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FILE - In this June 12, 2014, aerial photo, an oil well is drilled near Williston, N.D. A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad. Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil are down more than 4 percent. Britain’s BP is down 6 percent. Natural gas producers are getting hit as well. Chesapeake Energy is down almost 12 percent. Benchmark U.S. crude prices plunged almost 7 percent $68.81 early Friday, Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Plunging crude prices hammer energy companiesEnergy stocks drained by OPEC decision to maintain production levels
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In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, Sarah Swingle, of Charleston, S.C., with the Humane Society of the United States, stands immobilized in a human-sized "gestation crate," in front of the Statehouse, in Trenton, N.J. Swingle's demonstration was part of the society's efforts to have Gov. Chris Christie sign legislation that would require state agriculture officials to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant pigs. Christie has until Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, to decide whether to sign the bill. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate billNew Jersey GOP Gov. Christie vetoes state pig crate bill that Iowa pork farmers opposed
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Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102Butler's 22 points, Rose's 21 lift Bulls past Celtics, 109-102
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FILE - This is a Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Bennie Thompson, D- Miss.,  as he speaks in Jackson, Miss. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Thompson, are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia  because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's futureBlack Congress members oppose recognition of Va. Indian tribe that banned marriage to blacks
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Tunisia's outgoing Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa speaks during a interview in the city of Dakar, Senegal,  Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Tunisia's outgoing prime minister says the country needs a broad coalition government in order to continue with the necessary economic reforms.  Jomaa said Friday in Dakar that his interim technocrat cabinet has started the reform process but that the next government must have broad support to implement further changes.(AP Photo/Jane Hahn)
Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalitionTunisia's outgoing prime minister backs broad coalition government to implement reforms
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as El Sistema, or The System, attends an event at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela. A new book about the music program portrays it as a “model of tyranny” where brutal, marathon practice sessions mirror the apparently unlimited power and top-down style of its magnetic founder. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Venezuelan classical music system under fireVenezuela's much-touted classical music system portrayed as model of tyranny
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Trader Michael Zicchinolfi works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinksS&P 500 eases as falling oil prices hit energy stocks
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Argentine-born conductor Daniel Barenboim talks to the media during a news conference he held at La Scala theater, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Barenboim announced he will leave his role of music director of the theater at the end of November 2014. Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Barenboim opening West-Eastern academy in BerlinBarenboim leaving La Scala to open academy for West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York.   Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the NFL football players' union said Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'NFL players' union says Ray Rice wins appeal; indefinite suspension vacated immediately
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  • Attorneys Want Alleged Alexandria Serial Killer's Charges Dropped

    The attorneys for a man charged with three murders in Alexandria over the last 11 years have asked a judge to restrict evidence prosecutors are allowed to present at trial or throw out the murder charges altogether. Defense attorneys for 54-year-old Charles Severance submitted the request in filings in Alexandria Circuit Court Tuesday, The Washington Post reports. Patch.com, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Man Charged in Attempted Abduction/Assault at Dulles Gateway Exxon

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office received a report of an attempted assault and abduction early Wednesday morning at the Dulles Gateway Exxon in Sterling. A male subject reportedly asked a female cashier if he could use the restroom at the Exxon, located at the 45600 block of Falke Plaza. Patch.com, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 01:08 PM
  • 'Smash and Grab' Robbery at Dulles Town Center Jewelry Store

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a smash-and-grab style larceny that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a jewelry store in the Dulles Town Center. Deputies responded to the lower level of the mall around 2:40 p.m. where four unknown males reportedly entered the Fink's Jewelry Store using sledgehammers. Patch.com, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 11:53 AM
  • a O Christmas Tree:a Where to buy locally grown trees in Loudoun

    Picking out a scotch pine at the Ticonderoga Farms in South Riding Nov. 26, 2013, Ruben and Candice Burgos of Gainesville and their sons, Evan and Eliam , intend to begin a family tradition of cutting their own Christmas tree for the holidays. Loudoun Times, Fri, Nov 28 2014 @ 06:18 AM
  • Cleanest Restaurants in the Ashburn Area

    Loudoun Health District officials recently inspected food preparation and storage in Loudoun County. Full reports can be accessed on the health department's website . Patch.com, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 11:25 AM
  • Micro and farm breweries poised to boom in Loudoun

    Chris Burns, one of the owners of one of Loudoun's newest breweries Old Ox Brewery, sees a profitable and popular brewing industry emerging in Loudoun County. Loudoun Times, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 01:45 PM
  • LCSO Joins FBI to Counteract Spike in Bank Robberies

    The Sterling area has fallen victim to three bank robberies in recent weeks, prompting the Loudoun County Sheriff's office to implement new measures to counteract bank robberies this holiday season. In conjunction with the FBI Washington Field Office and the department's partners on the Violent Crimes Task Forces in Northern Virginia, detectives with LCSO's Criminal Investigations Division are visiting banks and speaking with their employees about steps to take before, during and after a robbery while the Field Operations Division is increasing patrols of Loudoun County banks. Patch.com, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 11:33 AM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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