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FILE- In this March 17, 2017, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, left, and players Kennedy Meeks, Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson react during the second half against Texas Southern in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C. Williams has long emphasized the importance of rebounding and his Tar Heels lead the country in rebounding margin entering the Friday, March 24, game against Butler in the NCAA Tournament's South Region semifinals. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
The Latest: Tar Heels shooting Butler out of the gymThe top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are doing their best to shoot Butler right out of the South Regional semifinal
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Victim's husband appeals for calm after Wisconsin shootingThe husband of a woman killed in a string of attacks allegedly carried out by a man who is Hmong asked the community Friday not to let race color their reaction to the incident
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Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from VegasWith the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them
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Study: Chicago stop-and-frisk numbers drop, more work neededA study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures reveals a dramatic decrease in the number of stops
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledelle Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double executionTwo Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month are asking the parole board to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Harrison Ford opens the door on his plane for Jodie Gawthorp, of Westchester, Ill., who was selected to fly with Ford, at the Experimental Aircraft Associations AirVenture air show at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport in Feb. 2017. (Joe Sienkiewicz/The Oshkosh Northwestern via AP, File)
Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over planeActor Harrison Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport last month
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Panels of the court for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four are laid in place Friday, March 24, 2017, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Bob Baum)
Final 4 court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadiumThe court that will be used for the Final Four has been laid in place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals
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Oklahoma State promotes assistant Boynton to head coachOklahoma State has promoted assistant Mike Boynton to head coach less than a week after coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks from the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, March 24, 2017. Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandalFormer Penn State President Graham Spanier has been convicted of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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