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Commander: Iraqi troops reach first urban areas of Tal AfarA military commander says Iraqi troops have reached the first urban areas of the Islamic State-held northern town of Tal Afar
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Firefighters and rescuers pull out a boy, Mattias, from the collapsed building in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, a day after a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. irefighters freed a 7-month-old baby and an older brother from rubble of a house some seven hours after the quake, and are continuing work on rescuing another brother who remained trapped. (Italian Carabinieri, HO/ANSA via AP)
3 children pulled from rubble on quake-hit Italian islandFirefighters freed a 7-month-old baby and an older brother from rubble early Tuesday following a 4.0-magnitude quake on the Italian resort island of Ischia off Naples, and were working to rescue another brother who remained trapped
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The next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group
Mattis in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders, US commandersIraq offers a more positive narrative for the White House _ for now _ than the war in Afghanistan
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Malaysian Maritime Director Indera Abu Bakar points the damage of USS John S. McCain shown on a screen during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain arrived at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after a collision early Monday between it and an oil tanker east of Singapore. A number of U.S. sailors are missing after the collision, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know for Today: Trump reverses stance, vows continued fight in Afghanistan; Divers search USS McCain's flooded compartments for 10 sailors; Officials: 42 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash
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South African rhino breeder readies online auction of hornsLawyers for a rhino breeder in South Africa say bidding will start Wednesday in an online auction of 264 rhino horns after a court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed
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Tan Hua Chiow, a retired Singapore naval officer shows a naval chart and explains to The Associated Press the flow of traffic at sea around the Strait of Singapore on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Singapore. Countless ships have made the voyage through one of the world's busiest shipping lane without incident despite its host of navigational challenges, but Monday’s pre-dawn collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and an oil and chemical tanker underlines the risks that normally go unnoticed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Busy waters around Singapore carry a host of hazardsThe shipping lanes around Singapore, among the world's busiest, carry a host of challenges to safe navigation, including a narrow strait, frequently limited visibility and thousands of vessels sailing through daily
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Linton offered a condescending response to a social media critic on Aug. 21, 2017, telling a mother of three that that she was “adorably out of touch.” Mnuchin and Linton were married in June. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Mnuchin's wife touts fashion labels, slams criticLouise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit
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Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango RiverState officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical
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FILE - This Monday, July 17, 2017, file photo shows the Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Much of the attention showered on Netflix focuses on its insatiable appetite for original content. But this streaming network's multi-billion-dollar annual outlay for new programming necessitates another challenge: Matching each program with the subscribers who are likely to enjoy it. Netflix tags content, then identifies viewer habits. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Netflix loves to pick hits for each subscriber _ but how?Much of the attention showered on Netflix focuses on its insatiable appetite for original content
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  • Maryland man convicted of Upperville burglary

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Tue, Aug 22 2017 @ 06:15 AM
  • Loudoun County Republican Wants Confederate Statue Moved

    A prominent Republican on Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors is now on board with moving the county's statue of a Confederate soldier sitting outside the county courthouse in Leesburg. Supervisor Ron Meyer told WMAL the county needs to ask for permission from the General Assembly to move the statue, and then he would like to see it placed in a nearby battlefield. WMAL-AM Washington, Mon, Aug 21 2017 @ 12:23 PM
  • Republican supervisor calls on county to relocate Confederate statue in Leesburg

    In wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer has become the first Republican member of the Board of Supervisors to publicly call for the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg to be moved. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 10:41 AM
  • Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

    A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. Star Tribune, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 10:10 AM
  • Police patrols stepped up near Leesburg Confederate monument

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has increased patrols and surveillance around the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds Friday following the vandalism of Leesburg's Confederate monument. Loudoun Times, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 03:31 PM
  • Shelter Animals Can Be One Viral Photo Away From Adoption

    McMuffin is available for adoption from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The first photo was taken by summer campers. NBC Washington, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 02:33 PM
  • Virginia woman jailed for putting Windex in office coffee maker

    A Virginia woman was sentenced to nearly four years in jail after she poured Windex into her office coffee machine in an effort to make her boss sick. Mayda Rivera Juarez in February pleaded guilty to adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill and was handed her 3 1/2-year prison sentence Tuesday, WTOP reported. New York Daily News, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 10:10 AM
  • Sculpture put in removed statue's spot toppled

    Marcus Martin, right, hugs his fiance Marissa Blair, left, during a memorial for Heather Heyer Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer last Saturday. The Miami Herald, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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