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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde makes a statement at a news conference, in Washington. On Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, the IMF releases its latest forecast for the world economy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impactThe International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963,  file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. As civil rights leaders and activists gather Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter Bernice King is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice “no matter who is in the White House.” (AP Photo, File)
King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King is urging Americans to honor her father's legacy regardless of who occupies the Oval Office
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UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winterBritish scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety
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A model wears a creation for Etro men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runwaysWhile some designers embrace social media, Alessandro Dell'Acqua is using the latest collection for the No. 21 brand to issue a reminder that there is more to life
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A tourist takes photos of the Blue Parrot nightclub, closed after a deadly shooting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the nightclub while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival, according to police. (AP Photo)
Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resortPolice say five people died and 15 were wounded at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen
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Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, right, talks with Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz during an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in AprilThe EU wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Mich. Charter school advocate and wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, causing outrage among teachers’ unions. But Democrats and rights activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activismCharter school advocate Betsy DeVos is expected to push for an expansion of school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback by teachers unions
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, file photo of Woody Harrelson as he smiles as he announces nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards,  in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why that is. In  London in the early hours of Friday Jan. 20, 2017 he's shooting a full length film, called "Lost In London LIVE," which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 US cinemas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/ File)
Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first
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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2017 file photo shows director Ava DuVernay at the 2017 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif. DuVernay talked about Donald Trump, race and change as she discussed her new Netflix documentary, `13th,’ with Oprah Winfrey and political commentator Van Jones on Sunday, Jan. 15. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new filmFilmmaker Ava DuVernay talks Trump, race and change as she discusses her new Netflix documentary, '13th,' with Oprah Winfrey and political commentator Van Jones
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  • Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts

    Aside from Dunkin' Donuts and prepackaged boxes of Krispy Kreme at the grocery store, Loudoun residents haven't had many donut options in recent years, with the exception of nearby Duck Donuts in Herndon. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 01:37 PM
  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • 'Don't tip black people': Waitress gets racist message on bill in US

    "Great service, don't tip black people" was the racist message a white couple left for a waitress at a restaurant in the United States, the latest in growing incidents of hate targeting blacks and minorities following Donald Trump's win. The message was scrawled at the bottom of the bill at Anita's New Mexico Style Cafe in Ashburn, Virginia. Rediff.com, Tue, Jan 10 2017 @ 07:16 AM
  • Virginia Waitress Says Customers Didn't Leave A Tip Because Of Her Race

    As if being a waitress isn't hard enough, imagine not getting tipped simply because of your race. That's exactly what happened to Kelly Carter, a black Virginia waitress who claims a white couple she served refused to pay her because of the color of her skin. Vibe, Tue, Jan 10 2017 @ 03:10 PM
  • Racist message left for black waitress by white couple in Virginia

    'Don't tip black people': Waitress is left a racist note by white couple even after they admitted she gave them 'great service' A waitress who served a white couple at a Virginia restaurant was left a racist message instead of a tip. The waitress, identified only as Kelly, served the two white people at Anita's in Ashburn, Virginia - a local New Mexico style restaurant - on Saturday morning. Daily Mail, Mon, Jan 9 2017 @ 12:22 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
  • new Police ID driver in hit-and-run with Loudoun Co. school bus

    The driver of a cement truck struck a Loudoun County School bus near Reservoir Road and Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg, Virginia, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The cement truck driver fled the scene, and was later identified by police. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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