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Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years earlyClergy seek pardon of Colorado man sent back to prison after being freed 90 years early
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programAPNewsBreak: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 of 3 sites of federal program to combat terror recruiting
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Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Top general: US ground troops possible in IraqUS may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says
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A pedestrian walks past a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found Thursday in Blackstone, Mass., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Both "condemned" and "keep out" signs are attached behind police tape to the front door(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled homePolice logs show no past reason to enter squalid home where remains of 3 infants were found
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Soul singer Patti LaBelle arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Houston. A former West Point cadet is suing LaBelle saying she ordered her bodyguards to beat him up as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal in 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Attorney: Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadetLawyer tells jurors singer LaBelle had bodyguard, others beat cadet outside Houston airport
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Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays deadSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid maneuvers to ensure nuclear waste dump in Nevada stays dead
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Maya Stevens carries bags of possessions from her home, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, that was spared when a fire burned through her neighborhood in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, second from right, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia,  smiles as he and his wife Amber, left, are recognized at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?Obama declares Ebola a global threat, outlines response _ but will it be enough and in time?
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FILE - In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks ownersAtlanta mayor: Talked with 6 potential new Hawks owners, city may offer financial incentives
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  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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