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Arlington County Board Shakes Off 2013 With New Year's Day Meeting

The Arlington County Board is wasting no time in getting to work in 2014.

The County Board on Wednesday continues its annual tradition of meeting on New Year's Day. The board expects to elect Jay Fisette as its chairman at Wednesday's meeting. Fisette has previously served as board chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

Fisette is expected to outline his goals for the year, as will other board members.

The board is also expected to elect Mary Hynes as its vice chair.

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Bill Cunningham, Iconic 'New York Times' Photographer, Dies At 87

Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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