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UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without changeThe outgoing U.N. human rights chief says the U.N. Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning that world body could "collapse" if that doesn't change
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A view of the Raganello Gorge in Civita, Italy, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Italy’s civil protection agency says at least five people have been killed when a rain-swollen river flooded a gorge in the southern region of Calabria. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday that 12 people were brought to safety in the flash flood. It was unclear how many people were missing. The flood hit a group of hikers in the Raganello Gorge. (Antonio Iannicelli/ANSA via AP)
Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 deadAt least eight people were killed when heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in the southern region of Calabria, Italy's civil protection agency said
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2004 file photo comedian David Cross and actress Jessica Walter, of the television comedy "arrested Development," arrive for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive." Still, President Ruth Watkins resisted online calls to cancel his upcoming performance on campus, saying in a statement Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, the photo intended to promote the show is protected by the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian,File)
David Cross show on at Utah college after 'offensive' tweetThe University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive."
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Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon SculpturesThe Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis
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In this Sept. 16, 2016, photo, then-McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. Members of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died. In an announcement Monday morning, Aug. 20, 2018, the school said no player will wear his number for the next three years — the time during which he would have been eligible to play. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Maryland to wear helmet sticker to honor Jordan McNairMembers of the Maryland football team will wear a helmet sticker with No. 79 to honor former teammate Jordan McNair, who collapsed during a practice session in May and subsequently died
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FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan federal court that she has completed her review of designations by lawyers for attorney Michael Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization. After the April 9 raid of Cohen’s office and residences, Cohen asked a judge to give him a role in deciding what seized items were privileged and could not be seen by prosecutors. The judge appointed Jones.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against CohenAP sources: Prosecutors preparing criminal charges against Michael Cohen
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FILE - In this file photo dated  Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia.  In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swimIll health forces Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-kilometer (124-mile) route of an iconic speedskating race in the northern Netherlands
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Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancerRacers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia
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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plantsThe Trump administration is set to roll back a key piece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, proposing regulations that give states wide authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants
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  • Black elders hold mixed views on confederate statue in town

    Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen filled a swimming pool with cement and garbage rather than permit its integration. More than a half-century later, she turned to art as therapy to work through that traumatic period when she wasn't allowed to sit on the red stools at Little John's drugstore or watch a movie at the neighborhood Tally Ho theater. The Virginian-Pilot, Fri, Aug 17 2018 @ 07:46 PM
  • Deacon's Arrest Renews Allegations Against Sterling Church

    A man who once served as a deacon for Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child. News4's David Culver spoke to former members of the church about the abuse allegations at the church. NBC Washington, Sat, Aug 18 2018 @ 12:01 AM
  • Shaun Alexander exits Fireman's Field management deal in...

    Purcellville officials announced Friday that Shaun Alexander Enterprises will terminate its contract to manage the Fireman's Field Complex as of Sept. Loudoun Times, Mon, Aug 20 2018 @ 11:23 AM
  • Small earthquake shakes northern Virginia

    The agency's website shows that a magnitude 1.7 earthquake occurred around 11:23 p.m. Thursday in Loudoun County. It happened about 2.5 miles northeast of Belmont, at a depth of more than 3 miles . WMDT, Fri, Aug 17 2018 @ 10:39 AM
  • As school returns, what you need to know on the roads new

    As 2.4 million students in the D.C. area return to school in the coming weeks , traffic will increase and drivers will have to pay closer attention to stay safe on the roads. "Area motorists must get back into the habit of slowing down and watching for children in school zones and in neighborhoods who are walking, biking, or taking the bus to school," said John Townsend, AAA mid-Atlantic's Manager of Public and Government Affairs. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Aug 20 2018 @ 06:00 AM
  • Trump drawing more women to run for office out of "protest"

    "I think, is this overwhelmingly - the overwhelming desire of women to be heard, to be counted and to fight back against what he stands for and what he said. He demeans women. CBS News, Sat, Aug 18 2018 @ 11:12 PM
  • Multiple burglaries over the past month in Brambleton; sheriff's office investigating

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple, possibly related recent burglaries in the Brambleton area, authorities announced Friday. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 18 2018 @ 03:16 PM
  • Small earthquake felt around Lansdowne Thursday night

    A magnitude 1.7 earthquake struck Loudoun County Thursday night at 11:23 p.m. about 1.2 miles northeast of Lansdowne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Loudoun Times, Fri, Aug 17 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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