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In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 photo, a hole is photographed in a plane operated by Daallo Airlines as it sits on the runway of the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. A gaping hole in the commercial airliner forced it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo)
Pilot after emergency: Somali airport security is 'zero'The pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and has described the security at the Mogadishu airport as "zero."
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A bus explodes on Lambeth Bridge, during filming for Jackie Chan's new film The Foreigner, in London, Sunday, Feb.  7, 2016. A bus has exploded in central London — but this time it's only for a movie. City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was a movie stunt for "The Foreigner" starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
An exploding bus movie stunt sparks concerns in LondonBritish officials are seeking to reassure the public after a movie stunt featuring an exploding London bus sparks some concerns
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Visitors watch the North Korean side at the unification observation post near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
The Latest: Rome says launch N. Korea's 'latest provocation'Italy's foreign minister says North Korea's rocket launch puts at risk both international and regional security, as well as peace
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Afghanistan hopes for talks with Taliban this monthAfghanistan expects to hold direct talks with the Taliban by the end of this month
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A pedestrian crosses the Flint River, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Flint, Mich. Flint is under a public health emergency after its drinking water became tainted when the city switched from the Detroit system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. The city was under state management at the time. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Clinton to detour from New Hampshire, visit Flint, MichiganHillary Clinton is detouring from New Hampshire to Flint, Michigan, for a quick visit
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Authorities close German unit of Canada's Maple FinancialGerman authorities have ordered the closure of Maple Bank after the Canadian-owned company was investigated for alleged tax evasion and money laundering
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Algeria's parliament OKs new constitution with term limitsAlgeria's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that limits presidents to two five-year terms and recognizes the language used by its Berber minority as official
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says, "there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other," at a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School, in Concord, N.H., Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Facing NH loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter SandersWith victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting as she tries to counter the rising challenge from Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential race
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Syrians gather at the Bab al-Salam border gate with Turkey, in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT
Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugeesTurkey says it has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, as the country faces mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Ashburn dog to strut her stuff at Westminster Dog Show

    Jolie, a big, friendly Burmese mountain dog, will represent Loudoun County and her breed at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 16. The 4-year-old Ashburn dog, who happens to be the number one female Burmese mountain dog in the United States, will be showing for conformation in the working group. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 10:11 AM
  • Ashburn Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA: Mark Herndon Wascak, 31, appeared before Judge Jeanette A. Irby in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on five counts of possession of child pornography. Judge Irby imposed a total active sentence of five years in the Virginia Department of Corrections, according to an announcement by the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Loudoun County. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 03:38 PM
  • Despite federal spending cuts, Northern Virginia keeps growing

    Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, according to 2015 population estimates from the University of Virginia's The population increased by 8.7 percent, adding 232,297 residents over the past five years, bringing the total to 2,909,438, the center estimates. Loudoun County grew the fastest, with a population boom of nearly 20 percent. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 04:03 PM
  • Loudoun County Public Library to Host Programs for Black History Month

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA: In celebration of Black History Month, a variety of Loudoun County Public Library's programs in February showcase African-American history and the Civil Rights movement, according to the LCPL. Feb. 7: Local historian Richard Gillespie explores "Our Civil Rights Landscape" at the Purcellville Library on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Gillespie, executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, will focus on local sites from the Purcellville--Lincoln area, from 1850 to the present. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 04:39 PM
  • Del Ken Plum: A More Realistic Minimum

    This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum, who represents Reston in Virginia's House of Delegates. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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