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Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside (21) dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 112-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful startNo NBA team has gone from 11-30 to playoffs; Heat hope to change that
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks at floral tributes to victims of Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday March 24, 2017. On Thursday authorities identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK police give details of London attacker, make more arrestsPolice in London are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted 3,500 witnesses as they look for clues about why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
This still image taken from live video provided by NASA shows astronaut Shane Kimbrough, right, works on the International Space Station during a space walk on Friday, March 24, 2017.    Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. Their main job involves disconnecting an old docking port. This port needs to be moved in order to make room for a docking device compatible with future commercial crew capsules.  (NASA via AP)
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spotAstronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipelineThe Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
A package with Haribo gummy bears is photographed in Berlin, Germany, Friday, 24, 2017. Germany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA." Bonn-based Haribo, which invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Sweet news: Germany's Haribo to produce gummy bears in USAGermany's iconic gummy bear will soon be "Made in USA." Bonn-based Haribo, which invented the gummy bear nearly a century ago, said Friday it would open a U.S. factory in Wisconsin in 2020
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
The Latest: US-backed fighters press on to take IS capitalSyrian opposition activists say U.S.-backed fighters are on the offensive to capture a major village east of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Trump ties health care vote to abortionPresident Donald Trump is telling anti-abortion lawmakers that a vote against the health care bill would favor Planned Parenthood
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Italian paramilitary police ride their motorcycles in Piazza del Campidoglio Capitoline Hill next to a replica of an equastrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelio, Friday, March 24, 2017 a day ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. EU leaders are gathering in Rome for a summit to mark the EU's 60th anniversary of its founding treaty and to outline its future after Britain leaves. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The Latest: Police secure Rome as EU leaders arriveItalian police are securing Rome a day before a European Union summit to highlight the 60th anniversary of the bloc's foundation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap napsThe Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Golda s Gym, Marshalls in Sterling evacuated

    Gold's Gym and Marshalls department store at Cascades Marketplace in Sterling have been evacuated due to a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
  • Sterling man arrested after stabbing

    A Sterling man was arrested after a stabbing in Sterling on Sunday night, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:29 PM
  • How not to celebrate St. Patricka s Day: Leesburg man charged with fourth DUI in a decade

    A Leesburg man was arrested and charged with his fourth DUI in 10 years after a pursuit through Leesburg on St. Patrick's Day, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 20 2017 @ 04:13 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
  • This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

    Check back later this month for the next must-read post!] What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That's exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia; at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina; and at a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. ESchool News, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 03:57 AM
  • Five Virginians place on Forbesa billionaire list

    Five Virginians, four of whom are from Northern Virginia but not quite Loudoun County, landed on this year's billionaires list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Loudoun Times, Wed, Mar 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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