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The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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FILE - In this July 8, 2013 photo, musicians play trombones as a tourist from Colombia takes their picture along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation gives hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies _ all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban _ that they soon will be able to bring tourists to Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)
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Pakistani students pray during a special ceremony for the victims of Tuesday's school attack in Peshawar, at a school in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Pakistan is mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for over 140 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistan buries victims of school massacreShattered dreams: Pakistan buries victims of school massacre as nation mourns young children
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FILE-In this Aug. 26, 2014 file photo Congressman Ron Barber makes a speech during the Pima County Democratic Party election night gathering in Tucson, Ariz. Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to the Republican challenger. Martha McSally won a House seat over Democrat Barber by 167 votes out of about 220,000 cast, results released Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, show. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat,File)
Republican wins Arizona House seat after recountRepublican Martha McSally wins Arizona congressional seat, last unresolved midterm race in US
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  • New Route 50 Westbound Lane Opening Thursday Night

    The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a third lane of westbound Route 50 will open Thursday, Dec. 18 from Stonecroft Boulevard in Fairfax County to Pleasant Valley Road in Loudoun County. Lanes will be temporarily closed between 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 and 5:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in order to complete the traffic shift. Patch.com, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 05:15 PM
  • Santa's Elves at Ashby Ponds Donate Toys for Loudoun Children

    For the sixth consecutive holiday season, resident Al Beyer has coordinated the annual Toys for Tots collection at Ashby Ponds. This year, resident "elves" at Ashby Ponds have already donated over a dozen large bags of toys for the program. Patch.com, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 10:36 AM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • Ashburn Package Theft: Tips to Thwart Potential Thieves

    An Ashburn resident reportedly observed an unknown male suspect remove a delivered parcel package from the resident's home Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at the 21500 block of Field Station Terrace around 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Ashburn. Patch.com, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Leesburg Town Council Swearing-In Ceremony Tuesday

    The Leesburg Town Council will hold a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd and Council Members Kelly Burk, Suzanne D. Fox, and Fernando "Marty" Martinez on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center . A reception for the newly sworn-in members of the Town Council will immediately follow the ceremony. Patch.com, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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