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This image provided by the Department of Defense shows one of the 198 photos of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces, that were released Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in response to a Freedom of Information request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mainly of detainees' arms and legs, with faces redacted by the military, revealing bruises and cuts, and they appear far less dramatic than those released more than a decade ago during allegations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. (Department of Defense via AP)
Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuseThe Pentagon is releasing about 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan taken between 2004 and 2006 that involve about 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces
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U.S. Coast Guard crew members and Los Angeles firefighters  investigate a light plane reportedly down off of San Pedro, Calif., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Long Beach fire Capt. Mark Miller says the control tower at Long Beach airport reported that the plane had gone down about two miles from the breakwater around 3:30 p.m. Friday. (Chuck Bennett/Daily Breeze via AP)
2 planes collide midair, plunge into ocean off Los AngelesTwo small planes collided over the ocean just outside Los Angeles Harbor and plunged into the water Friday, prompting a massive search by dozens of boats and divers
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich answers a question during a campaign stop in Atkinson, N.H., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The Latest: Schwarzenegger compares Kasich to 'Terminator'Arnold Schwarzenegger compared Ohio Gov. John Kasich to the Terminator during a telephone town hall meeting Friday
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Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensaryActor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries
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FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd pick during the first round of the NFL Draft in New York. The Browns indicated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, that they’ve finally had enough of Manziel’s bad-boy behavior and intend to release the quarterback in March when the league begins its next calendar year. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructingThe father of troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is worried his son is on a self-destructive path
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Maryland's Brionna Jones, center, grabs a rebound between Michigan State's Kennedy Johnson, left, and Jasmine Hines during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
No. 5 Maryland beats No. 17 Michigan State 85-76Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 30 points, Brionna Jones had 17 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 5 Maryland defeated No. 17 Michigan State 85-7 for its ninth straight victory
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Authorities investigate a crime scene Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Milton, Fla. The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended in a shootout in the Florida Panhandle early Friday that left the man dead and the woman wounded, authorities said. Blake Fitzgerald died and Brittany Nicole Harper was taken to a local hospital, according to a statement from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/Melissa Nelson-Gabriel)
Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killedA weeklong search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
James Hahn shoots bogey-free 65 to take Phoenix Open leadJames Hahn shoots 65 to take 1-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee in Phoenix Open
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Greg Whalen, of Las Vegas, walks in front of the church in Kanab, Utah, where services were being held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, for Arizona rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum. Hundreds of people packed a Mormon church in rural Utah for the viewing ceremony for the fallen spokesman of the Oregon armed standoff. Police shot and killed Finicum during a Jan. 26 traffic stop after they say he reached for a gun. His supporters called it an ambush.(AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
During Utah funeral, Oregon refuge occupier hailed as a heroThe daughter of a leader in the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities called her father a man of conviction Friday
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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
  • Open Houses in Loudoun County

    Save the Date! Sunday, February 7th. Lots of open houses in Loudoun County! Start your home search today! See complete open houses here >>> http://goo.gl/GTJBEs By clicking "Subscribe!", you agree to have read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy . Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • Opportunities to Serve on Loudoun Boards and Commissions

    LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA: The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees, according to a Loudoun County Government announcement. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 4 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • Historic Loudoun Co. home destroyed by accidental blaze, officials said

    Authorities said the fire, which destroyed this historic Loudoun County home, was caused by flammable vapors. An accidental fire destroyed a Loudoun County house that was built from the late 1700s to early 1800s, officials said Wednesday. The Washington Post, Wed, Feb 3 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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