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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern TaiwanA 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan, causing at least two buildings to collapse
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to media in Weare, N.H.  Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America. The Texas senator’s general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among millions of conservative white voters, mostly evangelical Christians and the white working class, who didn’t participate in the last presidential contest. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white votersTed Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the boom in minority voters in America
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In this photo taken Feb. 3, 2016, Brita Tirrell, a 34-year-old nurse from Concord, N.H., poses for a photo in Concord. Tirrell said the issue of gun control is not a top concern for her when deciding which candidate to support in the upcoming presidential primary. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
Gun control not resonating as key issue in New HampshireGun control is not a key issue as New Hampshire voters consider who to cast ballots for in next week's presidential primary
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Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Lawyer: 'Serial' defense crippled by omission of witnessAn attorney told a Maryland judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the popular "Serial" podcast would have been "critical" in the man's first trial
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, holds a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the at the Hillsborough County Health Department after his decision to declare a state of emergency in five counties affected by the Zika virus. Scott explains his plan moving forward and the risk of pregnant women contracting the virus.  (Zack Wittman/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Florida readies for a fight with Zika virusFlorida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus
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American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Stocks lose more ground as jobs report disappointsStocks finish another down week sharply lower on worries that the risk of a recession in the US, while still low, is growing
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic (17) shouts at referee Brad Meier (34) as Lucic is restrained by linesman Lonnie Cameron (74) after Lucic earned a roughing penalty and a game misconduct during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Column: There's a troubling new game in town: attack the refColumn: AP's Paul Newberry says attacks on referees are a troubling trend and should be dealt with severely, before they make it impossible to find anyone willing officiate our games
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Laurinaldo Alves adjusts the pacifier of his daughter Luana Vitoria, who suffers from microcephaly, during a physical stimulation session at the Altino Ventura foundation, a treatment center that provides free health care, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Brazil is in the midst of a Zika outbreak and authorities say they have also detected a spike in cases of microcephaly in newborn children, but the link between Zika and microcephaly is as yet unproven. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticismBrazil is considering reforms to its biosecurity law
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Seeking applause line, Jeb Bush struggles with votersRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush struggling to sway voters in New Hampshire
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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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