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China's Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirementChina's Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement by 1 point to stimulate slowing economy
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File-This Feb. 1, 2010, file photo shows Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. attending the premiere screening of 'Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'  at Jazz at Lincoln Center on in New York. Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestorHacked emails: Affleck asked PBS not to reveal slave-owning ancestor; PBS says not censorship
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Iraqi anti-terrorism forces enter Ramadi from the eastern side, Iraq, Saturday, April 18, 2015. In Iraq's western Anbar province, Iraqi special forces maintained control of the provincial capital, Ramadi, after days of intense clashes with the Islamic State group left the city at risk. Sabah Nuaman, a special forces commander in Anbar, said the situation had improved after airstrikes hit key militant targets on the city's fringes. (AP Photo)
UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's AnbarUN: More than 90,000 people have fled Islamic State advance in Iraq's Anbar province
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A brush fire that broke out Saturday evening, April 18, 2015 burns in the Dam Prado Dam Flood Control Basin north of the city of Corona, Calif. Fire officials said some trees caught fire in the forested basin and grew to at least 75 acres.  Firefighters were hampered by rough terrain in the area. (AP Photo/Dan Cole)
Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homesWildfire near Southern California dam triggers evacuation of 300 homes; some 300 acres burned
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This photo taken on March 18, 2015 shows a memorial statue of an angel holding a World War I soldier outside of the church of Vlamertinge, Belgium. At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy stands among the solemn rows. Duffy won the 1914 Boston Marathon and then died one year later, almost to the day, amid some of the worst violence of World War I. On Monday April 20, Maureen Kiesewetter will run the Boston Marathon in honor of her great-great uncle. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honoredRelative to run in honor of Boston Marathon winner who died on WWI battlefield a century ago
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In this April 18, 2015 photo, Chinese activist Li Tingting, left, walks out of a shop with her girlfriend, who wished to be identified only by her English name of Teresa, center, in suburban Beijing. Li, one of five recently recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockupAP Exclusive: Chinese woman more dedicated to women's rights activism after 37-day detention
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Bubba Watson competes during the first round of the Shenzhen International golf tournament at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT
Thailand's Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoffThailand's Kiradech beats Chinese teenager to win inaugural Shenzhen International
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Two adult Cuban crocodiles rest inside their enclosure at the Skansen zoo and aquarium in Stockholm, Wednesday April 15, 2015. Zoo director Jonas Wahlstrom says they were originally given as a gift from Fidel Castro to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago. The zoo is sending 10 of the pair’s hatchlings to Cuba for introduction into the wild. The Cuban crocodile is considered critically endangered. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation missionSwedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species
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Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of LibyaItaly searches by sea, air for 700 migrants believed lost in Mediterranean north of Libya
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  • It's not the pay or the perks

    Last week, when Republican Del. David Ramadan shocked his colleagues by announcing his resignation after two terms representing the 87th District, he indirectly highlighted the importance of competition, campaign finance reform and the preservation of modest pay for Virginia's part-time legislators. The Virginian-Pilot, Sun, Apr 19 2015 @ 12:42 AM
  • Ramadan not expected to seek re-election

    State Del. David Ramadan is expected to announce today that he won't seek re-election this November, according to multiple sources. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 15 2015 @ 09:59 AM
  • Aldiea s Maimah Karmo has a passion for empowering women

    Maimah Karmo, of Aldie, a breast cancer survivor, founded The Tigerlily Foundation. Loudoun Times, Thu, Apr 16 2015 @ 11:58 AM
  • Fitzgerald v. Loudoun County Sheriff Office

    On appeal, Benjamin B. Fitzgerald contends that the circuit court erred in denying his request under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act , Code A 2.2-3700 et seq., to obtain a copy of a suicide note contained in a criminal investigative file maintained by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Finding no such error, we affirm. FindLaw, Thu, Apr 16 2015 @ 03:00 AM
  • Maryland Man Took Illegal Shopping Spree

    A Maryland man is behind bars after Leesburg police pulled him over Monday and found more than $900 worth of clothing that he allegedly shoplifted from the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet Mall. Jeffrey T. Cannon, 54, of Hagerstown was arrested and charged with petit larceny and possession of burglarious tools, and he was ordered held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center pending arraignment, according to the Leesburg Police Department. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 15 2015 @ 04:20 PM
  • Keeping the Silver Line on track in Loudoun County

    As the long-anticipated arrival of the Silver Line in Loudoun County inches closer, residents are envisioning new commutes, local officials have approved names for new Metro stations, and Loudoun fire and rescue officials are busy with critical preparations. At the county Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management training center in Leesburg, an elaborate training prop is gradually taking shape, complete with rail tracks, "High Voltage" signs and - coming soon - two decommissioned Metrorail cars. The Washington Post, Wed, Apr 15 2015 @ 09:42 AM
  • Ramadan vows to keep fighting 'highway robbery' on Dulles Greenway

    In the wake of several failed attempts to halt the rising cost of tolls on the Dulles Greenway, Virginia Del. David I. Ramadan and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are redoubling their efforts to seek relief for motorists who use the privately owned road. The Washington Post, Mon, Apr 13 2015 @ 10:41 AM
  • Softball Player's Mysterious Death Attributed to Meningitis

    A South Carolina police officer recorded on video fatally shooting a man can be heard on dash camera audio afterwards agreeing with another officer... -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on Monday allowing the transportation of air defense missile systems to Iran in the wake of the framewor... -- Zoolander 2 is currently filming in Europe -- and one of the stars revealed a major plot point.Ben Stiller revealed on Instagram that his character, Derek Zoolan... - You may be feeling great that you've filed your taxes before the April 15 deadline, but make sure you're not among the victims whose tax refunds will be sto... - An 18-year-old high school softball player died shortly after complaining of a headache, shocking and devastating her Virginia hometown. KNEB-AM Scottsbluff, Mon, Apr 13 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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