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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, athletes from India march during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world’s population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There’s Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn’t. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet -  North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?  Welcome to the Asian Games, where, as the organizers put it, "Diversity Shines." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sportsWhere diversity shines? Rivalries, not always about sports, provide sub-plot for Asian Games
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, a visitor wearing headphones, right, listens to the video testimony of survivor Irene, who worked at a restaurant in the Westgate Mall and whose portrait hangs on the wall, while other visitors discuss, at the opening of an exhibition of "video portraits" of some of those closely affected by last year's terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall, at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya. Kenya will commemorate on Sept. 21 the anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack in which at least 67 people were killed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attackKenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack left 67 dead; on high alert for more attacks
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Bomb kills policeman near Egypt foreign ministryBomb kills senior police officer near Egypt foreign ministry in downtown Cairo
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Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Security breach prompts more White House securitySecurity breach at White House by intruder with knife triggers more security, investigation
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This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows smoke from a California wildfire rising behind Lake Tahoe as seen from the Nevada side of the lake near Incline Village, Nev. Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of the massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Steve Ellsworth)
Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growingAuthorities seek to assess damage from huge Northern California wildfire while preventing more
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Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraudSpanish judge indicts 9 persons on suspicion of being linked to massive cyber theft, fraud
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, from left, speaks as Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah listen during a joint press conference in Kabul. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates were set to a sign a power-sharing deal on national TV on Sunday, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreementWhite House applauds Afghanistan power-share agreement that ends drawn out election
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Pope Francis, center, meets the media during an airborne press conference on his flight to Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis flew to Tirana for a one-day visit during which he will attend a meeting with representatives of different religions. At right Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope denounces perversion of religion for violencePope denounces perversion of God to justify violence, praises Albania's religious harmony
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A Syrian refugee child drinks water backdropped by a Turkish soldier at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. (AP Photo)
Turkish security forces clash with KurdsTurkish security forces clash with Kurdish protesters; border closed to Syrian refugees
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • As Purcellville awaits final report, outrage grows over youtha s shooting

    A final ruling on whether the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Loudoun Valley student is justified is expected to be released at the end of next week, according to Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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    The Loudoun County Citizen Volunteer Workgroup will hold a public information session Monday, Sept. 29 to discuss the proposed Academies of Loudoun . Patch.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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    Seventeen year old Christian Sierra was fatally shot by police in Purceville, Virginia, after the teen allegedly lunged at cops with a knife. Police were responding to a call asking for help with the suicidal teen. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
  • Loudoun deputy named 2014 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    VA Sheriffs' Association President Jack Weisenburger and Sheriff Mike Chapman present DFC James Spurlock with the Award for VA Deputy of the Year. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics, and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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