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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military honour guard as he arrives to address his ruling party members in Bursa, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive from the region a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns that killed at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on Afrin, which started Saturday, has raised tension in the already complicated Syrian conflict, threatened to deepen strained ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.(Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaTurkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region
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Vice President Mike Pence greets U.S. troops on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, near the Syrian border. Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military payU.S. Vice President Mike Pence is blasting Congress for playing politics with military pay, telling U.S. soldiers stationed in the Middle East that the Trump administration would "demand that they reopen the government."
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs homeJim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, dies unexpectedly
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A model wears a creation for the Lanvin men's Fall-Winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Slimane named new Celine designer as Paris menswear wraps upLanvin and Paul Smith caped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Celine
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Tottenham's Harry Kane walks on the pitch during warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at the St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2008.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goalHarry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st goal of the season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton on Sunday
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Status woe: Cavaliers not planning changes amid slumpNo panic, no changes. Cavaliers trying to fight through mid-season doldrums
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Trump campaign ad calls Dems 'complicit' in officers' deathsPresident Donald Trump's re-election campaign has released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally
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FILE - This file image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Geoff Stults, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "12 Strong." “Jumanji” sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, bringing its five-week domestic total to $317 million. Landing in second is Warner Bros.’ war drama “12 Strong,” starring Hemsworth. It grossed $16.5 million in its debut weekend. (David James/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP, File)
'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures
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Pope Francis meets with bishops at the archbishop's residence in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Francis wrapped up his trip Sunday to Peru by meeting with bishops and nuns, but the controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to haunt him. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
Pope wraps Latin America trip haunted by Chile abuse scandalPope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Peru by denouncing the plague of corruption sweeping through Latin America
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  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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