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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny arrives to meet with members of the Yes Equality campaign during a photo call in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday May 21, 2015.  The Irish Prime Minister is appealing to Ireland's voters to support the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his government.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Ireland votes on legalizing gay marriage; Church is opposedYes or no? Ireland votes on whether to permit gay marriage despite Catholic Church opposition
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FILE - In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. FIFA has been routinely called “scandal-plagued” for much of Sepp Blatter’s 17-year presidential reign. The first two World Cup hosting votes in Blatter’s presidency were marked by intrigue and bribe allegations, including the South African bid which defeated Morocco to get the 2010 World Cup. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been presidentSome things to know about FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president
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This picture released on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by the website of Islamic State militants, shows the Palmyra castle is seen from the Syrian town of Palmyra that was captured by the Islamic State militants after a battle with the Syrian government forces, Syria. Activist and officials say members of the Islamic State group are conducting search operations in the ancient town of Palmyra where they have detained and killed dozens of people. (The website of Islamic State militants via AP)
IS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's PalmyraIslamic State fighters capture and kill dozens in Syria's historic Palmyra
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South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensiveAs fighting escalates, South Sudan alleges Khartoum hand in rebel offensive to take oil hub
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A man grills meat in a barbecue of a Portuguese traditional food restaurant in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economyEuropean Central Bank head urges eurozone governments not to put off pro-business reforms
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Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, right, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, participate in a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrestedAuthorities arrest man wanted in the killings of a wealthy DC family, their housekeeper
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Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rifeAmnesty International: All sides in Ukraine fighting are perpetrating war crimes almost daily
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Ethnic Rohingya men sleep in a tent at  temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, May 22, 2015.Thousands of refugees and migrants have washed ashore in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, about half Rohingya and the rest from Bangladesh, according to the International Organization for Migration. The U.N. refugee agency estimates more than 3,000 others may still be at sea. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat peopleUS readies air patrols to help search for boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh
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Trader Edward Landi, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of FedChina stocks rally to 7-year high, other world markets restrained ahead of Yellen speech
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  • 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
  • Loudoun County quarry blast sends rocks flying through windows, homes

    STERLING, Va. Rocks--big rocks--rained down on a neighborhood in Sterling, Virginia moments after a blast at the nearby Loudoun Quarries facility around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. TBD.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 09:28 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
  • Quarry Blast Sends Rocks Into Homes, Cars

    Falling rocks and debris from a Loudoun County quarry blast damaged nearby homes and cars and sent one person to the hospital Thursday morning. The debris came from a scheduled quarry blast, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue said. NBC Washington, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:22 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
  • Puppies reunited with mother in Lovettsville

    Four 6-week-old Great Pyrenees puppies were re-united with their mother on Friday after they were stolen from their mother in Lovettsville. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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