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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahlam Abu Toaimeh, 47, holds a picture of her son Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as she speaks to an Associated Press reporter at her house in the town of Abasan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars, Mohammed paid traffickers to smuggle him to Europe. But he and dozens of other Gazans are missing amid reports that smugglers sunk their vessel on purpose. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea tripsWith desperation mounting, hundreds of Gazans are trying to reach Europe in risky sea voyages
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of wordsBiden says it was poor choice to describe lenders as 'Shylocks;' Jewish group complained
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil moneyMost Alaskans to receive nearly $1,900 for 2014 dividends from state's oil savings account
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The New York skyline rendered in vegan-friendly vegetables attracts attention outside of New York's City Hall, where The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York is the nation's most vegan-friendly city, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.  On hand for the City Hall presentation was the actor Alan Cumming who praised the city's commitment to vegan restaurants. (AP Photo/Jonathan Lemire)
NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in USAnimal welfare group awards NYC vegetable sculpture of skyline for city's vegan-friendliness
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, and trader Michael Zicchinolfi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Stocks rise after Fed stays put on ratesUS stocks rise after Federal Reserve signals little change in interest rate plans
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Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015US Federal Reserve policymakers considering a slightly faster rate rise in 2015
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Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, from left; retired Medical Director Samuel Foote, of the Diamond Community-Based Outpatient Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration; and Medical Director Katherine Mitchell of the Iraq and Afghanistan Post-Deployment Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration testify during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG's Final Report" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'Whistleblower says IG report on patient deaths at Phoenix veterans hospital a 'whitewash'
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  • As Purcellville awaits final report, outrage grows over youtha s shooting

    A final ruling on whether the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Loudoun Valley student is justified is expected to be released at the end of next week, according to Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:51 AM
  • Citizens Group Emails VA Governor Demanding Independent Review of...

    Seventeen year old Christian Sierra was fatally shot by police in Purceville, Virginia, after the teen allegedly lunged at cops with a knife. Police were responding to a call asking for help with the suicidal teen. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
  • Loudoun deputy named 2014 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    VA Sheriffs' Association President Jack Weisenburger and Sheriff Mike Chapman present DFC James Spurlock with the Award for VA Deputy of the Year. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county 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, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
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