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Mackenzie and Sloane Scannell, daughters of Makersmiths founder Pat Scannell, watch as a program controls the design of a propeller in the 3D printer. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

Makersmiths find a home in Leesburg

“Makers” and “makersmiths” aren't complicated terms. Makers are people who create. Anything from crafts to robotics in a marriage between technology and more traditional methods to create physical products more cheaply and effectively. More
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Northern Virginia teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State

The judge said he considered 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin's age and lack of a criminal record during sentencing in federal court in Alexandria. Amin told the judge he didn't "expect sympathy."

Leesburg police unveil new ‘safety zone’ for meeting after online transactions

The project is designed to help facilitate transactions from places like Craigslist while providing a secure place for people to meet.
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The future of Loudoun: A look at the developing Silver Line hub in Ashburn

Despite delays in the Metro's Silver Line expansion into Loudoun, plans for how the surrounding area will be affected are moving forward, and three scenarios have surfaced for how the the swath of land housing the future Silver Line could develop.
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Vignesh Valaboju, 16, dilutes a primer sample in the biology lab at Rock Ridge High School to create a living vaccine for Lyme disease. Times-Mirror Photo/Kate Murphy

Loudoun students work to extinguish Lyme disease worldwide

The Rock Ridge High School International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition Team is working to create a living vaccine that will eliminate Lyme disease in Loudoun County and hopefully throughout the biosphere.
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List of journalists killed on duty in U.S. and Canada since 1976

Although journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for journalists working in the U.S. to be targeted.

The Epicurience Grand Tasting will be held Sept. 5 at Morven Park in Leesburg. Facebook/Epicurience Virginia

Epicurience festival arrives in D.C. Wine Country Labor Day weekend

For the third years, thousands will flock to Loudoun County for fine wine, great food and entertainment as the Epicurience food and wine festival kicks off Labor Day weekend.

Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds Photo/one.arch.tamu.edu

Surprised? Washington D.C. region has nation’s worst traffic

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.
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Loudoun County is the epicenter of Redskin nation

Here, local officials go gaga any time a team representative appears at board meetings – the local Board of Supervisors in 2012 unanimously agreed to send at least $2 million in tax dollars into the team's coffers.
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SURVEY: Loudoun County’s unique relationship with the Washington Redskins

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MORE: Thousands of Loudoun residents included in Ashley Madison data dump

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