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President Barack Obama walks with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., his nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Obama chose the widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014 to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Walking behind them is Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford5 Things to Know about Gen. Joseph Dunford, tapped to be Joint Chiefs chairman
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, practice test books sit on a table in the sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania. For all the headlines of technical test problems in some states and parents opting their children out of test taking, testing proponents say the roll out in much of the country this spring of new standardized tests taken on a computer has had relatively few major hitches. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)
With new standardized tests, educators worry about scoresWith many new standardized tests, educators fret about how students measure up
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Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover DamSelf-driving semi-truck makes debut atop Hoover Dam _ but with a driver
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Sen. Bob Casey,D-Pa., speaks during a news conference at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications. Casey said was worried that problems were not isolated to Philadelphia. "It's simply unacceptable to have a veteran with a disability wait hundreds of days for their claim to be resolved," he said.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Senators seek VA probe to see if mishandled claims systemicSenators push independent review of VA to see if mismanagement of veterans claims is systemic
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In this May 5, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in New York. Hillary Rodham Clinton starred in two presidential campaign launches this week. Neither was her own. The leading Democrat was featured prominently by two Republican contenders, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Fiorina, whose road to relevancy in 2016 may be inextricably tied to the former first lady. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Latest GOP campaigns for White House star Hillary ClintonDemocratic candidate Hillary Clinton stars in latest Republican presidential campaigns
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FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW i3 electric drive car at the production line in Dingolfing, Germany.  The world’s leading maker of premium cars by volume, BMW is scheduled to report first-quarter business results on Wednesday May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FILE)
BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, USX-series SUVs and crossovers help push BMW earnings higher
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Kerry made unannounced trip to Somalia in a show of solidarity with the government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nationKerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation now increasingly key to US policy
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Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYCAfter weeklong controversy, Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. A statement issued Tuesday, May 5, 2015, says the pop icon will perform Sunday, May 10, at “Rally 4 Peace,” a concert at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Prince announces 'Rally 4 Peace' concert Sunday in BaltimorePrince announces 'Rally 4 Peace' concert Sunday in Baltimore in aftermath of protests
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  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Chantilly Resident Taken In By Fake IRS Agent

    A Chantilly resident told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Sunday that he lost money to a con artist posing on the phone as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. The resident, who lives in the 42400 block of Fawn Meadow Place, received a call from a person claiming to be with the IRS, the sheriff's office said. Patch.com, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 06:59 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said. Patch.com, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
  • Legacy Farms program plants seeds of hope for students with autisim

    It's called going over the cliff. When students with autism leave the public school system - and the network of support and therapy it provides - they often graduate to the couch. The Washington Post, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 10:44 AM
  • Teen Pointed Gun at Another Teen

    Loudoun County police are investigating an incident Tuesday in which a teenager pointed a gun at another teenager on an Ashburn street. A sheriff's deputy learned on Wednesday that a juvenile male was approached by the juvenile suspect at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Legacy Park Drive and Livingston Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Apr 30 2015 @ 05:54 PM
  • Reston Teen Crashes Car Through Ferrari Showroom Window

    A Reston teenager took window shopping to another level early Tuesday morning, driving his car through the glass showroom door of the local Ferrari dealership, say Loudoun County police. Douglas W. Rios, 19, was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny and destruction of property for driving through the door of the Ferrari of Washington dealership in Sterling, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 29 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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