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United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz announces indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Boston. More than 750 people in 20 states were sickened, and 64 died after they contracted fungal meningitis and other illnesses in 2012 from tainted steroids made by the Framingham, Mass., company. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
2 defendants in meningitis outbreak case seek bail2 men facing most serious charges in meningitis outbreak case seeking to be released on bail
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File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Attorneys for 21 death row inmates who will be in a federal court this week challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection procedure outlined their strategy in court documents that reveal grisly new details in the botched execution of an inmate in April, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Oklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressuredOklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressured as execution dates neared 'to get it done'
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Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong housePolice: Drunk man tries to enter wrong house, gets shot by homeowner in California
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US prepared to veto UN plan for Israeli occupationUS rejects Arab-backed plan to end Israeli occupation in 2017; says immediate vote unlikely
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Watertown, Mass., police chief Ed Deveau walks past protestors as he leaves federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after the final hearing for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev, who was apprehended in Watertown, is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013In court for 1st time in months, Boston marathon suspect Tsarnaev gets shout of encouragement
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More US troops going to Iraq in a couple of weeksCommander: More US troops will go to Iraq in a couple of weeks; progress will take patience
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Group challenges timber producer's 'green' labelGroup challenges 'green' certification for Plum Creek, 1 of nation's biggest timber producers
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In this photo provided by Mark Milutin, firefighters carry a victim from a triage area after a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach, Calif., Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, 2014. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Mark Milutin)
'Pretty horrible' scene; car slams into crowdWitness: 'Bodies started flying' after car slams into crowd leaving California church; 3 dead
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference, he also said Putin says Ukraine must remain one political entity, voicing hope that the crisis could be solved through peace talks. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bearPutin vows to boost ruble and wean Russia off oil and gas, says West won't defang Russian bear
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  • Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

    A principal who has been running Northern Virginia's first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal's license. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:50 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • New Route 50 Westbound Lane Opening Thursday Night

    The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that a third lane of westbound Route 50 will open Thursday, Dec. 18 from Stonecroft Boulevard in Fairfax County to Pleasant Valley Road in Loudoun County. Lanes will be temporarily closed between 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 and 5:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in order to complete the traffic shift. Patch.com, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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