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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Geena Davis poses in the press room at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Davis is launching a film festival focused on women and diversity in Bentonville, Ark. About 75 films will be screened over the four-day festival, which will also include panel discussions and a celebratory “A League of Their Own” baseball game, featuring appearances by Rosie O’Donnell and two original members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Geena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversityGeena Davis launches film fest in Bentonville, Arkansas, focused on women and diversity
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society,Wednesday, May 6, 2015,  at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Fed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high'Yellen says stock prices 'quite high' but overall financial stability risks not elevated
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Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobsStudy: Silicon Valley companies hire plenty of Asians, but relatively few become executives
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FILE - In this Nov, 27, 2003 file photo, singer Errol Brown poses with his wife Ginette after receiving an MBE, for  his services to pop music as the Hot Chocolate frontman. The singer has died in the Bahamas aged 71, his manager said on Wednesday, May, 6, 2015. (Fiona Hanson/PA Via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT .
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the BahamasHot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 of liver cancer in the Bahamas
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Iran says it will release seized Maersk ship after fine paidIran says authorities likely will release seized Maersk ship in 2 days after fine paid
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Defense attorney Harvey Fishbein, left, speaks to reporters during a break in the trial of Pedro Hernandez in New York, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Jurors deliberating in the murder trial of Hernandez, a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, says they're deadlocked — for a second time. But a judge is telling them to keep trying for a verdict. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
AP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case?AP EXPLAINS: After 2 deadlocks, what's next for jury in case of long-missing NY boy Etan Patz?
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Airline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seatsLugging a child's seat for a flight only to be thwarted? Airline group seeks harmonized rules
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, practice test books sit on a table in the sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania. For all the headlines of technical test problems in some states and parents opting their children out of test taking, testing proponents say the roll out in much of the country this spring of new standardized tests taken on a computer has had relatively few major hitches. (AP Photo/Ty Wright, File)
New standardized tests bring technical challenges, concernAs new standardized tests roll out, some states grapple with technical problems
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  • Stage is set in Loudoun for November general election

    With the recent nomination of Republican and Democratic candidates in three contested primary races, the slate of competitors vying for Loudoun County's elected offices in the November general election is taking shape. At a Loudoun County Republican Committee convention Saturday, delegates voted to support the party's incumbent candidates, awarding nominations to Sheriff Michael L. Chapman and Ashburn Supervisor Ralph M. Buona. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 09:51 AM
  • DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths

    "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths "The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Smoke alarms alert Sterling family to garage fire

    Smoke alarms allowed a Sterling family to safely evacuate their home. Fire crews responded to 20584 Birchfield Place at approximately 2:15 a.m. Monday to find a two-story, single-family home with smoke coming from its garage. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Historic Home Farm in Leesburg lists for $875,000

    Home Farm , a designated Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, was recently listed for sale at $875,000. The farm, at 40332 Mount Gilead Rd. in Leesburg, dates to the 1700s, when early histories of the area suggest that the Sycolin Indian tribe spent their summers from 1716 to 1719 on the front pasture land. The Washington Post, Wed, May 6 2015 @ 04:30 AM
  • Driver crashes into courthouse complex in Leesburg

    Loudoun County deputies investigate the scene at the Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown Leesburg after a woman drove through a fence on the property and then struck a tree. Loudoun Times, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 08:59 PM
  • Chantilly Resident Taken In By Fake IRS Agent

    A Chantilly resident told the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Sunday that he lost money to a con artist posing on the phone as an agent of the Internal Revenue Service. The resident, who lives in the 42400 block of Fawn Meadow Place, received a call from a person claiming to be with the IRS, the sheriff's office said. Patch.com, Tue, May 5 2015 @ 06:59 PM
  • Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Early Sunday on Route 7

    Loudoun County police arrested a Germantown, Md., woman after she struck a pedestrian with her vehicle early Sunday morning on Route 7. The pedestrian was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The collision occurred at about 5 a.m., a police report said. Patch.com, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 01:11 PM
  • Legacy Farms program plants seeds of hope for students with autisim

    It's called going over the cliff. When students with autism leave the public school system - and the network of support and therapy it provides - they often graduate to the couch. The Washington Post, Mon, May 4 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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