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Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shiftStriking Zimbabwean nurses call $3 wage for weeklong night shift a 'mockery;' demand more pay
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SpaceX's Dragon capsule launches, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX fired the mock-up capsule to test the new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escapeSpaceX crew capsule soars with dummy in 1st major test of crew launch escape system
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This handout photo provided by NOAA, taken in May 2014, shows Eric Moglia of NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, prepares air sample canisters at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., before shipping to sampling sites around the world. Federal scientists said global levels of the most prevalent heat-trapping gas have passed a daunting milestone. NOAA says in March, the global monthly average for carbon dioxide hit 400.83 parts per million. That is the first month in modern records that the entire globe broke 400 ppm, reaching levels that haven't been seen in about 2 million years.(Will Von Dauster/ NOAA via AP)
Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestoneGlobal levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide pass milestone that scientists call disturbing
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington,Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee held the news conference with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. to unveil legislation they will introduce to break up the nation's biggest banks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Sanders hires Obama veterans to lead 2016 digital operationsSen. Sanders hires Obama veterans to lead digital operations for 2016 campaign against Clinton
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Geena Davis poses in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Davis is launching a film festival focused on women and diversity in Bentonville, Ark. About 75 films will be screened over the four-day festival, which will also include panel discussions and a celebratory “A League of Their Own” baseball game, featuring appearances by Rosie O’Donnell and two original members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Geena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversityGeena Davis launches film fest in Bentonville, Arkansas, focused on women and diversity
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3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from NigerNiger deports 3,000 Nigerians, including refugees escaping Boko Haram; Many die in severe heat
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society,Wednesday, May 6, 2015,  at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'Yellen says stock prices 'quite high' but overall financial stability risks not elevated
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Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobsStudy: Silicon Valley companies hire plenty of Asians, but relatively few become executives
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FILE - In this Nov, 27, 2003 file photo, singer Errol Brown poses with his wife Ginette after receiving an MBE, for  his services to pop music as the Hot Chocolate frontman. The singer has died in the Bahamas aged 71, his manager said on Wednesday, May, 6, 2015. (Fiona Hanson/PA Via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT .
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the BahamasHot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 of liver cancer in the Bahamas
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  • Stage is set in Loudoun for November general election

    With the recent nomination of Republican and Democratic candidates in three contested primary races, the slate of competitors vying for Loudoun County's elected offices in the November general election is taking shape. At a Loudoun County Republican Committee convention Saturday, delegates voted to support the party's incumbent candidates, awarding nominations to Sheriff Michael L. Chapman and Ashburn Supervisor Ralph M. Buona. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 09:51 AM
  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Historic Home Farm in Leesburg lists for $875,000

    Home Farm , a designated Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, was recently listed for sale at $875,000. The farm, at 40332 Mount Gilead Rd. in Leesburg, dates to the 1700s, when early histories of the area suggest that the Sycolin Indian tribe spent their summers from 1716 to 1719 on the front pasture land. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 04:30 AM
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
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