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In this Monday, June 27, 2016 photo, Porfirio Guerrero poses for a portrait outside his tailor shop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans have been divided for decades on whether to remain a semi-autonomous commonwealth, push for statehood or break away entirely from the United States. The island’s economic crisis, including a $70 billion debt and looming default, have pushed many like Guerrero toward supporting statehood. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
Amid crisis, support grows for Puerto Rico statehoodPuerto Rico's economic crisis is leading many islanders to believe that only full membership in the United States can save them
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FILE - This July 25, 2011, file photo shows Hershey's chocolate in Overland Park, Kan. Shares of Hershey are soaring Thursday, June 30, 2016, after a report that it could be taken over by Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitorNuts to that; Hershey rejects takeover proposal from Mondelez
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FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, a man sits behind the steering wheel of a Tesla Model S electric car on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. Federal officials say the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system has been killed in a collision with a truck, the first U.S. self-driving car fatality. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at a highway intersection. NHTSA said the Tesla driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash, which took place on May 7 in Williston, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Self-driving car driver killed in Florida collision, a firstFederal officials are reporting the first self-driving car fatality in the U.S.
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2014, file photo, the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio de Janeiro Olympics suddenly became a tangible reality. One of its so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens Friday July 1, on Copacabana Beach. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Rio Olympics becoming reality; bring cash for souvenirsThe Rio de Janeiro Olympics suddenly became a tangible reality; bring lots of cash
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Ken Faulk, left, legal director of ACLU of Indiana, and Betty Cockrum, president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, discuss the preliminary injunction they won on a law that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities during a press conference in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion lawA federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that bans abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities
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In this Wednesday, June 29, 2016 photo, Karenna Gore, daughter of former Vice President Al Gore protests at the site of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral pipeline in Boston. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators that tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench. (Kori Feener via AP)
Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protestProtest organizers say former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a Boston pipeline
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Fans try to get autographs as Venus Williams of the U.S leaves the court after beating Maria Sakkari of Greece in their women's singles match on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seedsRain leaves Wimbledon, as does French Open champ Garbine Muguruza and plenty of other seeds
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From left, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, rush to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to vote as a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama quickly signs Puerto Rico financial rescue billPresident Barack Obama has signed a rescue package for financially strapped Puerto Rico
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Obama signs bill easing access to government recordsObama signs bill into law making it easier for the public to obtain government records
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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
  • a Western Loudoun Preserved:a New book celebrates area cuisine

    As a resident of western Loudoun County, Mary Litton has always been passionate about its local businesses and restaurants, vineyards, breweries and farms. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jun 30 2016 @ 12:43 PM
  • Loudoun businesses pushing back against Muslim centera s expansion plans

    A coalition of Loudoun County business owners are lobbying the Board of Supervisors to deny a special exception zoning that would allow a thriving regional Muslim center to expand services in a crowded Ashburn business park. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jun 30 2016 @ 11:30 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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