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Northern Virginia population shows no signs of slowing

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The bureau estimates that Adams County's 2017 population was 31,678 - an increase of 314 souls from the official 2010 population of 31,364, and also up by 21 from the estimate for 2016. Of the state's 95 counties, a total of 77 experienced growth in their populations. Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau help determine how federal dollars are distributed each year. Read More »

NYC Democrat proposes ban on smoking while walking

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Some smokers cried foul, noting that existing restrictions leave the sidewalk as one of the few places they're allowed to puff. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren't thrilled at the idea. Read More »

Karachi here we come: Darren Sammy

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But Karachi Kings will be lucky in case the weather forecast of heavy rain on Wednesday evening comes true as in case of rained off match Karachi Kings will qualify for the final against Islamabad United in Karachi on Sunday. That was followed by three T20s against a World XI last September and the emotional return of Sri Lanka for one T20 in October, all in Lahore , with unprecedented security arrangements in place. Read More »

Senate passes huge U.S. spending bill, sends it to Trump

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Schumer said the bill contains a "firm" $540 million, which includes $380 million in extra Amtrak funding for capital improvement in the Northeast Corridor and $125 million that NY and New Jersey governors can spend at their discretion. President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, Congress minority leader Chuck Schumer said on Twitter the pact included many of Democratic priorities for the middle class. Read More »

Minutes Interview With Stormy Daniels To Be Broadcast Sunday

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Daniels is seeking a ruling that the confidentiality agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it, while Cohen says that Daniels is in violation and may be on the hook for $20 million in damages. After the agreement was first reported by the Wall Street Journal in January, Daniels began to speak publicly, though she did not directly comment on the affair she had recounted to journalists in 2011 and 2016. Read More »

Weather Week Ahead: Warm & windy Friday & heavy rain next week

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We reach close to 60 degrees on Thursday , and there is a chance for afternoon rain. Many of saw our warmest temperatures in over a week today with widespread 50s across the area. If we delay the arrival of the rain until Easter Sunday or even later in the day on Sunday , that will stretch the rains into the first part of the 11-16 day window. Read More »

Zimbabwe defeat to UAE gives Ireland World Cup qualification hope

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Recording their first victory of the qualifying phase, UAE denied Zimbabwe automatic qualification to next year's tournament in England and Wales. "It's very painful", Cremer said of Zimbabwe's defeat. "I'm sure most Zimbabweans are". They then recovered with useful contributions from Peter Moor (39), Sikandar Raza (34), Craig Ervine (22) and Sean Williams. Read More »

Katsuko Saruhashi: Why Google honours her today

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She was the first woman to earn her doctorate in chemistry in 1957 from the University of Tokyo . Scientists at the US Atomic Energy Commission quickly became interested in her work, and invited Saruhashi to work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to compare US methods of measuring these radioactive isotopes to those used by the Japanese. Read More »

Korean court issues arrest warrant for ex-President Lee

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The arrest warrant effectively allows authorities to detain him for up to 20 days before charging him. "I hope that my arrest will lessen the pains of those who worked with me (during my presidency), and of my family", he added. Her trial is coming to a close and prosecutors are demanding she serve 30 years in jail. The conservative ex-leader has denounced the investigation as "political revenge" by his rivals. Read More »

Playboy model claims affair with Donald Trump

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McDougal said their first sexual encounter was at his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel and that afterwards he offered her money, which she rejected. The contract, according to the Journal, did not require the Enquirer to run the story and compelled McDougal's silence. McDougal alleges in court documents that AMI failed to live up to the deal they signed with her and that the company never meant to publish a story about her alleged affair with Trump . Read More »

China again sends aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

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China claims Taiwan as its own and considers the self-ruled island a wayward province, which Xi said on Tuesday would face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism. The Liaoning, China's sole operational aircraft carrier, left around noon on Wednesday, Taiwan's defense ministry said. Rick Fisher, a senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, said the new travel should seek to correct the punitive restrictions imposed on Taiwan by State Department ... Read More »

Peru's President Kuczynski Tenders Resignation, Promises Constitutional Transition

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However, Maduro said he still planned to attend the multi-national event, "Rain, shine or lighting, by air, land, or sea, I will arrive with the truth of the country of Simon Bolivar". This time it is the president of Peru , who resigned on Wednesday despite claiming his innocence. In December he pardoned former President Alberto Fujimori from jail in an apparent deal with lawmakers to avoid an impeachment. Read More »

Pro-life groups hail narrow win by Lipinski in Illinois Democratic primary

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Lipinski to have a very painful evening". In 2007, Lipinski voted against a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on the House floor, and he is one of only two House Democrats who have not expressed support for the Equality Act - federal legislation that would finally provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Read More »

