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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 file photo shows a general view of the Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told The Associated Press on Monday Dec. 11, 2017, that the "precautionary" recall both in France and abroad affects "several million" products made since mid-February. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fearsFrench baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination
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FILE - In this July, 23, 2017 file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman poses while meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia announced on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Saudi Arabia to allow movie theaters after decades of banSaudi Arabia to allow movie theaters next year, for first time in more than 35 years
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Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in LibyaGermany's Siemens AG says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of Rostec Corporation during an awarding ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside in Moscow, Russia. The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Russia's Putin stops at Russian military base in SyriaRussia's Putin makes stop at Russian military air base in Syria en route to Egypt
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Putin announces partial pullout of Russian forces from Syria; Final push for Roy Moore and Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race; Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, singer Bono, from the band U2, performs on stage in Trafalgar Square ahead of the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, in London. Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono storyClarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story
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Russia's Putin lands in Egypt in sign of growing tiesRussia's Putin in Egypt for talks with President el-Sissi on their countries' rapidly growing ties
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Sergey Ustiugov of Russia skis during the men's 15 km free style race at the cross country World Cup in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
Russia says its athletes want to compete at the OlympicsThe Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games
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Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnelA project manager says a fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter
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  • Ashburn family displaced after blaze; GoFundMe page raises almost $10K in 14 hours

    An Ashburn family of five has been displaced after a severe blaze caused by a malfunctioning fireplace Friday night, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sat, Dec 9 2017 @ 03:15 PM
  • Historic bridge joins collection of Northern Va. protected parks new

    One of Virginia's remaining stone-arch bridges, which also witnessed a prologue to the Battle of Gettysburg, is joining Northern Virginia's collection of protected parks. Goose Creek Bridge was built around 1802 during Thomas Jefferson's first presidential term. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Dec 10 2017 @ 11:56 PM
  • Will I-66 tolls force a change in your commuting habits?

    If the new tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway are designed to push drivers out of their cars and on to transit, it doesn't appear to be working. On Thursday, we asked Metro if it has noticed a spike in ridership on the Orange and Silver lines, which serve Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Potomac Local, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 03:12 PM
  • Fauquier County schools cancel all Saturday activities

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight to 4 p.m. Saturday for a swath of the D.C. region, including Prince William, eastern Loudoun and Stafford counties. Fauquier.com, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 02:47 PM
  • Governor announces preservation of Goose Creek Bridge near Upperville

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks on the importance of preserving battlefields in Virginia. Fauquier.com, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 01:31 PM
  • I-66 tolls a ploy to push people out of cars, lawmaker says new

    A Loudoun County supervisor says he isn't giving up after his resolution pressing the Virginia Department of Transportation to immediately lower tolls on Interstate 66 failed to move forward in an important transportation committee. "We're talking about real people's lives," said Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer, who also sits on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, an independent panel that promotes transportation improvements. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 12:36 PM
  • Effort to Suspend or Cap Tolling on I-66 Hits Roadblock

    One of many efforts to suspend or cap tolling for solo drivers using I-66 inside the beltway at rush hour hit a road block Thursday evening when the northern Virginia Transportation Commission voted 13 to 5 to postpone action on a resolution to do that until January. "I'm not sure that it has the support on that commission because there's a lot of people from the inner suburbs that are quite ok with basically pricing people out of their cars and forcing them into transit rather than making transit the better option," said commission member and Loudoun County Board of Supervisors member Ron Meyer. WMAL-AM Washington, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 12:05 PM
  • Cuts to homeowner tax breaks could cost Republicans in 2018 races

    Laura Russo is just the kind of voter the Republicans need, but the party's proposed tax overhaul, which includes limits on the deductions for mortgage interest, state taxes and property taxes, is pushing her away. "I would be dramatically affected," she said. The Raw Story, Wed, Dec 6 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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