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FILE - In this March 9, 2011 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday wouldn’t cause such a fuss. But a foreign leader denouncing U.S. policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upends nearly two centuries of tradition. A joint meeting of Congress, gathering senators and representatives together in the House chamber, is a ceremony typically bestowed on one or two friendly foreign leaders per year. It looks a lot like a presidential State of the Union address. The speaker embodies his or her nation; the audience of lawmakers represents all American/ She is joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, and Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, president pro temper of the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu'sForeigners' speeches to Congress usually cement friendships, don't stir up partisan fights
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talksNetanyahu to use bully pulpit in Congress to issue stern warning about Iran nuclear talks
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Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar, front left, arrives with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry at the foreign ministry for talks in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. India’s foreign secretary has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Indian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last yearIndian envoy meets archrival Pakistanis in first contact since talks broke down last year
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Relatives and friends pay their last respects while passing the coffin of Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, during a farewell ceremony inside the Sakhavov's center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mourners are lining up outside the Moscow human rights center for the funeral of murdered Nemtsov. Western officials have called for Russia to conduct a prompt, thorough, transparent and credible investigation into the slaying. Putin has ordered law enforcement chiefs to personally oversee the probe. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris NemtsovMourners line up to view body of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
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Toronto Maple Leafs' Olli Jokinen, left, gets up close to Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais during second period NHL hockey action Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Rangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadlineNew York Rangers' rivals counter Yandle's addition by stocking up at NHL trade deadline
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FILE - In this March 15, 2014, file photo, relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 watch a news program about satellite tracking of the plane at a hotel in Beijing Saturday. Airlines and regulators have spent the past year since the disappearance of Flight MH370 debating how much flight tracking is necessary, balancing the economic costs against reassuring passengers another plane won’t disappear. Now a plan is moving forward that would require airlines, by the end of 2016, to know their jets’ positions every 15 minutes. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
Airlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370Airlines slowly move to better track planes a year after Malaysia Airlines disappearance
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Murray State’s Cameron Payne drives past Eastern Illinois’ Cornell Johnston during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Murray, Ky. (AP Photo/Murray Ledger & Times, Kyser Lough)
Final week of regular season filled with intriguing matchupsBig games in smaller leagues on tap as conference tournaments begin this week
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Ian Poulter hits from the sand bunker on the 14th hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2,  2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Harrington survives a splash and ends a long droughtPadraig Harrington makes good on 2nd chance and wins the Honda Classic
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The Baltimore Orioles play an intra-squad spring training baseball game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., Sunday, March 1, 2015. Grapefruit League action starts Tuesday, March 3, when the Orioles travel to Lakeland, Fla, to face the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
LEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring trainingLEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring training
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  • Repo Man Accused of Brandishing Gun

    Loudoun County police are looking for a man who brandished a firearm Tuesday at a Sterling home during an argument. The incident occurred between 3:16 and 3:21 p.m. in the 46800 block of Burning Branch Terrace, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 02:56 PM
  • What will please Loudoun, Phase II: New look for massive Waterside development

    The owner of Chantilly Crushed Stone, an active quarry located to the north and south of Route 606, east of Route 28, has returned to a skeptical Loudoun County with a revised proposal for its planned 335-acre, mixed-use redevelopment. The amended plan for Waterside calls for up to 2,595 dwelling units, upward of 2.5 million square feet of office and flex/industrial, a pair of 175-room hotels, roughly a half-million square feet of retail and 144,600 square feet of civic space. Business Journal, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 06:11 PM
  • At budget hearings, Loudoun residents rally for fully funded schools

    At two public hearings last week to address Loudoun's budget, county supervisors were bombarded with one message: "Fully fund our schools." Those words were emblazoned on blue T-shirts, written across campaign-style signs and spoken into a microphone by dozens of speakers who urged the county Board of Supervisors to fully support the school board's $982 million spending request. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 10:42 AM
  • The weeka s buzz

    That's Virginia's junior U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine kickin' it with some locals in Honduras. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 06:16 PM
  • Atlantic Realty eyes residential for aging Sterling Plaza Shopping Center

    McCafferty Interests sold its Sterling Plaza shopping center to Atlantic Realty Cos. for $26.5 million. Business Journal, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 01:42 PM
  • Discovery Square provides options for all types of residents

    A new community - Discovery Square in Oak Hill - is rising in western Fairfax County, just north of Centreville and a few miles from the Loudoun County border. A new community is rising in western Fairfax County, just north of Centreville and a few miles from the Loudoun County border. The Washington Post, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 07:30 AM
  • Winter weather causes school delays, closures in DC area

    A snow storm moving through the mid-Atlantic region during the morning commute is leading to many school closures and delays. In northern Virginia, schools in Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties will be closed. WSET-TV Lynchburg, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 06:34 AM
  • Business Owners Get One Extra Day To Pay County Tax

    The deadline for business owners in Loudoun County to renew their business licenses has been moved to midnight on Monday. Since the annual March 1 filing and payment deadline falls on a Sunday this year, it has been extended by one day, Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz Jr. said in a media release. Patch.com, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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