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In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctorsOn eve of annual anti-abortion march, Trump administration announces new HHS office to protect conscience rights of doctors
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2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prizeTwo U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research
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FILE - In this June 20, 1997 file photo, author Peter Mayle appears in New York. Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, died in a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced his death on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)
Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78Peter Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, died Thursday at age 78
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Former athlete Nicole Reeb reads her victim statement Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the third day of victim impact statements regarding former sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar, 54, faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison for molesting girls at Michigan State University and his home.   (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctorU.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney says being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, J.B. Pritzker, announces his run for Illinois governor in Chicago. Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that Rauner is launching campaign ads this weekend featuring 11 minutes of conversations between Pritzker, a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps. The ads are a highly unusual and expensive pre-emptive strike by Rauner, who's considered the most vulnerable GOP governor seeking re-election. Pritzker, a billionaire businessman, still faces five candidates for the Democratic nomination in Illinois' March 20 primary. (Max Herman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
Illinois governor to air ad of rival, Blagojevich on wiretapIllinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps
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FILE - In this May, 10, 2010, file photo, Roy Bennett, center left, leaves the High Court in Harare, Zimbabwe, after he was acquitted of terrorism charges. New Mexico State Police said Thursday, Jan. 18 2018, that Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in helicopter crash. The crash on Wednesday, Jan. 17, carrying Bennett and five others went down in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
US helicopter crash kills Zimbabwe opposition leader, 4 moreFriends and authorities say a fiery helicopter crash killed key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico and four others aboard
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FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress and sex-symbol Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris, France, as part of the 20th anniversary of her foundation for animal rights, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation. Bardot says most actresses are "hypocritical" and "ridiculous" in protesting sexual harassment because, she said, many of them "tease" producers to land film parts. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)
Brigitte Bardot: 'MeToo' actresses are 'hypocritical'Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot says she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are "hypocritical" and "ridiculous" because many play "the teases" with producers to land parts
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, file photo, a clerk reaches to a shelf to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse, in New York. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that it has narrowed down its potential site for a second headquarters in North America to 20 metropolitan areas, mainly on the East Coast. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitorsAmazon narrows list of second headquarters to 20 contenders, mainly on the east coast
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FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are photographed in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, American Express Co. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax lawCredit card company American Express posts $1.2 billion loss in the fourth quarter, as the company booked large one-time charges related to the new tax law
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  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Bill allowing localities to move or alter Confederate statues killed by committee

    The state Senate's Local Government Committee in Richmond killed a bill Tuesday that would have given localities the right to move, remove or alter monuments and statues within their own jurisdiction, regardless of when they were erected. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Leesburg Medical Technician Charged In Death Of Teenager

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. WMAL-AM Washington, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:18 AM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. Ledger-Enquirer.com, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 06:52 AM
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
  • Route 7 widening, Waxpool corridor changes on Loudoun agenda new

    Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night. On Route 7, the board is set to back a plan to spend about $26 million to widen the road to three lanes each way all the way from Virginia Route 9 to the Dulles Greenway. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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