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Chadian troops ride towards lake Chad near Bashoum, Chad, Friday March 6, 2015. Large contingents of Chadian troops were seen heading the the region bordering Nigeria,  where residents and an intelligence officer said Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)
Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE NigeriaBoko Haram fighters gather in mass at headquarters in NE Nigeria, residents, officer say
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker delivers a keynote speech during a conference on investment and entrepreneurship held in Gammarth near Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Tunisia is hosting a major conference on investment and entrepreneurship in hopes of stimulating an economy that has been hard bit by the turmoil following the revolution. (AP photo/Hassene Dridi)
US backs Tunisia's efforts to improve investment appealUS investment conference showcases Tunisia's new government and highlights reforms needed
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A man looks at an exchange rate board in Paris, Friday, March 6, 2015. The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence, trading 1-to-1 with the dollar. Europe's single currency has since May been on a downward trajectory again the dollar, mainly because of the divergence in economic performance between the eurozone an the United States. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Euro drops toward parity with dollarAs it falls to its weakest since 2003, euro gets closer to parity with dollar
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Smoke and flames erupt from the scene of a train derailment Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Galena, Ill. A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moser. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)
Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank carsFiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars built to safer standard
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Protesters block traffic on the street outside the Ferguson, Mo., police department Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Ferguson. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP NewsBreak: Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet againAP NewsBreak: Ferguson mayor says city leaders and Justice officials to meet again in 2 weeks
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Traders William McInerney, left, and Edward Curran confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2015. Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospectUS stocks open lower strong jobs report raises prospect of summer rate hike; dollar jumps
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, the Apple logo is illuminated in the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York. Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, the manager of the index announced early Friday, March 6. Apple will start trading as part of the 30-stock Dow at the opening of trading the next day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial averageApple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average after close of trading March 18
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Padge Gordon, also known as Padge Victoria Windslowe. Windslowe, an aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting," has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Windslowe has been testifying since Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and faces more cross-examination this week. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)
Colorful 'body sculptor' finishes testimony in murder trial'Black Madam' accused in buttocks enhancement death finishes testifying at murder trial
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Traders gather at the post of specialist Anthony Matesic, right, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2015. Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Prospect of higher interest rates sends stocks, bonds lowerHiring burst sends stocks, bonds lower as investors anticipate higher US interest rates
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  • Lumos Networks Lights up Richmond to Ashburn, Va. 100G DWDM Long-Haul Fiber Route

    This brand new, highly unique route will provide both long-haul networking between these two key cities and Metro/Access rings to offer services to our key Enterprise, Data Center and Carrier customers. "We are excited that Lumos Networks' new fiber route from Richmond to Ashburn is now ready for service as it will bring high-speed, secure, fully redundant Ethernet services to two additional locations of ours, in Fredericksburg and in Stafford," said Joseph K. Wyatt, ITS Director and HIPAA Compliance Officer of Radiology Associates. Business Wire, Wed, Mar 4 2015 @ 05:57 PM
  • Local Author Aims to Educate Young Readers About Japanese Culture

    Reiko Matsumoto officially retired from teaching twenty years ago, but continues to educate today by publishing children's books. Her books aim to teach American children about Japanese history and culture often by detailing factual events with fictional characters. Patch.com, Wed, Mar 4 2015 @ 11:55 AM
  • What might get sacrificed in Loudouna s capital budget for two new schools

    From left: School Board members Thomas Reed , Jeff Morse and Eric Hornberger at the March 2 fiscal 2016 budget work session with the county supervisors. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 01:44 PM
  • Loudoun Music Gallery

    The Loudoun County region of northern Virginia is fortunate to be experiencing a growth in the live music scene. Everything from good old rock and roll to bluegrass like you've never heard. Loudoun Arts Information, Thu, Mar 5 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Weather Decision from Loudoun County Schools for Friday

    A major snowstorm hit Northern Virginia on Thursday, and the Loudoun County Public Schools closed their doors, giving students the day off. With a weather forecast for Friday calling for bitter cold and local roads expected to be icy and treacherous, the Loudoun school system made an announcement about classes for Friday: "Because of the after-effects of the snowstorm, Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed on Friday, March 6th. Patch.com, Thu, Mar 5 2015 @ 08:37 PM
  • Loudoun photographers earn honors, work on display in Herndon

    Some of the best fine art photography in the region is being created by Loudouners, and their latest award-winning work can be seen this month at the ArtSpace gallery in Herndon. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 5 2015 @ 06:13 AM
  • Bomb Squad Checks Out Suspicious Package

    The Loudoun County Bomb Squad responded Tuesday morning to a report of a suspicious package delivered to a Sterling home, according to the county sheriff's office. A resident in the 900 block of Poplar Court called the county police at 11:50 a.m., saying the package was delivered to their home from overseas, according to a police report. Patch.com, Wed, Mar 4 2015 @ 04:37 PM
  • As Snow Approaches, Follow These Driving Safety Tips

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday evening and Thursday, and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is reminding motorists that winter driving can be hazardous, especially with the prediction of significant snowfall. Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman is advising motorists to make sure their vehicles are equipped with a well-stocked winter driving kit. Patch.com, Wed, Mar 4 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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