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FILE - This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco. Activists seeking to recall Persky, who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention. The activists took the first formal step on Monday, June 26, 2017, to call for the removal of Persky. (Jason Doiy/The Recorder via AP, File)
Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault caseActivists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agentFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for more than $17 million worth of consulting work he performed for a Ukrainian political party
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The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in SacramentoAuthorities say a transit deputy was shot in the face Monday at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect
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Iran accuses US of 'brazen' plan to change its governmentIran is accusing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the UN Charter
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Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspendingBoard rejects Puerto Rico budget, said it lacks $200 million in savings and contains nearly $120 million in overspending, ineligible expenditures
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month. The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks. The 58-year-old Francona left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well. He spent several hours at Cleveland Clinic and underwent a series of tests. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
LEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to returnLEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return
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Toshiba pushes back closing deal on memory unit saleToshiba pushes back deadline for reaching agreement to sell its lucrative computer memory chip business
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela.  Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme CourtPresident Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired upon Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he said was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government
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Julian Wright, an attorney for the Citizen Review Board for the City of Charlotte, N.C., talks to reporters on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Wright said the board voted 8-2 in determining a "substantial evidence of error" in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's findings that the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by an officer last September was justified. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
Review board wants another look at police shooting decisionA review board has found a potential error in a North Carolina police department's decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and has scheduled another hearing on the matter in August
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  • Toddler found unconscious in Virginia pool dies

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said over the weekend that a 2-year-old girl drowned and a 2-year-old boy was in critical condition after both were found in a residential pool Saturday. Both children were discovered by a family member and were taken to a hospital. WMDT, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 10:17 AM
  • Suspect in killing of Va. Muslim teen had been accused of assaulting...

    Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, has been charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17. A week before Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a Muslim teenager near a Virginia mosque, a woman arrived at a hospital emergency room and reported that a man - later identified as Martinez Torres - had punched, choked and sexually assaulted her and was a member of the MS-13 street gang, according to two people familiar with the woman's account. The acts allegedly occurred in the presence of a young child, which prompted a call to Loudoun County's Child Protective Services agency, which in turn filed a report with the county sheriff, the two people said. The Washington Post, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 03:13 PM
  • Second toddler dies after Sterling swimming pool accident

    Twins Kaydan and Liam have both died after being found unresponsive in their family's pool Saturday. Fauquier.com, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 09:31 AM
  • Baby twins dead and injured in swimming pool accident

    Girl, 2, dies and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious at their backyard swimming pool at home in Virginia after 'sneaking out' A little girl has died and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious in a swimming pool at their home in Virginia. The the two-year-olds were found in the family's backyard pool on Saturday morning in Acorn Court, Sterling by a family member, Loudoun County police report. Daily Mail, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 08:22 AM
  • Two Ashburn men charged with drunken driving, one hits playground equipment with car

    A 45-year-old Ashburn man has been charged with driving under the influence after he hit children's playground equipment with his car June 22. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the area of Naugatuck Square and Snickers Gap Terrace in Ashburn just before 8:30 p.m. after reports that a vehicle had left the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
  • Detetives search for Sterling 'upskirting' suspect

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly took a photo up a woman's skirt in a Sterling store. Fauquier.com, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 05:25 PM
  • 'An angel was taken': Community reflects on Va. teen's slaying

    Leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths came together Tuesday in Reston, Virginia, to discuss Sunday's murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. She was among a group of teens who were walking and biking to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, or ADAMS Center, when Fairfax County police say there was an argument with a driver, who then got out of his car with a baseball bat and chased them. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 01:14 AM
  • Funeral Set For Murdered Reston Teen; Sex Assault Being Investigated

    A Muslim teen who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque in Virginia may have been sexually assaulted, investigators say. Police are investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday. WMAL-AM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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