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U.S. Team's Donovan Mitchell, of the Utah Jazz, goes up for a dunk as Bogdan Bogdanovic, of the Sacramento Kings, watches during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. The World Team won 155-124. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF classTwo-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
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Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inactionThe struggling movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy.
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Former Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante hugs Grace Bauer, daughter of Paul Bauer, and Erin Bauer, right, wife of Paul Bauer, after speaking during the funeral mass at Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church Saturday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Chicago. Bauer died Tuesday when he was shot six times while pursuing a suspect he was attempting to detain downtown Chicago. Officials have charged 44-year-old Shomari Legghette with the 53-year-old commander's killing.   (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys"
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FILE - In this Jan. 1976 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, right, waves after arriving in Havana, accompanied by Cuban leader Fidel Castro. A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau’s parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.  (AP Photo, FILE)
No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's fatherSuicide of Castro's eldest son revives false report that Fidel Castro is Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's father
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Vince Gill performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.  Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. Gill says it’s impossible not to leave someone off the list each year and that some group always feels slighted.  The country music star made the comments earlier this week of Feb. 12, 2018,  before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Vince Gill defends Grammys on female representationVince Gill defends the Recording Academy on claims that women were underrepresented at this year's Grammys, says it's impossible not to leave someone off the list, and each year, a group feels slighted
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Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney leaves after speaking at the Utah County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)
Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized roleMany Republicans looking to Mitt Romney to be an elder statesman in the Senate, willing to take on President Donald Trump
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13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quakeA military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground
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Grace Bauer gives the first reading during the funeral mass of her father, Chicago police Commander Paul Bauer, at Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Chicago. Bauer died Tuesday when he was shot six times while pursuing a suspect he was attempting to detain downtown Chicago. Officials have charged 44-year-old Shomari Legghette with the 53-year-old commander's killing.   (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'A Chicago Police commander who was gunned down by a suspect has been remembered as a "model cop" who wasn't interested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks
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File - In this June 2017 file photo, a black bear cub forages for food along a salmon stream below a bear viewing spot for tourists in the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, Alaska.  A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds.(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)
What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seedsA study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska
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  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County

    Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. Virginia Business, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 06:38 PM
  • Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 04:31 PM
  • The Isolation Room: Loudoun County parents alarmed at treatment of students with special needs

    A student with special needs captured this iPad photo of a classmate, who also has special needs, trapped in a makeshift isolation area at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 09:27 AM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia new

    Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Records show that sales tax exemptions for the centers that function as the brains of the Internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 04:16 PM
  • Proposals seek to spur growth in Virginia distillery industry

    Virginia distillers may soon be toasting the General Assembly after the Senate passed a bill to let liquor manufacturers keep more of the money from selling their spirits in tasting rooms. Currently, distilleries must sell their bottles to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, then buy them back at full retail price before pouring samples inside their tasting rooms. Virginia Business, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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