on Comstock to take stronger stance

    A group of gun violence groups and Loudoun County residents protested outside Congresswoman Barbara Comstock's district office in Sterling Friday, urging her to take a stronger stance on preventing gun violence. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 09:43 PM
  • Some fear Metro to Loudoun will increase car congestion

    Several members of Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors worry the number of cars on crowded roadways will increase, if funding dries up for subsidized commuter buses, which currently carry commuters from the fast-growing county to downtown Washington, D.C. for $8 or $9. For years, county taxpayers have paid for buses, drivers' salaries and other expenses to operate the service from 11 Park and Ride Lots to Crystal City, Rosslyn, The Pentagon and Washington. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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