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Senate nears final votes on bill speeding federal drug OKsThe Senate is set to remove the last hurdles to legislation simplifying the government's pathway for drug approvals and bolstering disease research
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill hugs his son Brice Hill, age 5, after a media availability at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year dealThe Dodgers have signed free-agent pitcher Rich Hill to a three-year contract after he went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts with the team he joined at the trade deadline
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Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, left, shakes hands with Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a round table meeting of eurozone finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec 5, 2016. Eurozone finance ministers meet on Monday to assess the 19-member currency bloc's budgetary outlook for next year and Greece's progress on economic reforms. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Greece gets some short-term debt relief from eurozoneGreece won some short-term debt relief from European creditors on Monday even though it failed to clear the latest hurdle in its bailout program that has prevented the country going bankrupt and crashing out of the euro
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is welcomed by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier upon arrival at the foreign ministry to be be honored with the the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Berlin. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)
Top US diplomat tells anxious allies: 'We're going to be OK'U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to reassure jittery allies that the values they share with the United States will prevail. He spoke after receiving Germany's Order of Merit award.
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Soot swept up: business untouched by wildfires set to reopenShop and business owners sweep up soot, hoping to reopen to the public in coming days in fire-ravaged Tennessee community of Gatlinburg
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivers the last Roscoe lecture of 2016, in Liverpool, England,  Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Bank of England chief: Prosperity must be better distributedBank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that government and industry must do their part to spur growth and ensure that prosperity is more equally distributed to counter a rising tide of insecurity and anxiety
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton runs on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Rivera not worried about losing team after benching NewtonPanthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not worried about losing the locker room after his decision to bench reigning league MVP Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit throws during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
AP source: Benoit, Phillies agree to $7.5M, 1-year dealPerson familiar with negotiations tells AP that Benoit, Phillies agree to $7.5 million, 1-year contract
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 photo, Dr. Cliff Watson holds an e-cigarette in a smoking lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, the nation's top public health agency issued a frank assessment of its recent battles against prioritized health problems, finding progress in some areas but backslide in others. Despite the mixed grades in the CDC’s report card on itself, some experts applauded CDC efforts, saying the agency had only limited abilities to prevent illness or stop people from doing things that hurt their own health. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't pushProgress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts by the CDC during the Obama administration to focus on these health threats
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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  • Parents of US teen who committed suicide sue school counsellor

    Three weeks before 18-year-old Jay Gallagher took his own life, a worried friend who lived in Colorado sent an email to his school counsellor at Potomac Falls High in Potomac Falls, Virginia, telling the counsellor that Jay was saying things "with suicidal content," according to a lawsuit filed in Loudoun County Circuit Court on Friday. "He's usually crying alone in his room because he doesn't seem to have a good relationship with his parents," the girl wrote. Manawatu Evening Standard, Sun, Dec 4 2016 @ 02:53 AM
  • Parents of teen suicide victim sue Loudoun County Public Schools counselor for $5 million in damages

    Tim and Erin Gallagher, parents of a Potomac Falls High School student who took his own life last school year, today filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Loudoun County Circuit Court against a school counselor.The family says they are seeking $5 million in damages for the loss of their son. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 2 2016 @ 08:59 PM
  • Top 5 percent of Loudoun students honored at Excellence in Education banquet

    Evan Fenton of Heritage High School accepts his certificate from School Board member Tom Marshall at the 34th annual Excellence in Education event. Loudoun Times, Mon, Dec 5 2016 @ 02:21 PM
  • Public transit in Northern Va. sees decrease in ridership

    Fewer commuters are opting for public transit in Northern Virginia. Overall, ridership levels are down 12 percent from this time last year, according to numbers from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Dec 2 2016 @ 07:28 PM
  • More plans emerge for Ashburna s a Smart Citya

    Additional plans for the region's first "ground-up smart city" have emerged with recent announcements by the developers of new partnerships and the release of the latest architectural renderings. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 2 2016 @ 11:57 AM
  • Waterford artist's work is on display at Washington National Cathedral

    Brian Whelan has arranged nine of his "holy city" paintings to form a 9-by-12-foot mural for an exhibition that is on display at the Washington National Cathedral through next month. Over the past two decades, Brian Whelan has created countless paintings of holy cities, which he describes as "thin places where heaven and Earth seem so close as to actually touch." The Washington Post, Fri, Dec 2 2016 @ 03:00 AM
  • Trump administration the topic of conversation at Loudoun Chamber of Commerce forum

    Richmond-Times Dispatch Columnist Jeff Schapiro and George Mason University Political Science Professor Toni-Michelle Travis talk about how a Trump presidency will affect business and politics in Virginia. Loudoun Times, Thu, Dec 1 2016 @ 11:16 PM
  • Chinese officials assess Loudoun for rural opportunities in closed, unannounced trip

    Vice Premier Wang Yang, one of the four Vice Premiers of the People's Republic of China , speaks to Chairwoman Phyllis Randall and US Congresswoman Barbara Comstock at the hops processing plant located at Black Hops Farm. Loudoun Times, Thu, Dec 1 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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