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Author Ursula Le Guin is seen in a 1972 photo. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, according to a brief family statement posted to her verified Twitter account. She was 88. (The Oregonian via AP)
Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, diesUrsula K. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.
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Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without USLeaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump welcome progress toward signing a final agreement to press ahead without U.S.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
During turbulent time in NBA, Warriors enjoy smooth sailingThe Cavaliers lost more games, Jason Kidd lost his job, and not even the stoic Spurs were immune from drama during a wacky week in the NBA
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Elad Dvash-Banks, left, and his partner, Andrew, pose for photos with their twin sons, Ethan, center right, and Aiden in their apartment Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. The twins share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the clothes and the same parents. Everything but a toothbrush and U.S. citizenship. Ethan became a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department that seeks the same rights his brother has as a citizen. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Gay couple sues after 1 twin's US citizenship deniedTwo gay men say both their twin sons are American citizens, but the U.S. government says the status belongs to only one. Now they're suing for recognition of both boys
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Romania's Simona Halep makes a forehand return to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chung's stunning run continues into Australian Open semisHyeon Chung has become the first Korean to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, beating Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals to follow up his upset victory over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic
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Abdulai Salam and his daughter Mina at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, wait for the all-clear at Homer High School during a tsunami alert for Homer, Alaska. The city of Homer issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas shortly after an earthquake hit. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)
Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone AlaskansBig quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, top, and Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, of Germany, reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Kuzma gets 28, leads Lakers past rival Celtics 108-107Kyle Kuzma scored 17 of his 28 points in a phenomenal fourth quarter, and the surging Los Angeles Lakers sent the Boston Celtics to their fourth consecutive loss, 108-107
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., More than $120,000 has been donated to help the 13 siblings who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
DA seeks to bar parents from contacting 13 kids kept captiveCalifornia prosecutors are asking a judge to bar the parents accused of torturing their children from contacting the victims
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New York Knicks' Jarrett Jack, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat KnicksStephen Curry scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to go with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second half to beat the New York Knicks 123-112
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • Va. assault linked to man possibly acting as driver for ride-hailing service new

    A man who may have been impersonating a driver for a ride-hailing service is connected to a reported assault in Loudoun County, Virginia. Around midnight Jan. 6, a woman told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office that she had used the Uber app to get a ride home from the One Loudoun area in Ashburn. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jan 24 2018 @ 12:04 AM
  • Sketch released by police: Sexual assault suspect impersonating an Uber driver

    Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported assault involving a suspect who was possibly impersonating a driver for a ride-hailing service. The victim reported around midnight on January 6 that she was leaving the area of One Loudoun shopping center and had used the Uber app to get a ride home. The CW Washington, WDCW-TV, Tue, Jan 23 2018 @ 07:48 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun residents express fear, anger with law enforcement over KKK activity

    Bishop Shawn Stephens speaks before the crowd of a Jan. 23 NAACP meeting in Leesburg about renewed KKK activity. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 23 2018 @ 10:45 AM
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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