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This photo 2014 photo provided by Abengoa shows a new cellulosic ethanol refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa. Development is booming in tiny Hugoton, a town of roughly 3,900 people and the site of a new biorefinery that was funded in part by a loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. While the same program in 2009 funded high profile flops like Solyndra, a California-based company that filed for bankruptcy, roughly six years on in Hugoton, and elsewhere, there are signs the program is working.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Abengoa)
Program that backed Solyndra now showing successesEnergy loan program that backed high profile failure Solyndra has growing record of success
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West Bank ministers visit Gaza to unite ministriesWest Bank ministers visit Gaza to unite ministries divided in 2007 Palestinian split
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Firefighters and emergency units respond to a fire at the Wedgwood Senior Apartments, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Five people died after a fire broke out at the senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Marvin Pfeiffer)
17 in hospital after deadly Texas high-rise fire17 remain hospitalized following fire at senior-living complex that killed 5 near San Antonio
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On court order, police raid Bosnian news portalPolice raid offices of Bosnian news portal regarding leaked phone conversation by politician
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks were barely higher in early trading Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, as Wall Street winds down the year in this holiday-shortened week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
US stocks edge higher amid hopes for China growthUS, Asian stocks higher amid hopes of faster Chinese growth; Europe slips on Greek worries
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In this Nov. 26, 2014, photo, Marquita Clardy stands in the common living area at Brittany's Place: The Safe and Sound Shelter in St. Paul, Minn. Volunteering at a St. Paul shelter for girls who are victims of sex trafficking has become pivotal to Clardy after her daughter, Brittany Clardy, was killed. Minnesota has become a national model for combating sex trafficking, particularly with its investment of state funds to support the victim. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri)  MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUT
Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victimsStates pass array of laws to combat sex trafficking, but funding to support victims often lags
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Turkey's President Erdogan to chair 1st Cabinet meetingErdogan to chair 1st Cabinet meeting as Turkish president next month
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Employees of the Stock Exchange walk near to a Christmas tree, as a display board shows the losses for Greek shares in Athens on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Greece was forced Monday to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry the main opposition party will win _ and want to renege on the country’s bailout deal.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece heads for early election, stoking financial concernsGreece to hold early general election, raising fears over future of bailout program
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Virgin Atlantic plane in Gatwick emergency landingVirgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick with landing-gear problem
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  • Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners

    Barnacle appendages that sweep plankton and other food into the barnacle's shell for consumption. Confocal microscopy, 100x. Digital Photography Review, Mon, Dec 29 2014 @ 09:12 AM
  • Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA

    Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A Virginia man is facing several charges after he was identified as driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop, Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1Bd8S67 WOODBRIDGE, Va. WUSA-TV Washington, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
  • Kathleen Murphy Releases TV Ad in Special Election to Fill Virginia's 34th District

    Democratic candidate Kathleen Murphy released a TV ad Friday, titled "Opportunities," the only TV ad released by either candidate in the race to fill Virginia's 34th District House of Delegates seat, recently vacated by Barbara Comstock. Comstock was recently elected to Congress to fill the seat of longtime Congressman Frank Wolf, who is retiring from Capitol Hill. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    A Virginia grant program started in 2012 to support the agriculture and forestry industries is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state, particularly in rural areas. Growing the state's two largest private economic drivers is part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe 's "New Virginia Economy" strategic plan to diversify the state economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs. Greenwich Citizen, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 11:22 AM
  • Wawa or Sheetz? A decision must be made

    Loudoun County consumers will soon face a monumental decision between two choices that divide families, neighbors and friends. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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