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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Kerry made unannounced trip to Somalia in a show of solidarity with the government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of stateJohn Kerry makes unannounced trip to Somalia; 1st US secretary of state to visit country
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FILE -This Aug. 12, 2008, file photo, shows an aerial view of Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, Hawaii. A handful of people with leprosy are still living full time on the isolated peninsula, but the National Park Service is already making plans to overhaul buildings and allow more visitors to the area when the last of the patients dies. (AP Photo/Hugh E. Gentry, File)
Remote home of leprosy patients could open door widerRemote, historic Hawaii peninsula home of leprosy patients could open door wider to visitors
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FILE - This Oct. 8. 2014 photo shows a Wall Street address on the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, May 4, 2015, pushing stocks to record levels, as investors assessed corporate earnings.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Stocks cautious after plunge in Chinese marketStocks cautious in Europe, ahead of Wall Street open after big drop in Chinese market
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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 photo provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres, a lone house, center, is visible after a quake-triggered mudslide wiped out the village of Langtang, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Kathmandu, Nepal. Rescuers were digging Tuesday, May 5 through thousands of tons of earth from a mudslide triggered by the April 25 massive earthquake in Nepal that wiped out the entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route. The village is now about a two-day hike from the nearest town because the landslide has blocked roads in the area. (Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP) NO ARCHIVING, NO LICENSING
Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking routeNepali police dig through mountain of mud to recover bodies of villagers, trekkers
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CORRECTS THE FIRST NAME OF PERSON KILLED ON TUESDAY MAY 5, 2015  FILE - This is a Wednesday, March 15, 2006  file photo of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., as he  speaks to the press as he stands with members of Robert McCartney's family, from left, mother Kathleen McCartney, aunt Emily McCartney, and sister Catherine McCartney, following their meeting on Capitol Hill Washington. Gerard Davison the central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group’s most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday May 5, 2015. Davison was a Belfast IRA commander when he allegedly ordered henchmen in 2005 to attack a man, Robert McCartney, who had insulted him in a pub. McCartney’s sisters took their demands for justice all the way to the White House, and their embarrassing campaign helped spur the IRA to renounce violence and disarm later that year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in BelfastEx-IRA commander shot dead in Belfast; Was key figure in notorious 2005 civilian killing
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A police officer wounded by a grenade is carried to safety  during heavy clashed in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday May 4, 2015. Anti-government demonstrations resumed in Burundi's capital after a weekend pause as thousands continue to protest the president's decision to seek a third term. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Burundi court validates president's third term bidBurundi court OKs president's third-term bid; court deputy chief calls move unconstitutional
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An FBI crime scene investigator documents evidence outside the Curtis Culwell Center, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Garland, Texas. Two men opened fire with assault weapons on police Sunday night who were guarding a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammed cartoons. A police officer returned fire killing both men. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attackIslamic State group claims responsibility for Texas attack targeting cartoon contest center
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Jean-Marie le Pen, former head of far-right party National Front, leaves the party headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, Monday, May 4, 2015. Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before a party disciplinary board over anti-Semitic remarks, in what could be the culmination of a high-stakes family feud. Rising stars within the party — especially his daughter, the current party leader — want to shut him up. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
French far-right party founder urges daughter to change nameNow-suspended founder of French far-right National Front party urges daughter to change name
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2015, file photo, Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, takes a question during an election campaign news conference on their theme of the threat to family finances from Britain's Conservative Party in London. Miliband’s Labour Party is in a virtual dead heat with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives ahead of the vote on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said. Patch.com, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
  • Legacy Farms program plants seeds of hope for students with autisim

    It's called going over the cliff. When students with autism leave the public school system - and the network of support and therapy it provides - they often graduate to the couch. The Washington Post, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 10:44 AM
  • Teen Pointed Gun at Another Teen

    Loudoun County police are investigating an incident Tuesday in which a teenager pointed a gun at another teenager on an Ashburn street. A sheriff's deputy learned on Wednesday that a juvenile male was approached by the juvenile suspect at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Legacy Park Drive and Livingston Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Apr 30 2015 @ 05:54 PM
  • Lonesome River Band Headlines Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

    Lonesome River Band will headline the 6th Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival on May 9, 2015. The event will take place from 10am - 10pm at the Loudoun County 4-H Fairgrounds located at 17558 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg, Virginia. Cybergrass, Thu, Apr 30 2015 @ 04:04 AM
  • Reston Teen Crashes Car Through Ferrari Showroom Window

    A Reston teenager took window shopping to another level early Tuesday morning, driving his car through the glass showroom door of the local Ferrari dealership, say Loudoun County police. Douglas W. Rios, 19, was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny and destruction of property for driving through the door of the Ferrari of Washington dealership in Sterling, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 29 2015 @ 03:03 PM
  • In parts of Virginia, backyard beekeeping is more popular than ever

    Interest is so high that two local beekeeping clubs say they are being stretched to keep up with the demand. Introductory beekeeping classes offered in Loudoun and Prince William counties fill up quickly every year, and waiting lists carry over from one year to the next, beekeepers in both counties said. The Washington Post, Tue, Apr 28 2015 @ 03:00 AM
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