Unarmed Man Killed In His Own Backyard By California Police

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Another video released by the police department shows aerial footage from a helicopter flying overhead. Officers responded to the area along 29th Street and 69th Avenue after reports that a man had been breaking into cars. "And at that time our officers believed it was a firearm, and out of fear for their own lives they fired their service weapons". "The involved officers held their position for approximately five minutes, until additional officers arrived". Read More »

Former DHS Chief Says That 2016 Russia Sanctions Were Not Effective Enough

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And they agreed that more could be done by the Trump administration to deter Russian Federation and other actors from repeating or escalating their attacks. Under Johnson, the agency designated election systems as critical infrastructure in January 2017, months after President Donald Trump was elected. As a result, Johnson said, the federal government did not move forward with the critical infrastructure plan until after the election. Read More »

All smiles: NHS staff pay rise backed by Unions

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Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will decide themselves whether to roll out the same pay rise. If they give the nod, the extra pay will be in July wage packets, backdated to April. It was previously feared more NHS workers would be forced to give up a day's holiday in return for the salary increase, but the government has now scrapped that plan. Read More »

John Oliver's book sells out

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Oliver chose to publish his own book to troll Pence, who has endorsed controversial policies opposing gay marriage. Oliver's book is also outselling former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty , which ranks second on Amazon. Read More »

Affirms in Supreme Court

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However, the petitioner said that he was not speaking on behalf of all Christians. The Supreme Court , which is hearing a slew of petitions on the Constitutional validity of Aadhar, was on Tuesday faced with a peculiar petition by a devout Christian' seeking exemption from submitting biometric data citing "religious belief". Read More »

Smiles mask problems as Saudi prince visits White House

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The US official added that Saudi Arabia's security is a priority for the US, saying that over the past nine months, Congress has approved $54 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia. million dollars, 525... million dollars", Trump said as he pointed at the pictures. Both Trump and Saudi Arabia have been critical of the Iran denuclearization deal signed between Iran and other world powers in 2015. Read More »

N.Koreans meeting USA, S.Korean represntatives

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Choe Kang-il, Deputy Director-General for North American Affairs at the Pyongyang foreign ministry, had been holding discussions with former diplomats and researchers from South Korea and the U.S.in Helsinki since Monday. -Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University. Finland's foreign minister, Timo Soini, told the Finnish news agency STT on Monday that Finland "is making this meeting possible" by helping arrange it as a facilitator, but said it would not mediate in actual negotiations. Read More »

WADA offer to help investigate doping ignored by Russian Federation

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There was no immediate response to Reedie's remarks by Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied systemic doping. Russian Federation was banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics because of the doping scandal though "clean" athletes from Russian Federation were allowed to compete as neutrals. Read More »

Demi Lovato Celebrates Personal Milestone At The Barclays Center

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Demi Lovato couldn't help but get emotional while being heartbreakingly honest about her battles with drug and alcohol addiction during one of her recent concerts in NYC. Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. After fans began chanting her name, Lovato opened up to them about her long road to sobriety. Read More »

Standalone HTC Vive Focus Headset Will Be Released Outside China Soon

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That said, the VR industry has always lacked any real mid-range offerings. There's also the VIVE Focus , which is arguably just as exciting as the VIVE Pro thanks to its standalone design. "If pricing falls somewhere between $500 and $600, it will ultimately slot in as a midtier standalone VR product which could make for a hard value proposition". Read More »

MSNBC Shows Hilariously Unnecessary Chart of Trump's Tweets on Robert Mueller

Republican Party leaders have yet to take any action to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, though more Republicans are telling President Donald Trump to quit criticizing Mueller. DiGenova has been outspoken in his defense of Trump, talking of a "brazen plot" to exonerate Democrat Hillary Clinton in an email investigation and to "frame" Trump with a "falsely created crime". Read More »

Denounced by GOP as a Nazi, Arthur Jones Wins Illinois Congressional Primary

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No Republican has held the district's seat since 1975. "Even if only myself and my wife voted for me, I'd win the primary because the Republican Party screwed up big time ", Jones said , the New York Times reported . On election night, several outlets ran news alerts about Jones's primary win - which was never in doubt. In 2016, Lipinski faced no challenger at all; in 2014, a bad year for his party overall, he won reelection by 29 points in a district that was drawn specifically to keep ... Read More »

Trump reportedly defied warning from security team not to congratulate Putin

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Kim Bum-soo has more . But Trump's defenders were quick to point out that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had also congratulated Putin after his successful presidential run. A White House spokeswoman said Russia's election interference did not come up during Tuesday's phone call. Huckabee said, "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate". Read More »