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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, a drone flies during a presentation to the press in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.   Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, the drone industry is teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FAA, industry launch drone safety campaignFAA, industry launch safety campaign as small drones fly off retailers' shelves this Christmas
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In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists fill the famous La Bodeguita del Medio bar where U.S. author Ernest Hemingway used to drink in Old Havana, Cuba. Experts don’t expect American tourists to flood Cuba soon after new travel regulations are established, guzzling mojitos and lining up at beachside buffets. The complexity of the legal details and the possibility, even remote, of fines for violations will probably mean most new travel to Cuba will still go through tour organizers. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US openingExperts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama's historic opening, easing of travel rules
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The scene in George Square in Glasgow Scotland  after it is understood a garbage truck, rear right,  crashed into a group of pedestrians Monday Dec. 22, 2014. Police say an "ongoing serious incident" is unfolding in the city centre of Glasgow in Scotland. Emergency services responded Monday to reports that a truck has crashed into a group of pedestrians. The incident happened near George Square in the central part of the city. Surrounding roads have been closed. Police weren't immediately able to give further details about the situation. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Glasgow pedestrians killed when truck veers out of controlPolice say some people killed, injured when garbage truck crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2007 file photo, Commissioner Beryl A. Howell, speaks during the U.S. Sentencing Commission meeting in Washington. On Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to persuade Judge Beryl A. Howell, nominated by Barack Obama, that the immigration system, contrary to what the president says, isn’t really broken. Klayman says the president has violated the Constitution by doing an end run around Congress and that drastic changes in immigration programs should be stopped. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, File)
Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration planJudge seems skeptical of Ariz. sheriff's lawsuit seeking to stop Obama's immigration plan
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AP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious linesAP-GfK Poll: Americans of all faiths embrace holiday cheer in the form of gifts, cards
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, as the market builds on its big gains from last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Stocks mostly higher at midday, extending advanceUS stock indexes mostly higher in morning trading, extending market rally into a fourth day
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FILE - This is a April 2, 2006  file photo of actress Billie Whitelaw.  British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82. Denville Hall general manager Charlotte Schram said Whitelaw died Sunday Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/ Edmond Terakopian/PA, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, diesActress Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett's 'perfect actress,' dies aged 82 after long career
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Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contractPhil Hughes, Twins agree to $58 million, 5-year contract that adds $42 million from 2017-19
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations headquarters. An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, where the country’s bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
North Korea skipping UN Security Council meetingNorth Korea refuses to attend as UN Security Council takes up its human rights for 1st time
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  • LCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoint tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on tonight, starting at 10 p.m. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:11 PM
  • Sterling sex offender gets 15 years on rape charge

    A Loudoun County Circuit judge on Dec. 15 handed down a 15-year sentence to a Sterling man convicted in August of rape. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:36 PM
  • Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

    If you are able to volunteer even one hour of your time each week , your good deed can touch the hearts of older adults in Loudoun who are confined to their home. The Home Delivered Meals Program, administered by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, currently needs volunteers to deliver nutritious, noontime meals and friendship to homebound seniors on weekdays in Ashburn, Leesburg and Purcellville. Patch.com, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 10:50 AM
  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Virginia

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:33 AM
  • Supervisors mull roundabouts in Comprehensive Plan

    Should roundabouts be used to help slow down traffic on Albemarle rural roads? That question loomed large during a recent discussion of the transportation chapter of the county's Comprehensive Plan . In 2005, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued a long-range plan that called for Routes 22 and 231 in northeastern Albemarle to be widened to four lanes to accommodate future traffic volumes. Charlottesville Tomorrow, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 11:37 PM
  • Various Reports of Attempted Fraud in Loudoun County

    Monday, Dec. 15: An Ashburn resident of the 43100 block of Belgreen Drive received a message from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The resident returned the call and began questioning the subject, who later disconnected the call. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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