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Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a backhand return to United States' Noah Rubin during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Federer reaches 3rd round in return at Australian OpenRoger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience in the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, attended by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg, right, President Barack Obama tours Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassadorCaroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, a Chinese man reacts near a board showing the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing, China. A board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, Lester Ross, says China is preparing to retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump carries out promises to impose sanctions on Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Business group: China preparing to retaliate on tradeAn American business group says China is preparing to retaliate if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump carries out promises to impose sanctions on Chinese goods
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FILE- In this July 15, 2015 file photo, Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan smiles as he attends the trailer launch of his upcoming movie 'Hero' in Mumbai, India. An Indian court has on Wednesday, Jan.18, 2017 acquitted top Bollywood star Salman Khan of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal armsAn Indian court has acquitted top Bollywood star Salman Khan of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Nathan Chen of the United States, performs during the men's free skating program at the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition in Espoo, Finland. The 17-year-old's revelatory performance at last month's Grand Prix final in France has made him American figure skating's bright new star. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
Nathan Chen leads the way at US figure skating championshipsWhen reigning champion Adam Rippon withdrew from the U.S. figure skating championships with a broken foot last week, it made Nathan Chen the favorite this week in Kansas City
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Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of NankingA fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez, File)
Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore
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Clashes over illegal Arab building in Israel, 1 killedAt least one Israeli Arab has been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators in southern Israel during a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes
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Lee Jae-yong, center, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, for a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The Seoul Central District Court will decide whether to arrest Lee after prosecutors requested the arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto headA South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Twenty firearms stolen over last few months in Loudoun County

    Authorities said 20 firearms have been stolen in separate incidents over the last two months from vehicles throughout Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that from November to this week, the thefts have happened in a range of area from Leesburg and Sterling to Ashburn, Round Hill and Hamilton. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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