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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare’s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem seems to have started with a bureaucratic rule now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services inspector general says Medicare has been allowing payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient’s death.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Medicare paid for meds after patients were deadMedicare rule allows payment for prescriptions up to 32 days after a person dies
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Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, and specialist Peter Giacchi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Wall Street caps wild month with stock rallyFrom swoon to surge: US stocks reach record levels after Japan's surprise economic stimulus
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Fort Kent Police Chief Thomas Pelletier leaves the home of nurse Kaci Hickox after a brief visit, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. State health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Officials filed documents Thursday, following through with a threat to try to isolate her.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurseJudge rejects Maine's attempt to restrict movements of nurse who defied Ebola quarantine
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 file photo, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the women's race during the Chicago Marathon, in Chicago, Illinois. The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 that the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)
Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping testAgent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya fails doping test
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FILE - This July 27, 2011 file photo shows an Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. Exxon Mobil reports quarterly financial results on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Exxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil pricesExxon, Chevron post higher earnings despite low oil prices, but resilience may not last
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Democrats in tight New England governor racesBlue state advantage? Not this year for Democrats locked in tough New England governors races
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Hearth workers carry the body of an old man from his house as he is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus in the Siah Town area on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.  The World Health Organization said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling but warned that the response effort must be kept up or the trend could be reversed. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centersLiberia opens large Ebola center; president recalls those who died without getting help
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Celia Savage, right, gets into a waiting car as she leaves federal court after pleading guilty to two federal firearms charges in Gainesville, Ga. Savage, 25, appeared Friday, Oct. 31, 2014,  before a judge who sentenced her to serve three years in prison. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judgeWoman who set off pipe bombs goes before judge again, gets 3 years for probation violation
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$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell
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  • Loudoun to weigh whether taxpayers or donors should pay for playgrounds

    In the coming weeks, Loudoun County officials will discuss whether county taxpayers, rather than parent-teacher organizations and private donors, should foot the bill for elementary school playgrounds. Historically, elementary school playgrounds in Loudoun have not been a guarantee: If a school wants equipment for children to play on at recess, it's up to parents and other community members to raise the necessary funds. The Washington Post, Mon, Oct 27 2014 @ 11:01 AM
  • Justices clarify scope of school attendance law

    The Virginia Supreme Court says the state's compulsory school attendance law doesn't require parents to get their kids to class on time. In a 5-2 ruling Friday, the court reversed the convictions of a divorced mom in Loudoun County who whose three children were repeatedly tardy. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 12:10 PM
  • Loudoun Commonwealtha s Attorneya s Office: Murder witnessa recantation a meritlessa

    A Loudoun County Circuit Court judge today will hear arguments from the attorneys of a Leesburg man convicted of murder in an attempt to have his charge dismissed. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 04:07 PM
  • Expect Delays in Loudoun This Weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is alerting drivers across the county to road closures and potential traffic delays in the area this weekend. Broad Run High School will hold their Homecoming Parade from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Roads impacted include Michener Drive, Hemingway Drive, Faulkner Road and Ashburn Road. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:24 PM
  • A year later, still no ruling on Loudoun sheriff deputy's embezzlement case

    Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman asked for an independent investigation of one of his deputies, accused of embezzling more than $200,000. A year later, no decision on charges has been made. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:00 AM
  • Peterson's Crosstrail project lands first tenant: a massive Wal-Mart

    The Peterson Cos. "next Fair Lakes" will kick off with the construction of Loudoun County's fourth Wal-Mart. Business Journal, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 08:07 PM
  • Va. high school football players under investigation

    Va. high school football players under investigation ASHBURN, Va. -- Three high school football players who are under investigation have been suspended from Briar Woods High School in Ashburn. WUSA-TV Washington, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 07:53 PM
  • More Thefts Reported from Ashburn Construction Sites

    On Friday, Oct. 24, unknown subject reportedly removed construction materials from a construction site near the 22500 block of Cambridgeport Square in Ashburn. The incident was reported to the Sheriff's Office Monday, Oct. 27. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says construction site thefts are becoming an alarmingly common trend in the region. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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