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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, boat slips sit on the dry lake bed at Brown's Marina at Folsom Lake, near Folsom Calif. Global warming worsened record droughts in war-torn Syria and peaceful California, contributing to the unrest that has torn the Middle Eastern country apart, two new studies say. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human caused climate change, researchers from Columbia University and the University of California Santa Barbara trace Syria’s drought to the collapse of farming to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities to poverty to civil unrest. Syria’s drought started in 2007 and went until at least 2010 _ maybe longer with weather records harder to get in wartime. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warmingStudies: Global warming worsened droughts in California, Syria, contributing to Syrian chaos
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FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Monday, March 2, 2015, as investors focused on earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 pointsUS stock indexes head higher, pushing Nasdaq near 5,000; Freescale jumps on deal news
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A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on videoLos Angeles police kill man in struggle on Skid Row that was captured on video, draws anger
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A fan catches a ball thrown into the stands by New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) during a spring training baseball workout, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A-Rod to skip Yanks' spring opener, make debut WednesdayAlex Rodriguez to skip Yankees' spring training opener, make exhibition debut Wednesday
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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with members of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, the president, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Brittany Packnett, executive director of Teach For America in St. Louis, Missouri. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changesObama says 'now is the moment' for police change to build trust with minority communities
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Cowboys put franchise tag worth $12.8 million on Dez BryantCowboys put franchise tag on Dez Bryant at $12.8 million, buy time for long-term deal
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FILE -In this Tuesday, July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner's lawyers, on Monday, March 2, 2015, asked the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison. Gissendaner, 46, is set for execution at 7 p.m. (0200 GMT) at the state prison. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bita Honarvar, File)
Georgia woman seeks to delay death for husband's murderFirst woman to be executed in 70 years in Georgia seeks clemency in husband's murder
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In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a chair with a threatening note saves a parking space on a residential street in South Boston. Officials typically turn a blind eye to the lawn chairs, orange cones and assorted bric-a-brac Bostonians use to reserve a parking space after clearing it of snow. That ends Monday, March 2, 2015, with an order from City Hall to remove space savers, reigniting the ugly parking wars that have pitted neighbor against neighbor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Snowy Boston starts removing parking-space saversBostonians fear rising tensions as city removes lawn chairs and other parking-space savers
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament on the second playoff hole against Daniel Berger, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoffPadraig Harrington gets redemption on 17, and 1st PGA Tour win in 6 years at Honda Classic
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  • Repo Man Accused of Brandishing Gun

    Loudoun County police are looking for a man who brandished a firearm Tuesday at a Sterling home during an argument. The incident occurred between 3:16 and 3:21 p.m. in the 46800 block of Burning Branch Terrace, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 02:56 PM
  • At budget hearings, Loudoun residents rally for fully funded schools

    At two public hearings last week to address Loudoun's budget, county supervisors were bombarded with one message: "Fully fund our schools." Those words were emblazoned on blue T-shirts, written across campaign-style signs and spoken into a microphone by dozens of speakers who urged the county Board of Supervisors to fully support the school board's $982 million spending request. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 10:42 AM
  • The weeka s buzz

    That's Virginia's junior U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine kickin' it with some locals in Honduras. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 06:16 PM
  • Atlantic Realty eyes residential for aging Sterling Plaza Shopping Center

    McCafferty Interests sold its Sterling Plaza shopping center to Atlantic Realty Cos. for $26.5 million. Business Journal, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 01:42 PM
  • Discovery Square provides options for all types of residents

    A new community - Discovery Square in Oak Hill - is rising in western Fairfax County, just north of Centreville and a few miles from the Loudoun County border. A new community is rising in western Fairfax County, just north of Centreville and a few miles from the Loudoun County border. The Washington Post, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 07:30 AM
  • Business Owners Get One Extra Day To Pay County Tax

    The deadline for business owners in Loudoun County to renew their business licenses has been moved to midnight on Monday. Since the annual March 1 filing and payment deadline falls on a Sunday this year, it has been extended by one day, Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz Jr. said in a media release. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 07:00 PM
  • Two Teens Missing in Purcellville Area

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help locate two missing teenagers last seen in the Purcellville area. Christopher T. Rhames, 15, and Stephan N. Seaver, 16 , were last seen in the 700 block of Main Street on Tuesday. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 06:44 PM
  • LSCO searching for missing Purcellville teens

    Stephan N. Seaver The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding two missing teenagers who were last seen in the Purcellville area. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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