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File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon.  Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standardsSeeking recruits for high-tech jobs, Pentagon chief considers easing standards for enlistment
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FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher Monday, March 30, 2015, led by energy companies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Markets snap higher at midday, led by gains in energy stocksUS stock indexes move higher in midday trade, led by an advances in energy companies and banks
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4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack4-year-old Philadelphia girl leaves home, rides transit bus in search of late-night snack
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a now hiring sign hangs nearby as a builder works on a commercial property under construction in Peabody, Mass. The National Association for Business Economics has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement in 2015 and 2016, particularly for job growth, according to a report released Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economyBusiness economists boost 2015-2016 outlook for US economy, cite job growth, consumer spending
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Latest on Fort Meade shooting: FBI says scene containedThe latest on the shooting at an NSA gate at Fort Meade: FBI says scene is contained
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In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDIT
US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gateUS officials: 1 dead in shooting at NSA gate at Fort Meade; FBI says no link to terrorism
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FILE-In this Sept. 15, 2005 file photo, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee member, listens intently during a confirmation hearing,  in Washington. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Kennedy in Boston. A ceremony is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015, to formally dedicate the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The $79 million facility features a life-sized replica of the Senate chamber. Guests, including student groups, will be able to role-play as senators and debate some of the major issues of the day. (AP Photo/J.Scott Applewhite,File)
Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. KennedyObama, Biden, McCain to attend opening of institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy in Boston
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Clinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive'Hillary Clinton says US-Israel relationship needs to return to 'constructive footing'
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High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoringSupreme Court: Sex offender can make constitutional challenge to wearing GPS ankle bracelet
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  • Dog alerts sleeping family to housefire

    A South Riding family escaped a house-fire Sunday after first their dog, then their smoke alarm alerted them to the flames at 2518 Raflo Lane. Loudoun Times, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 10:25 PM
  • Study points to widening achievement gap for Loudoun County students

    Loudoun County, Virginia, is known for being one of the richest counties in the area, but new data shows its students may be losing academic ground. A four-year look at how the county's minority students are doing shows there is a widening achievement gap in English and math between minority students and non-minority students, the Loudoun Times reports . WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 30 2015 @ 06:18 AM
  • Calvary Temple in Sterling investigated for decades of alleged sexual abuse

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office confirms that they are now investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the church. In a statement, the spokesperson said that they could not provide additional details because the investigation is still ongoing. WJLA-TV Arlington, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 08:04 PM
  • Community protests Sterlinga s Calvary Temple church amid allegations of sexual abuse

    Chris Trent of Leesburg, a former member of Calvary Temple, came out to protest alleged abuse by the church, including he says, corporal punishment that left red welts on his 4-year-old son's bare bottom. Loudoun Times, Sun, Mar 29 2015 @ 02:06 PM
  • Fight over teacher data in Va. continues

    State education officials are slated to head back to court in a fight to keep teacher evaluation data out of public hands in the midst of a Loudoun County father's fight to obtain the information. Kindergarten students at Guilford Elementary school, listen to music teacher Melinda Windsor on Feb. 6, 2015. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 07:42 PM
  • Going Out Tonight? Police Are Setting Up Sobriety Checkpoint

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. "In the past several years, DUI arrests and DUI-related crashes have steadily declined through the efforts of local, regional and national educational and enforcement campaigns to curb drunk driving," Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said in a statement. "In Loudoun County, DUI-related arrests declined 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2013, a trend similar to the 17.2 percent decline in DUI arrests observed by law enforcement agencies throughout the country," he added. Patch.com, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 11:34 PM
  • Cat left in store parking lot with a bowl a bag of food, and a pillow sham

    A cat was apparently abandoned in a store parking lot in Virginia along with cat survival gear, and authorities were looking for a woman who they think may have information about it. Animal services in Loudoun County was told of the possible cat abandonment on Wednesday from a Walmart store in the Sterling area. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 10:09 PM
  • Cat Abandoned in Sterling Parking Lot

    The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services is seeking information regarding the identity of a woman who may have information regarding the possible abandonment of a cat in a parking lot in Sterling. Animal Services received a complaint on Wednesday afternoon from the Walmart at 45415 Dulles Crossing Plaza, near the Dulles Town Center, regarding an abandoned cat. Patch.com, Fri, Mar 27 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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