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Students and other supporters protest, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, as they walk through the food court area of the Husky Union Building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, in support of raising the minimum wage for campus workers to $15 an hour. Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday with a program to gradually raise wages through 2017 and beyond, but UW officials have questioned whether their status as a state entity would require them to raise wages for students and other campus workers on the same schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wageTrendsetter Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage while increases debated across nation
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A woman rushes to her car in Kankakee, Ill., Wednesday, April 1, 2015, after being told by police that officers were searching in the area for prison escapee Kamron T. Taylor. Authorities say Taylor, a convicted murderer who escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee earlier in the day after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV, may be traveling with a 15-year-old girl. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)
Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jailInmate escapes from eastern Illinois jail after overpowering guard, stealing uniform, SUV
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Sources: Menendez stepping down as top Dem on Senate panelSources say Menendez temporarily stepping down as top Dem on Senate Foreign Relations panel
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 file photo, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis (3) looks for an open teammate between Alabama defenders, from left, Justin Coleman, Riley Norris and Retin Obasohan, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky. Being Kentucky’s smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats. He’ll likely need to do it again this weekend, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
Kentucky's 5-9 Tyler Ulis coming up big in NCAA TournamentKentucky's 5-9 guard Tyler Ulis could loom large for Wildcats in Final Four vs. Wisconsin
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Patricia Arquette arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Arquette has a deal with Random House for a memoir about her “unconventional family,” single parenthood and life in Hollywood, the publisher announced Wednesday, April 1. The book is currently untitled and a release date has not been set. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
'Boyhood' actress Patricia Arquette planning memoirPatricia Arquette, Oscar-winning actress from 'Boyhood,' working on memoir
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, flanked by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the wake of the announced retirement of  Reid, a very public feud has opened between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats and former long-time housemates, Schumer and Durbin.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scrambleMinority Leader Harry Reid's retirement sets off struggle in Senate Democratic ranks
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McDonald's joins Wal-Mart, Gap, other cos. in raising wagesMcDonald's will raise hourly pay at company-owned stores, joining Wal-Mart, Ikea and others
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Obama signs law on donations to slain NY officers' familiesObama signs law allowing late tax write-offs for donations to 2 slain NYPD officers' families
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart (23) works in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Cosart: 'I never have, never will bet on baseball'Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart: 'I never have, never will bet on baseball'
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  • Drug Bust Biggest One in Loudoun County's History

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says it has made one of the biggest drug busts in county history. The sheriff said Wednesday that a 3-month investigation culminated in the seizure of more than 2.5 pounds of powder cocaine, a 1-kilo brick of cocaine, 5 ounces of crack cocaine, 1.5 ounces of heroin, 6 pounds of marijuana, 5 ounces of PCP, 429 ecstasy pills, prescription pills, and $60,000 in cash. WFMD-AM Frederick, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 05:40 PM
  • Hotel Room Drug Bust Is One of Largest in Loudoun History

    Two men were arrested early Tuesday at a Sterling hotel after a felony drug investigation that led to one of the largest seizures of narcotics and cash ever made in Loudoun County, the county sheriff announced. "The arrest of these two men along with the recovery of a large amount of drugs has made our streets safer," said Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 01:21 PM
  • Two arrested for home-invasion robbery in Purcellville

    Two Ashburn residents were charged with the March 25 home-invasion style robbery of a Purcellville home, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 03:15 PM
  • Investigation moves forward on suspicious death of infant in October

    Police are moving forward with the case involving the death of a 10-month-old baby girl in Leesburg on Oct. 6. The Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun Commonwealth Attorney's Office will move forward pending the reception of the official report from the District of Columbia's Medical Examiner's office, according to Leesburg Police. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 02:26 PM
  • Police Looking for Suspect in Convenience Store Robbery

    The Loudoun County police announced Tuesday they are searching for the suspect in the May 2014 attempted armed robbery of a local convenience store. Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Tashima D. Jones, 34, of no fixed address. Patch.com, Tue, Mar 31 2015 @ 03:54 PM
  • Round Hill house fire displaces five

    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fire in Round Hill on Monday that displaced five people. Loudoun Times, Tue, Mar 31 2015 @ 04:28 PM
  • Here's how the Bi-County Parkway could still happen

    The Virginia Department of Transportation is no longer seeking federal funds for the 10-mile highway that would link travelers on Interstate 95 in Dumfries to I-66, and ultimately to Dulles Airport in Loudoun County. The project must now undergo a statewide review process mandated by House Bill 2, also known as the "HB2" process , where highway projects that are not fully funded funnel through a state review process. Potomac Local, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 02:36 PM
  • a Cooper's Hawk Winery plants another flag in Northern Virginia,...

    Illinois-based Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant is making another big bet on Northern Virginia, with a planned 9,700-square-foot location at the Reston Town Center West development by JBG Cos. Business Journal, Wed, Apr 1 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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