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Challenged by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally but she said they have no right to citizenship under the law, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 during her confirmation hearing before the committee. Lynch made her remarks in the opening moments of a hearing into her appointment as the nation's first black female attorney general. It is the first confirmation proceeding since Republicans took control of the Senate this month.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmationAttorney General nominee Lynch moves a step closer toward confirmation as GOP seeks new start
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Lebanese shepherd Ali al-Ahmad collects the remains of mortar shells left over from a flare-up between Israel and Hezbollah along the the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Wazzani, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. U.N. peacekeepers were seen in southern Lebanon on Thursday, inspecting damage at the Spanish contingent's base in Abbasiyeh village, where the soldier was killed. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Report: Hundreds of thousands of Africans are statelessReport: Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Africans are stateless, need citizenship
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Expo commissioner Giuseppe Sala attends a news conference to present the upcoming World Exhibition Expo in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. With 20 million visitors expected over six months, Expo 2015 world’s fair officials have heightened attention on security measures following last month’s terror attacks in Paris, the event’s commissioner told foreign reporters on Wednesday. The entire Expo site,  roughly 1.7 kilometers by 350 meters (one mile by less than a quarter mile), will be surrounded by a security fence and visitors entering Expo will be subject to controls similar to those at airports, including metal detectors, said Expo commissioner Giuseppe Sala.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Milan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacksMilan Expo 2015 tightening security after Paris attacks, with 24 million visitors expected
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A man views a fleet of Malaysia Airline planes on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Malaysia, Thursday, Jan. 29,  2015. Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority officially declared the MH370 crash an accident on Thursday, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
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EU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propagandaEU plans to deepen work with Internet companies to fight against online terror propaganda
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.; still near historically low level
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  • Comment sought on proposed power line in Loudoun County

    Regulators are seeking public comment on a Dominion Virginia Power plan to build a new high-voltage transmission line and substation in Loudoun County. The State Corporation Commission says local public hearings are scheduled for March 18 in Sterling. NewsOK.com, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 03:21 AM
  • Leesburga s Ken Reid wona t seek re-election

    Loudoun County Supervisor Ken Reid will not seek re-election to the county's governing body in November. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:52 PM
  • Pre-Labor Day classes, test scores not linked

    A study done for Virginia Hospitality Travel Association showed no relationship between starting school before Labor Day and student scores on the Standards of Learning tests. James McMillan, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, analyzed 74 school districts that start before Labor Day and 58 that don't for the 2012-2013 school year to reach that finding. The Virginian-Pilot, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 01:29 PM
  • Murder Suspect Allegedly Tied to White Supremacist Group: Media Report

    A Washington TV station is reporting that a Sterling man charged with a murder-for-hire plot has ties to a white supremacist group. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 06:21 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:08 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:07 PM
  • Loudoun seeks residents' input on plans for Dulles South development

    About 80 people packed a small meeting room at the Dulles South Multipurpose Center in South Riding on Jan. 22, as Loudoun County launched a community outreach project intended to help shape development in the rapidly growing area west and south of Dulles Airport. County planners unveiled several strategies they will use to engage area residents and businesses to establish what project manager Joe Griffiths called "a dialogue with stakeholders of the Dulles community." The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:06 PM
  • Pickup Truck Rolls Over in Accident on Route 7

    A Front Royal man is hospitalized with serious injuries after his pickup truck rolled over several times in an accident Monday on Route 7 in Ashburn, according to police. The driver, Paul T. Cooney, 37, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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