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Egypt official says nearly 10,000 detained this yearEgypt security official says nearly 10,000 detained in crackdown on militants, rioters
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This Jan. 26, 2014 photo shows the Skikda oil refinery, 350 kilometers east of Algiers, Algeria. With oil prices at their lowest in five years, North Africa’s hydrocarbon giant Algeria is feeling the pinch and may have to re-examine generous and massive public spending to confront social unrest. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
Falling oil prices worry AlgeriaFalling oil prices force Algeria to confront heavy spending and subsidies
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Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysmCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm, will be sidelined indefinitely
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Antonio Guerrero, left, and Ramon Labanino, two of the three Cubans released under a prisoners swap agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday, sing with Fernando Gonzalez, a fellow member of "The Cuban Five" who had been previously released, during a private celebration in Havana, Cuba, late Friday Dec. 19, 2014.  Guerrero, Labanino and a third man Gerardo Hernandez flew back to their homeland in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, including the celebratory release of American Alan Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)
Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliamentCheers at Cuba parliament as freed prisoners appear, with Raul Castro and Elian Gonzalez
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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
US sends 4 Afghans back home from GuantanamoUS sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo; move seen as sign of confidence in new Afghan leader
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Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK; presidential library reissues letter to worried girl
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Frequently criticized as cautious on foreign policy, President Barack Obama’s secret negotiations to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba suggest he is willing to make bold and risky moves, if he can keep tight control of the mission and rely on a handful of close aides to carry it out.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shiftObama's move to restore relations with Cuba reflects political shift in swing state Florida
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FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Cosby has been silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this pointCosby extends patented pregnant-pause for PR tactic as he maintains silence in face of scandal
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Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia missionSierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission after rotations blocked over Ebola
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • LCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoint tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on tonight, starting at 10 p.m. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:11 PM
  • Sterling sex offender gets 15 years on rape charge

    A Loudoun County Circuit judge on Dec. 15 handed down a 15-year sentence to a Sterling man convicted in August of rape. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:36 PM
  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Virginia

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:33 AM
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