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Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pulloutIraq's top Shiite cleric urges unity in anti-IS fight after militias pulled out of Tikrit
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In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 photo, an Indian receptionist works at a desk as a portrait of Aarthi Subramanian, executive director to the Board of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is displayed on a digital screen at its office in Mumbai, India. India's market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has set a deadline of April 1 for all of the country's listed companies to name at least one female director. In the 12 months after the SEBI order was first announced in February 2014, only 580 companies out of thousands had appointed women as directors, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Indian companies scramble to find women directorsIndian companies scramble to appoint female directors to boards as regulatory deadline looms
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is handed the gavel from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, after being re-elected for a third term to lead the 114th Congress, as Republicans assume full control for the first time in eight years, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is bruising some key liberal allies by helping craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. Lawmakers say it will enhance her deal-making status. And it might help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans on future issues.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with BoehnerHouse Democratic leader risks abortion lobby's ire by crafting bipartisan deal with Boehner
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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germsWhite House announces 5-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs
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In this March 19, 2015 photo, a construction worker pulls his safety rope while working on the roof of an apartment complex being built in Spring, Texas. The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product on Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
US economic growth rate unrevised at 2.2 percent in Q4US economy slowed to 2.2 percent annualized growth in fourth quarter
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About 1,000 workers fired from South African power plantAbout 1,000 workers fired from already delayed, but much needed South African power plant
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Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchangeFederal audit finds Maryland misallocated $28.4 million for flawed health care exchange
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Women walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, March 27, 2015. Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Stocks recover their poise ahead of US economic dataOil prices give back some of previous day's gains when investors fretted about Yemen conflict
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  • 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
  • Burglars Targeting Homes of Chinese Restaurant Owners: Media Reports

    In recent months, burglars appear to have targeted the homes of residents who own Chinese restaurants, and police in the area are investigating the break-ins, according to media reports. The burglaries have occurred in the Herndon area and the Fair Oaks section of Fairfax County, and in Ashburn. Patch.com, Tue, Mar 24 2015 @ 05:53 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors poised to fully fund the county's public schools

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is poised to fully fund the operating budget proposed by the county school board. At a March 16 budget work session, the supervisors voted, 6 to 3, to provide enough local funding to support the proposed $982 million fiscal 2016 spending plan for county public schools. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 23 2015 @ 10:53 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
  • Loudouna s Wage Inequality

    Women are paid less than men. Most any statistic will bear this out. Women in Loudoun make on average $40,016, or a little more than half of the $86,454 men make in the county, according to the Census Bureau's American Community five-year survey looking at educational attainment and median earnings. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 26 2015 @ 08:24 AM
  • Three Charged in Assault Outside Sterling Restaurant

    Ronal E. Ortiz-Franco, 29, of Sterling; Mario I. Moreno-Herrera, 27, of no fixed address; and Hector Mejia-Soriano, 28, of Maryland were charged with assault by mob, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. No information was disclosed on whether they're being held in jail, released on bond or their next date in court. Patch.com, Wed, Mar 25 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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