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This undated photo provided by the Mesa County Sheriff shows Paige Birgfeld, 34, of Grand Junction, Colo. Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of Birgfeld, who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007. Police on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 arrested 63-year-old Lester Ralph Jones on charges of murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of Birgfeld. Birgfeld's remains were found in a dry creek bed in 2012. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff)
Police: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killingAuthorities: Man arrested in 2007 killing of Colorado mom who worked as escort was a client
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo, former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt pleads no contest during his change-of-plea hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. In a settlement announced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation in the deal involving 81 students, ending a legal saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Berndt was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and feeding them his semen on cookies. Plaintiff’s lawyers had planned to present evidence suggesting the school district was aware of sexual misconduct by Berndt three decades ago but failed to act until a photo processor at a pharmacy contacted police about film Berndt dropped off that showed pictures of blindfolded children and being fed some substance.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140MLos Angeles schools to pay nearly $140 million to settle classroom sex abuse case
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2012, file photo, Louisville players, led by Jordon Paschal (22) and Will Stein (4) celebrate with the "Keg of Nails" trophy after beating Cincinnati 34-31 in overtime in an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky. Ahead of the college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of voters in the Top 25 poll to weigh in on the best traveling trophies in college football and the Keg of Nails ranked No. 10. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
Rating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry TrophiesRating the Nation: Minnesota dominates when it comes to college football's best trophies
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Hundreds of Bahrainis head to the streets for an unauthorized flash march to show their support for an opposition-called boycott of Saturday's parliamentary and municipal elections after midday prayers in Diraz, Bahrain, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Opposition groups have not been granted permission to hold mass marches ahead of the polls, the first regular elections since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising in the Persian Gulf island kingdom that was swiftly put down. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrestBahrain holds its first major election since Arab Spring-protests erupted here 4 years ago
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old selfFor 1 night on Florida stage, Bill Cosby regains revered status as beloved comedian
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FILE - Two boys chat in front of a giant stuffed doll of Winnie-The-Pooh at the "World of Winnie-The-Pooh" exhibition at a Tokyo department store in this April 24, 2002 file photo. Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear genderPolish town opposes Winnie-the-Pooh for dubious gender, immodest clothing
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FILE - Armed members of the militant group al-Shabab attend a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia in this Feb. 13, 2012 file photo. Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus Saturday Nov. 23, 2014 in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.  (AP Photo)
Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya busPolice officials: Al-Shabab militants hijack bus in northern Kenya, kill 28 non-Muslims
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FILE - In this  Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson is not expecting to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the nationally watched case for the past several months, a police union official said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said he met Thursday with Ferguson Police Officer Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting. Wilson remains confident in the outcome of the grand jury investigation, Roorda said.    (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)
Official: Ferguson grand jury still meetingSt. Louis County prosecutor's office says Ferguson grand jury is still in session
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FILE - This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows officials standing outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on his mental health and educational history. In the case of the Newtown shooting, it said its report will focus on the gunman, Adam Lanza, and how his “personal, educational, mental health and medical trajectory can inform public health systems." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's careAgency: Schools helped Adam Lanza's mom 'appease' him, mental health issues not well treated
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  • Loudoun Farm to Become Largest Commercial Hops Facility in Mid-Atlantic

    Black Hops Farm plans to invest in the site improvements, buildings, and equipment needed to convert the former residence and horse farm into a commercial hops production and processing facility. The company is expected to create 11 new jobs in Loudoun County and source more than 60 percent of their hops, equating to at least 3,500 pounds, from Virginia over the next three years. Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:40 PM
  • Call for Teens to Compete in Battle of Bands

    Loudoun YouthFest celebrates its tenth anniversary next year. The annual celebration of youth, featuring live bands, exhibits, and activities, will take place May 30, 2015 at The Barn in Ashburn. Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:10 PM
  • Data Center Potential in Stafford With New 'Certified' Site

    Stafford County's economy is looking up, with the potential for big new business. A 12.5-acre site in the Quantico Corporate Center was recently certified as an ideal space for data center businesses to move in. Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 03:42 PM
  • Do you need Last Minute Holiday photos?

    Laurentina Photography just added 2 additional Holiday Mini Session dates for those who need last minute holiday photos taken before the holidays officially starts... The session in Old Town will take place THIS Sunday afternoon from 3:30PM. The session in Loudoun County will take place on Saturday, December 6th from 3:30PM. Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 01:30 PM
  • Va. schools near enrollment record

    School representatives across Northern Virginia are not surprised at the numbers from a new University of Virginia study that found the area will soon hold 40 percent of the state's public school students. "This year we opened an elementary, middle and high school and the elementary and middle school opened at very near capacity," he says. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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