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Stuart Witt, CEO and General Manager of Mojave Air and Space Port speaks at a news conference after a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed, killing one person and seriously injuring another in Mojave, Calif.  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash siteFederal investigators, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson going to spacecraft crash site
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FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo Kansas Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman speaks in Shawnee, Kansas. Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the suburban Kansas City businessman could really use right now, and doesn’t have: an established machine for getting out the vote.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
For a man without a party, turnout is big testIn tight Kansas race, independent Orman struggles to build turnout machine without a party
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Law enforcement officials hold a news conference in front of the Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Milford, Pa., regarding the charges to suspected killer Eric Frein. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein'We just had a hunch': US marshals recount capture of trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 file photo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. Shekau's announcement further discredits the government of Jonathan, who on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 formally announced his candidacy for elections on Feb. 14, 2015 in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostageLeader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists threatens to slaughter German hostage, 'always crying.'
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 file photo, steam and smoke rises from a coal burning power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. After an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate science is scrambling to finish a report on global warming that's meant to guide negotiations on a new international climate deal. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
UN panel scrambling to finish climate reportRacing against clock, sleep-deprived UN panel scrambling to finish landmark climate report
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This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)
Nurse free to move about as restrictions easedJudge rejects Maine's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine
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Russia's top radio station slapped by governmentRussia's top independent radio station receives government warning over program about Ukraine
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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up, kill 50Iraqi officials say Islamic State group lines up, kills 50 tribesmen, women in Anbar province
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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters cheer as they leave the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, towards the Turkey-Syria border, on the way to the Syrian city of Kobani, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battleIraqi peshmerga fighters prepare to battle Islamic State group in Syrian town of Kobani
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  • Justices clarify scope of school attendance law

    The Virginia Supreme Court says the state's compulsory school attendance law doesn't require parents to get their kids to class on time. In a 5-2 ruling Friday, the court reversed the convictions of a divorced mom in Loudoun County who whose three children were repeatedly tardy. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 12:10 PM
  • Va. high court rules parents cana t be charged for tardiness

    Parents whose children arrive late to class cannot face criminal chargesA under a Virginia law requiring school attendance, the state's highest court ruled Friday. The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court exonerates a Purcellville mother of three who was convicted of misdemeanor chargesA for her children's tardiness, and it ensures that - unless legislators act to change the law - bringing children to school late will no longer be a crime on its own in the state. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 08:05 PM
  • Help Identify SunTrust Armed Robbery Suspect

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported bank robbery at the SunTrust in the CountrySide area of Sterling Friday morning. An unknown male entered the bank on Pidgeon Hill Drive shortly before 11:30 a.m. and brandished a firearm. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 02:33 PM
  • Second bank robbery in the last week in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has reported a second bank robbery this week happened at the Suntrust in the CountrySide area of Sterling, VA this morning. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Expect Delays in Loudoun This Weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is alerting drivers across the county to road closures and potential traffic delays in the area this weekend. Broad Run High School will hold their Homecoming Parade from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Roads impacted include Michener Drive, Hemingway Drive, Faulkner Road and Ashburn Road. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:24 PM
  • Loudoun Commonwealtha s Attorneya s Office: Murder witnessa recantation a meritlessa

    A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge today will hear arguments from the attorneys of a Leesburg man convicted of murder in an attempt to have his charge dismissed. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 04:07 PM
  • A year later, still no ruling on Loudoun sheriff deputy's embezzlement case

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman asked for an independent investigation of one of his deputies, accused of embezzling more than $200,000. A year later, no decision on charges has been made. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:00 AM
  • Peterson's Crosstrail project lands first tenant: a massive Wal-Mart

    The Peterson Cos. "next Fair Lakes" will kick off with the construction of Loudoun County's fourth Wal-Mart. Business Journal, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 08:07 PM
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