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Security forces with dogs are brought in to secure the entrance of the Parliament building as chaos between MPs erupts inside, outside the Parliament building in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Kenyan legislators Thursday exchanged blows on changes to security laws which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties, with opposition legislators throwing the papers on the floor and government supporters hitting and tearing the clothes of an opposition senator. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security lawFight breaks out in Kenyan parliament over new anti-terror security measure
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Referendum sought in Italy about use of the euroOpposition party seeks referendum asking Italians if they want to keep using the euro currency
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference, he also said Putin says Ukraine must remain one political entity, voicing hope that the crisis could be solved through peace talks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, UkraineFACT CHECK: Comparing Putin's statements on Russian economy, Ukrainian crisis with the facts
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FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April. Teenager Aji Ibrahim said he was lucky to escape into the bushes. "No doubt they were Boko Haram members because they were chanting "Allahu akbar" (God is Great) while shooting at people and torching houses," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)
Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast NigeriaIslamic extremists blamed for kidnapping of 185 villagers, killing 35 in northeastern Nigeria
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University of Iowa defends suing worker's transferUniversity of Iowa defends transfer of worker suing over alleged political discrimination
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks after U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, right, announced indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Boston. More than 750 people in 20 states were sickened, and 64 died after they contracted fungal meningitis and other illnesses in 2012 from tainted steroids made by the Framingham, Mass., company. The 265 Michigan cases included 19 deaths. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
2 defendants in meningitis outbreak base seek bail2 men facing most serious charges in meningitis outbreak in court to seek release on bail
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US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coupState Department delays release of history on American policy in Iran at time of 1953 coup
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Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was smallReport: Radiation leak at US nuclear waste dump was small, no negative health effects expected
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US-Cuba rapprochement complicates LatAm politicsLatin America leaders celebrate US-Cuba news even as it complicates some countries' positions
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  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 PM
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
  • a We get up with the sun and live and die by the weathera

    "Our hobby has gone wild," said Mark Malick, wife Maggie by his side on a sun-splashed morning earlier this year. Loudoun Times, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 10:52 AM
  • Leesburg boy aims to donate 1,000 toys to Toys for Tots

    LEESBURG, Va. A 12-year-old Loudoun County boy has had the spirit of giving since he was very young. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:27 AM
  • Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

    A principal who has been running Northern Virginia's first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal's license. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:50 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • 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, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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