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FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi poses for a photo during the premiere of his film, "The Salesman, in Paris. Iran's top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the Salesman." Mohammad Javad Zarif saw the prize as a move against President Donald Trump's effort to bar U.S. entry to citizens from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran. Zarif tweeted: "Proud of Cast and Crew of "The Salesman" for Oscar and stance against #MuslimBan. Iranians have represented culture and civilization for millennia." (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign filmIranians cheer Oscar for best foreign film; foreign minister lauds win as move against Trump's entry ban
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FILE- In this Monday, March 17, 2008 file photo, a man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London. The London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
Doubts over merger of London Stock Exchange, Deutsche BoerseThe London Stock Exchange says its planned merger with the Deutsche Boerse is likely to be blocked after the European Commission raised anti-trust concerns
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Host Jimmy Kimmel tweets President Donald Trump #Merylsayshi during the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reignsThe 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie
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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famineThousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies
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FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file aerial photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, Calif. California water authorities will cut the outflow from the dam to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway. The Department of Water Resources said Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 it will start gradually reducing outflows from the Oroville Dam in Northern California starting Monday morning and completely stop them by the afternoon. (William Croyle/California Department of Water Resources via AP, File)
California dam's outflow to be stopped to clear debrisThe outflow from a dam will be but by California water authorities to allow workers to remove debris piled at the base of its main spillway
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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solutionPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction
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In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 photo, a bank clerk arranges renminbi banknotes in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China's policy ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as authorities try to stem outflows of money from the country. (AP Photo)
China arrests 800 in crackdown on underground bankingChina's police ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on informal banks as authorities try to curb outflows of money from the country
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Casey Affleck poses in the press room with the award for best actor in a leading role for "Manchester by the Sea" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy AwardsBarry Jenkins' "Moonlight" _ not, as it turned out, "La La Land" _ won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech
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Kurt Busch celebrates with members of his team in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Party Time! Outlaw, Smoke, Gronk turn Daytona 500 into bashThe Outlaw, Smoke and Gronk turned the Daytona 500 in party central, giving driver Kurt Busch, co-owner Tony Stewart and NFL party guy Rob Gronkowski reason to celebrate in victory lane
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  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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