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Obama says people should 'go to the movies'Obama says US taking Sony cyberattack seriously, recommends that 'people go to the movies'
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New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower, rear, tackles Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) alongside Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemyNow with Patriots, Darrelle Revis heads back to where he started career to face Jets as enemy
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In this Nov. 29, 2013 photo, actors Seth Rogen, bottom center, and James Franco, top, and producer Evan Goldberg, right, pose for a photograph during filming of "The Interview" at Robson Square in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada's largest theatre chain has announced it will postpone screening "The Interview" after the controversial comedy was the target of terrorist threats.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
Canadian chain postpones 'The Interview' showingsCanada's dominant theater chain postpones showings of 'The Interview'
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Track coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspensionDrummond, who worked with Tyson Gay and US relay team in 2012, gets 8-year doping suspension
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United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz announces indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Boston. More than 750 people in 20 states were sickened, and 64 died after they contracted fungal meningitis and other illnesses in 2012 from tainted steroids made by the Framingham, Mass., company. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak14 employees at 'filthy' pharmacy charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64 patients
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford speaks with reporters in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office announced Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that Sanford is donating $25 million to South Dakota for a scholarship program for the state's technical schools. Daugaard said the program is aimed at students entering "high-need" workforce programs at state technical institutes. (AP Photo/Carson Walker, File)
Sanford giving $25M for South Dakota scholarshipsSanford giving $25 million to South Dakota technical school scholarships to help fill jobs
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game against Virginia in Pittsburgh. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hasn't offered the Badgers' football coaching job to anyone, including current Pittsburgh coach and apparent front-runner Paul Chryst. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Alvarez met with Chryst in Florida, where Alvarez was attending an Outback Bowl promotion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coachWisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach as Panthers are thrown back into search mode
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates. The Fed said Wednesday after a policy meeting that such an approach is consistent with its previous guidance that it expected to keep its benchmark rate near zero for a "considerable time." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soarFed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, William Rouse, the General Manager of Los Angeles Yellow Cab, at podium, takes questions from the media as hundreds of Los Angeles area taxi drivers circle City Hall in their cabs  to protest unregulated ride-share services being promoted through smart-phone applications and social media in Los Angeles.  The protest came one day after the city’s transportation department issued "cease and desist" letters to companies such as Uber that allow consumers to book rides online with limo companies and private drivers. Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. In a blog post Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Uber's head of global safety defended the company's safety record but also wrote that "as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Amid scrutiny, Uber says it will focus more on safetyUber promises bigger focus on safety after lawsuit, intensified public scrutiny
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Winchester man charged with breaking and entering in Leesburg

    Stephen Price, 54, of Winchester broke into a residential home Dec. 15, according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 01:00 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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