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FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April. Teenager Aji Ibrahim said he was lucky to escape into the bushes. "No doubt they were Boko Haram members because they were chanting "Allahu akbar" (God is Great) while shooting at people and torching houses," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)
Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threatNigeria's Boko Haram extremists pose regional threat with cross-border attacks and recruitment
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Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpointTaliban kill 7 Afghan policemen in attack on checkpoint in north; reporter dies of wounds
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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton takes questions from reporters during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life
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Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi , right, delivers his speech during his last campaign rally in Tunis, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Tunisians must decide Sunday between Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old veteran of previous regimes, and Moncef Marzouki, a 75-year-old human rights activist who is the outgoing interim president. For the third time in just two months, Tunisian voters will head to the polls this weekend, this time to elect a president in a runoff vote that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its Arab Spring revolution. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Tunisians head to elect president in runoffTunisians choose between stability and change in runoff presidential vote
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Bentzi Gopstein, leader of the extreme right-wing movement Lehava, is handcuffed as he arrives for his hearing at a Jerusalem Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence, including its leader, in the first major clampdown against a fringe organization that has become a symbol of rising anti-Arab sentiment. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist groupIsrael presses ahead with crackdown on Jewish extremist group, arrests 4 activists
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Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, center, of Denmark, is tended to by a trainer as Radim Vrbata, of the Czech Republic, and Henrik Sedin, right, of Sweden, watch after he was checked during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Canucks' Hansen taken to hospital after hitCanucks forward Hansen collapses on bench after hit, walks to locker room, taken to hospital
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Sasha Obama, left, watches as Admiral Samuel Locklear III, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, greets President Barack Obama, as first lady Michelle Obama walks with Malia Obama, far right, as the first family arrives at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to begin their family vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1How President Obama spent Day 1 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii
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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) celebrates after catching an 11-yard touchdown reception with wide receiver Eddie Royal during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ersChargers stay alive in playoff race on Nick Novak's field goal in OT, beat 49ers 38-35
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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, pauses at the podium during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold deathAP sources: Killer of 2 NYC cops posted online that he would shoot 'pigs' over chokehold death
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • LCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoint tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on tonight, starting at 10 p.m. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:11 PM
  • Sterling sex offender gets 15 years on rape charge

    A Loudoun County Circuit judge on Dec. 15 handed down a 15-year sentence to a Sterling man convicted in August of rape. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:36 PM
  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Virginia

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:33 AM
  • Various Reports of Attempted Fraud in Loudoun County

    Monday, Dec. 15: An Ashburn resident of the 43100 block of Belgreen Drive received a message from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The resident returned the call and began questioning the subject, who later disconnected the call. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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