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In this April 12, 2018 photo, Mayor Heather Hall discusses the nearby train that was loaded with tons of sewage sludge that is stinking up her community of Parrish, Ala. More than two months after the so-called "Poop Train" rolled in from New York City, Hall says her small town smells like rotting corpses. Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers' excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states' waste. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge goneAn Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continuesGlobal stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war
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Chart shows a rolling 3-month average of new patients starting opioid prescriptions.
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptionsNew data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Professor Sara Danius makes a speech during the Nobel award ceremony at the Concert house in Stockholm. Danius, the head of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has resigned following an internal crisis at the prestigious institution.  Danius announced her decision Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a three-hour meeting of academy members in central Stockholm. Danius said she had lost the confidence of the academy, but would not comment on whether a vote was held to remove her.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
Another member quits Nobel literature academyAnother woman wants to resign from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize, bringing the total number of board members who have quit to six
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.  The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich diesThe wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died
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Zverev and Goffin reach Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinalsThird-seeded Alexander Zverev has reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals where he could meet his brother
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Procter & Gamble pays $4.2 bln for unit of Germany's MerckGerman pharmaceutical and materials company Merck says has agreed to sell its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble for 3.4 billion euros in cash
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe points to the media for a question during a news conference with President Donald Trump at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'Trump rejects Abe's efforts to win a pass on tariffs for Japan and persuade US to rejoin TPP trade deal, showing the limits of their 'bromance'
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US ambassador to the UN, Robert Wood, speaks at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 19, 2018. The U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a “maximum pressure campaign” to convince North Korea to denuclearize even as Washington prepares a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the U.N.-hosted Conference on Disarmament, says the U.S. believes the ongoing pressure campaign “has had an important impact in the North's decision to return to the table.”  (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
The Latest: US says it's maintaining pressure on North KoreaA U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize
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  • Loudoun County grand jury indicts Herndon man for involuntary manslaughter

    A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted a Herndon man on an aggravated involuntary manslaughter charge after a passenger in his vehicle died following an alcohol-related crash in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 10:59 AM
  • Loudoun Sheriff's Office searches for a 56-year-old Sterling man

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing Sterling man who has a possible physical impairment from the Sterling area. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisor offers for county to retake management of Fireman's Field

    As public discussions continue regarding the new management of Purcellville's Fireman's Field, Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington sent a letter on Monday to Purcellville town officials offering to resume the county's management of Fireman's Field. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
  • Middleburg's Bataoel receives endorsements from Randall, Gooditis

    Middleburg mayoral candidate Vincent Bataoel announced Tuesday he has received endorsements for his campaign from Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall and Del. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 09:48 AM
  • Why a Handmade Wool Cape Costs $950

    Suppose a sheep farmer in Virginia dreams of making handmade wool garments in the United States. The reality: For a small operation, piecing together production can be harder than growing the wool. Washingtonian.com, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:48 AM
  • Va. assembly to decide on Metro taxes, veto overrides

    As Virginia's General Assembly meets for its annual reconvened session Wednesday, the proposal for new dedicated funding for Metro ranks among the key issues. The current bill provides $154 million more per year, mainly from money that today goes to Northern Virginia transportation projects, including, at times, Metro. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 06:20 AM
  • Joe Hockey putts for power, going nine holes with Donald Trump

    When the going gets tough in the US capital, Donald Trump gets going to the greens of one of his private golf clubs - and, it turns out, phones an Australian friend to help keep spirits up. Joe Hockey may well have become the envy of Washington DC's diplomatic corps, getting a call-up to join the US President in a select foursome for much-needed fairway therapy at the end of another testing week in the White House. ABC News, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 09:08 PM
  • Preservation gathering planned at Llangollen Farm

    Sponsored by the Land Trust of Virginia, Mosby Heritage Area Association and Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, the gathering will explore the future of the landscape, community and conservation easements. Fauquier.com, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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