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File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon.  Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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This photo shows a damaged building at the military base, known as al-Duleimi, near the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Houthis Shiite rebels said Thursday in a statement that Saudi jets hit the military base and that they responded with anti-aircraft missiles. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, takes a walk during a break of a new round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)
Iran nuclear talks at crunch timeIran nuclear talks hit crunch time 2 days before deadline for framework deal
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Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashesFlorida Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when van crashes into canal near Lake Okeechobee
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People walk by an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 30, 2015. Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.65 percent to 19,411.40. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
World stocks gain after Yellen signals gradual rise in ratesWorld stocks higher after Fed chief outlines gradual approach to interest rate hikes
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Iraq: Twin car bombings in Baghdad kill at least 11Twin car bombings rip through commercial area in Baghdad suburb, kill at least 11 people
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Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, waits in a courtroom before a verdict in Jerusalem's District Court on Monday, March 30, 2015. The court later found Olmert guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)
Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption caseFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges
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  • Blaze in Abandoned House Caused By Arson

    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a fire on Tuesday that destroyed an abandoned house in Leesburg was caused by arson, county officials said in a statement. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries in the blaze, which caused $280,000 in damage, according to the fire marshal. Patch.com, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 11:09 PM
  • Burglars Targeting Homes of Chinese Restaurant Owners: Media Reports

    In recent months, burglars appear to have targeted the homes of residents who own Chinese restaurants, and police in the area are investigating the break-ins, according to media reports. The burglaries have occurred in the Herndon area and the Fair Oaks section of Fairfax County, and in Ashburn. Patch.com, Tue, Mar 24 2015 @ 05:53 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors poised to fully fund the county's public schools

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is poised to fully fund the operating budget proposed by the county school board. At a March 16 budget work session, the supervisors voted, 6 to 3, to provide enough local funding to support the proposed $982 million fiscal 2016 spending plan for county public schools. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 23 2015 @ 10:53 AM
  • Dog alerts sleeping family to housefire

    A South Riding family escaped a house-fire Sunday after first their dog, then their smoke alarm alerted them to the flames at 2518 Raflo Lane. Loudoun Times, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 10:25 PM
  • Calvary Temple in Sterling investigated for decades of alleged sexual abuse

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office confirms that they are now investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the church. In a statement, the spokesperson said that they could not provide additional details because the investigation is still ongoing. WJLA-TV Arlington, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 08:04 PM
  • Community protests Sterlinga s Calvary Temple church amid allegations of sexual abuse

    Chris Trent of Leesburg, a former member of Calvary Temple, came out to protest alleged abuse by the church, including he says, corporal punishment that left red welts on his 4-year-old son's bare bottom. Loudoun Times, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 02:06 PM
  • Fight over teacher data in Va. continues

    State education officials are slated to head back to court in a fight to keep teacher evaluation data out of public hands in the midst of a Loudoun County father's fight to obtain the information. Kindergarten students at Guilford Elementary school, listen to music teacher Melinda Windsor on Feb. 6, 2015. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 07:42 PM
  • Going Out Tonight? Police Are Setting Up Sobriety Checkpoint

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. "In the past several years, DUI arrests and DUI-related crashes have steadily declined through the efforts of local, regional and national educational and enforcement campaigns to curb drunk driving," Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said in a statement. "In Loudoun County, DUI-related arrests declined 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2013, a trend similar to the 17.2 percent decline in DUI arrests observed by law enforcement agencies throughout the country," he added. Patch.com, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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