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Women hold candles during a vigil for the beatification of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday May 22, 2015. Huge crowds are expected at a Saturday ceremony to beatify Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for the faith this year by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop RomeroEl Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980, to be beatified before huge crowds
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Descendants of Blessed Sister Irene Stefani Giovanni Zeccnini, left, and Gabriella Guerni right, attend her beatification ceremony in Nyeri. Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, May. 23. 2015. Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the central Kenyan town of Nyeri to attend the beatification ceremony of a beloved Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation. Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reported Saturday that up to 100,000 people from all over the world were in Nyeri Saturday to witness the ceremony during which Sister Irene Stefani was declared “Blessed Irene.” Irene, who belonged to the Consolata Missionary Sisters, first came to Kenya in 1915 and died there in 1930 at the age of 39, according to a website dedicated to her beatification. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in KenyaThousands gather in central Kenya to attend beatification ceremony of Italian nun
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A man grills meat in a barbecue of a Portuguese traditional food restaurant in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
What will get Europe's economy rolling again?ECB's conference probes reasons behind persistent high jobless rates in currency union
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Director Jacques Audiard poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Dheepan, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Love battles revenge in Audiard's refugee drama 'Dheepan'War, love and revenge meet in Jacques Audiard's genre-bending drama 'Dheepan' at Cannes
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Helen Kelleher and Elin Adler kiss as early results begin to filter through on the referendum in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the only question is how large the "yes" side's margin of victory will be from Friday's vote. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say'Social revolution': Gays celebrate as Irish strongly back same-sex marriage in landmark vote
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Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisisNigerian airlines cancel flights as fuel crisis worsens in Africa's biggest oil producer
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Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fundCountries approve plan for $100 million UN health emergency response fund
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Congo electoral commission updates voter listCongo's electoral commission updates voter list ahead of regional elections
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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extensionUnable to gain an extension, McConnell plans May 31 vote on provisions of Patriot Act
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  • Quarry Blast Damages Homes, Cars

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey was the first reporter on the scene after problems with a quarry blast sent rocks and boulders flying into neighboring homes and businesses. A blast at a Loudoun County, Virginia, quarry sent rocks and debris smashing into nearby homes and cars, leaving one person injured Thursday morning. NBC Los Angeles, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 02:00 PM
  • Sterling Man Scares Away Burglary Suspect

    In getting up before sunrise Friday, a Sterling man spotted someone who appeared to be a burglar on his back deck, but the individual disappeared before Loudoun sheriff's deputies arrived. The resident told the deputies that he woke up at 2:50 a.m. and went to the kitchen of his home, in the 21700 block of Canfield Terrace, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • Fairfax County teachers get tiny raise

    The Fairfax County Public School Board adopted a $2.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 on Thursday, which will allow for small pay increases for all employees. The raises - though very small at 0.62 percent - are still bigger than FCPS has been able to give in recent years. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, May 22 2015 @ 11:16 AM
  • Blast rocks Loudoun quarry neighborhood, 36 hours after major meeting on quarry's redevelopment

    A Thursday morning blast at the Loudoun County quarry that would be Waterside sent rock flying into the neighborhood directly to the north of the operation, injuring one and damaging property. Business Journal, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 10:49 PM
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities. CBS Local, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 08:53 PM
  • Quarry blast in Sterling damages homes, cars; injures one

    Update: 4:28 p.m. The manager of NAPA Auto Parts in Sterling said two rocks from a blasting incident at Loudoun Quarries this morning damaged the store's window and a car in the parking lot, among other damages caused by the blast. Loudoun Times, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:57 PM
  • Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

    This is a meteor glowing as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Rocks that fell on a home and cars in Sterling, Va. The Washington Post, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 07:21 PM
  • Missing Teen Located Safe and Sound

    A teenager with autism who was reported missing today has been located safe and sound, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The 14-year-old was last seen at around noon in the area of Potomac Falls High School along Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. Patch.com, Thu, May 21 2015 @ 06:46 PM
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