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In this photo taken from a nearby ship, smoke rises from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The ferry carrying hundreds of passengers caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation. (AP Photo/SKAI TV Station) GREECE OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster1 dead, hundreds still stranded in Greek ferry disaster as stormy seas hamper evacuation
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Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errorsEgypt says it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic 'Exodus' over historical, religious errors
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FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, June 7, 2009, Ben Ammi Ben Israel, the spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, is greeted by the crowd during festivities marking the holiday of Shavuot in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. The spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites, a polygamous vegan group that believes some black Americans descended from a Jewish tribe, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at age 75, the group announced Sunday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
Spiritual leader of African Hebrew Israelites diesSpiritual leader of African Hebrew Israelites dies aged 75 in southern Israel
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This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, foreground: Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., André Holland as Andrew Young, and Stephan James as John Lewis in a scene from the film, "Selma," from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)
Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins Christmas, 'Big Eyes' flops'Hobbit,' 'Unbroken' and 'Into the Woods,' lead busy Christmas box office; 'Big Eyes' flops
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Updates the number of people onboard to match the current report.  Please note a path is not available at this time.: Map locates Jakarta, Indonesia and details of the missing AirAsia plane.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flightAs crews search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, here are some answers about the missing jet
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Soldiers for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) attend a ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with the ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in AfghanistanUS, NATO hold quiet ceremony to mark end of 13-year Afghanistan war, but insurgency rages on
The Associated Press1 hour ago
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, center, walks past the relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8015 at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. A massive sea search was underway for the AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shockAirAsia jet lost in stormy weather over Indonesia with 162 aboard; 3rd Malaysia airline shock
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, farmworker Severiano Salas, left, speaks with United Farm Workers National Vice President Armando Elenes in Fresno, Calif. Thousands of farmworkers in California, the nation’s leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts may soon be able to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work building homes, cooking in restaurants and cleaning hotel rooms.An estimated 5 million people in the country illegally could be eligible to stay under the executive action President Barack Obama announced in November. While farmers may face a setback, Obama’s order is good for workers, who support families and fear that any day they may be pulled over driving to work and deported, said Elenes. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policyFarmers brace for workforce shortage under Obama's executive action on immigration
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Justin Ramos, the son of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos, left, is comforted by his mother, Maritza Ramos, following funeral services at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. Also pictured is officer Ramos' other son, Jaden Ramos, bottom. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Police boss: Turning backs on mayor inappropriateNYC police commissioner: Turning backs on mayor at officer's funeral was 'very inappropriate'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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  • Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA

    Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A Virginia man is facing several charges after he was identified as driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop, Check out this story on WOODBRIDGE, Va. WUSA-TV Washington, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    A Virginia grant program started in 2012 to support the agriculture and forestry industries is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state, particularly in rural areas. Growing the state's two largest private economic drivers is part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe 's "New Virginia Economy" strategic plan to diversify the state economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs. Greenwich Citizen, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 11:22 AM
  • Kathleen Murphy Releases TV Ad in Special Election to Fill Virginia's 34th District

    Democratic candidate Kathleen Murphy released a TV ad Friday, titled "Opportunities," the only TV ad released by either candidate in the race to fill Virginia's 34th District House of Delegates seat, recently vacated by Barbara Comstock. Comstock was recently elected to Congress to fill the seat of longtime Congressman Frank Wolf, who is retiring from Capitol Hill., Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Vienna Crime Report: Shared Trash Dumpster Leads to Scuffle

    Plus, a $50 counterfeit bill shows up at local restaurant, bicycles recovered from stolen car, phony 'utility' scammer making calls, more. The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from December 18, 2014 - December 24, 2014., Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 02:27 PM
  • Wawa or Sheetz? A decision must be made

    By Ildar Sagdejev [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Sheetz has applied to build a store at Old Ox and Shaw roads in Sterling, 0.7 miles from an incoming Wawa. The popular convenience store/gas station chains - one headquartered in western Pennsylvania, the other in eastern Pennsylvania - tend to own their respective territories. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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