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FILE - In this April 10, 2008 file photo, Big Bird, voiced by Carroll Spinney, reads to Connor Scott and Tiffany Jiao during a taping of Sesame Street in New York. Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges from his garbage-can fortress as Oscar the Grouch) for an enchanting film portrait, "I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story," which celebrates the "Sesame Street" puppet master who, at age 81, continues to breathe life into a pair of the world's best-loved personalities.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara addresses members of the media regarding New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam during a news conference Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. The Skeloses surrendered Monday to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired Adam. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Soldiers of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41 gun salute to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, in Hyde Park, London, Monday, May 4, 2015. Gun salutes are traditionally fired for the birth of every British Prince or Princess. Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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In this photo posted on Twitter, Sunday, May 3, 2015, and provided by NASA, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sips espresso from a cup designed for use in zero-gravity, on the International Space Station. Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman in space, fired up the first espresso machine in space, which uses small capsules, or pods, of espresso coffee. (NASA via AP)
Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in spaceItalian trekkie astronaut brews, sips fresh espresso in space, a first for humankind
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  • Final phase of Silver Line to Dulles delayed until 2019

    The final phase of the Silver Line Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County has been delayed for another year. Marcia McAllister, spokeswoman for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, said that stricter requirements for stormwater management caused much of the delay. TBD.com, Tue, Apr 28 2015 @ 05:31 AM
  • Loudoun 'Take-Back' Day Nets 1,160 Pounds of Unused Prescription Drugs

    The first-ever locally run Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day in Loudoun County on Saturday collected 1,160 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription drugs, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced. This is one of the largest amounts ever collected at the one-day event since the program was started in Loudoun five years ago. Patch.com, Mon, Apr 27 2015 @ 07:39 PM
  • The New Technology That's Taking Over Everything

    The 10th annual Loudoun GIS Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 6, on the campus of AOL in Loudoun County. This year's theme is "The Internet of Things: The Changing World of Data Collection Connectivity." Patch.com, Tue, Apr 28 2015 @ 02:01 PM
  • In parts of Virginia, backyard beekeeping is more popular than ever

    Interest is so high that two local beekeeping clubs say they are being stretched to keep up with the demand. Introductory beekeeping classes offered in Loudoun and Prince William counties fill up quickly every year, and waiting lists carry over from one year to the next, beekeepers in both counties said. The Washington Post, Tue, Apr 28 2015 @ 03:00 AM
  • Sterling Man Arrested After Argument Over Parking Space

    Loudoun County police charged Jairo D. Roca-Del-Valle, 35, of Sterling, with brandishing a firearm following a shouting match with another individual, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The firearm was determined to be a replica. Patch.com, Mon, Apr 27 2015 @ 10:19 PM
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