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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clap during a signing ceremony in Canberra, Friday, March 24, 2017. Prime Minister Turnbull and Premier Li oversaw the signing of bilateral agreements that will expand their two-year-old free trade pact. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australian prime minister won't choose between China and USAustralia's prime minister said his Australia doesn't need to choose between the United States and China, as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett, center, drives to the basket against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
The Latest: Bluiett keeping Xavier in game vs ArizonaTrevon Bluiett is keeping Xavier in its West Region semifinal
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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
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North KoreaInternational sanctions on North Korea are taking a toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a U.N.-led report
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
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 brought the arrest of the company's de facto leader
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises for tax and regulatory reform. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubtsAsian shares mixed after U.S. vote on a health care bill delayed, raising doubts over Trump's business friendly agenda
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, departs a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health votePresident Donald Trump is demanding a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation, as White House officials tell Republican lawmakers that negotiations are over and the vote will come Friday
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Workers try to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. South Korean efforts to bring the sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. (Gang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
Sunken S.Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vesselSouth Korean efforts to transport a corroding, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the sunken ship and hindering efforts to raise it
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Police officers escort a family from the apartment complex to safety Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Rothschild, Wis. The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex, where officers, including a SWAT team, were in a standoff with the suspect late in the afternoon, Wausau police Capt. Todd Baeten said at a news conference. The area is about 90 miles west of Green Bay.  (T'xer Zhon Kha /The Post-Crescent via AP)
Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic disputePolice say a man angry after a domestic dispute opened fire in a Wisconsin bank, killing two longtime employees, then killed an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective.
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
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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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