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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Colorado-based author Jon Krakauer gestures during an interview in Denver. Krakauer doesn’t plan a book tour to promote his latest work, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”  But he does plan one public appearance in Missoula, where he'll face angry critics who say his portrayal of the small town is unfair. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Author to face critics of new book about city's rape casesAuthor Jon Krakauer heads to Montana town to face critics of book about university rape cases
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Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, speaks during a ceremony at the New York State Police Officers Memorial on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.  Skelos is holding on to power following federal corruption charges even as some fellow Republicans say he should step down as leader to avoid a political distraction. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Democrats try to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrestDemocrats in New York Senate to try to oust GOP leader after arrest on corruption charges
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left center, shakes hands with students during a public appearance at a school in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged on Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against rebels trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops entangled in heavy fighting with rebels in northern Syria. (SANA via AP)
Syrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in warSyrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war after series of losses to rebels
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Security,Wednesday, May 6, 2015,  at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Yellen says bank regulators making progress in reformsYellen says regulators making progress in reforming financial system to prevent future crises
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, U.S singer Jay-Z performs on stage at the O2 arena in London, as part of his Magna Carta World Tour.  (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File). According to a study conducted by the University of London and Imperial College released on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene has eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964.
Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impactScientific study of pop music: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by emergence of hip-hop in 1991
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 photo Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, northern Germany.  Lubitz co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Dusseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Mueller, File)
Germanwings co-pilot tried slow descent hours before crashFrench investigators: Germanwings co-pilot practiced controlled descent on previous flight
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Demonstrators pull tree branches to a burning road barricade in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Anti-government demonstrations continue Wednesday with road blocks in Burundi's capital after the constitutional court validated President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
East Africa Community tries to mend Burundi turmoilEast African Community ministers travel to Burundi to help end turmoil
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Court appointed public defender Maily Walsh sits next to Jonathan Renfro, who is suspected of shooting Coeur d'Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore, as he makes his first appearance in a courtroom at the Kootenai County Jail in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The northern Idaho police officer died of his injuries Tuesday evening, police said. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT
Community honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrolCommunity honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrol; man arrested after chase in patrol car
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Harris Faulkner, host of “Fox Report Weekend” on Sunday evenings, as well as serving as a co-anchor on “Outnumbered,” on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos on set, in New York, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Harris Faulkner considered rising star at Fox'Outnumbered' clocks in at a year for Fox's Harris Faulkner
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  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Historic Home Farm in Leesburg lists for $875,000

    Home Farm , a designated Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, was recently listed for sale at $875,000. The farm, at 40332 Mount Gilead Rd. in Leesburg, dates to the 1700s, when early histories of the area suggest that the Sycolin Indian tribe spent their summers from 1716 to 1719 on the front pasture land. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 04:30 AM
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Chantilly Resident Taken In By Fake IRS Agent

    A Chantilly resident told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Sunday that he lost money to a con artist posing on the phone as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. The resident, who lives in the 42400 block of Fawn Meadow Place, received a call from a person claiming to be with the IRS, the sheriff's office said. Patch.com, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 06:59 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said. Patch.com, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
  • Legacy Farms program plants seeds of hope for students with autisim

    It's called going over the cliff. When students with autism leave the public school system - and the network of support and therapy it provides - they often graduate to the couch. The Washington Post, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 10:44 AM
  • Reston Teen Crashes Car Through Ferrari Showroom Window

    A Reston teenager took window shopping to another level early Tuesday morning, driving his car through the glass showroom door of the local Ferrari dealership, say Loudoun County police. Douglas W. Rios, 19, was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny and destruction of property for driving through the door of the Ferrari of Washington dealership in Sterling, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 29 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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