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Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, left, greets former President Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, during the funeral service for Ahmed Kathrada, at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's president replaces embattled finance ministerSouth Africa's president replaces embattled finance minister in Cabinet shuffle; rand falling
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Wagoner county and Broken Arrow law enforcement officers investigate the scene of a failed robbery that led to the death of three men who broke into the house in Broken Arrow, Okla., Monday, March 27, 2017. Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner's son who was armed with a rifle. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
Correction: Man kills 3 home burglars; woman arrestedCorrection: A woman suspected of driving three men to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and burglary warrants
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool).
The Latest: SKorean president hopeful praises Park's arrestA liberal politician opinion polls show as the favorite to become South Korea's next president says the arrest of Park Geun-hye took the country a step toward restoring "justice and common sense."
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Bill Baroni arrives for sentencing at federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Baroni and Bridget Kelly, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Christie office rejects judge's comments on venomous cultureRepublican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office is defending itself after a judge cited the venomous culture of his administration while sentencing two of his former aides in a political revenge plot
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In this image made from a video provided by WSB-TV, people watch a large fire, which caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse, burn in Atlanta, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes later, the bridge collapsed. (WSB-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, ATLANTA TV OUT
Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in AtlantaA large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Canada's Renata Fast shoots during practice in preparation for the IIHF Women's World Championship hockey tournament, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
US women on ice after possible world championship boycottMeghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott and a little more than 24 hours before playing rival Canada in the world championship opener
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds a press conference in Raleigh, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. That's despite Republican assurances that the "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA eventsBasketball-mad North Carolina is hoping that its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams answers questions after a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NCNCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's board of governors will decide by next week whether the repeal of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is enough to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back to the state
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Flynn’s attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for questioning. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner says no “reasonable person” with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: Flynn discussing immunity with intel committeesMichael Flynn's attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for questioning
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
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  • Tired of the budget fight, expectations dwindle for Loudouna s school advocates

    When Sterling Middle School Teacher Corey Griswold asked the Board of Supervisors to fully fund the schools in its proposed 2018 $2.5 billion budget at a public hearing last month, he walked away thinking the schools would finally get the funding it needed for the first time in years. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 30 2017 @ 02:27 PM
  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Hail threat increases in Virginia as spring goes along

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Powhatan Today, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 09:07 PM
  • Prince William now Virginia's second-largest locality, surpassing Va. Beach

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. Potomac Local, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 02:43 PM
  • Fauquier, Prince William under drought watch

    A "drought watch" has been issued for Fauquier, Prince William and the surrounding counties by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Fauquier.com, Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 12:06 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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