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FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Discovery Channel, aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick steel cable taking him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge, Ariz. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Wallenda said that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda will attempt the night-time feat without a net or harness and it will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. (AP Photos/Discovery Channel, Tiffany Brown, File)
Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago RiverNik Wallenda to tightrope walk 50 stories above Chicago River between 2 skyscrapers
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FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass during an NFL football practice in Berea, Ohio.  Player representatives to the union  voted to implement HGH testing for the 2014 NFL season, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Overall changes are retroactive for players who are suspended under previous policies, and for those in the appeal process. Those players, presumably including Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the season, and Broncos receiver Wes Welker (four games), would be subject to standards of the new policies.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NCActing DA: Browns WR Josh Gordon gets probation after pleading guilty in DWI case in NC
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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo sellerTheater shooting victim's parents sue online retailers over ammunition, gear used in attack
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President Barack Obama chats with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after  arriving at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta for a scheduled visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  for a briefing on West Africa's Ebola out break, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaObama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa
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A bathtub is seen painted pink with fire retardant, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the rubble of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. The fast-moving fire leveled approximately 100 structures. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townWildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks move higher in afternoon as Fed meetsUS stocks move higher as Federal Reserve starts key 2-day meeting; energy stocks gain most
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FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should have discovered General Motors’ faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recallHouse committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007
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EPA grants extension on power plant pollution planAgency to give public more time to weigh in on proposal to clean up coal-fired power plants
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Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lendingFederal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges
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  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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