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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party’s drive to cut taxes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Republicans cruise toward passage of budget planSenate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, Russian socialite and TV host Kseniya Sobchak, daughter of the late St. Petersburg mayor, Anatoly Sobchak seen behind the bars in the police van after she was detained during protests in Moscow, Russia. The 35-year old Sobchak who gained her celebrity status by hosting a TV shows, said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017, that she has decided to run for president of Russia in March's election.AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, file)
Russian opposition divided over TV host's presidential bidA presidential bid by a celebrity Russian TV host has drawn conflicting reaction from the nation's beleaguered opposition, with some accusing her of playing into the Kremlin hands and others welcoming her bid
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FILE - In this Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo, a lone job seeker checks in at the front desk of the Texas Workforce Solutions office in Dallas. On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 yearsUS unemployment claims fall by 22,000 to 222,000, lowest since March 1973
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President Donald Trump, left, sitting next to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, right, speaks during a meeting of the committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trump weighs in on 'fake' dossier on his alleged Russia tiesPresident Donald Trump is questioning what he says is a "fake" dossier of allegations about his connections to Russia
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FILE - In this April 22, 2008 file photo, George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author appears in Washington. The best-selling author and syndicated columnist has a deal with Hachette Books for a work “distilling” his 50 years of writing about political and civic life. Hachette said Thursday that the book is currently untitled and scheduled for early 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
George Will's next book takes long view of conservatismGeorge Will's next book takes a long view on the conservative movement and the "intellectual vandalism" he believes threatens it now
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit to discuss migration, digital economy and Brexit. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May calls for urgency in Brexit talks as she joins EU summitBritish Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at a European Union summit with a call for urgency and a pledge to treat EU residents well once Britain leaves the bloc _ the latest attempt to reinvigorate the divorce negotiations
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Dresses are pictured at the Yves Saint Laurent museum, in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum dedicated to him, The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in MarrakechThe Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum also dedicated to him
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This frame grab from a video released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 provided by Ronahi TV, a Kurdish TV channel media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows members of a Kurdish female militia, the Women's Protection Units, marching as they celebrate victory against the Islamic State group, in Raqqa, Syria. The militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule. (Ronahi TV, via AP)
Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting Islamic StateA Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group says it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Some in the military community are furious that Trump has drawn John Kelly’s family tragedy into a political brawl. Trump this week suggested that President Barack Obama did not properly console Kelly’s family when his son, Robert, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it upPresident Donald Trump's political brawl over his role as consoler-in-chief is a remarkable contrast with his Memorial Day tribute to U.S. personnel lost to war
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
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  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
  • Two years from completion: Workers have put more than 5 million hours ...

    Crews work on phase II of Metro's Silver Line to Dulles July 13, 2017 in Dulles, VA. If you've been to Dulles International Airport recently or driven along the toll road or Dulles Greenway, you've probably realized that decades of planning are taking shape in a very real way. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Business leaders say affordable housing at a a crisisa point in Loudoun County

    Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county's top business leaders came together Monday to night figure out solutions to attempt to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 01:13 PM
  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in October

    A new family house under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. . U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Voice of America, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:18 PM
  • Police investigate head-on crash in Loudoun County

    A West Virginia man died and a Haymarket man was seriously injured in a crash in Loudoun County early Friday morning. Fauquier.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:09 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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