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Loudoun Building Gets Energy Award

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The Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Loudoun County for its superior energy performance.

The recognition also singles out the Valley Bank Building in Leesburg by giving it the Energy Star Certification. The building, which was built in 1816, uses 35 percent less power and generates 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the country.

The Valley Bank Building is the second building to receive the award in the county. The first was the Shenandoah Building, which is also located in Leesburg.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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