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FILE - This combination of three file photos taken Tuesday, March 14, 2017 shows Hong Kong chief executive candidates, from left, former judge Woo Kwok-hing, former Financial Secretary John Tsang and former chief secretary Carrie Lam, speaking during a chief executive election debate in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is poised to select a new leader on March 26, but the choice will be made by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing elites rather than voters from among the city’s 7.3 million residents, under a system that was strongly criticized during 2014’s huge pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leaderHong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests
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Xavier players including Sean O'Mara, right, and Quentin Goodin (3) celebrate after beating Arizona during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are outArizona became the third No. 2 seed to fall in this year's NCAA Tournament with its upset loss to Xavier
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Shin Jong-kyun, president and co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics Co., left, and Yoon Boo-keun, president and co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics Co., attend the company's annual general meeting at the Seocho office building in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. (SeongJoon Cho/Pool Photo via AP)
Samsung shareholders welcome stock price gains, rue scandalsSamsung Electronics shareholders are praising the company for gains in its share price while lamenting its involvement in a massive scandal that brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader
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Arizona guard Kobi Simmons, left, drives past Xavier guard J.P. Macura (55) during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West RegionTrevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region
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West Virginia guard Jevon Carter (2) celebrates after scoring against Gonzaga during the second half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West VirginiaJordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 to advance to the West Regional final
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3-time Oscar-winning cinematographer being honoredA three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty
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Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Chile at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday March 23, 2017.(AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiersLeaders Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo and trashed second place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group after 13 matches
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Kansas guard Devonte' Graham drives to the basket in front of Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan (50) during the first half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite EightPlayer of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Margot Lee Shetterly arrives at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Sheerly, whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures," has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism. Shetterly and Isabel Allende were among five winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards announced Thursday, March 23, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prizeAn author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism
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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
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • 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
  • 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
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