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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. is surrounded by reporters as he walks to a luncheon with other Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government's soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans' phone records. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for SenateSenators eye vacation, but first: a pile of important bills awaiting action
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NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy caseCiting history in spy case, NYC judge orders release of testimony by Ethel Rosenberg's brother
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Mexican official: About 40 dead in shootout in cartel areaMexican official says about 40 dead in large shootout with suspects in cartel territory
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reportsTLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' amid reports of Josh Duggar sexual misconduct allegations
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Las Vegas feels magnitude-5.4 earthquake 100 miles awayMagnitude-5.4 earthquake in rural area felt 100 miles away in Vegas; highway damage reported
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In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, a tractor tills the dry land on the acreage  farmed by Gino Celli, near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.  Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmersCalifornia OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers trying to avoid deeper drought losses
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Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, center, speaks to the media about a police-involved shooting as City Mayor Stephen H. Buxbaum, right,and City Manager Steve Hall, left, look on, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Police say that two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed when they were shot by a police officer who later confronted them. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Police release surveillance video in shooting investigationPolice release surveillance video tied to investigation of officer-involved shooting of 2 men
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Karen Williams, right, embraces her brother Willie King outside of a funeral home after a private family viewing of their father B.B. King Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two, along with other immediate family members, attended a private viewing ahead of Friday's public viewing and Saturday's memorial. King died May 14 in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Long lines likely for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. KingFans expected to line up to view body of blues legend B.B. King in Las Vegas
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FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)
US stocks dip in quiet trading ahead of Memorial Day weekendStocks slip in a quiet day of trading on Wall Street ahead of the Memorial Day holiday in US
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  • Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was the first reporter on the scene after problems with a quarry blast sent rocks and boulders flying into neighboring homes and businesses. A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. NBC Los Angeles, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
  • Fairfax County teachers get tiny raise

    The Fairfax County Public School Board adopted a $2.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on Thursday, which will allow for small pay increases for all employees. The raises - though very small at 0.62 percent - are still bigger than FCPS has been able to give in recent years. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 11:16 AM
  • Person injured after flying rocks from nearby quarry fall on home in Sterling

    It wasn't a meteor shower as one Sterling area resident thought when objects fell on cars and homes Thursday. Rather they were rocks from a nearby quarry where crews were doing scheduled blasts. The Washington Post, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 08:24 AM
  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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