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A view of cupcakes decorated with the Union and Scottish Saltire flags, and question marks, along with the results of sales, at Cuckoo's bakery, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The bakery has been monitoring the sales of its Union and Saltire flag and undecided cupcakes for 200 days to try and predict the outcome of the referendum. 43.5 percent of sales were Yes cakes, 47.7 percent No, and 8.8 percent undecided.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaignExcitement, anxiety mount a day before Scotland votes on independence
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In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a Maersk Line vessel is guided by a tugboat as it heads into the Port of Miami off of Miami Beach, Fla.  The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billionUS current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent
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Finland: 4 charged with funding Somali militantsProsecutors charge 4 with financing Somali militants in Finland's 1st terror case
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Health workers in protective gear move the  body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Germany to provide logistical help in Ebola crisisChancellor Merkel says Germany will provide logistical help to tackle Ebola crisis in Liberia
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FILE - This is a Wednesday, May 12, 1999  file photo of two unidentified Scottish Nationalists stand at the entrance gate of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, wearing  traditional dress and holding a Saltire flag and a broadsword. The 129-member Scottish Parliament convened with the Labour Party leading the government, and Scottish nationalists the opposition. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 Scottish voters will decide whether to keep Great Britain intact or end their union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Louisa Buller, File)
Milestones of Scots' journey to independence voteUnion and rebellion: Milestones of Scotland's journey from British union to independence vote
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Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationsAt least 15 children die after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria
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Exile Tibetan students hold on to each other as Indian policemen detain them during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits IndiaTrade deficit, old infrastructure likely to top agenda as Chinese leader visits India
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the farm bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 statesINSIDE WASHINGTON: Plan to cut food stamps thwarted by states, only 4 states to see reductions
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New IS video warns US over Iraq deploymentSlick new video by militant Islamic State group warns US against Iraq deployment
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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
  • 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
  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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