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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., right hugs friend and fellow civil rights veteran Rims Barber, of the Mississippi Human Services Coalition, prior to the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss. Lewis and four other civil rights veterans were honored. Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. He continued working for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, he helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weaponsCivil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall says the United States' next civil rights movement should be to ban assault weapons. Bridges says she is distressed by the mass shootings in U.S. schools.
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) passes the ball over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight winJames Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury
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A Secret Service officer checks a white passenger vehicle that struck a security barrier that guards the southwest entrance to the White House grounds off of 17th Street n Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrierThe White House was briefly on lockdown Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School bus driver Pearlie Corker, gets a hug at the school as some teachers return for the first time since the shooting, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Corker arrived at the school as Nikolas Cruz began to shoot students and teachers on February 14th, she stayed on the bus in front of the school praying for the students and teachers. The school is scheduled to reopen next week. (Charles Trainor Jr/The Miami Herald via AP)
After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun lawsFlorida governor, legislature propose ban on sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21, but differ on whether some teachers should carry weapons in school.
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Switzerland's Ramon Zenhaeusern skis during the alpine team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The Latest: Switzerland wins gold in Alpine team eventSwitzerland has beaten top-seeded Austria to take the gold medal in the Olympic debut of the Alpine team event
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, second from left, leads three men to a waiting van during the execution of a federal search warrant at a restaurant in Poplar Bluff, Mo. People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, reflecting the Trump administration's commitment to cast a wider net. (Paul Davis/The Daily American Republic via AP, File)
US deportations targeting more people with no crime recordsU.S. figures show that people getting deported increasingly have no criminal backgrounds
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School former student Ariana Gonzalez weeps at a cross of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas coach Aaron Feis, on a hill honoring those killed, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and staff returned to the school, to begin to organize and prepare to welcome students next week. Over a dozen students and teachers were killed on Valentine's Day in a mass shooting at the high school. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP)
Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'A woman close the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode."
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) drives around Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Jimmy Butler leaves Wolves' game with apparent knee injuryMinnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler left the Timberwolves' game against the Houston Rockets with an apparent injury to his right knee
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Chevy Chase attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York.  Police say the 74-year-old Chase was driving in South Nyack on Feb. 9, 2018 when he was cut off in traffic by a 22-year-old Long Island man. Authorities say the driver and Chase got into a verbal argument, which led to a passenger in the car cursing at Chase and kicking him in the shoulder. The driver contends the kick was self-defense because Chase threw a punch first. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in disputeA New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the actor-comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute
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  • Senate panel votes to ban - lunch shaming' in Virginia

    A Senate committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill to prohibit "lunch shaming" - the practice of singling out students who owe the school cafeteria money or cannot pay for their lunch. Fauquier.com, Fri, Feb 23 2018 @ 09:18 AM
  • Bond denied for man indicted in 2015 Leesburg Outlets hammer attack

    A motion to release the man charged in the 2015 hammer attack at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets on bond was denied in Loudoun County Circuit Court Friday morning. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 23 2018 @ 01:08 PM
  • Herndon man charged with sexual assault of a juvenile

    A Herndon man has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a juvenile that began last summer, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 12:43 PM
  • Restitution is not a bad word

    A COMPROMISE between Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly would raise the threshold for being charged with felony grand larceny to $500 from the current $200. The current threshold is outdated, so this is a good, common-sense reform. Fredericksburg.com, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 10:09 PM
  • Police seek suspects in string of 19 Northern Va. robberies new

    Police are searching for the suspects they believe are responsible for more than a dozen robberies in Northern Virginia over the last few months. Two men have been involved in five commercial robberies in Fairfax and Loudoun counties since Monday. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 08:15 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office celebrates first woman bomb technician

    Sgt. Samantha Harwood, center, poses with LCSO command staff. Harwod is the first woman with the LCSO to earn safety bomb technician certification. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 04:58 PM
  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on Virginia mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 08:19 PM
  • New director named for Chapman-Beverley Mill

    "On behalf of our board, we are thrilled to welcome another knowledgeable local resident in this position," said Charlie Seilheimer, chairman of the Turn the Mill Around Board of Directors. Fauquier.com, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 06:06 AM
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