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FILE - In this July 20, 1998 file photo, author Alvin Toffler,  gestures during his talk on the Fourth Wave at the Astrobiology Roadmap Workshop in Mountain View, Calif. Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, died at age 87.
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, homeless people sleep in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council will ask voters to pass a $1.2 billion bond measure to fight homelessness. The council voted Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to place a measure on the November ballot to raise a decade's worth of funding to provide housing and services for the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
LA votes to put $1.2 billion homeless measure on ballotThe Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to place a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters to raise money to fight homelessness
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Maya DiRado swims women's during a 200-meter individual medley semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The Latest: DiRado adds to her Olympic schedule with 200 IMMaya DiRado adds to her Rio Olympics schedule with 200 IM
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Michel Phelps' son Boomer, left, is held by Phelps' finance Nicole Johnson at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Phelps locks up trip to 5th Olympics; Franklin going tooMichael Phelps is heading back to the Olympics, and so is Missy Franklin
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APNewsBreak: Military seeks more time on transgender policyU.S. officials tell The Associated Press that senior military leaders are expressing deep concerns that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the military is moving too quickly
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Fire burns on the south side of Cordes Lakes on the Bug Creek Fire near Cordes Lakes, Ariz., Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Wind and heat are driving wildfires in the WestFast-moving wildfires fanned by strong, erratic winds and high temperatures are burning in California and Arizona
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No charges after drug investigation of Minnesota wrestlersProsecutors say no criminal charges will be filed in an investigation of University of Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in the sale and use of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax
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File-This Oct. 16, 2015, file photo shows Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking to the media after testifying at a closed-door hearing of the House Benghazi Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington.  Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the State Department emails that she sent and received on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Her comments provided new insights into the highly unusual decision by the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate to operate a private email server in her basement to conduct government business as secretary of state.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon,File)
Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to 'anybody'Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says in a legal proceeding that Clinton didn't want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody."
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FILE- In this May 5, 2016, file photo, work continues on SunTrust Park, the future home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team in Atlanta. The Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park in April 2017, according to a copy of the team's preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
APNewsBreak: Braves set to open ballpark April 13 vs PadresThe Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the team's preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press
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  • Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with teacher's help

    With his teacher's help, a northern Virginia student has used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his younger brother. Media outlets report 16-year-old Gabriel Filippini approached Kurt O'Connor , a technology teacher at Loudoun County's Park View High School , with the idea of using the classroom 3-D printer to build the hand for 6-year-old Lucas Filippini , who was born without a left hand. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wed, Jun 29 2016 @ 01:24 PM
  • Former delegate Fauntroy released from custody after arrest

    In this photo provided by the Customs and Border Patrol , former Washington congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy is shown. CBP officers arrested Fauntroy at Dulles International Airport, Monday, June 27, 2016, on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear and fraud, insufficient funds check out of Prince George's County, Md., after returning home from a four-year sojourn in the Persian Gulf, according to authorities. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • Civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy out of jail after return to U.S.

    U.S. civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy was released from a Virginia jail on Tuesday following his return from a four-year absence in the Middle East, a court official said. Fauntroy, who faces a bad check charge in Maryland, left the Loudoun County jail in suburban Washington and greeted his wife, Dorothy, for the first time since he left the United States in 2012, television images showed. Reuters, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 05:19 PM
  • US boy 3D prints brother a prosthetic hand

    High school student Gabriel Filippini was in technology teacher Kurt O'Connor's study hall when he approached the teacher with an unusual question: Could they use the classroom 3D printer to build his little brother a hand? Lucas was born without a left hand and through kindergarten was able to do nearly everything other little boys could, including zipping up his jacket, riding a bike, even gripping monkey bars using his palm. But in elementary school, Lucas encountered a problem he couldn't solve: He could not tie his shoelaces. The New Zealand Herald, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 10:55 PM
  • Loudoun Supervisor Meyer considering rules change to limit resolutions and proclamations

    Supervisor Ron Meyer wants to limit what kind of proclamations and resolutions he and his colleagues can introduce. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jun 28 2016 @ 10:22 AM
  • Free Cab Rides on July 4 to Discourage Drunk Driving

    SoberRide will be available to residents 21 and over throughout DC and in 4 Virginia counties and 2 Maryland counties. Celebrating the Fourth of July with alcoholic beverages? Free cab rides will be available on July 4 throughout the D.C. area to discourage drunk driving. NBC Washington, Mon, Jun 27 2016 @ 03:06 PM
  • Some fear Metro to Loudoun will increase car congestion

    Several members of Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors worry the number of cars on crowded roadways will increase, if funding dries up for subsidized commuter buses, which currently carry commuters from the fast-growing county to downtown Washington, D.C. for $8 or $9. For years, county taxpayers have paid for buses, drivers' salaries and other expenses to operate the service from 11 Park and Ride Lots to Crystal City, Rosslyn, The Pentagon and Washington. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 08:58 AM
  • Loudoun chairwoman embraces international investment

    Chairwoman Phyllis Randall after speaking to 400 students at Goyang Global High School in South Korea. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jun 24 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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