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A long line of residents seeking to return to Malibu, Calif., in Southern California wait at a checkpoint on Pacific Coast Highway after Woolsey Fire evacuation orders were lifted for the eastern portion of the city Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Residents return but Southern California fire still has lifePeople are returning to some neighborhoods evacuated during the devastating Southern California wildfire but officials say the threat is far from over
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Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks with students about her upcoming book "Becoming" during a roundtable discussion at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, on Monday, Nov 12, 2018, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with OprahFormer first lady Michelle Obama officially starts her national and international tour to promote her new book, 'Becoming,' by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls
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Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, holds citrus seedlings that are used for gene editing research at the University of Florida in Lake Alfred, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. Gene-editing tools, with names like CRISPR and TALEN, promise to alter foods precisely, and cheaply _ without necessarily adding foreign DNA. Instead, they act like molecular scissors to alter the letters of an organism's own genetic alphabet. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?First foods made from gene-edited plants getting close to the grocery aisles, a different technology than today's GMOs but will shoppers buy?
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Roberto Moreno Ramos. Ramos is scheduled for lethal injection for the 1992 killings of his 42-year-old wife, Leticia, their 7-year-old daughter, Abigail, and their 3-year-old son, Jonathan, at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) southeast of McAllen. Prosecutors say Ramos killed his loved ones and then buried them underneath his home's freshly tiled bathroom floor. Authorities say he bludgeoned his family members so he could marry the woman he was having an extramarital affair with at the time. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in TexasAttorneys for a Mexican citizen set to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he's a 'bipolar, brain-injured' person who was severely abused as a child
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Sri Lanka Parliament rejects president's choice of PMSri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month
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An employee at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office cleans machines during a break in sorting ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Florida's ongoing partisan battle over recount continuesFlorida's recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match signatures on file.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, prepare for a group photo with ASEAN leaders prior to the start of the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, tradeLeaders from Southeast Asia, China and other neighboring countries are meeting in Singapore, where they've cited progress on keeping peace in the South China Sea as evidence the region is managing to handle such issues on its own
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio attends a joint hearing on, "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Frustration and finger-pointing spilled over at a private meeting of House Republicans late Tuesday, Nov. 13, as lawmakers sorted through an election that cost the majority and began considering new leaders. The speaker’s gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy, an ally of President Donald Trump, is poised to be minority leader. But he faces a challenge from Jordan of the conservative Freedom Caucus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Trump ally Kevin McCarthy hopes to lead shrunken House GOPSpeaker's gavel out of reach, Rep. Kevin McCarthy poised to take over a shrunken House GOP caucus
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This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. Georgia’s still undecided race for governor will remain in legal limbo for several more days after a federal court put the brakes on final certification of the vote totals in one of the nation’s hottest midterm matchups. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wranglingAfter two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Amazon is essentially creating a new neighborhood in Virginia for its ...

    Arlington, Virginia, came out a winner in Amazon's grueling HQ2 competition - but one detail in the tech giant's announcement has left observers and Washington, DC-area natives scratching their heads. The only thing is, most Virginians haven't heard of National Landing before. Silicon Alley Insider, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 03:57 PM
  • Assault at One Loudoun leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on an assault at or near Sense of Thai St. restaurant in One Loudoun that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 11:36 PM
  • Two new Waxpool Elementary boundary plans join the list

    Loudoun County School Board members Joy Maloney and Eric Hornberger have each drafted an alternative attendance zone plan for Waxpool Elementary School, which will open the fall of 2019. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 10:53 PM
  • Mocha Moms fundraiser for LAWS set for Nov. 17

    The Mocha Moms chapter of Loudoun County has announced a community fundraising event to benefit Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter on Nov. 17 at the Ashburn Library. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 10:52 PM
  • Bear and cub spotted near Round Hill

    Loudoun County is no stranger to the occasional bear passing through. A couple years ago, a bear was spotted near the Leesburg Arby's. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 04:53 PM
  • Amazon's HQ2 will bring 25,000 jobs each to New York City and Northern Virginia

    Amazon has made a more prosaic choice than the hype originally promised, naming New York City and the Washington, D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia as the two areas that will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs the online retail giant is expected to bring. The announcement Tuesday comes after 24 months of intense jockeying by more than 230 cities vying to take home the glittering prize of becoming the home of Amazon's second headquarters. WCNC-TV Charlotte, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 10:50 AM
  • 100WomenStrong and SunTrust partner to assist low-income schools in Loudoun

    Philanthropic group 100WomenStrong and SunTrust Foundation have announced a partnership to create a community school initiative that will work closely with six schools in Loudoun County. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 09:49 AM
  • Loudoun supervisors divided on 'political' rural summit

    Supervisor Tony Buffington addressed a Chairwoman Phyllis Randall-run event during Thursday's Board of Supervisors business meeting, calling it "a political event." Loudoun Times, Mon, Nov 12 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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