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FILE - In this   June 11, 1982 file picture then  U.S. President Ronald Reagan, center,  waves to the crowd as he stands with then Mayor of West Berlin, Richard von Weizsaecker, left, and then West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in the American Sector at the Checkpoint Charlie in West Berlin. Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who urged his country to confront its dark past, promoted reconciliation and denounced far-right violence during a 10-year tenure spanning the reunification of west and east, has died. He was 94. The German president’s office announced the death of Weizsaecker, who was president from 1984 to 1994, on Saturday Jan. 31, 2015.  (AP Photo, str.file)  B/W ONLY
Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94Richard von Weizsaecker, former president who urged Germany to confront past, dies at 94
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major titleSerena Williams beats Sharapova to win 6th Australian Open, 19th Grand Slam singles title
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China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in TibetChina offers up to $50K in cash reward for terrorism-related tips in Tibet
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Musician Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon is  seen at the 2015 DIRECTV Super Fan Fest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
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AU threatens South Sudan warring factions with sanctionsAfrican Union joins UN and regional bloc IGAD in threatening South Sudan with sanctions
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San Francisco police detain man in human remains caseSan Francisco police detain man for questioning in case of human remains found in luggage
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting of her government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cutGermany's Merkel underlines creditors' refusal to consider new debt forgiveness for Greece
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In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city's book market in central Baghdad. One afternoon this month, Islamic State militants arrived at the Central Library of the northern city of Mosul in a non-combat mission. They broke the locks that kept the two-story building closed since the extremists overran the city in mid last year, loading some 2,000 books included children stories, poetry, philosophy, sports, health and cultural and scientific publications into six pickup trucks and leaving behind only the Islamic religious ones. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in MosulIslamic State group militants target Iraq's libraries in war on culture, learning in Mosul
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Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, poses for a picture after attending Muslim's Friday prayers, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostagesJordanian pilot's family says no new word on Islamic State talks that Japan calls 'deadlocked'
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  • Va. Senate votes to ban adoption of Common Core standards

    The state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly. Sen. Richard Black's measure passed the Republican-controlled chamber Friday on a largely party-line 21-17 vote. WSET-TV Lynchburg, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:53 PM
  • Sterling Man Charged in Murder Plot To Stay in Jail

    A Loudoun County judge denied bond Thursday for a Sterling man accused of a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife, according to media reports. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
  • Virginians far more likely to die in a fire than Marylanders

    After six people lost their lives in an Annapolis mansion fire, firefighters said sprinklers could have made all the difference. Loudoun County Fire Chief Keith Brower says homes are built with highly flammable materials, contain more synthetics and plastics than ever before and are burning faster than even 10 years ago. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:29 PM
  • Where it stands: Loudoun County Courts Complex expansion

    The Loudoun County Courts Expansion project in downtown Leesburg has seen some movement in recent weeks. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:37 AM
  • Sterling man accused in murder-for-hire plot denied bond; has ties to KKK

    A judge today denied bond for a Sterling man arrested Jan. 22 in a murder-for-hire plot to have his ex-wife killed. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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