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Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Rochester, left, and Sen. Rich Funke, R-Fairport, talk in the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Democratic lawmakers walked out of the Senate in protest after Republicans refused to allow the vote to remove Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Democrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrestDemocrats in NY Senate try _ and fail _ to oust GOP leader after arrest on corruption charges
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Baboucar Lowe, a 17-year-old migrant from Gambia, enters the Madonnina holding center, in Nicolosi, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Baboucar nearly lost his life when the dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship. Speaking to The Associated Press a day after his arrival in Italy, he recounted the moment when more than 100 people aboard a deflating dinghy tried to climb aboard lines thrown by the Maltese freighter Zeran and dozens fell into the sea, drowning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue17-year-old survivor tells of panic during Mediterranean rescue in which dozens feared drowned
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Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after he failed to score past Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Guardiola ends experiment after 15 minutesThe Latest: Guardiola experiment with 3-man defense lasts just 15 minutes vs. Barcelona
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This handout photo provided by Daniel A. Fletcher shows a Cellscope being used in an outdoor setting. Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites _ by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. In the newest work, University of California, Berkeley, researchers used a smartphone-run video microscope to target a challenge in parts of Central Africa _ some devastating infections caused by tiny parasitic worms. (Daniel A. Fletcher, UC Berkeley via AP)
Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in bloodHEALTHBEAT: Smartphone turned into video microscope to target diseases in hard-to-reach areas
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Police arrest opposition presidential candidate Audifax Ndabitoreye after he attended a government ministers meeting from East African Community nations in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Ndabitoreye is accused of insurrection, as a main organiser of the protests that have rocked the country since President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office. African ministers had traveled to the capital to seek a solution to the unrest. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Burundian opposition leader arrested as protests continueBurundian police arrest opposition head claiming he is wanted for insurrection
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Family of US captive killed by drone backs hostage czarFamily of American captive killed in drone strike welcomes idea of creating hostage czar
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, center, is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. This was Harper's second home run of the game.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Bryce Harper hits 3 HRs in 3 ABs before grounding outBryce Harper hits home runs in first 3 ABs for Nationals, then grounds out
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Cablevision CEO wants New York cable dealCablevision CEO said he wants a cable deal in New York
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CORRECTS NAME OF SOURCE TO CURT BENSON INSTEAD OF CURT BEMSON - This photo provided by Curt Benson shows smoke and fire coming from an oil train that derailed, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Heimdal, N.D. Officials say 10 tanker cars on the BNSF caught fire prompting the evacuation of Heimdal where about three dozen people live. No injuries were reported. (Curt Benson via AP)
Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota townOil train derails, catches fire in central North Dakota, prompting evacuation of small town
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
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  • Juvenile Faces Charges in Car Chase

    A juvenile driver led a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy on a car chase late Tuesday night on the streets of South Riding. The driver struck a signal pole and nearly hit another vehicle before coming to a stop, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 01:01 PM
  • 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
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