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South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensiveAs fighting escalates, South Sudan alleges Khartoum hand in rebel offensive to take oil hub
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A man grills meat in a barbecue of a Portuguese traditional food restaurant in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economyEuropean Central Bank head urges eurozone governments not to put off pro-business reforms
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Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, participate in a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrestedAuthorities arrest man wanted in the killings of a wealthy DC family, their housekeeper
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Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rifeAmnesty International: All sides in Ukraine fighting are perpetrating war crimes almost daily
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Ethnic Rohingya men sleep in a tent at  temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, May 22, 2015.Thousands of refugees and migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, about half Rohingya and the rest from Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration. The U.N. refugee agency estimates more than 3,000 others may still be at sea. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat peopleUS readies air patrols to help search for boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh
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Trader Edward Landi, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of FedChina stocks rally to 7-year high, other world markets restrained ahead of Yellen speech
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French President Francois Hollande, right, arrives for a formal dinner at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. EU leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the Eastern Partnership ended with a fateful standoff over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Merkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talksGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's a 'whole lot left' to be done on Greece bailout
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, the nameplate designates the electrically-powered version of the Tuk-Tuk being readied for delivery at the Denver eTuk manufacturing plant. The Tuk Tuk Factory, based in Amsterdam, has signed a licensing agreement with Denver-based eTuk USA to allow the company to manufacture and sell an electric version of the vehicle. The company’s founders hope the eco-friendly vehicles, a far cry from the loud, pollution-spewing versions common in Asia and South America, will become the next hip mode of transportation for urban dwellers and tourists across the country. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in USTuk Tuk Factory _ maker of auto rickshaws popular in Asia _ aims to make inroads in US
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, employees of the Tiens Group, a Chinese company which sells medicinal products, including via direct marketing, attend a parade organized by CEO Li Jinyuan as part of a four-day celebration weekend for the 20th anniversary of his company, on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, southeastern France. All-expenses-paid trips to reward top earners aren’t unusual, but Chinese direct-sales companies are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on the same package tour. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at homeThe mega-travel tours of Chinese direct marketers stun world, draw pride and critique at home
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  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Loudoun County quarry blast sends rocks flying through windows, homes

    STERLING, Va. Rocks--big rocks--rained down on a neighborhood in Sterling, Virginia moments after a blast at the nearby Loudoun Quarries facility around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. TBD.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 09:28 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Quarry Blast Sends Rocks Into Homes, Cars

    Falling rocks and debris from a Loudoun County quarry blast damaged nearby homes and cars and sent one person to the hospital Thursday morning. The debris came from a scheduled quarry blast, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue said. NBC Washington, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:22 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
  • Puppies reunited with mother in Lovettsville

    Four 6-week-old Great Pyrenees puppies were re-united with their mother on Friday after they were stolen from their mother in Lovettsville. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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