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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Andrew Slavitt, group executive vice president for Optum/QSSI, left, and Lynn Spellecy, corporate counsel for Equifax Workforce Solutions, listen to questioning during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites  in Washington. It turns out HealthCare.gov’s new EZ application for coverage can’t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. Slavitt, now the top technology official for HealthCare.gov, said there have been several improvements to make things easier for immigrants, including expanding the list of documents that people can use to establish eligibility and updating the computer system so it won’t get hung up on certain special characters used in some names.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrantsMany Hispanics, Asians won't be able to use simpler application for Obama health law coverage
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A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)
Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not sonMother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, Hallie Twomey poses with a photo of her son, C.J., at her home in of Auburn, Maine. C.J. committed suicide three and a half years earlier. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, a rocket containing a vial of C.J.’s ashes was launched from the New Mexican desert into space before landing in the White Sands Missile Range. His ashes had previously been released in nearly all 50 states and dozens of places overseas.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Maine man's ashes launched into spaceSpace is latest destination for Maine man's ashes that have been scattered all over the world
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Prosecutors: Michigan girl meant to kill familyProsecutors: Michigan girl wanted to kill her family so she could run off with adult boyfriend
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This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. In a letter delivered Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recallSenators call on safety agency to seek nationwide recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Correction: Earns-McDonald's storyCorrection: Earns-McDonald's story
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Smoke rises from a heat and power plant in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate dealCoal-rich Poland ready to block Europe's new, ambitious climate deal if no compromise found
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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a Comcast logo on a Comcast installation truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales upComcast signs more Web customers, loses fewer cable subscribers in 3rd-qtr, books big tax gain
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino leaves the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building & Courthouse, in Newark, N.J., after a court appearance. Sorrentino and his brother Marc face an arraignment Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Newark, to face federal tax charges. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for DecemberTax trial for 'The Situation' set for December; he and his brother have pleaded not guilty
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  • Ashburn driver helicoptered to Inova after accident

    A traffic accident at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway and Marblehead Drive in Ashburn resulted in a helicopter fly-out to Inova Fairfax Hospital Oct. 21 at 9:14 a.m., according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:58 AM
  • Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

    With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. City Paper, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 12:30 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:18 AM
  • Most Deer-Related Crashes in Virginia Take Place in the Fall

    More deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in the fall than any other season, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA are urging drivers to stay alert. While Fairfax County doesn't see as many deer-related crashes as its woodsier jurisdictions to the west, it can happen here. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 10:38 AM
  • HS Football Players Sidelined Over Assault Allegations

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on assault allegations being investigated regarding football players at Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff confirms his detectives are looking into whether several varsity players assaulted two, younger junior varsity players in the locker room. NBC Washington, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 08:19 PM
  • Sterling Man Charged with Cocaine Possession Following Traffic Stop

    A Sterling man held on a fugitive of justice warrant from Indiana faces felony drug charges after attempting to run from a Loudoun deputy Saturday. A deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Sterling Boulevard/Church Road area of Sterling around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Patch.com, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:03 PM
  • Leesburg Man Charged for Allegedly Stabbing Dog

    An 18-year-old Leesburg man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly stabbing his family's dog in the neck, according to Loudoun County Animal Services. The dog is currently recovering from injuries sustained during the incident and has since been returned to the home after being treated by a local veterniarian. Patch.com, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 03:09 PM
  • Police Arrest Woman for Alleged Indecent Liberties with Children

    A woman arrested earlier this year on prostitution-related charges is facing new charges involving children, and authorities are looking for witnesses in the case, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Natalita N. Davis, 43, is charged with five felony counts of taking indecent liberties with children in her custody. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 17 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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