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This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas.  The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack, numbering in the thousands, and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Terror threats at chemical plants underestimatedInvestigators: Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated by government
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In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, customers buy meat at a market in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As the clock ticks down to a July 30th deadline to reach a deal with creditors over unpaid debts, Argentines are bracing for what is likely to be the country’s 8th time to default in its history. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Ratings agency: Argentina in 'selective default'Ratings agency S&P says Argentina in 'selective default' amid talk with creditors in New York
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Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care that would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House approves VA health care overhaulHouse approves $16.3 billion measure to overhaul VA health care system
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Venezuela's ex-military intelligence chief, Hugo Carvajal, arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport after he was released by authorities, in Oranjestad, Aruba, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Carvajal, who was designated to be Venezuela's consul to Aruba, was detained at the Caribbean island's airport on a request from U.S. prosecutors. U.S. authorities alleged Carvajal is one of several high-ranking Venezuelan military and law enforcement officials who provided haven to drug traffickers from neighboring Colombia and helped them move U.S.-bound cocaine through Venezuela. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz)
US imposes travel ban on some Venezuelan officialsAmid escalating tensions, US imposes travel ban on Venezuelan officials accused of abuses
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In this March 27, 2014 photo, a woman shops at the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Whole Foods shares fall after sales disappointWhole Foods sales disappoint, raising worries about rising competition; forecast lowered
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Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stopGrandma writes letter thanking Idaho trooper for professionalism, kindness during traffic stop
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FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. The Federal Reserve is widely expected to make sixth reduction in bond purchases Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Fed offers a dual message on health of US economyFed slows bond buying further but provides no clear signal on timing of first rate hike
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Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deathsTunisia's army chief of staff resigns after deadly militant attack on soldiers
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Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014. The latest violence to plague the country has so far killed scores of people and wounded hundreds as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government said in a statement that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa)
Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fightingUp to 6,000 Libyans flee into Tunisia to escape fighting in capital
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  • Thinking outside the box: Leesburg Elementary hosts Camp Invention

    On July 14-18, Leesburg Elementary hosted Club Invention, a four-day-long summer day camp. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jul 30 2014 @ 01:14 PM
  • Loudoun County animal watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. The Washington Post, Wed, Jul 30 2014 @ 11:40 AM
  • Justice for Erica?

    Pamela Dade Smith mourns the nine-year anniversary of the unsolved murder of her daughter Erica Heather Smith, at Lovettsville African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery on July 29, whose body was found outside Redskins Park in Ashburn. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jul 30 2014 @ 06:06 AM
  • County brewing a a oeweta economy

    Mark Osborne, with Adroit Theory Brewery, served beer to attendees at the 'Craft Brewing in Loudoun' symposium held Tuesday at 8 Chains North winery. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jul 29 2014 @ 05:47 PM
  • U.S. DOT celebrates opening of Silver Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C. - On July 26, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other U.S. Department of Transportation officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line - the largest expansion of Metrorail service in 20 years - connecting the nation's capital to Tysons Corner and the Reston area of Fairfax County. CE News, Mon, Jul 28 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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