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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists' opponents - Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes - have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)
UN: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in OctoberUN report: At least 1,273 Iraqis killed in October violence, a slight increase over last month
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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a car burns after being set alight by protesters outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso2nd Burkina Faso soldier declares he is head of state after protest push president from power
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New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?In race for Texas governor, new question is whether Wendy Davis can survive defeat
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UK warns travelers they could be terror targetsUK warns British travelers they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists
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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters cheer as they leave the outskirts of Suruc, Turkey, towards the Turkey-Syria border, on the way to the Syrian city of Kobani, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battleIraqi peshmerga fighter prepare to battle against Islamic State group in Syrian town of Kobani
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 file photo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. Shekau's announcement further discredits the government of Jonathan, who on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 formally announced his candidacy for elections on Feb. 14, 2015 in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls marriedLeader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists denies cease-fire, says all kidnapped girls married off
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A Bangladeshi man walks in a shopping mall during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India failsBangladesh goes dark in blackout as transmission line bringing electricity from India fails
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FILE - This May 3, 2014, file photo shows Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi left, who is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. A Mexican judge Friday Oct. 31, 2014 ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. (AP Photo/UT San Diego, Alejandro Tamayo, File)
Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteranMexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine veteran with PTSD
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With four days left in Kentucky's combative Senate race, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., a 30-year incumbent, makes a final appeal for votes during a stop in Lexington, Ky., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The results of the closely watched Kentucky contest will be crucial in the midterm election that could shift the balance of power in Congress. The facility, SRC of Lexington, Inc., is a remanufacturer of engines, drive train components and hydraulics for industrial equipment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
As election closes in, Obama on center stageObama takes center stage as election closes in, clashes with McConnell on track of nation
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  • Justices clarify scope of school attendance law

    The Virginia Supreme Court says the state's compulsory school attendance law doesn't require parents to get their kids to class on time. In a 5-2 ruling Friday, the court reversed the convictions of a divorced mom in Loudoun County who whose three children were repeatedly tardy. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 12:10 PM
  • Va. high court rules parents cana t be charged for tardiness

    Parents whose children arrive late to class cannot face criminal chargesA under a Virginia law requiring school attendance, the state's highest court ruled Friday. The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court exonerates a Purcellville mother of three who was convicted of misdemeanor chargesA for her children's tardiness, and it ensures that - unless legislators act to change the law - bringing children to school late will no longer be a crime on its own in the state. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 08:05 PM
  • Help Identify SunTrust Armed Robbery Suspect

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported bank robbery at the SunTrust in the CountrySide area of Sterling Friday morning. An unknown male entered the bank on Pidgeon Hill Drive shortly before 11:30 a.m. and brandished a firearm. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 02:33 PM
  • Second bank robbery in the last week in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has reported a second bank robbery this week happened at the Suntrust in the CountrySide area of Sterling, VA this morning. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Expect Delays in Loudoun This Weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is alerting drivers across the county to road closures and potential traffic delays in the area this weekend. Broad Run High School will hold their Homecoming Parade from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Roads impacted include Michener Drive, Hemingway Drive, Faulkner Road and Ashburn Road. Patch.com, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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