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A man, holding a puppet, gathers with others outside Madrid city hall in support of two puppeteers who were detained without a bail last Friday for using a sign saying, "Long Live Alka ETA," in a word-play reference to Spain's armed Basque group ETA and al-Qaida, in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the release of two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on chargesProtesters have marched through Spain's capital Madrid and the southern city of Granada calling for charges against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism to be dropped
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Becky Hammon seen courtside at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Ricoh Coliseum on Friday, February 12, 2016, in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Ryan Emberley/Invision/AP)
The Latest: Bosh to have more tests on calf in MiamiThe Latest: All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat will have more tests on his injured right calf performed after the break
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash near Fredericksburg, Pa., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The pileup left tractor-trailers, box trucks and cars tangled together across several lanes of traffic and into the snow-covered median. (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT
Multiple fatalities reported in big I-78 pileupState emergency authorities say there have been "multiple fatalities" in a pileup that has closed Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania
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Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament , left, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,  Federica Mogherini arrive at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO movesRussia's prime minister is accusing the West of rekindling the Cold War, saying sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions
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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights movement, joins the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee in endorsing Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as prominent African-American Democrats rush to her aid ahead of the Feb. 27 Democratic primary in South Carolina, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of SandersCivil rights leader John Lewis is softening his dismissal of Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality
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2 people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow dartsAuthorities say two pedestrians were hit by blow darts while walking across the Golden Gate Bridge
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Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit at the National Cathedral in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis is demanding Mexican bishops courageously challenge the "insidious threat" posed by the drug trade, saying the Catholic hierarchy must help Mexicans escape the violence and corruption plaguing their nation and not hide behind their own privilege and careers. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elitePope Francis has issued a pair of tough-love messages to Mexico's political and church elites, telling them they have a duty to provide security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront drug-inspired violence and corruption
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Officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect were responding to a call about someone damaging property. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shotTwo Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday following a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition
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Protagonist Samuele Pucillu, left, and director Gianfranco Rosi pose for a photo during a photo call for the competition film 'Fire At Sea' at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film FestivalThe director of "Fire at Sea" _ a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya _ says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes."
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  • Pr. William schools superintendent proposes $1.08 billion budget

    Sign in or create an account so we can save this story to your Reading List. You'll be able to access the story from your Reading List on any computer, tablet or smartphone. The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fire damages Loudoun County house said to be from the late 1700s

    Loudoun County fire fighters work to put a blaze inside a home in the village of Lincoln, near Purcellville. Authorities said the fire caused extensive damage. The Washington Post, Tue, Feb 2 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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