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General Mills buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products in $8B dealGeneral Mills is buying Blue Buffalo Pet Products in a transaction valued at about $8 billion
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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU-Sahel meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from Africa's Sahel in a show of support for the impoverished region fallen prey to extremists and a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's SahelThe Latest: $510 million pledged at EU summit for West Africa's Sahel in security, development
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A Chinese investor uses a computer terminal to monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Stocks mixed as Wall Street seen edging higherStock markets slip in Europe, but Wall Street is expected to rise on the open and Asian indexes closed higher
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Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia start their first heat during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at OlympicsA second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony
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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before a CNN town hall broadcast, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels''Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, and other issues
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Sheldon Adelson arrives for President Donald Trump's speech at the Israel museum in Jerusalem. Adelson has proposed paying for at least part of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press, and the Trump administration is considering the offer. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of the highly unconventional proposal to cover part or all of the embassy’s costs through private donations, the administration officials said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassyPresident Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
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BMW plans to build battery electric Minis in ChinaGerman automaker BMW says it's in talks to build battery electric models of its Mini cars in China, which would be the first time the iconic cars have been made outside Europe
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Building starts on Afghan leg of Turkmenistan gas pipelineConstruction has begun on the Afghanistan stretch of an ambitious pipeline that is to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
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Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipelineAfghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister were on hand for the launch of a gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, on to Pakistan and eventually to India
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  • Senate panel votes to ban 'Lunch Shaming' in Virginia

    A Senate committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill to prohibit "lunch shaming" - the practice of singling out students who owe the school cafeteria money or cannot pay for their lunch. The Senate Education and Health Committee voted 15-0 in favor of House Bill 50, which would bar schools from giving students a hand stamp or wristband when their lunch account is empty, or ask students to do chores or throw away their meal if they cannot pay. The Virginian-Pilot, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 09:43 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
  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on Virginia 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. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 08:19 PM
  • Restitution is not a bad word

    A COMPROMISE between Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly would raise the threshold for being charged with felony grand larceny to $500 from the current $200. The current threshold is outdated, so this is a good, common-sense reform. Fredericksburg.com, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 10:09 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
  • Police seek suspects in string of 19 Northern Va. robberies new

    Police are searching for the suspects they believe are responsible for more than a dozen robberies in Northern Virginia over the last few months. Two men have been involved in five commercial robberies in Fairfax and Loudoun counties since Monday. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 08:15 PM
  • 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
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