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Visitors look at Gustave Courbet's 1866 "The Origin of the World," painting which depicts female genitalia at Orsay museum, in Paris, France, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.  Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of Courbet's famous 19th-century nude painting.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in FranceA French user can now sue Facebook for suspending his account after he posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting
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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
AP FACT CHECK: Dems offer iffy stats on donors, health planAP FACT CHECK: Clinton has trouble owning up to deep pockets powering her campaign; Sanders struggles to make convincing case on cost of health plan
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, as Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly approve legislation that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signatureLegislation that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature
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A refugee couple from Syria eats and rests on the platform upon the arrival at the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, before continuing their journey to Serbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shiftsDiplomats struggle to make progress in Syria as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deeper humanitarian crisis
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APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athleticsAPNewsBreak: The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Nyquist, front right, with Mario Gutierrez up, finishes ahead of Swipe, left, with Victor Espinoza up, to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Keeneland race track in Lexington, Ky. Nyquist is gearing up for his 3-year-old debut in the seven-furlong San Vicente at Santa Anita on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Unbeaten Nyquist all set to start his Run to the RosesUnbeaten Nyquist makes his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente at Santa Anita on Monday, capping off a holiday weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races.
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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir arrives at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday Feb. 12, 2016.  (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
The Latest: UN Syria aid task forces renews push for accessThe head of a U.N.-backed group that is hoping to send humanitarian aid into besieged and hard to reach areas of Syria says it will re-launch requests for access to both rebel- and government-held parts of the war-battered country
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Germans Schneiderheinze, Drazek hold lead at bobsled worldsGermans Schneiderheinze, Drazek hold commanding lead after 2 heats of women's race at worlds
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Presidential candidates Faustin Archange Touadera, right, and  Anicet Georges Dologuele, left, participate in a televised  debate in Bangui, Central African Republic,  Friday Feb. 12, 2016.Two former prime ministers,  Touadera and  Dologuele, are running neck-and-neck in the second round of presidential elections Sunday Feb. 14  to end years of violence pitting Muslims against Christians in the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic voteVoters in Central African Republic are choosing Sunday between two former prime ministers, both of whom are pledging to unite a country torn apart by sectarian fighting between Christian and Muslim communities
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  • Pr. William schools superintendent proposes $1.08 billion budget

    Sign in or create an account so we can save this story to your Reading List. You'll be able to access the story from your Reading List on any computer, tablet or smartphone. The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • Ashburn dog to strut her stuff at Westminster Dog Show

    Jolie, a big, friendly Burmese mountain dog, will represent Loudoun County and her breed at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 16. The 4-year-old Ashburn dog, who happens to be the number one female Burmese mountain dog in the United States, will be showing for conformation in the working group. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 10:11 AM
  • Despite federal spending cuts, Northern Virginia keeps growing

    Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, according to 2015 population estimates from the University of Virginia's The population increased by 8.7 percent, adding 232,297 residents over the past five years, bringing the total to 2,909,438, the center estimates. Loudoun County grew the fastest, with a population boom of nearly 20 percent. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 04:03 PM
  • Ashburn Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA: Mark Herndon Wascak, 31, appeared before Judge Jeanette A. Irby in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on five counts of possession of child pornography. Judge Irby imposed a total active sentence of five years in the Virginia Department of Corrections, according to an announcement by the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Loudoun County. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 03:38 PM
  • Fire damages Loudoun County house said to be from the late 1700s

    Loudoun County fire fighters work to put a blaze inside a home in the village of Lincoln, near Purcellville. Authorities said the fire caused extensive damage. The Washington Post, Tue, Feb 2 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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