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Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary artThe Dakar Biennale, known as Dak'Art, the largest festival of contemporary art in Africa, is fueling new life into the continent's art world
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A migrant boy uses a laptop at a facility housing unaccompanied children in Athens, Thursday, May 26, 2016. One of Europe's top human rights officials, says it is "unacceptable" that any refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent unaccompanied by their parents are held in detention centers, and called on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors 'unacceptable'A top European human rights official says it is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive in Europe to be held in detention centers
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Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade
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This undated photo provided by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort shows sunrise as seen from Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Beachwalker is No. 10 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2016 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (Kiawah Island Golf Resort via AP)
Dr. Beach names Hawaii's Hanauma Bay best beach in AmericaHawaii's Hanauma Bay on Oahu has been named the top beach in the United States on an annual top 10 list compiled by coastal science professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach
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COMBO - In this four-picture combo people try to jump in the water right before their boat overturns off the Libyan coast, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered a few bodies from the overturned migrant ship off the coast of Libya, while some 500 migrants who were on board were rescued safely. (Italian navy via AP Photo)
The Latest: EU rescuers spot 20 corpses in the waterThe EU Mediterranean rescue mission says it has located about 20 bodies in the seas off Libya's coast after a migrant boat sank
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Sears 1Q loss widens, looking at options for Kenmore, othersSears's first quarter loss has widened as sales dropped at its Kmart and namesake stores
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UN decries church worship limit in Cyprus' breakaway northA U.N. envoy has expressed "deep concern" over a newly-imposed limit on worship in Orthodox Christian churches inside ethnically divided Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot north
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, now-Education Secretary John King Jr. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. States would be able to decide how much significance to place on test scores, academic growth, and other measures of performance such as chronic absenteeism, under guidelines the Obama administration is proposing for new school accountability systems in guidelines being released May 26."These regulations give states the opportunity to work with all of their stakeholders, including parents, and educators to protect all students’ right to a high-quality education that prepares them for college and careers, including the most vulnerable students,” said King. “They also give educators room to reclaim for all of their students the joy and promise of a well-rounded educational experience.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
APNewsBreak: Rules proposed for school accountabilityProposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.
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FILE - In a Saturday, April 30, 2016 file photo, Miranda Lambert performs during the 2016 iHeartRadio Country Festival held at Frank Erwin Center, in Austin, Texas. Lambert announced Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that she is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in Tishomingo, Ok., where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home. She says Pink Pistol will reopen later this summer in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
Miranda Lambert closes Pink Pistol boutique in Oklahoma townMiranda Lambert is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in the tiny Oklahoma town where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home
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  • Lead detective testifies in Ashburn murder case

    Braulio Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in March 2014, had a fresh scrape under a black eye the same day his wife's body was discovered in her Belmont Station Road home, a Loudoun detective testified today. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 06:15 PM
  • Suicide awareness advocate speaks at Riverside High School

    Holly Chamberlain, a parent who lost her 14-year-old son to suicide, spoke to students, parents, teachers and community members at Riverside High School Monday night about what it's like to lose a child without any warning signs. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 08:53 AM
  • Leesburga s Courthouse Square development dealt a major setback

    Negotiations for a downtown Leesburg parking agreement between Loudoun County and developers of the Courthouse Square project downtown have fallen through, putting in flux the future of the years-in-the-making mixed-use project. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 26 2016 @ 09:24 AM
  • Loudoun County farmer Andrew Crush named one of Americaa s Best Young Farmers

    Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm was recently honored by The Progressive Farmer magazine as one of America's Best Young Farmers. Loudoun Times, Wed, May 25 2016 @ 10:32 AM
  • Loudoun County seeks to change a reasonable persona standard for noise

    Loudoun County is proposing changes to its noise standards in order to accommodate a Virginia Supreme Court ruling that the "reasonable person" standard is too vague for noise violations in the Commonwealth. Under proposed rules, Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies will follow new guidelines when deciding whether loud music and barking dogs are loud enough to warrant taking action. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, May 24 2016 @ 05:36 AM
  • Loudoun County woman charged with animal cruelty in alleged ritual sacrifice of chickens

    Chickens walk in their enclosure on a farm in Maryland, in this photo from Oct. 19, 2005. A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after Loudoun County authorities allege she inhumanely killed 12 to 15 chickens weekly for ritual sacrifices. The Washington Post, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 12:51 PM
  • Salamander Resort founder Sheila Johnson vows to invest in Middleburga s long-term success

    Sheila Johnson is the founder and CEO of Salamander Hospitality and Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Loudoun Times, Sat, May 21 2016 @ 09:02 PM
  • Virginia Woman Sacrificed Chickens

    A Northern Virginia woman has been accused of sacrificing as many as 12 to 15 chickens each week in her townhome in suburban Sterling, Virginia. Mercy Carrion was arrested May 5 after a confidential informant working with Animal Control officers witnessed her slaughtering the chickens, according to the Loudoun Times-Mirror, which first reported the charges. NBC Philadelphia, Fri, May 20 2016 @ 05:56 AM
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