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In this Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, House Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., attends a conference of House and Senate negotiators try to resolve competing versions of a rewrite to the No Child Left Behind education law, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson says she was in the car with the widow of a slain soldier when she overheard President Donald Trump telling her in a phone conversation that he “knew what he signed up for.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Trump and the new politics of honoring war deadTrump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Gord Downie, singer and songwriter of Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, performs in Toronto, Canada. The widely revered lead singer died Tuesday night, Oct. 17, 2017. He was 53. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP File)
Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has diedGord Downie, the revered lead singer and songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died
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In this picture taken July 12 2017, Portuguese Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa attends a parliament debate in Lisbon. De Sousa the Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year. The government said on its website on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017,  that Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has tendered her resignation and that Prime Minister Antonio Costa has accepted it. . (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deathsThe Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Benghazi Committee. Trump is again tweeting about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. The latest burst came Wednesday morning in response to the FBI's release of a heavily blacked-out draft memo by then-Director James Comey in preparation of closing the investigation without criminal charges.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate ClintonPresident Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to revise his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation
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Angry protesters march near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in which over 300 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as two people were arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emergeThousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11' as detailed account emerges of attack; 2 arrested
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, waits to start a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Health care plan sponsor says Trump offers encouragementA chief sponsor of a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums said Wednesday President Donald Trump called to offer encouragement, a day after the president spoke favorably of the pact but then reversed course
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FILE- In this Friday, June 3, 2011, image former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic removes his hat in the court room during his initial appearance at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. A United Nations war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts on Nov. 22, 2017, in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic. Mladic was tried on 11 counts including genocide, murder and terror for allegedly overseeing atrocities by Serb forces in Bosnian's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 dead. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trialA U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who faces a possible life sentence if convicted of charges including genocide
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Trump criticizes bipartisan health dealPresident Donald Trump is criticizing a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of insurance premiums
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In this Aug. 11, 2017, photo, Kenyan electoral official Roselyn Akombe, center, speaks as President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, prepares to receive his electoral win certificate, later nullified, as Deputy President William Ruto, second from left, and Uhuru's wife Margaret Kenyatta, second from right, look on at the results center in Nairobi, Kenya. Akombe resigned Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in a statement from New York saying the rerun of the presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26 cannot be free and fair. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
The Latest: Kenya protesters attack election training siteThe Latest: Kenya protesters attack election training site after officials cast doubt on vote
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  • 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
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in October

    A new family house under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. . U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Voice of America, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:18 PM
  • Police investigate head-on crash in Loudoun County

    A West Virginia man died and a Haymarket man was seriously injured in a crash in Loudoun County early Friday morning. Fauquier.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:09 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
  • Loudouna s Heritage Commission begins work on courthouse grounds examination

    A subcommittee of Loudoun's Heritage Commission discusses how the county can balance history on the courthouse grounds. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:59 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Virginia vies for Amazon

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on Fredericksburg.com. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Fredericksburg.com, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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