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Officials wait for ballot boxes to be opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed Thursday and vote-counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Many Scots were staying up all night in homes and bars to watch the results roll in. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)
Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence voteHugh turnout reported in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK
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Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden.  Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
10 Things to Know for Friday10 Things to Know for Friday
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President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aidSenate votes overwhelmingly to back Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group
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Leonard Cohen attends a listening party for his new album "Popular Problems" on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Leonard Cohen says touring has improved his moodLeonard Cohen says touring has 'improved my mood'; talks about new album, his 80th birthday
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Members of a Muslim community gather for a peaceful demonstration at Lakemba in suburban Sydney following raids involving 800 federal and state police officers that came in response to intelligence that an Islamic State group leader in the Middle East was calling on Australian supporters to kill in Sydney, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney early on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionsIslamic State plot to conduct beheadings in Australia raises questions about group's reach
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Audience members launch paper airplanes during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass.,Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The Ig Nobel prize is an award handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for silly sounding scientific discoveries that often have surprisingly practical applications. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleedsThis year's Ig Nobel winners: Pork as way to stop nosebleeds, banana peel slipperiness
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, shoppers walk through the aisles at the Home Depot store in Williston, Vt. The Home Depot on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 said it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cardsHome Depot says data breach affected 56 million debit and credit cards, malware eliminated
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Austin firefighters search Lake Austin for a missing deputy who was swept away in a flood near Fritz Hughes Park on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, in Austin, Texas.     (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman,Jay Jaqnner )  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT
Search for Texas deputy suspended, but will resumeSearch suspended but will resume for Texas deputy whose vehicle was flooded after storms
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston comments on his half-game suspension Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014,  during a news conference at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner apologized for leaping on a table and shouting obscenities on campus. The university benched him for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson. (AP Photo/Tallahassee Democrat,  Bill Cotterell)  NO SALES
Maguire to start at quarterback for Florida StateSean Maguire to start at quarterback in place of Jameis Winston for No. 1 Florida State
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  • As Purcellville awaits final report, outrage grows over youtha s shooting

    A final ruling on whether the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Loudoun Valley student is justified is expected to be released at the end of next week, according to Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:51 AM
  • LCSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday

    Before going out in Loudoun County this weekend, make sure to plan ahead with a designated driver or stay sober. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, Sept. Patch.com, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:45 PM
  • Ashburn Man Arrested After Wielding Knife During Assault

    An 18-year-old Ashburn man reportedly assaulted a female acquaintance while the two were driving from Sterling to an Ashburn residence Tuesday night. The incident occurred Tuesday, Sept. Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
  • Public Meeting to Discuss Academies of Loudoun

    The Loudoun County Citizen Volunteer Workgroup will hold a public information session Monday, Sept. 29 to discuss the proposed Academies of Loudoun . Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
  • Citizens Group Emails VA Governor Demanding Independent Review of...

    Seventeen year old Christian Sierra was fatally shot by police in Purceville, Virginia, after the teen allegedly lunged at cops with a knife. Police were responding to a call asking for help with the suicidal teen. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
  • Loudoun deputy named 2014 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    VA Sheriffs' Association President Jack Weisenburger and Sheriff Mike Chapman present DFC James Spurlock with the Award for VA Deputy of the Year. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics, and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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