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FILE - In this March 2012 file photo, South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela performs during the Observance for Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in central London. A family statement issued on Twitter Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, says South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, 78, passed away in Johannesburg after a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)
South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78South African jazz trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies at 78
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Fox News chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch attends the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. Murdoch, whose companies own The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that publishers are "enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
UK regulator: Fox takeover of Sky not in public interestBritain's competition regulator has found that 21st Century Fox's planned takeover of Sky plc is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much control of the country's news media
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., left, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., center left, and U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., right, watch as President-elect Donald Trump, center right, departs a rally in Hershey, Pa. The Democratic-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map in a 4-3 decision Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariesThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended the districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans
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French retailer Carrefour details investment plan, job cutsFrench retailer Carrefour says it will invest 2.8 billion euros ($3.4 billion) over the next five years in online shopping as part of a plan aimed at boosting its growth that also will result in 2,400 job cuts
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An Afghan security guard stands at the entrance gate of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff. The siege ended on Sunday with Afghan security forces saying they had killed the last of six Taliban militants who stormed the hotel in suicide vests late the previous night, looking for foreigners and Afghan officials to kill. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan official: Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 22Afghan official: Death toll of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel rises to 22, including 14 foreigners, 8 Afghans
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Quintin Velardo, 58, leads his family as they arrive to take shelter following the eruption of Mayon volcano for the second straight day Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in another thunderous explosion at dawn Tuesday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people fleeThe Philippines' most active volcano has spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Anton Shipulin of Russia uncovers his trigger finger as he enters the shooting range on his way to a second place finish in the sprint competition during the World Cup Biathlon in Presque Isle, Maine. The Russian Olympic Committee says Shipulin is among several top Russian athletes barred from the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Russia says Ahn among top athletes barred from OlympicsThe Russian Olympic Committee says speedskater Viktor Ahn, a six-time gold medalist, is among several top athletes barred from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games amid the country's ongoing doping scandal
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Swiss Federal President Alain Berset, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shake hands prior to a meeting one day before the start of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 23 to 26. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
The Latest: Investors should beware potential 'reckoning'Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading U.S. investor is warning of a potential "reckoning"
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Asian stock markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown added to the market's optimistic mood. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's endWorld stock markets are rising Tuesday, led by strong gains in Asia as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown helped lift sentiment.
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • 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
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • 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
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 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
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