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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks from his office to the chamber for the start of the legislative day, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxesThe Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code
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FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo of Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, attending a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, a literary award. An international jury chose Atwood in May to win the annual Franz Kafka Prize awarded by the Prague-based Franz Kafka Society.  ( Arne Dedert/dpa via AP, File)
Margaret Atwood receives Franz Kafka award in PragueCanadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize
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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App StoreThis week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store
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Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as 'polar payout' to Big OilDemocrats and environmental groups are denouncing a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying the plan would defile a crown jewel of U.S. wilderness to promote oil exports to China and other nations
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President Donald Trump points to a reporter to ask a question during a media availability in the Rose Garden with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., after their meeting at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: Obama hosted Kelly at breakfast after son diedTrump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.
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This photo provided by the Case County Jail in Plattsmouth, Neb. shows Matthew J. Stubbendieck, of Weeping Water, Neb., who faces an assisted suicide charge after authorities say he helped his girlfriend, Alicia Wilemon-Sullivan of Orange City, Florida., kill herself in the woods near Weeping Water in early August. Stubbendieck believed his girlfriend had stage-four cancer, but a pathologist who performed an autopsy didn't report any cancerous masses or tumors, according to court records. (Case County (Neb.) Jail via AP)
The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before tripA friend of a Florida woman who flew to Nebraska to kill herself says the woman never mentioned to him that she had been diagnosed with cancer
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder caseA Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her ovarian cancer
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A bee flies around the head of President Donald Trump during a media availability in the Rose Garden with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., after their meeting at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump to call families of slain soldiers, questions ObamaTrump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.
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FILE - In this May 27, 2017 photo, director Roman Polanski appears at the photo call for the film, "Based On A True Story," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. A film company said Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is in Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Roman Polanski in Poland for documentary on his early lifeA Polish film company says director Roman Polanski has traveled to Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life during the Holocaust
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  • Loudoun County lands a $1 billion data center campus new

    Santa Clara, California-based Vantage Data Centers has acquired 42 acres in Ashburn, Virginia, known as "Data Center Alley," and plans to invest $1 billion in a data center campus with five buildings, totaling more than 1 million square feet. Vantage cites the region's robust fiber connectivity for the decision to locate in Loudoun County. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Oct 11 2017 @ 11:13 AM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
  • Loudouna s Heritage Commission begins work on courthouse grounds examination

    A subcommittee of Loudoun's Heritage Commission discusses how the county can balance history on the courthouse grounds. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:59 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Virginia vies for Amazon

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on Fredericksburg.com. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Fredericksburg.com, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
  • Bell, Kolla square off in tight 87th District contest

    A tight race is again expected in the House of Delegates' 87th District between first-term incumbent Del. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:31 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Va. vies for Amazon

    Capital One, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Northrop Grumman and other industry heavyweights have established Tysons Corner as a popular landing spot for top corporations, but Northern Virginia officials have sidelined the area in their pursuit of Amazon.com as the online retailer seeks a second headquarters location with as many as 50,000 jobs. Members of the Fairfax and Loudoun county boards of supervisors, with the blessing of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, have decided to propose another site for an 8 million-square-foot campus for Amazon: the Center for Innovative Technology, adjacent to Dulles International Airport. Powhatan Today, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 09:01 AM
  • Sentencing date scheduled for Miller in deadly Lansdowne collision

    John Miller IV will be sentenced in the new year after being found guilty on two counts in connection with the traffic collision that killed five-month-old Lansdowne baby Tristan Schulz. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 13 2017 @ 01:16 PM
  • Fairfax, Loudoun counties to partner up in bid to attract Amazon's HQ2

    The $30 Million CIT center that will reportedly be offered free of charge to Amazon.com in a bid for them to build their new HQ2 in Northern Virginia. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 13 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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