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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminateStudy warns more health insurers using high drug copays to dissuade enrollment by sickest
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at a news conference in Washington. Ryan on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, publicly declared a position switch on abortion. Niles in northeast Ohio, writes Wednesday in the Akron Beacon Journal that he initially opposed the procedure that ends pregnancy but now favors abortion rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rightsWith US Senate race looming, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan reverses stance to favor abortion rights
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This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo shows a McDonald's fast food restaurant sign in Chicago. McDonald's Corp. has tapped Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson, who has helmed the burger chain about two and a half years, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
McDonald's CEO steps down as sales declineMcDonald's taps new CEO as sales decline; same challenges remain
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Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99Charles Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, dies at age 99.
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New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty answers questions during a news conference Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in ArizonaDeja no: Patriots not focused on 2008 Super Bowl loss in stadium where they'll face Seahawks
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Korda, Lewis, Munoz tied for lead at LPGA season openerJessica Korda, Stacy Lewis, Azahara Munoz tied for lead after 1st round of LPGA season opener
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant sits on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. Bryant tore his right rotator cuff in the Los Angeles Lakers' latest defeat, the club announced Thursday. Bryant was examined Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed an earlier diagnosis of a torn rotator cuff, and advised Bryant to have surgery to repair the shoulder. Bryant has agreed, and surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.  A timeline estimate for Bryant’s return will be issued following the surgery. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)
Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 monthsLakers' Kobe Bryant expected to need 9 months to recover from surgery on torn rotator cuff
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Spanish U.N. peacekeepers in an armored vehicle, patrol the Lebanese Israeli border, in the southern village of Abbasiyeh, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed many Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month. A Spanish peacekeeper was killed in the border flare-up. He was identified by the Spanish Defense Ministry as Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, 36. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiersLebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli army convoy, killing 2 soldiers; Israel strikes border area
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Parents of missing students, some holding pictures of the missing, attend the press conference in Mexico, City, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. Mexican attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam said that investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state. It was the first time Murillo Karam said definitely that all were dead, even though Mexican authorities have DNA identification for only one student and a declaration from a laboratory in Innsbruck, Austria, that it appears impossible to identify the others. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Rights groups also doubt Mexico account on missing studentsRights groups echo doubts over Mexico students' disappearance; parents to file complaint at UN
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  • Murder Suspect Allegedly Tied to White Supremacist Group: Media Report

    A Washington TV station is reporting that a Sterling man charged with a murder-for-hire plot has ties to a white supremacist group. Dallas W. Brumback Jr., 35, was arrested last week and charged with attempted capital murder after he allegedly solicited a man to kill his ex-wife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Tue, Jan 27 2015 @ 06:21 PM
  • Pre-Labor Day classes, test scores not linked

    A study done for Virginia Hospitality Travel Association showed no relationship between starting school before Labor Day and student scores on the Standards of Learning tests. James McMillan, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, analyzed 74 school districts that start before Labor Day and 58 that don't for the 2012-2013 school year to reach that finding. The Virginian-Pilot, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 01:29 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:08 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 12:07 PM
  • Va. Senate panel OKs mandatory campus sex assault reporting

    A state Senate subcommittee approved a bill Monday submitted by Republican Sen. Richard Black of Loudoun County that would require any employee of a state college or university who learns of such an allegation to report it to a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor. The Virginian-Pilot, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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