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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
What won't get done during a government shutdownThere's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., center, speaks to the media outside the Capitol after meeting with President Donald Trump, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meetingA bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge on Jan. 16, 2018, that charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
The Latest: Vegas toll of injured in shooting rises to 851The sheriff in Las Vegas now says 851 people suffered injuries directly related to the Oct. 1 mass shooting that became the most deadly in modern U.S. history, including 422 who received some kind of gunshot wound
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This Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 arrest photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Fla., shows Dieuson Octave, also known as the rapper Kodak Black. Octave has been ordered held without bond on Friday, Jan 19, 20187, facing seven felony charges that include child neglect and drug possession.  He is also charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Broward Judge Joel Lazarus ordered him held in jail because he was already on probation. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on multiple chargesAuthorities say rapper Kodak Black has been arrested several days after a guest at his Florida home live-streamed people handling marijuana and a handgun around an infant
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expectedNasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
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The Latest: Menendez expects to be 'vindicated' in retrialSen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, says he expects to be "vindicated again" in a retrial
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FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) takes batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tebow will attend major league spring training with the Mets. The 30-year-old outfielder was among nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Tim Tebow will be at spring training with MetsTim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets as he enters 2nd season of pro baseball
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IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter OlympicsThe International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal
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A Syrian man uses his mobile phone to take a picture of his friends in front of a huge banner showing Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaAs Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow
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  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Where could Amazon go? Northern Va. officials point to Fairfax-Loudoun line new

    A site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Metro's Silver Line is among the locations Virginia officials are pushing as part of their pitch to lure Amazon's second headquarters. The Loudoun-Fairfax site would put Amazon in the heart of the largest data center market in the world, said Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County's economic development director in a statement. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:04 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
  • Bill allowing localities to move or alter Confederate statues killed by committee

    The state Senate's Local Government Committee in Richmond killed a bill Tuesday that would have given localities the right to move, remove or alter monuments and statues within their own jurisdiction, regardless of when they were erected. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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