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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostageJapan says it has deep trust in Jordan to help secure release of Islamic State group hostage
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FILE -In this November 1989 file photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. According to the US Marshals Service,  Thompson, a fugitive treasure hunter wanted for more than 2 years was arrested in Florida. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)
Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal courtTreasure hunter who found sunken ship, gold bars to appear in Florida federal court
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German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attends a news conference to present the annual German economic report with the government's economy projection in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
German unemployment up to 7 pct in Jan amid seasonal factorsGerman unemployment rises to 7 percent in January due to seasonal slowdown in labor market
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Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdogRussia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog after being stripped of vote
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Rights group blasts Iraqi, Syrian governments over extremismRights group says sectarian and abusive policies of Iraqi, Syrian governments fuel extremism
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand before speaking at a lower house budget committee session at Parliament in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisisNews Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State
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Serena Williams, of the U.S., hits a forehand return to her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open finalTop-ranked Serena Williams beats Madison Keys, moves into Australian Open final vs Sharapova
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File - In this Jan. 25, 1955, file photo, Charles Hard Townes, Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate, explains his invention the maser during a news conference in New York City. Townes, who did most of the work that would make him one of three scientists to share the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for research leading to the creation of the laser while he was a faculty member at Columbia University, has died. He was 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus, said he had been in poor health before he died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, on the way to an Oakland, Calif., hospital. (AP Photo/File)
Laser co-creator Charles Townes, a Nobel laureate, diesCharles Townes, a Nobel laureate in physics who brought laser to daily life, dies at age 99
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after very strong earnings from Apple and Boeing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hikeGlobal stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed's reminder it's on course to hike interest rates
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  • Pre-Labor Day classes, test scores not linked

    A study done for Virginia Hospitality Travel Association showed no relationship between starting school before Labor Day and student scores on the Standards of Learning tests. James McMillan, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, analyzed 74 school districts that start before Labor Day and 58 that don't for the 2012-2013 school year to reach that finding. The Virginian-Pilot, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 01:29 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, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:08 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, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:07 PM
  • Loudoun seeks residents' input on plans for Dulles South development

    About 80 people packed a small meeting room at the Dulles South Multipurpose Center in South Riding on Jan. 22, as Loudoun County launched a community outreach project intended to help shape development in the rapidly growing area west and south of Dulles Airport. County planners unveiled several strategies they will use to engage area residents and businesses to establish what project manager Joe Griffiths called "a dialogue with stakeholders of the Dulles community." The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:06 PM
  • Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

    A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor. The Virginian-Pilot, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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