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This photo provided by the Anchorage Police Department shows officers Barry Hetlet, from left, Amanda Covington and Jason Deville, right, with two miniature horses they rounded up in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, March 27, 2015. The horses had gotten loose from their corral and were grazing on the median of a busy East Anchorage street when officers captured them. (AP Photo/Anchorage Police Department)
Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horsesAlaska police officers wrangle miniature horses who escaped from Anchorage corral
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This Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 image shows Ngwe Thein, 42, who has been living on an island near Benjina, Indonesia for three years, after being forced to work on a fishing trawler with inadequate food and little or no pay, he said. In the wake of an AP report on  fishermen who were enslaved, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, Thai lawmakers voted unanimously to create tougher penalties for violating the country's anti-human trafficking law, including the death penalty. But in a Thursday email, Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division said, "The Thailand government has made repeated verbal commitments to get tough with traffickers but every time real follow-up has been lacking." In the meantime, Thein is one of the thousands of men who are waiting. (AP Photo/APTN, Esther Htusan)
About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islandsAbout 4,000 men once forced to fish now stranded on Indonesian islands, some after boat ban
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FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz speaks during a news conference in Sarasota, Fla. Ortiz says he "never knowingly took any steroids" and he's definitely a Hall of Famer.  The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday, March 26, 2015, for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
David Ortiz defends his reputation in columnDavid Ortiz says he 'never knowingly' took steroids; Red Sox slugger adds he's worthy of Hall
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Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emailsGowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, hasn't turned over new documents
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Ellen Pao walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminateJury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate, retaliate against female worker
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is backing Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.  Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running for re-election.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leaderPugnacious Sen. Harry Reid says he's retiring, favors brash Chuck Schumer as next Dem leader
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In this March 27, 2015, photo provided by the United Nations, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, speaks with the media at United Nations headquarters. Fabius said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/United Nations, Rick Bajornas)
France says will propose UN Security Council draft on IsraelForeign minister: France to propose UN Security Council resolution on Israel in coming weeks
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FILE - In this April 23, 2009, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks to children of executive office employees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, during the White House's annual "Take Your Child to Work Day." President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building. He’s also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they don’t have a workplace to visit. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' dayObama asks employers to include foster, homeless, struggling kids in 'take child to work' day
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Saudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaignSaudis 'very pleased' with US help in Yemen air campaign; cite political, logistics support
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  • Fight over teacher data in Va. continues

    State education officials are slated to head back to court in a fight to keep teacher evaluation data out of public hands in the midst of a Loudoun County father's fight to obtain the information. Kindergarten students at Guilford Elementary school, listen to music teacher Melinda Windsor on Feb. 6, 2015. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 07:42 PM
  • Stone Ridge man charged with assaulting Loudoun deputy

    A Stone Ridge man was arrested Wednesday for assaulting a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputy. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 11:24 AM
  • Blaze in Abandoned House Caused By Arson

    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a fire on Tuesday that destroyed an abandoned house in Leesburg was caused by arson, county officials said in a statement. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries in the blaze, which caused $280,000 in damage, according to the fire marshal. Patch.com, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 11:09 PM
  • Cat Abandoned in Sterling Parking Lot

    The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services is seeking information regarding the identity of a woman who may have information regarding the possible abandonment of a cat in a parking lot in Sterling. Animal Services received a complaint on Wednesday afternoon from the Walmart at 45415 Dulles Crossing Plaza, near the Dulles Town Center, regarding an abandoned cat. Patch.com, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 03:54 PM
  • Sexual abuse investigation at controversial Loudoun County church

    Authorities are investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a Loudoun County church which has previously been criticized for its financial practices and its control over members' lives. No charges have been filed against anyone associated with Calvary Temple in Sterling. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 10:29 AM
  • Whata ll it be, Mr. Chairman?; Buddy Rizer chases the green; more ...

    That's how much coin the would-be Loudoun Hounds professional baseball organization had in its bank account at the close of 2014, according to court documents from the ongoing legal dispute between the management of the Hounds and the developers of One Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 09:23 PM
  • Gov. McAuliffe vetoes 6 redistricting bills

    Speaking on 1140AM WRVA, McAuliffe questioned the constitutionality of the bills, which sought to adjust the lines for about 20 legislative districts in seven counties. SB 1084, affecting Senate Districts 13 and 33 and House Districts 10, 32, 33, 67 and 87 in Loudoun County HB 1332, affecting House Districts 5 and 6 in Smyth County and House Districts 42 and 43 in Fairfax County McAuliffe said that under the Virginia Constitution, the General Assembly is supposed to redraw electoral districts once every 10 years - after the decennial census. WTVR Richmond, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 06:57 PM
  • At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

    For Virginians in financial need, leaders of the state's flagship university just approved what amounts to a cut of up to $10,000 in the price of a bachelor's degree. To engineer this feat, the University of Virginia will raise annual tuition an extra $1,000 for in-state students beginning at Charlottesville this year. The Washington Post, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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