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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/ 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
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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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  • Improvements Are Coming to Route 28

    On Monday, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority will kick off a series of widening and improvement projects along Route 28 through Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. This is the first official event celebrating NVTA-funded major projects since it began receiving federal funding on July 1, 2013., Wed, May 6 2015 @ 03:56 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
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Chantilly Resident Taken In By Fake IRS Agent

    A Chantilly resident told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Sunday that he lost money to a con artist posing on the phone as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. The resident, who lives in the 42400 block of Fawn Meadow Place, received a call from a person claiming to be with the IRS, the sheriff's office said., Tue, May 5 2015 @ 06:59 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said., Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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