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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday Nov. 10, 2007, two simple wooden crosses bearing poppies are seen against the memorial wall at the Tyne Cot cemetery in Passchendaele, Belgium.  Monday July 31, 2017, marks the centennial of the start of the World War I battle of Passchendaele which barely moved the frontline and thus became a metaphor for the folly of warfare. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)
Century-old battle in Belgium sums up horrors of World War IThe Third Battle of Ypres, fought in Belgium a century ago, was as bad as World War I would get
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In this Friday July 28, 2017 photo,  police search  a refugee shelter in Hamburg, Germany,  in connection with a stabbing attack in a supermarket. A man armed with a kitchen knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and six others were injured as he fled, police said. He was overpowered and arrested. (Bodo Marks/dpa via AP)
Hamburg stabbing suspect known as radical, mentally unstableA German official says the man who fatally stabbed one person and wounded several others in Hamburg was known to authorities as an Islamic radical but also was psychologically unstable
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An activist holds a copy of the Cumhuriyet paper outside the court in Istanbul, Friday, July 28, 2017, protesting against the trial of journalists and staff from the newspaper, staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who are accused of aiding terror organisations. The court was expected to decide whether the suspects should be released from jail pending the trial's outcome. The headline reads: " Freedom." (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
7 staff members of opposition newspaper leave Turkish jailA Turkish court released from jail seven staff members of an opposition newspaper pending the outcome of their trial on charges of allegedly aiding terror organizations.
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Iran says US Navy fires warning shots near its vesselsIran's state news agency is reporting that a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier has fired a warning shot in an "unprofessional" confrontation with Iranian vessels
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Spokesman: Palestinian leader in hospital for routine testsPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman says the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalized for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours
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A man holds a special edition of a morning newspaper displaying the deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a news stall in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, July 29, 2017. A top leader from the ruling party of deposed Prime Minister Sharif says a meeting of the party's lawmakers has been convened to consider who will be the country's next premier. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan ruling party meets to consider PM successorThe ruling party of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will choose his successor a day after Pakistan's Supreme Court removed the premier from office
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Pyotr Levashov, the Russian hacker arrested on April 7 in Barcelona, speaks during a hearing to consider his extradition to the United States, at the National Court in Madrid, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Levashov’s arrest was the latest in a series of American-initiated operations over the past year to seize alleged Russian cybercriminals outside their homeland, which has no extradition agreement with the United States. American-led operations have so far seized four Russian hackers outside their homeland over the past nine months. They come at a fraught moment in relations between Moscow and Washington, where politicians are grappling with the allegation that a Kremlin hacking campaign helped Donald Trump win the presidency. (Luca Piergiovanni/Pool Photo via AP)
Alleged Russian hacker's arrest caps long cybercrime careerFrom the early days of online stock scams to the increasingly sophisticated world of botnets, pseudonymous hacker Peter Severa spent nearly two decades at the forefront of Russian cybercrime
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2017 NBA Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, right holding ball, of the Golden State Warriors displays his techniques while interacting with children during his tour of NBA Academy in Greater Noida near New Delhi, India, Friday, July 28, 2017. Durant is in India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country and meet the elite prospects of NBA Academy India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Durant sets new record _ in IndiaThe Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and 3,459 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA program in India entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Friday after holding the world's largest basketball lesson in multiple venues
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo, a Sri Lankan couple walk on the Galle Face green as the China Port City project is seen behind in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Chinese company said Tuesday it will resume construction of a $1.5 billion port city project in Sri Lanka, about a year after it was suspended because of questions about its environmental impact. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port dealSri Lanka's government has signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70-percent stake in a $1.2 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repayment of loans obtained to build the port
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  • Two charged in series of burglaries in western Loudoun

    Two people have been charged in connection to a string of burglaries in western Loudoun County, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 05:06 PM
  • Lucketts fire that killed one was intentionally set

    Officials with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue say a house fire in Lucketts during which a person died was intentionally set. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 02:09 PM
  • Norovirus likely caused Chipotle illnesses

    This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, file photo shows the sign at a Chipotle restaurant. A state health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle in Sterling, Va., before it was temporarily closed on Monday, July 17, 2017, following reports of illnesses. Fairfield Citizen-News, Mon, Jul 24 2017 @ 03:58 PM
  • Select AllCourt Rules That Politicians Blocking Followers Violates...

    While there is no set precedent for the issue, more and more courts are encountering a new type of lawsuit related to social-media blocking. The Knight Foundation, for instance, is suing the U.S. government on behalf of Twitter users blocked by President Donald Trump , whose Twitter account has become alarmingly vital when it comes to understanding his presidency. New York Magazine, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 06:36 PM
  • Loudoun County celebrates record $3.3B in commercial investment at historic Selma Manor

    Loudoun County Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer announces the county's record-breaking commercial investment figures at the historic Selma Mansion July 27. Times-Mirror/Alexander Erkiletian After years of sitting quietly off of Route 15, the more than 200-year-old historic Selma Mansion in Leesburg came to life Thursday night. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 11:10 AM
  • Better Angels aims for better political understanding in Leesburg

    Better Angels has held meetings across the country to help people better understand the experiences, feelings and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 10:57 AM
  • Man arrested after 'upskirting' incident at a store in Virginia

    But he fled on a bike toward the nearby WOD trail. Eventually, sheriff's deputies caught him, and he was later identified as a suspect in a June "upskirting" incident at a store. The Washington Post, Fri, Jul 28 2017 @ 08:29 AM
  • Second person tests positive for norovirus tied to Chipotle Read Story Associated Press

    A Virginia health official says a second person has tested positive for norovirus after eating at a Chipotle before it was temporarily closed last week following reports of illnesses . David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, says two people now have tested positive for norovirus. KCEN, Mon, Jul 24 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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