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Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikesFed officials in January felt rising growth prospects boosted chances for more rate hikes
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Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residentsA lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says that both are living legally in the U.S. Attorney Michael Wildes says Viktor and Amalija Knavs "are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents."
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Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plotOfficials say they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard a threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones
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Jo Dockins, of Charlotte, N.C., carries flowers as she visits the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Billy Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99.
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba, left, talks to his lawyer Katia Kolakowska at a Milan court, Italy. A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom has claimed she agreed to the ploy in a bid to boost her career. Lukasz Herba, testifying in his own defense at an Italian trial Wednesday, said 20-year-old Chloe Ayling didn't know that the kidnapping plot was afoot when she arrived in Milan for a modeling job in July. Herba said that he revealed it to her soon after, and that she agreed to it.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Polish kidnap suspect says British model agreed to plotA Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom says she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida CapitolSchool shooting survivors arrive at Florida Capitol, issue call for action
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Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol protesting gun violence in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.   Students at schools across Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida planned short walkouts Wednesday, the one week anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
Trump says more must be done to protect childrenTrump declares that more must be done to protect America's children, asks Justice Department to seek ban on rapid-fire bump stocks
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Therese Gachnauer, center, a 18 year old senior from Chiles High School and Kwane Gatlin, right, a 19 year old senior from Lincoln High School, both in Tallahassee, join fellow students protesting gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.    Students at schools across Broward and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida planned short walkouts Wednesday, the one week anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
The Latest: Thousands converge on Florida's CapitolThousands of students have converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws
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NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warningWitnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates had come down
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  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between mulch and a building. WMDT, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 06:51 PM
  • New Va. bills would make public less safe new

    A discarded cigarette in mulch started this multi-family home fire in Lynchburg, Virginia. WASHINGTON - The threat of quickly-spreading building fires caused by ignited mulch have Virginia fire chiefs concerned about bills making their way through the General Assembly, prompting the Loudoun County chief to worry: "It's only a matter of time before people aren't going to get out." WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 09:15 AM
  • Challenger emerges in Purcellvillea s mayoral election

    Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 11:13 AM
  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

    Workers prepare a construction entrance to the Facebook data center that is being built in Sandston, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Connecticut Post, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 02:48 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County

    Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. Virginia Business, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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