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Friends comfort each other at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Markets area of South Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, where former senior IRA man Gerard ``Jock’’ Davison was gunned down early Tuesday outside his home.  Davison was a Belfast IRA commander when he allegedly ordered IRA comrades in 2005 to kill Robert McCartney, in a killing which prompted relatives to seek justice and is widely seen as an act which eventually helped spur the IRA to renounce violence.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot dead in BelfastEx-IRA commander shot dead in Belfast; was key figure in notorious 2005 pub attack on civilian
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Five paintings missing since WWII returning to GermanyFive historic paintings, including poker winnings, missing since WWII returning to Germany
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Specialist Patrick King, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Stocks are little changed in early trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks drift lower after 2-day run; oil price jumpsStocks drift lower even as oil jumps above $60 a barrel; Disney, Estee Lauder rise on earnings
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In this Friday, May 1, 2015 photo provided by Nepal Army, rubble from a mudslide covers the Langtang Valley in Nepal. Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route. The village is now about a two-day hike from the nearest town because the landslide has blocked area roads. (Nepal Army via AP)NO ARCHIVING, NO LICENSING
60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslidePolice recover 60 bodies in scenic Nepal valley after quake unleashed a mudslide
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FILE -  In this Feb. 18, 2010 file photo, Dr. Brad Black, director of the Libby, Mont., asbestos clinic, looks at X-rays. A long-delayed risk study released Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 for the Montana mining town where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure concludes that even a minuscule amount of the substance can lead to lung problems. The 328-page draft document will guide the remaining cleanup of asbestos dust from a W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine outside Libby, a town of 2,600 people located about 50 miles south of the Canada border. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Final EPA plan would leave some asbestos in Montana townEPA releases final plan for contaminated Montana town, says remaining asbestos can be managed
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Palm trees are reflected in the window of a Wells Fargo bank branch in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The city of Los Angeles is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging that employees driven by strict sales pressure opened unauthorized accounts for customers that charged them fees and damaged their credit. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employeesLos Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging workers opened unauthorized accounts that charged fees
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Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. listens in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama chose the widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014 to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairmanObama selects Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman; led Afghan war effort
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Aetna curtails coverage of surgical tool tied to cancer riskInsurer Aetna to stop most coverage of hysterectomy approach tied to risk of spreading cancer
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NTSB: Chopper hoist was spinning before nurse's deadly fallNTSB: Medical helicopter was spinning just before Texas nurse fell from hoist and died
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  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said. Patch.com, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
  • Legacy Farms program plants seeds of hope for students with autisim

    It's called going over the cliff. When students with autism leave the public school system - and the network of support and therapy it provides - they often graduate to the couch. The Washington Post, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 10:44 AM
  • Teen Pointed Gun at Another Teen

    Loudoun County police are investigating an incident Tuesday in which a teenager pointed a gun at another teenager on an Ashburn street. A sheriff's deputy learned on Wednesday that a juvenile male was approached by the juvenile suspect at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Legacy Park Drive and Livingston Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Apr 30 2015 @ 05:54 PM
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