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In this May 15, 2014 photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 takes off from Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Southwest Airlines reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soarCheaper jet fuel, nearly full airplanes help US airlines soar to big 3Q profits
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Helen Finlay, girlfriend of video journalist Ashoka Mukpo, enters a vehicle outside the home of Mukpo's father Mitchell Levy, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Providence, R.I. The 33-year-old Mukpo was released from the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit Wednesday and flew back to Rhode Island by private charter later that night with his father and girlfriend.  Mukpo contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
US journalist returns home after Ebola recoveryUS video journalist is home in Rhode Island after recovering from Ebola at Nebraska hospital
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House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers carries the mace during the Speakers Parade on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Applause from all sides of the House rained down on Vickers as he entered the legislative chamber.  Vickers was among those who opened fire on Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who stormed Parliament Hill on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's ParliamentStately sergeant-at-arms lauded for gunning down assailant in attack on Canada's Parliament
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In this photo taken Oct 20, 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a campaign event  in Orlando, Fla. Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year’s governor races. GOP candidates are defending seats in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio and trying to defeat a Democratic incumbent in Colorado. Taken together, the five states account for 72 electoral votes, or more than a quarter of the total needed to win the White House.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Races for governor carry 2016 implicationsBoth parties watching campaigns for governor as they prepare for 2016
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Border deaths drop to 15-year lowBorder deaths drop to 15-year low as more Central Americans turn themselves in to US agents
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A carpenter makes new caskets for sale in New Kru in Monrovia, Liberia. Even as Liberians get sick and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims be cremated. The edict violates Liberians’ values and cultural practices and has so disturbed people that the sick are often being kept at home and, if they die, are being secretly buried, increasing the risk of more infections. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in LiberiaConcerns about cremation lead to empty beds at Ebola treatment units in Liberia
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Men with an armed group of Libyan people hold weapons to defend their local area from Islamic militias in Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Mohamed Dayri, Libya's newly appointed foreign minister, said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers. However, the minister was less optimistic on Benghazi, where a different set of Islamist militias have taken control since August. (AP Photo/Mohammed Elsheiky)
AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiationsAP Interview: New Libya FM favors political solution in Tripoli, military solution in Benghazi
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Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack adFamily of abused boy who died last year gets Minnesota GOP to change attack ad featuring case
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, three children on their way home from school stop to peer through the gate down at a building at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas where a man was diagnosed with having the Ebola virus was staying with family at the complex. Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts usScientists explain Ebola's scare factor and that what we really should fear is fear itself
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
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  • Ashburn driver helicoptered to Inova after accident

    A traffic accident at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway and Marblehead Drive in Ashburn resulted in a helicopter fly-out to Inova Fairfax Hospital Oct. 21 at 9:14 a.m., according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:58 AM
  • Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

    With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. City Paper, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 12:30 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:18 AM
  • Most Deer-Related Crashes in Virginia Take Place in the Fall

    More deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in the fall than any other season, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA are urging drivers to stay alert. While Fairfax County doesn't see as many deer-related crashes as its woodsier jurisdictions to the west, it can happen here. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 10:38 AM
  • Police Arrest Woman for Alleged Indecent Liberties with Children

    A woman arrested earlier this year on prostitution-related charges is facing new charges involving children, and authorities are looking for witnesses in the case, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Natalita N. Davis, 43, is charged with five felony counts of taking indecent liberties with children in her custody. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 17 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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