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FILE -- In this Friday, March 31, 2017 file photo newly appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, at the presidential guest house in Pretoria, South Africa, In his first budget speech Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018, Gigaba announced the first increase in the value-added tax in a quarter century as the country seeks to bring in new revenue. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
South Africa's FM under scrutiny ahead of Cabinet reshuffleSouth Africa's finance minister under scrutiny ahead of new president's Cabinet reshuffle
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Retailers, technology lead early gains for US stocksU.S. stocks are moving higher in early trading, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier
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SpaceX postpones California satellite launch due to windsSpaceX postpones satellite launch from California due to winds, reschedules for Thursday
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Florida Rep. Kristin Jacobs talks with student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the hallway at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 21, 2018. The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are in town to lobby the Florida Legislature after a shooting that left 17 dead at their school. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
The Latest: Students meet with state leaders after shootingStudents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got little sleep as they prepared for a day of meeting with Florida's legislative leaders in Tallahassee
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Ketara Sealey, 17, takes a photo of the school bus' tire on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Flint, Mich. The bus became stuck when its tire fell into a hole due to high flood waters. High water closed roads in Michigan.  (Bronte Wittpenn/The Flint via AP)
States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid stormsSandbags are holding back floodwaters as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plans, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice
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Russian FM Lavrov criticizes the West's policies in BalkansRussian foreign minister is criticizing Western policies toward his country, urging countries to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the Russia-West divisions
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a couple of blocks to be picked up at a common location. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
To get a ride, Uber says take a walkUber is rolling out a service called 'Express Pool,' which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations
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Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug productionScientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost
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Police are seen searching a suspicious vehicle near the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Washington.  The Secret Service said the New Executive Office Building, left, was evacuated and a portion of 17th Street had been closed to vehicle traffic.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Secret Service clears suspicious vehicle by White HouseThe Secret Service says they have cleared a suspicious vehicle near the White House
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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
  • 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
  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia new

    Tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to Virginia have exploded as the state has become a top global market for data centers. Records show that sales tax exemptions for the centers that function as the brains of the Internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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