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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2015 file photo, John King Jr., accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will nominate King, now the acting Education Secretary, to serve as Education Secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Obama plans to nominate King as education secretaryPresident Barack Obama has decided to nominate John B. King Jr. as education secretary
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House bill would allow drug testing for food stampsA key Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients
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Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns itMyspace still exists? Yes, and now magazine publisher Time Inc. owns it
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This image provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows part of the interior of the Apollo 11 command module that shows graffiti left by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. A calendar hand drawn on the wall marking days in space and scribbled warning instructions to not open certain doors are some of the things the public will be able to see as part of a new, 3D look inside the spacecraft that took astronauts on America's historic 1969 mission to the moon. (Smithsonian Institution via AP)
Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11The Smithsonian is readying to give the public a virtual look inside the Apollo 11 command module, the historic spacecraft that was part of America's 1969 mission to the moon
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Rams forward Tiel Daniels celebrates late in the second overtime of Colorado State's 97-93 win over the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo.  (Brian Smith/The Coloradoan via AP)
Boise State tries to rebound from controversial endingBoise State coach Leon Rice is still trying to wrap his head around this basketball brainteaser: Beating the buzzer with a winning basket doesn't necessarily mean you win the game
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Ex-president's lawsuits target Penn State, Sandusky reportPenn State's former president is going on the legal offensive
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Dante Soiu, an Ohio man charged with stalking Paltrow by sending her dozens of messages and unsolicited gifts  between 2009 and 2015, testified in his own defense about the correspondence at his trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive himDefendant Dante Soiu (Soy-YOU) was one of the final witnesses Thursday at his stalking trial and told jurors he kept writing to Gwyneth Paltrow because he wanted her forgiveness for sending her pornography and lewd messages in 1999 and 2000
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Utility estimates LA-area gas leak to cost at least $250MThe utility that had a natural gas well leaking nearly four months says it expects the incident will cost at least $250 million to $300 million
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing toward final congressional approval. McConnell said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016,  the measure would relieve people of “the worry that their Internet access is being taxed.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxesCongress has voted to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet
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  • Could Snow Disrupt Reston Commute?

    After "Snowzilla," whatever comes our way Monday night into Tuesday morning in the way of snow in the metro DC area will likely seem minor. Weather forecasters are studying weather patterns trying to narrow down their predictions. Patch.com, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 11:33 AM
  • Loudoun and Prince William offer new mental health program

    Loudoun's LINC team members, from left: Lisa Beran, primary clinician; Muhammad Quidwai, psychiatrist; Yvette Zebaze, nurse; Debra Schuetz, program manager; David Strange, employment and education specialist; and Mike Bernal, care coordinator. Prince William and Loudoun counties are among eight localities in Virginia that have begun offering care to young adults who have recently experienced their first psychotic episode. The Washington Post, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 11:31 AM
  • Loudoun Grown Expo to showcase county crafters

    The Loudoun Grow Expo, a full-day event, will be held Feb. 27 at the Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 10:51 AM
  • County plans new urban street grids for Reston

    Fairfax County Department of Transportation director Tom Biesiadny answers questions at a public meeting on the department's Reston Network Analysis, which will study a conceptual design for a grid of streets around area transit stations. Fairfax Times, Mon, Feb 8 2016 @ 12:06 AM
  • Easter Egg Hunt at The Marshall House

    The George C. Marshall International Center welcomes the Loudoun County community to its 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 4,000 treat-filled eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bag decorating, games, raffles and more! Separate hunt areas for pre-school children, age 5-7 and age 8 up. Patch.com, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 04:59 PM
  • Pr. William schools superintendent proposes $1.08 billion budget

    Sign in or create an account so we can save this story to your Reading List. You'll be able to access the story from your Reading List on any computer, tablet or smartphone. The Washington Post, Sun, Feb 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
  • Ashburn dog to strut her stuff at Westminster Dog Show

    Jolie, a big, friendly Burmese mountain dog, will represent Loudoun County and her breed at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 16. The 4-year-old Ashburn dog, who happens to be the number one female Burmese mountain dog in the United States, will be showing for conformation in the working group. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 10:11 AM
  • Despite federal spending cuts, Northern Virginia keeps growing

    Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, according to 2015 population estimates from the University of Virginia's The population increased by 8.7 percent, adding 232,297 residents over the past five years, bringing the total to 2,909,438, the center estimates. Loudoun County grew the fastest, with a population boom of nearly 20 percent. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 5 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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