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FCC head: Storms teach lessons on emergency communicationsAjit Pai has been to Texas and Florida in recent weeks to learn what hurricanes Harvey and Irma can teach about how to improve the nation's emergency communication systems during natural disasters
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Vice President Mike Pence, center right, accompanied by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left, speaks to members of the media before a meeting to discuss health care and tax reform in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health billPresident Donald Trump seems unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise _ repealing and replacing 'Obamacare.'
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center chairs the National Security Council in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Turkey's political and military leaders met to consider possible sanctions and other measures against Iraq's Kurdish region if it goes ahead with a referendum for independence. The Council met followed by a Cabinet meeting on Friday as the country stepped up pressure on Iraq's Kurds to abandon the vote slated for Sept. 25. (Presidential Press Service, pool photo via AP)
Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenesThe Turkish parliament has convened for an extraordinary session to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria, as officials continue to press Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum.
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Residents from Ingenio walk through flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Ingenio, Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017. Because of the heavy rains brought by Maria, thousands of people were evacuated from Toa Baja after the municipal government opened the gates of the Rio La Plata Dam. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threatPuerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam
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A tribute to Father Stanley Rother is displayed inside Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche, Okla, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Holy Trinity was the childhood church of Stanley Rother, an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war, who is on the path to possible sainthood. A ceremony for Rother's Beatification is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
The Latest: Thousands pack beatification mass for US martyrThousands have packed a Catholic mass to beatify an Oklahoma-born priest killed during Guatemala's civil war
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 1977 file photo two stewardesses stand in the open front door of the hijacked Lufthansa jetline 'Landshut' a Boing 737, at an airfield at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The  Lufthansa passenger jet hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. The dpa news agency reported Saturday  Sept. 23, 2017 most parts of the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in the southern city of Friedrichshafen, where they will be reassembled and displayed at the Dornier Museum.  (AP Photo/Harry Koundakjian,file)
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back homeA Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a leftist militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles after posing for photographs during NBA basketball team media day Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is offTrump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up
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A ship moored to the dock of Barcelona's port to house police reinforcements is seen in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Unions representing Spanish security forces say authorities have hired three ferries to accommodate some of the additional police officers dispatched to Catalonia for the Oct. 1 independence referendum. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos policeSpain's central government and regional Catalan authorities tussled Saturday over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned Oct. 1 independence vote for the northeastern region
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A Mexican rescue worker and search dog resume their work on the site of a felled office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood, after evacuating the area due to an aftershocks, in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. A strong aftershock rolled through Mexico City, Saturday morning, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoA strong new earthquake has shaken Mexico, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people
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  • Sterling mother charged with child endangerment, public drunkenness

    A Sterling mother has been arrested on drunk in public and child endangerment charges. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 11:26 AM
  • Loudoun Co. sheriffs warn of phone scam that uses their name new

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is spreading the word about a phone scam that's using their name to try to pry money from people. The sheriff's office said in a statement that someone in the county got a call from someone claiming to be a Lt. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 07:09 PM
  • New I-66 transit projects reflect shift in addressing regional congestion

    A series of transit-oriented projects designed to complement the impending transformation of Interstate 66 is expected to move an additional 5,000 people through the I-66 corridor every day, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced at a launch event held on Sept. Fairfax Times, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 04:19 PM
  • Conservative group launches robocall against GOP supervisor after statue vote

    After a polarizing vote on Loudoun's 109-year-old Confederate statue Wednesday night, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer says he has been harassed by callers from around the region over his position on the issue. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 03:39 PM
  • Larcenists targeting schools, daycare centers in Loudoun County

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables while running errands or dropping off children. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 11:57 AM
  • Loudoun County golf prodigy gets her game back

    After a year banned from playing competitive golf or practicing with anyone but her father, 11-year-old Lauren Cottet-Moine of Sterling has returned to the game. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 22 2017 @ 10:27 AM
  • Virginia pumpkins nearly ready for picking

    The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer : 6:50 p.m. Survei HAMILTON, Va. - Pumpkin growers are busy harvesting, and consumers soon will be able to buy or pick pumpkins for carving, cooking and decorating. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 08:51 PM
  • D.C.-Area Teachers Spend Millions Out-of-Pocket on Supplies

    Washington, D.C.-area public school teachers spend millions of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses to buy extra supplies for their classrooms, according to an investigation and teacher survey conducted by the News4 I-Team. The purchases include a wide range of classroom items, including stationary, cleaners, prizes, food, printers and posters. NBC Washington, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 06:45 PM
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