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FILE - In this March 3, 2011 file photo, a “Pork, the Other White Meat” is seen over a meat counter in in Des Moines, Iowa. Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like “Incredible, Edible Egg” and “Pork, the Other White Meat” from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutinyINSIDE WASHINGTON: Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations
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Carter: NATO considering rotational ground force in BalticsU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland as a deterrent to Russian aggression
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This photo made available by the Direccio General de Comunicacio del Govern of Catalonia on Monday, May 2, 2016, shows a footprint of a dinosaur discovered in early April by a person out walking in Olesa de Montserrat, 40 kilometers north of Barcelona. The government says the footprint of a dinosaur that roamed Spain 230 million years ago has been found in an excellent state of conservation in northeastern Catalonia. (Direccio General de Comunicacio del Govern of Catalonia via AP)
230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north SpainSpain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far in the Iberian Peninsula
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Detroit Public Schools state-appointed transition manager Steven Rhodes attends a news conference at the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them will not get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schoolsNearly all of Detroit's public schools are closed and more than 45,000 students are missing classes after 1,562 teachers called in sick
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Police arrest a suspect in the murder of indigneous leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, May 2, 2016. Honduran authorities have arrested four people in connection with Caceres' murder, including three who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed. Caceres was shot dead by two unidentified men on March 3. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activistHonduran authorities have arrested four people in connection with the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including three who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed
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An Indian motorist drives past the Italian embassy in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2016. Italy's Foreign Ministry says an international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for nowItaly's Foreign Ministry says an international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration
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A dress by British designer Gareth Pugh, made out of drinking straws, is displayed as part of the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology," exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday, May 2, 2016.  The exhibit runs through Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machineThe new fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute explores the relationship between hand-sewn and machine-made garments, and argues that the two methods are equally important to the past, present and future of fashion
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 3, 2014 file photo, police troops guard the burnt out trade union building in Odessa, Ukraine. Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents
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National Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert's awardsThe National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago
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  • Wisconsin teen rescued from Sterling hotel pool

    A 14-year-old Wisconsin boy is at Inova Fairfax Hospital where he's expected to fully recover after he almost drowned in a Sterling hotel pool on Saturday. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 2 2016 @ 11:05 AM
  • Sterling man charged with DUID in Stone Ridge crash

    A Sterling man was arrested Friday and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs after he crashed into a minivan in the Stone Ridge community. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 2 2016 @ 11:05 AM
  • Trump, Cruz Supporters Fight for Delegates at Va Gop Convention

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports what's at stake for supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at the weekend GOP convention in Harrisonburg. For Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, winning the Virginia primary in March was an important step in the process, but two months later, a new Trump versus Ted Cruz battle is playing out in the commonwealth. NBC Washington, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 09:39 PM
  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar Assad. National Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:58 PM
  • The Assad supporter who is also a Virginia state senator

    In a Nov. 10, 2007 file photo, Republican House of Representatives hopeful Dick Black speaks at a convention held by the Republican 1st District Congressional Committee in Milford, Va. American politics produces its share of useful dupes, but Dick Black, a Virginia state senator, may not be quite as useful as the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad supposes. The Washington Post, Fri, Apr 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
  • Robbery Suspect Cuts Off Skateboarder, Demands Cash: LCSO

    According to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the victim was skateboarding on April 20 in the area of Sugarland Run Road and Sugarland Square Court. Two men, one identified as Anthony D. Sheppard, were in a vehicle when they cut the victim off, causing him to fall. Patch.com, Wed, Apr 27 2016 @ 08:10 PM
  • Virginia senator flies to Syria to shake Bashar Assad's hand - while airstrikes bombarded Aleppo

    A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shaking hands with US Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Hayden Black in the capital Damascus on April 28, 2016. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 27, 2016 shows US Richard Hayden Black, the Virginia State Senator, visiting the Syrian city of Homs. Canada.com, Thu, Apr 28 2016 @ 03:00 AM
  • Loudoun teens charged in stolen firearm incident

    Two Loudoun County teenagers have been served detention orders on firearm-related charges, and one of the teens stole a gun from a family member and allowed his 15-year-old to take possession of the weapon. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 26 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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