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This photo combo shows death row immates, from left,  Thomas Whitaker from Texas, Doyle Lee Hamm from Alabama, and Eric Scott Branch from Florida. Executions are set for Alabama, Texas and Florida for the same night. If they are carried out as scheduled Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018,  it would mark the first time in more than eight years that three convicted killers were put to death in the U.S. on the same day.(AP Photo/File)
Alabama, Florida set to hold executions on same nightExecutions are set for Alabama and Florida for the same night
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Kansas lawmakers cancel debate on NRA-backed gun safety billKansas legislative leaders have canceled a debate on a gun-safety education bill giving preference to a National Rifle Association program in elementary schools
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, center, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, watch as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRAPresident Donald Trump endorsed barring those under 21 from buying semi-automatic weapons _ a move that puts him in direct opposition with the National Rifle Association
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmateTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has accepted the state parole board's recommendation and is sparing the life of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker
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A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.  A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday. Greitens' attorney issued a scathing statement challenging the indictment. (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affairA St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015
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Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard's attorney Benedict Morelli speaks to reporters outside Brooklyn Federal court, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in New York. Bouchard testified during her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
US Tennis Association deemed mostly liable for player's fallUS Tennis Association found mostly liable for when Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard slipped on wet locker room floor and hit head at 2015 US Open; jury assigns blame 75 percent to USTA, 25 percent to Bouchard
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United States celebrates winning gold in the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Olympic fatigue may be setting in for NBC; ratings dipsDespite a strong night filled with medal-winning performances by U.S. athletes, NBC's ratings dip on Wednesday night
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Basque riot police controls a follower of FC Spartak Moskva before the match during the Europa League - round of 32, 2nd leg, between Athletic Bilbao and FC Spartak Moskva, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Feb.22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in SpainA Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow
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Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in San Francisco. Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate a new category of properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, initially will only cover about 2,000 homes in 13 cities. That's a small fraction of the roughly 4.5 million rentals listed on Airbnb in 81,000 of cities throughout the world. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectorsAirbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate a new category of properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay
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  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between mulch and a building. WMDT, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 06:51 PM
  • Man indicted in 2015 hammer attack at Leesburg outlets set to appear in court

    The man charged in the 2015 hammer attack at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is expected to appear in Loudoun County Circuit Court Friday for a 10 a.m. pre-trial hearing, according to online court documents. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 03:07 PM
  • Herndon man charged with sexual assault of a juvenile

    A Herndon man has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a juvenile that began last summer, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 12:43 PM
  • Challenger emerges in Purcellvillea s mayoral election

    Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 11:13 AM
  • New Va. bills would make public less safe new

    A discarded cigarette in mulch started this multi-family home fire in Lynchburg, Virginia. WASHINGTON - The threat of quickly-spreading building fires caused by ignited mulch have Virginia fire chiefs concerned about bills making their way through the General Assembly, prompting the Loudoun County chief to worry: "It's only a matter of time before people aren't going to get out." WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 09:15 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office celebrates first woman bomb technician

    Sgt. Samantha Harwood, center, poses with LCSO command staff. Harwod is the first woman with the LCSO to earn safety bomb technician certification. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 04:58 PM
  • New director named for Chapman-Beverley Mill

    "On behalf of our board, we are thrilled to welcome another knowledgeable local resident in this position," said Charlie Seilheimer, chairman of the Turn the Mill Around Board of Directors. Fauquier.com, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 06:06 AM
  • Monroe Tech parents, students concerned about Academies of Loudoun changes

    Jill Turgeon , chairwoman of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, speaks at a Feb. 21 meeting on changes to the Monroe Tech curriculum. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 03:19 PM
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