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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fireEast Ukraine cease-fire appears to largely hold despite sporadic violations
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In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
MTV to air documentary about transgender youthsMTV to air documentary, discussion about transgender youths
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to lifeVictim's relatives voice anger, pain as newlyweds who admitted to killing draw life sentences
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FILE -  In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, provided by the Nebraska Medical Center, Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, via a video link . Doctors treating Sacra at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they are optimistic about his departure from the hospital and expect him to make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra, File)
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow EbolaAs Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown
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FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Closing arguments set in Rowland trialJury in conspiracy trial to begin deliberating fate of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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AP Sources: US offers Ukraine $46M in security aidAP Sources: US to give Ukraine $46 million in security assistance, stops short of lethal aid
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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Minority scholar denies separatism at China trialScholar from China's minority Muslims denies that writings, classroom lectures were separatist
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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pctWal-Mart to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers, an increase of 10 pct
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South African parliament hosts another ruckusSouth African lawmaker causes a stir with rude gesture toward deputy president in parliament
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  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Accused Murderer Charles Severance Delivered to Alexandria Detention Center

    Accused murderer Charles Severance was booked into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. Investigators have charged Severance in the homicides of three City of Alexandria residents - Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning - each victim killed as they answered their front door, their homes just blocks apart. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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