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A woman sympathizer for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holds a sign stating: "We do not need armed forces" and bearing his photo in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after an online video purporting to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Goto was circulated via social media. Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Goto's killing, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheadedHorror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto
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Thousands of pro-democracy activists take part in a democracy march to Central, demanding for universal suffrage in Hong Kong Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The march is the first large-scale demonstration since the Occupy Central protest ended last year as the government started a second round of public consultation on democratic reform. The yellow banners read: “I want genuine universal suffrage.” (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracyHong Kongers march for democracy in 1st major rally since mass street protests last year
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Mark Cuban, back, and Daymond John arrive at the 2015 DIRECTV Super Saturday Night party at the Pendergast Family Farm on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  (12) passes during practice Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFLDo It Again: If Seahawks repeat, it's scary prospect for NFL down the road
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, speaks during an emergency Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after an online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
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Japanese women react as they read extra newspapers in Tokyo reporting about an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, Sunday morning, Feb. 1, 2015. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday after the video was posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. The headline reads: "A video on killing of Goto." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporterJapan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter who told stories of kids and ordinary folk
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.  After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Obama budget offers contrasts, long-shot deals with GOPObama budget sets up contrasts with GOP, lays down markers for long-shot deals
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  • Va. Senate votes to ban adoption of Common Core standards

    The state Senate has voted to prohibit adoption of the national Common Core curriculum standards in Virginia public schools without prior approval from the General Assembly. Sen. Richard Black's measure passed the Republican-controlled chamber Friday on a largely party-line 21-17 vote. WSET-TV Lynchburg, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 12:53 PM
  • Distant Vines Wine Dinner at Palio Ristorante

    Roughly 30 Loudoun County professionals indulged in an extravagant wine dinner at Palio Ristorante Italiano Jan. 28, where local wine businessman Tom Allen, president of Distant Vines importers, spoke about his pairing for the five-course affair. Loudoun Times, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 09:59 PM
  • Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

    Prince William County's schools enrollment boom has outpaced the growth of the district's budget for years, a quandary exacerbated by the recession. Class sizes have ballooned . The Washington Post, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 05:20 PM
  • For Super Bowl Sunday, a wintry mix ending in rain

    "So here we go again with another typical D.C. winter storm. I've been through all the guidance I've ever known. WTOP-FM Washington, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 11:22 AM
  • Where it stands: Loudoun County Courts Complex expansion

    The Loudoun County Courts Expansion project in downtown Leesburg has seen some movement in recent weeks. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:37 AM
  • Sterling Man Charged in Murder Plot To Stay in Jail

    A Loudoun County judge denied bond Thursday for a Sterling man accused of a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife, according to media reports. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 07:59 PM
  • Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

    A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor. The Virginian-Pilot, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:07 PM
  • Comment sought on proposed power line in Loudoun County

    Regulators are seeking public comment on a Dominion Virginia Power plan to build a new high-voltage transmission line and substation in Loudoun County. The State Corporation Commission says local public hearings are scheduled for March 18 in Sterling. NewsOK.com, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 03:21 AM
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