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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo, Hong Kong's then chief executive candidate Carrie Lam speaks during a debate in Hong Kong. Lam, who is now Hong Kong's chief executive, condemned criticism from British politicians over the city’s recent jailing of student activists. She said during a speech in London on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017,  that such comments are unfair and “disrespectful.” (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Hong Kong leader condemns UK criticism over jailed activistsHong Kong's leader has condemned criticism from British politicians over the city's recent jailing of student activists, saying such comments are unfair and "disrespectful."
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
The Latest: Pence says Russia probes are not a distractionVice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election
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This image made from video provided by Kurdistan 24 shows an Iraqi tank moving into position as forces begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija, Iraq from the Islamic State group Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Prime minister Haider al-Abadi says the operation began at dawn in a statement released by his office, just two days after Iraqi forces began an offensive against IS holdouts in Iraq's vast western Anbar province. (Kurdistan 24 via AP)
Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from IS groupIraq's prime minister says Iraqi forces have begun the operation to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group.
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Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd looks at the media as she arrives for a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will give a speech on Britain ongoing negotiations about leaving the EU in Florence, Italy on Friday, and she will brief the cabinet on its contents on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May seeks to unite divided Cabinet before big Brexit speechPrime Minister Theresa May is trying to unite her fractious Cabinet behind her plan to reboot faltering Brexit negotiations.
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, a Russian soldier guards as a military helicopter takes off at an airport in Deir eI-Zor, Syria. Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The deployment comes amid rising concerns of a direct confrontation on the ground between Russian-backed forces on one side and the U.S.-supported Kurdish-led Syrian forces on the other. (AP Photo, File)
Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troopsRussia warns US, says its special forces deployed with Syrian government troops in battle to take key city from IS
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 21, 2017. Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World shares mixed as markets mull latest Fed statementWorld stocks shares mixed as investors digest latest statements from Fed and Bank of Japan
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Pope Francis waves to faithful during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Setp. 20, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope promises 'firmest measures possible' against pedophilesPope Francis is promising to respond with the "firmest measures possible" against priests who rape and molest children and says he'll hold accountable bishops and religious superiors who cover up for them
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, the Apple TV is displayed, in New York. The new Apple TV streaming device heralds the onset of ultra high-definition 4K video for the mass audience. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth itReview: Apple's new TV-streaming gadget is nice, but an iTunes video upgrade makes it a real winner
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A boy and a girl stare at the camera from their house after Hurrciane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane MariaTens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory
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  • New Community Play Space Set to Open in New Orleans

    Ashburn, Virginia, Sept. 19, 2017 -- The National Recreation and Park Association and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission , along with 11 national donors, are proud to announce the revitalization of Lemann Playground, a new community play space in New Orleans that was built as part of NRPA's Parks Build Community initiative . GlobeNewswire, Tue, Sep 19 2017 @ 10:40 AM
  • A monument to progress: Community dedicates renovated Ashburn Colored School

    The Ashburn Colored School was in service from 1892-1957, serving students from elementary through high school. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 18 2017 @ 03:56 PM
  • For This Company, Online Surveillance Leads to Profit

    In a small office in Ashburn, Va., ensconced among the government contractors that make up the Dulles Technology Corridor, a start-up called Babel Street is bringing government-style surveillance to an entirely new market. The company's Web crawlers, offered under a subscription called Babel X, trawl some 40 online sources, scooping up data from popular sites such as Instagram and a Korean social media platform as well as inside "dark Web" forums where cybercriminals lurk. Global Logistics/Supply Chain, Thu, Sep 14 2017 @ 05:13 AM
  • Suspects at large in Sterling armed robbery; LCSO releases surveillance stills

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help identify the suspects involved in an armed robbery at the High-Up convenience store in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 12:32 PM
  • Loudoun County School Board membera s email on suicide and mental health dumbfounds observers

    A former Loudoun County Public Schools student says he's stunned by the harsh language used by School Board member Tom Marshall in response to an email he sent Marshall and other elected officials questioning how the school system deals with students at risk of suicide. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 20 2017 @ 09:53 PM
  • Investigation seeks cause of fatal Loudoun crash new

    Investigators are still trying to determine why a food truck crashed into a car earlier this month, killing an Ashburn mother and injuring her three children. Erin Kaplan, 39, was killed Sept. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 18 2017 @ 04:07 PM
  • Historic black school's makeover celebrated early

    The mark was left decades ago, when Winzor, now 73, was accidentally struck by a nail attached to a piece of wood she and her classmates at the Ashburn Colored School had fashioned into a makeshift bat for a softball game. "When we had recess, we would go in the back where the outhouse was. The Daily Republic, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 07:57 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office unveils high-priced drone to help locate missing people

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office demonstrated Friday how its new $94,000 drone can be used to find people with medical conditions if they wander from home and become lost. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 15 2017 @ 04:27 PM
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