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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa.  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses, but the World Health Organization new director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador" Friday Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Shock as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'Shock, condemnation as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswomanThe White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly, with a spokeswoman saying it is "inappropriate" to question a retired four-star general
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pauses as he speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actionsAP FACT CHECK: John Kelly distorts tale in slamming 'selfish' congresswoman
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Egyptian officials say 55 police killed in Cairo shootoutEgyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen including 20 officers and 34 conscripts have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy presides over a Cabinet meeting in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The meeting is expected to outline the measures to take over control of the northeastern Catalonia in the latest attempt to stop an independence bid by regional authorities. (Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Pool Photo via AP)
Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in CataloniaThe Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article Saturday so it can take control of Catalonia, end secession bid
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Police guard the area at Rosenheimer Platz square in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Police say a man with a knife has lightly wounded several  people in Munich. Officers are looking for the assailant. Munich police called on people in the Rosenheimer Platz  square area, located close to the German city's downtown, to stay inside after the incident on Saturday morning. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
Man with knife attacks 4 people in Munich; arrest madeMan with knife attacks 4 people in Munich; police say 1 arrest made
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In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, people gather to listen to a campaign speech given by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of Party of Hope, during a campaign rally for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Polls indicate Japanese PM Abe headed for easy victoryJapan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself
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Police guard the area at Rosenheimer Platz square in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Police say a man with a knife has lightly wounded several  people in Munich. Officers are looking for the assailant. Munich police called on people in the Rosenheimer Platz  square area, located close to the German city's downtown, to stay inside after the incident on Saturday morning. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Munich police arrest suspect, say motive unknownPolice say they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife
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People wait to withdraw money from ATMs at a brach of CaixaBank, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions as CaixaBank and Banco Sabadell, that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Spain court that ruled on Catalonia hackedA spokeswoman for Spain's Constitutional Court says the court's website has been affected by a cyberattack of unknown origin
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Man deported 5 times who escaped from ICE in Va. sentenced for assault new

    A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
  • Washington West Film Festival takes place Oct. 25-30

    The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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