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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
US-backed Syrian force declare victory over IS in RaqqaA U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group
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A pedestrian walking with crutches tries to flee as police fire tear gas grenades, at demonstration against police killings of protesters and opposition supporters, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Police fired tear gas grenades and rifles in the air to disperse around 20 activists as they were still gathering in Uhuru Park, despite a court order Tuesday that removed the government's ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrationsKenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations in recent days as new vote approaches
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Delhi's landmark India Gate, a war memorial, is seen engulfed in morning smog a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality ratesCountries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates: study
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk for a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders gathered Friday to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process.(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
The Latest: May says still "some way to go" on Brexit talksPrime Minister Theresa May says Britain and the European Union "still have some way to go" if they want the Brexit talks to move onto the issue of trade by the end of December
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders conclude a two day summit on Friday in which they discussed migration, digital economy and Brexit. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stallsFrance's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
The Latest: US-backed force declares Raqqa free of ISU.S.-backed Syrian force has declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa, declaring the city free of any extremist presence
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Russia's Lavrov warns one-sided changes could sink Iran dealRussia's foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, joins other EU leaders for a breakfast meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. European Union leaders gathered Friday to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
Brexit, Spain and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summitBrexit is Europe's big worry but isn't the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo the logo of Mercedes is photographed in Stuttgart, Germany. German automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand. Net profit fell to 2.3 billion euros from 2.7 billion in the same quarter a year earlier despite a 6 percent increase in sales revenue to 40.8 billion euros. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recallGerman automaker Daimler says net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand
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  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Two years from completion: Workers have put more than 5 million hours ...

    Crews work on phase II of Metro's Silver Line to Dulles July 13, 2017 in Dulles, VA. If you've been to Dulles International Airport recently or driven along the toll road or Dulles Greenway, you've probably realized that decades of planning are taking shape in a very real way. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Business leaders say affordable housing at a a crisisa point in Loudoun County

    Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county's top business leaders came together Monday to night figure out solutions to attempt to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 01:13 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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