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Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Lawyer: Omission of witness crippled 'Serial' case's defenseAn attorney told a Maryland judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the popular "Serial" podcast would have been "critical" in the man's first trial
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FILE - In this March 16, 2012 file photo Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during her arraignment. Tseng, convicted of murder for prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts" of painkillers that killed three patients, faces a life sentence Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, after her conviction on second-degree murder charges in a landmark case.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Doctor sentenced after victims die from pain drugsA Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians
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The Latest: More than 120 rescued from toppled high-riseTaiwan's official news agency says rescuers have pulled out more than 120 people from a 16-story residential high-rise that collapsed in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake
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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets a supporter during a snow storm at a campaign stop at the Strafford Farms Restaurant, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Dover, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Republicans circle Rubio as stakes grow in New HampshireOn the rise in a tightening race, Marco Rubio shoulders intensifying attacks from moderate-leaning Republicans who fear a strong Rubio showing in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary could spell the end for their frazzled presidential campaigns
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EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in riverThe Environmental Protection Agency estimates the mine spill in Colorado last year dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River
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Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks during a town hall meeting at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H., Thursday Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: Clinton launching ads in Spanish aimed at NevadaHillary Clinton is launching her first TV and radio ads in Spanish aimed at voters in this month's Democratic caucuses in Nevada
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FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Edgar Mitchell arrives for the premiere of the "In the Shadow of the Moon," at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at a West Palm Beach, Florida, hospice after a short illness. He was 85.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in FloridaApollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died in South Florida
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Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled buildingA 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, toppling at least one high-rise residential building where rescuers pulled out more than 120 people
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LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percentInvestors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking service's market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Loudoun County Public Library to Host Programs for Black History Month

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA: In celebration of Black History Month, a variety of Loudoun County Public Library's programs in February showcase African-American history and the Civil Rights movement, according to the LCPL. Feb. 7: Local historian Richard Gillespie explores "Our Civil Rights Landscape" at the Purcellville Library on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Gillespie, executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, will focus on local sites from the Purcellville--Lincoln area, from 1850 to the present. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 04:39 PM
  • Del Ken Plum: A More Realistic Minimum

    This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum, who represents Reston in Virginia's House of Delegates. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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