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FILE - In this March 19, 2010 file photo, Ex-Yugoslav army Gen. Vlado Trifunovic speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia’s state TV says former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia’s wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of senselessness of the 1990s’ Balkan conflict, has died aged 78. Tuesday’s reports say Trifunovic died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 in Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
Ex-Yugo general Trifunovic, symbol of senseless war, diesSerbia state television says former Yugoslav army general Vlado Trifunovic, whose treason conviction by Serbia's wartime nationalist leadership became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s' Balkan conflict, has died at age 78
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FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014, file photo, shoppers walk by Tiffany & Company's Fifth Avenue store in New York. Tiffany says sales at its flagship New York store on Fifth Avenue have been hurt by traffic disruptions caused by its next-door neighbor, Trump Tower.  Streets around the building and in front of the Tiffany store have been closed or blocked since the November 2016 election for security reasons. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Tiffany feels the Trump effect on 5th AvenueSecurity barricades, protesters and a perpetual media encampment in and around Trump Tower since the election has left a patina on sales at Tiffany, the posh jeweler who's flagship store is just steps from the president-elect's front door
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A tank of Iraq's special forces destroys a suicide car bomb belonging to Islamic State militants during the fight to regain control of Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Iraqi troops have begun to push Islamic State militants out of the last remaining neighborhoods between government-held territory in the eastern Mosul and the Tigris river which divides the city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by ISIraq military officials say that government troops Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighborhood in eastern Mosul
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A trader passes the post that handles General Motors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. GM confirmed the company will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
GM announces $1B factory investment, new jobsGeneral Motors is making an additional $1 billion investment in its U.S. factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs
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Soldiers, police open fire as Ivory Coast unrest continuesSoldiers, military police open fire in multiple cities as Ivory Coast unrest continues
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Turkish police officers walk at Istanbul's headquarters prior to a news conference regarding the arrest of a suspect of New Year's nightclub attack, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Turkish officials on Tuesday confirmed that the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, has been detained. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish leader faults delays in fight against Islamic StateTurkey's president has criticized delays in the U.S.-led coalition's offensive against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq
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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, right, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party walks out of the session hall as Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stands behind, after the speaker opened the parliament session, only to declare a break till Thursday, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The parliament's session hall is occupied by a group of opposition lawmakers as they continue a protest since Dec.16, 2016 against the policies of the ruling Law and Justice party, causing delay to the first session of 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Polish opposition slams ruling party's electoral reform planPoland's opposition leaders say that changes to electoral law proposed by the ruling party are aimed at helping the party win local elections next year and remove opponents from office
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This undated photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows Vanessa Monique Lopez-Ruiz. An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, by Leonard Pennelas-Escobar, who was responsible for the one-vehicle rollover, authorities said. Pennelas-Escobar's girlfriend Lopez-Ruiz had been ejected in the high-speed rollover and was later pronounced dead. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)
Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to helpAuthorities say the man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally
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European Court fines Russia for banning US adoptionsEurope's human rights court ruled Tuesday that Russia must pay damages and legal costs to Americans who were barred from adopting Russian children
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  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
  • new Police ID driver in hit-and-run with Loudoun Co. school bus

    The driver of a cement truck struck a Loudoun County School bus near Reservoir Road and Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg, Virginia, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The cement truck driver fled the scene, and was later identified by police. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 07:41 PM
  • Loudoun Looking For Hit-And-Run Cement Truck In School Bus Crash

    The Loudoun County sheriff's office is looking for a dented red and white cement truck, that was involved in a crash with a county school bus on Evergreen Mills Road near Black Branch Parkway in the Ashburn/South Riding area Thursday morning. Sheriff Mike Chapman tells WMAL that at approximately 7:30 am, a northbound school bus carrying 54 students was struck near Reservoir Road by the truck, which was heading southbound. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Modern Yet Historic

    When Chris Corder decided to open Stonehouse Bed Breakfast in historic Harpers Ferry, he asked his grandmother - a native of Valley Bend in Randolph County - for some recipes so he could fulfill the "breakfast" portion of his establishment's name. Now guests like Jessica Tuel, who stays there during an annual trip, enjoy Chris's extra fluffy blueberry griddle cakes. Morgantown, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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