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Britain moves closer to allowing women in combatBritain moves closer to allowing women in close combat roles, but more review is planned
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, A health worker volunteer talks with residents on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in others, and distributes bars of soap in Freetown, Sierra. Community leaders and Ebola surveillance teams are going house-to-house in neighborhoods in and around Sierra Leone’s capital to search for the sick. President Ernest Bai Koroma launched “Operation Western Area Surge” on Wednesday in a national broadcast. While infection rates appear to be stabilizing or declining in neighboring Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is still seeing a surge of cases, especially the Western Area, which includes Freetown and its surroundings.  (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)
UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nationsUN chief Ban Ki-moon visits W. African countries hardest hit by Ebola, pledges ongoing help
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A police officer inspects Alexei Navalny, center, before letting him in a Moscow court, Russia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Opposition activist and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February, is being charged in a second trial that may put him behind bars for good.  (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activistRussian prosecutors demand 10 years behind bars for opposition activist Navalny
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Chrysler to recall about 257K Ram pickup trucksChrysler recalls about 257,000 Ram pickups; axles can seize or drive shafts can fall out
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Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interviewActor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile, blaming actions on 'exhibitionistic urges'
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Amid another crisis at FIFA, Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votesBlatter says FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, will release Garcia's report
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2012 file aerial photo taken through a passenger jet glass window, Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts on Ternate Island, eastern Indonesia. The volcano in North Maluku province erupted Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said. (AP Photo/File)
Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missingVolcanic eruption in eastern Indonesia hurts 4 hikers, leaves 1 missing, shuts airport
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Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billionTrade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion this year, up from 2013
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • Virginia Attorney Gets 9 Years for DUI, Manslaughter

    A once-prominent Tysons attorney is headed to prison for almost a decade after driving drunk and killing an Ashburn, Virginia, couple. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the nine year sentence for Mark Sgarlata, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. NBC Washington, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 10:10 PM
  • New Year's Eve Racing Traditions Continue

    New Year's Eve 5K 10K races offers hope for housing and shelter services. More than $5,000 in awards and prizes! December 11, 2014 - Ashburn, VA: The fifth annual Ringing In Hope : A New Year's Eve Celebration race will be held December 31st, 2014 at Brambleton Town Center. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 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
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
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