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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session where Republican senators met on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The 81-year-old McCain has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax votePresident Donald Trump says Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment
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In this image taken from video provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, spot fires burn near power lines as heavy smoke fills the air from a wildfire in Santa Barbara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mournFlames threaten California coastal communities; funeral for fallen firefighter
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Delegates attend the second day of the African National Congress elective conference in Johannesburg, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The vote to choose the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party got underway after disputes over the credentials of party delegates, highlighting the bitter fight within Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's ruling ANC party votes for new leader MondaySouth Africa's ruling African National Congress to vote for its new president on Monday, as delegates choose between two candidates to lead Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2008 file photo, Keely Smith presents an award at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs at the age of 89. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, died Saturday of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs at the age of 89
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Former Chilean President and current presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera raises his ballot before cast his vote during presidential elections runoff in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Chileans voters will decide Sunday whether to swing the world's top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path in a fiercely contested presidential runoff election. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Ex-President Pinera appears headed back into power in ChileBillionaire and former President Sebastian Pinera appears headed to a victory in Chile's presidential runoff election, with more than 82 percent of the votes counted Sunday night
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) celebrates with teammates after he scored touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
The Latest: L.A. Rams throttling Seattle 34-0 on the roadThe Latest from the NFL: Rams dethroning the Seattle Seahawks from the top of the NFC West in emphatic fashion
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FILE- This May 9, 2016, file photo, shows an air traffic control tower at their gates at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Authorities say a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has disrupted ingoing and outgoing flights. Airport spokesman Reese McCraine says the outage occurred early Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. He says all airport operations are being affected and that outgoing flights were halted. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airportAuthorities say a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is delaying flights
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FILE - In a Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of the president’s initial year in office. Special counsel Robert Mueller has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, yielding attacks from transition lawyers and renewing chatter that Trump may act to end the investigation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel MuellerPresident Donald Trump says he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of the year
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, his wife Brigitte Macron, left, and zoo managers: Delphine Delord, 2nd right, Sophie Delord, right, and Rodolphe Delord, pose for photographers during a private visit at the Beauval Zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France. (Zoo de Beauval via AP)
Macron: Talk to Assad now, he will answer for crimes laterFrench President Emmanuel Macron thinks Islamic State group will be defeated in Syria by middle or end of February and that Syrian President Bashar Assad can't be ignored in the aftermath, but must one day answer for his crimes
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  • Leesburg man sentenced to 20 years for burglary, stabbing

    A Leesburg man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison following a March burglary and stabbing, according to the Loudoun commonwealth's attorney's office. Loudoun Times, Sat, Dec 16 2017 @ 02:53 PM
  • Victim identified in fatal Lovettsville fire

    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office has identified the victim in Sunday's fatal fire in Lovettsville as 73-year-old Robert Steves. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 15 2017 @ 01:18 AM
  • Loudoun officials welcome Comstocka s Metro reform bill

    D.C. Metro's system has been plagued with safety and budget concerns in recent years. Loudoun Times, Sat, Dec 16 2017 @ 01:50 PM
  • Naked man is arrested near Dulles Airport after jumping on a vehicle

    A man was arrested in Virginia Tuesday after taking off his clothes and jumping on a vehicle near Dulles Airport, causing major delays during rush hour, police said. At around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Route 28 and Frying Pan Road after a naked man was reported running in the area, Fairfax County Police said in a Twitter message. The Washington Post, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 09:34 PM
  • Loudoun Co. man indicted on murder charge in fathera s death, arson new

    A 20-year-old Loudoun County man has been indicted on seven counts, including first-degree murder, after prosecutors say he fatally shot his father over the summer and then set fire to the family home to conceal the crime. In addition to murder, Michael Bowles was charged Monday in connection to the July 25 death of his father, Mario, with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; shooting or stabbing in the commission of a felony; arson; concealing a dead body; maliciously shooting or throwing missiles; and the use of a sawed-off gun in a crime. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 02:39 PM
  • Fire in Sterling displaces 17, causes $714K in damages

    At 6:20 p.m. Dec. 10, fire and rescue units responded to a house fire in the 22000 block of Oakgrove Road in Sterling, according to a Loudoun County Fire and Rescue spokeswoman. Loudoun Times, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 10:13 PM
  • Loudoun County house fire leaves one dead

    Firefighters responded to three, separate fires Sunday night in Loudoun County. At one, a malfunctioning fireplace is likely the cause at a home in Ashburn that left 17 people displaced. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 09:40 AM
  • Ashburn man charged with second DUI in five years

    An Ashburn man was charged with his second DUI in five years following a traffic stop in the 43300 block of Junction Plaza early Tuesday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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