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FILE - Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, in this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo taken in New York. A video released Friday Dec. 19, 2014 shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punchNewly released video shows Rice and fiancee kissing in handcuffs after assault
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Brazilian author  Paulo Coelho poses for a photographer  during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)
AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens allAP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens us all if society lives in fear
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy speaks during a news conference in Kansas City. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year dealPeople familiar with talks to AP: Peavy gets $24 million, 2-year deal to stay with Giants
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AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreementSeveral people familiar with deal to AP: Umpires, MLB reach agreement on 5-year labor contract
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In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, an Egyptian lesbian poses for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.” Egypt’s government is cracking down on gays, activists say, to promote its credentials as protectors of public morals. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdownEgyptian authorities crack down on gays, seeking to show 'morals' credentials, activists say
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File - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo provided by Sea Shepherd Australia, the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru, right, collides with the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in waters near Antarctica. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Sea Shepherd Australia, Tim Watters, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaignFederal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign
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FILE - In this Aug 13, 2012 file photo, a lab technician takes a blood sample for testing at the government run community Medical Clinic Robert Zulueta in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)
Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba dealUS-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island's human rights record
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President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responseObama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response
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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, center, rushes off the bench with other Portland players, during a timeout, to celebrate a play in the second overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. Portland won 129-119 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OTLillard scores career-best 43 as Blazers hand Spurs 2nd straight defeat in triple OT, 129-119
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • LCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoint tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on tonight, starting at 10 p.m. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:11 PM
  • Sterling sex offender gets 15 years on rape charge

    A Loudoun County Circuit judge on Dec. 15 handed down a 15-year sentence to a Sterling man convicted in August of rape. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:36 PM
  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Virginia

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:33 AM
  • Various Reports of Attempted Fraud in Loudoun County

    Monday, Dec. 15: An Ashburn resident of the 43100 block of Belgreen Drive received a message from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The resident returned the call and began questioning the subject, who later disconnected the call. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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