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In this handout photo provided by Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny makes a selfie inside a court room in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 27, 2017. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is making a court appearance Monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally the previous day. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Russia on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance since the 2011-2012 anti-government protests.(Alexei Navalny/ photo via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Russian opposition leader Navalny appears in courtRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared in court on Monday, a day after being detained at a major opposition rally against government corruption that he led the previous day
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Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coupA Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, are being tried on terrorism charges for alleged links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt
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In this photo provided by Evgeny Feldman, Alexei Navalny is detained by police in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his supporters aim to hold anti-corruption demonstrations throughout Russia. But authorities are denying permission and police have warned they won't be responsible for "negative consequences" or unsanctioned gatherings. (Evgeny Feldman for Alexey Navalny's campaign photo via AP)
The Latest: Kremlin accuses opposition of provoking violenceThe Kremlin has accused the organizers of anti-corruption protests in Russia of provoking violence
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Supervisor: banks need substantial EU roots to access blocA top banking supervisor says that British banks must put down solid roots if they want European banking licenses to keep access after the UK leaves the European Union
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South Carolina players celebrate after beating Florida 77-70 in the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Democrats on health bill; AP: Law limiting LGBT protections will cost North Carolina $3.76 billion over 12 years; Police search for suspects in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting
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From left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, European Council President Donald Tusk and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, right, applaud after Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, center, delivered the opening address during an EU summit meeting at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. European Union leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Poland questions legality of Tusk's EU re-electionPoland's foreign minister has challenged the legality of Donald Tusk's re-election to a top European Union job, saying the vote was "fake" and that it exposed the EU as having "double standards."
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French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech entitled: "France and Singapore, Strategic Partners in A Fast Changing World" as his security detail stands beside him in silhouette during the 40th Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Monday, March 27, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with AsiaFrench President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia
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Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue case against FacebookA Syrian refugee in Germany has decided not to pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian opposition gunman, center left, carries his weapon as some family members leave the al-Waer neighborhood bound for a town on the Turkish border, in Homs, Syria, Monday, March 27, 2017. Syrian state TV said Monday that another group of rebels with their families are leaving the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs under a Russia-brokered deal with the government. The opposition fighters agreed to leave and the evacuations first started on March 18, after years of siege and bombardment at the hands of pro-government forces. (SANA via AP)
More Syrian rebels, families leave city of Homs under dealSyrian state TV: More residents leaving last rebel-held neighborhood in central city under deal with government
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  • 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. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • 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
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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