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In this undated image made available by Starz on Thursday May 26, 2016, shows British actors Sir Ian McKellen, left, and Sir Anthony Hopkins performing in the TV drama The Dresser.  He's a much-lauded, Academy Award-winning performer who created one of the great movie villains in Hannibal Lecter. But as he reflects on playing a fading stage star in TV movie "The Dresser," Anthony Hopkins says: "I wasn't cut out to be an actor." (Joss Barratt/Starz via AP)
Anthony Hopkins overcomes his stage fright in 'The Dresser'He's a much-lauded, Academy Award-winning performer who created one of the greatest-ever movie villains in Hannibal Lecter
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Union activists wearing masks of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, right, and French President Francois Hollande, demonstrate while blocking the entrance of the industrial area in Vitrolles near Marseille,  southern France, on a day of nationwide strikes and protests over a labor reform, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is open to “improvements and modifications” in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests, but will not abandon it. (AP Photo/Franck Pennant)
French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalateThousands of dock workers have poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers
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Serbia's Ana Ivanovic returns the ball to Japan's Kurumi Nara during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Paris.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Latest: Ana Ivanovic into 3rd round of French OpenAna Ivanovic has reached the third round of the French Open for the 10th time, beating Kurumi Nara 7-5, 6-1
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A woman works as an electronic board displays stock prices at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid worries about a U.S. rate hike and that a rally in oil prices may not be sustainable. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
Oil hits $50 for first time this year, helping stocks higherStock markets around the world edged higher Thursday as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy
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UN Syria envoy to consult Security Council on peace talksThe U.N. special envoy for Syria says he'll speak to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday and announce afterward plans for a resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition
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Uber to expand its Africa operationsUber is expanding its business in Africa to Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania, already operating in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria
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Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah pushIraq's prime minister has appealed to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group
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Lightning strikes cloud-to-cloud along a county road near Lawrence, Kan., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Severe storms that produced at least one tornado moved through the area overnight. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Tornado damages homes but spares small northern Kansas townA large tornado that the National Weather Service says was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town
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Uganda: 2 convicted of al-Shabab's deadly World Cup bombingsUganda: 2 convicted of carrying out twin bombings in which more than 70 people were killed while watching the 2010 World Cup final in Kampala
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  • Lead detective testifies in Ashburn murder case

    Braulio Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in March 2014, had a fresh scrape under a black eye the same day his wife's body was discovered in her Belmont Station Road home, a Loudoun detective testified today. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 06:15 PM
  • Suicide awareness advocate speaks at Riverside High School

    Holly Chamberlain, a parent who lost her 14-year-old son to suicide, spoke to students, parents, teachers and community members at Riverside High School Monday night about what it's like to lose a child without any warning signs. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun County farmer Andrew Crush named one of Americaa s Best Young Farmers

    Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm was recently honored by The Progressive Farmer magazine as one of America's Best Young Farmers. Loudoun Times, Wed, May 25 2016 @ 10:32 AM
  • Loudoun County seeks to change a reasonable persona standard for noise

    Loudoun County is proposing changes to its noise standards in order to accommodate a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that the "reasonable person" standard is too vague for noise violations in the Commonwealth. Under proposed rules, Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies will follow new guidelines when deciding whether loud music and barking dogs are loud enough to warrant taking action. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 05:36 AM
  • Loudoun County woman charged with animal cruelty in alleged ritual sacrifice of chickens

    Chickens walk in their enclosure on a farm in Maryland, in this photo from Oct. 19, 2005. A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after Loudoun County authorities allege she inhumanely killed 12 to 15 chickens weekly for ritual sacrifices. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 12:51 PM
  • Salamander Resort founder Sheila Johnson vows to invest in Middleburga s long-term success

    Sheila Johnson is the founder and CEO of Salamander Hospitality and Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Loudoun Times, Sat, May 21 2016 @ 09:02 PM
  • Child care now costs more than rent. Here's how to fix this crisis.

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, along with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, left, stops in to Little Castle in McCracken County, Ky. on Monday, May 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 01:51 PM
  • Region scrambles to come up with backup plan for Metro shutdowns

    Local transit agencies are trying to figure out how and if they can help commuters find another way around in the wake of Metro's announcement of plans for huge shutdowns and single tracking needed for safety fixes. On Thursday, Metro announced that it had revised its track work schedule to address the Federal Transit Administration's concerns that the most serious safety risks were not being addressed first. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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