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UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north MaliUN: Assailants attack UN convoy, kill 2, wound 1 near Gao in north Mali
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An Egyptian volunteer holds water bottles for  passing runners participating in Cairo's  annual Half Marathon in the Heliopolis district in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 17, 2015. The streets are jammed at nearly all hours with smoke-belching microbuses, manic taxis, speeding motorbikes and the occasional donkey cart. The crumbling sidewalks are often worse -- and yet despite all the obstacles, young Egyptians have launched several increasingly popular running clubs over the past two years.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity growsEgyptians take to the chaotic streets of Cairo in increasingly popular running clubs
The Associated Press1 hour ago
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. speaks  at a Republican Leadership Summit, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire votersThe Latest on 2016 from New Hampshire: For Rand Paul, a case of mistaken identity
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Afghan security forces members inspect the site of a suicide attack near a new Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. A security official says that dozens of people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo)
Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35Afghan suicide bombing purportedly claimed by the Islamic State group kills at least 35 people
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The Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is on display during a preview for the press at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curiousInterest so keen in Shroud of Turin burial cloth, some coming back for 2nd viewing in 5 years
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In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015  a bear walks next to an artificial pond at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. Over a decade ago, Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka, a retired Croatian social worker decided to help bears become "ambassadors of the wilderness" among people and set up a unique shelter for brown bears in the idyllic mountain village of Kutarevo in central Croatia, where eight bears currently live in two huge enclosures.(AP Photo/Amel Emric)
A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighborsLiving with nature: In Croatian village, people and 8 domesticated bears make easy neighbors
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transferIsrael, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer after spat over utility debts deduction
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Migrants wait to board on a cruise ship as they leave the Island of Lampedusa, Southern Italy, to be transferred in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Friday, April 17, 2015.  An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. Hundreds — nobody knows how many — have disappeared into the warming waters of the Mediterranean, including 41 migrants reported dead Thursday after a shipwreck. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)
Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into ItalyPope thanks Italy for migrant rescue effort, says huge numbers means Europe must pitch in more
The Associated Press2 hours ago
President Barack Obama participates in a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2015. The president hosted the prime minister to discuss issues including Ukraine, Libya and Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOPObama unplugged: President and aides try lashing out at GOP adversaries for a change
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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  • Keeping the Silver Line on track in Loudoun County

    As the long-anticipated arrival of the Silver Line in Loudoun County inches closer, residents are envisioning new commutes, local officials have approved names for new Metro stations, and Loudoun fire and rescue officials are busy with critical preparations. At the county Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management training center in Leesburg, an elaborate training prop is gradually taking shape, complete with rail tracks, "High Voltage" signs and - coming soon - two decommissioned Metrorail cars. The Washington Post, Wed, Apr 15 2015 @ 09:42 AM
  • Dual-Enrollment Program in Loudoun Co. on Hold

    Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver looks at the battle over a dual-enrollment program in Loudoun County that lets high school students earn college credit without paying tuition. As we reported in January , Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn started a dual-enrollment program with a select number of students. NBC Washington, Tue, Apr 14 2015 @ 08:23 PM
  • Robot stolen from VA student team has been located

    Two weeks ago, a robotics team visiting Knoxville from Virginia was the victim of a crime. After winning top honors in a local competition, the van Robot stolen from VA student team has been located Two weeks ago, a robotics team visiting Knoxville from Virginia was the victim of a crime. WBIR-TV Knoxville, Tue, Apr 14 2015 @ 07:38 PM
  • Manassas man to serve 2 years for drunken crash that injured one

    Eynar Alsir Ayala A Manassas man who severely injured a passenger in the car he drove drunk in October 2012 was sentenced April 7 in Loudoun County Circuit Court to two-and-half years in prison and a $500 fine. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 14 2015 @ 07:00 PM
  • Bi-County Parkway opponents smell victory

    Opponents of the proposed Bi-County Parkway through Prince William and Loudoun County say their efforts to drive "a stake through the heart" of the project to kill it are nearly complete. Fauquier.com, Fri, Apr 10 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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