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FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, with the Olympic Mountains in the background, a small boat crosses in front of an oil drilling rig as it arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a transport ship after traveling across the Pacific. Royal Dutch Shell hopes to use the rig for exploratory drilling during the summer open-water season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, if it can get the permits. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
The debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stakeThe debate over offshore Arctic drilling - what's at stake as protesters get ready in Seattle
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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (25) fall as they battle for the puck during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Wild, Canadiens hope to prevent sweeps in 2nd roundWild, Canadiens hope to prevent being swept out of 2nd round of NHL playoffs
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In this photo taken April 16, 2015, kayaker Becky Berryhill, second right, lets out a laugh as she sets out on a training session with Matt Bingham and others as they practice for an upcoming demonstration against Arctic oil drilling, in Elliott Bay in Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront, but the petrochemical giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change. The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well known for embracing progressive causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
In Seattle, 'kayaktivists' take on Arctic oil drillingSeattle's 'kayaktivists,' mayor try to block Arctic drilling rigs from parking on waterfront
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A woman walks past a voting sign in the window of the Newtownards Electoral office in Co. Down Northern Ireland, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Britain goes to the polls on Thursday in one of the most unpredictable General Election's in decades. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM AND ALL IRELAND OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
Polls open in Britain's knife-edge national electionPolls open in Britain's election, as voters look set to punish big parties, reward upstarts
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In this May 6, 2015 photo, a restaurant staff member steps out from a backdoor near a sculpture depicting a raging bull pinning a man to the wall in Beijing. China’s leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Beijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boomBeijing tries to tap brakes on stock boom, calling for caution after rapid rise
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Singapore teen pleads not guilty over online videoSingapore teen pleads not guilty to charges over online video critical of Jesus, ex-leader
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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Russian teacher of history, Olga Gref, sits in a classroom after her interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. The 37-year old history teacher recalls that for her grandmother who died last year watching the parade was a tradition as well as an occasion to shed a tear. For a younger generation like herself, the parade is “more about entertainment.” (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time70 years on, V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at a time of tensions with West
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) scores as Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, DeAndre Jordan (6) and Matt Barnes (22) look on during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Harden has big 4th quarter; Rockets beat Clippers 115-109Harden has 32, Howard adds 24 as Houston evens up series with 115-109 win over Clippers
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Ballot boxes are tallied and stored ready for delivery to polling stations for Thursday's General Election vote at the Newtownards Electoral office in Co. Down Northern Ireland, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Britain goes to the polls on Thursday in one of the most unpredictable General Election's in decades. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM AND ALL IRELAND OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
Uncertain outcome, intense haggling likely in UK electionHaggling, compromise and uncertainty likely to follow Britain's indecisive election
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  • Dominion High School student wins Congressional art competition

    Congresswoman Barbara Comstock stands with Dominion High School's Alena Titova who won the best in show for the Congressional Art Competition. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 07:34 PM
  • 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
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