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Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiascoFacebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is tightening its policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users
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Men wade through a flooded Alemania Avenue as Hurricane Maria reaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto RicoThe strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years is pummeling the island, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding
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The rate decision of the Federal Reserve appears on a television screen, on the floor of the New York Stack Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The Federal Reserve says it will start in October to gradually unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which expanded to unprecedented levels in efforts to spur economic growth after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks wobble after Fed announcement, but close higherU.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year
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FILE - In this June 10, 1997 file photo, author Lillian Ross appears in Central Park in New York. Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway and a classic Hollywood expose, has died at age 99. Ross contributed stories to The New Yorker for decades, notably a 1940s portrait of Ernest Hemingway. Her Hollywood book, “Picture,” was regarded as a landmark in film writing and an early example of the “nonfiction novel.” (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca, File)
Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway and a classic Hollywood expose, has died at age 99.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care driveA brew of political pressures has pumped fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul
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Ivanka Trump speaks during a session on action to end forced labor, modern slavery and human trafficking during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depressionIvanka Trump is talking about her experience with postpartum depression in a new interview
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, right, speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdingsFed announces start of trimming of bond holdings with $10 billion reduction in October
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during their meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leadersPresident Donald Trump says he and Egypt's president are making "a lot of progress" on various issues
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon reacts as New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, rounds the bases with a home run in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Judge hits 45th HR, young girl hit by foul, Yanks top TwinsAaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 for a three-game sweep
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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
  • 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
  • Loudoun Comprehensive Plan stakeholders eye doing away with transition policy area

    As Loudoun continues to face immense pressure to grow and meet future housing needs, the county's Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders team grappled with a controversial question on Monday: Keep the transition policy area or do away with the status quo? A majority of the group tasked with putting together the county's new Comprehensive Plan agreed the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 13 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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