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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo Jesse Matthew Jr., right, looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. A prosecutor’s decision not to seek a death penalty for Matthew Jr., accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student, is emblematic of capital punishment’s decline across the country and in Virginia, the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.   (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool, File)
Pace of death sentences, executions slows in VirginiaVirginia, long a national leader in executions, sees decline in number of death sentences
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with his security, right, walks to his car as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Kerry is visiting Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Djibouti on his trip. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran dealUS Secretary of State John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran nuclear deal
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FILE - In this April 29, 2014 file photo, Louie Short walks through rubble that is all that remains of his Mayflower, Ark., home. Short's arm was injured in a tornado that struck his neighborhood killing one man. Forecasters who are troubled by the high death count from twisters in recent years say they must find better ways to communicate if the public is going to behave appropriately as bad weather approaches. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warningsForecasters still spooked by high death toll seek new ways to improve tornado warnings
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Prime Minister David Cameron poses for a photograph with a member of the public as he arrives to watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race pass through Addingham near Ilkley, during General Election campaigning in the lead up to the parliamentary elections on May 7, Addingham, England, Sunday May 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
British leaders in final push before May 7 electionBritish political leaders rally support in final weekend before election
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Aspen's Smuggler Mountain struggles with dog poopDespite cleanup, awareness campaign, Aspen's Smuggler Mountain still overrun with dog poop
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FILE - In this photo made on May 22, 1998, the legend of the world ballet, 73-aged Maya Plisetskaya receives ovations from spectators after a ballet performance in the Zhovtnevy Palace in Kiev, Ukraine.   Maya Plisetskaya, 89, widely regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of her time, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, from a heart attack in Germany, according to an announcement by famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered condolences on the death. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over RussiaAshes of Bolshoi ballerina Maya Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia after husband's death
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Google software engineer and Google In Residence Sabrina Williams, center, talks with students including freshman Alanna Walton, left, during a Google Student Development class on Impostor Syndrome, at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Google embeds engineers as professorsIn diversity push, Google send engineers to teach at historically black colleges
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In this April 29, 2015 photo, parents pick up their children at the end of the school day at Christ the King School in Burlington, Vt. The church’s sound system that plays recorded bells and hymns has struck a chord with some neighbors, who find it noisy and intrusive. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discordVermont church's new sound system irks neighbors who complain it violates noise ordinance
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Togo court declares president re-elected from final resultsTogo's constitutional court declares president re-elected, gives final results
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Housing sales are down in the Washington suburbs

    The number of closed sales was lower in most suburban counties last month, but prices were almost entirely higher. Business Journal, Mon, Apr 27 2015 @ 10:58 AM
  • 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
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