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CORRECTS NAME OF SOURCE TO CURT BENSON INSTEAD OF CURT BEMSON - This photo provided by Curt Benson shows smoke and fire coming from an oil train that derailed, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Heimdal, N.D. Officials say 10 tanker cars on the BNSF caught fire prompting the evacuation of Heimdal where about three dozen people live. No injuries were reported. (Curt Benson via AP)
Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota townOil train derails, catches fire in central North Dakota, prompting evacuation of small town
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Nigeria refugees sit with their belongings after being deported by Niger troops in Gaidam, Nigeria Thursday, May 6, 2015. Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday. Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency's Charles Otegbabe said it was alerted by Niger and sent trucks to collect the exhausted refugees at the border, registering at least 3,000 new arrivals in Gaidam town and expect hundreds more. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from NigerNiger deports 3,000 Nigerians, including refugees escaping Boko Haram; Many die in severe heat
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., leaves a closed-door GOP caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. On paper and in speeches, Republicans boast that Congress’ first budget since they won control of the Senate and House last fall will eliminate red ink within a decade. Actually, it will do nothing of the sort.That’s because the budget itself is non-binding, and on its own, has no effect on spending.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File )
Analysis: Republican budget claims don't add upAnalysis: Republicans claim budget will erase red ink, but shy away from legislation to do so
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, right, speaks with actor and environmentalist Robert Redford at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  New Mexico.  Redford said it's difficult to combat the idea perpetuated by energy companies that cost savings related to coal, drilling and fracking take priority over finding ways to avoid ripping up the Earth. Young people, he said, will drive the change. (Clyde Mueller/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
Robert Redford sounds environmental alarm at Santa Fe eventRobert Redford sounds environmental alarm in front of sold-out crowd at Santa Fe event
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Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after he failed to score past Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Guardiola ends experiment after 15 minutesThe Latest: Guardiola experiment with 3-man defense lasts just 15 minutes vs. Barcelona
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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, center, is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. This was Harper's second home run of the game.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Bryce Harper hits 3 HRs in 3 ABs before grounding outBryce Harper hits home runs in first 3 ABs for Nationals, then grounds out
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This handout photo provided by Daniel A. Fletcher shows a Cellscope being used in an outdoor setting. Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites _ by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. In the newest work, University of California, Berkeley, researchers used a smartphone-run video microscope to target a challenge in parts of Central Africa _ some devastating infections caused by tiny parasitic worms. (Daniel A. Fletcher, UC Berkeley via AP)
Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in bloodHEALTHBEAT: Smartphone turned into video microscope to target diseases in hard-to-reach areas
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a football during warm ups before the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations. The 243-page report released Wednesday, May 6, 2015, said league investigators found no evidence that coach Bill Belichick and team management knew of the practice. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated ballsNFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls and Brady was 'generally aware'
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - This May 11, 2007, file photo shows a Wall Street sign near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stronger earnings from several U.S. companies are sending stock prices higher in early trading Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices riseUS stocks falling broadly on weak jobs data, rise in bond yields; price of oil rises again
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
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  • Juvenile Faces Charges in Car Chase

    A juvenile driver led a Loudoun County sheriff's deputy on a car chase late Tuesday night on the streets of South Riding. The driver struck a signal pole and nearly hit another vehicle before coming to a stop, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 01:01 PM
  • Stage is set in Loudoun for November general election

    With the recent nomination of Republican and Democratic candidates in three contested primary races, the slate of competitors vying for Loudoun County's elected offices in the November general election is taking shape. At a Loudoun County Republican Committee convention Saturday, delegates voted to support the party's incumbent candidates, awarding nominations to Sheriff Michael L. Chapman and Ashburn Supervisor Ralph M. Buona. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 09:51 AM
  • 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
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