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Bruce Aylward, left, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, is sitting next to British Valerie Amos, right, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as he holds a report on Ebola virus during a press conference about of the response on global aid pledged to fight the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop EbolaUN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola; cases could double every 3 weeks
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History books spark latest Texas classroom battleNew history textbooks up for Texas approval decried by right, left _ but for different reasons
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FILE - In this June 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Discovery Channel, aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a 2-inch-thick steel cable taking him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge, Ariz. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Wallenda said that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River. Wallenda will attempt the night-time feat without a net or harness and it will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. (AP Photos/Discovery Channel, Tiffany Brown, File)
Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago RiverNik Wallenda to tightrope walk 50 stories above Chicago River between 2 skyscrapers
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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 bathtub is seen painted pink with fire retardant, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the rubble of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. The fast-moving fire leveled approximately 100 structures. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townWildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollutionFederal study of Pennsylvania well site finds fracking didn't ruin nearby water supplies
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks to the media after the Kansas Supreme Court heard a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, a Republican, ruled that Taylor's name must remain on the ballot because he didn't comply with state election law. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballotKansas high court judges skeptical of ruling keeping Democrat on US Senate ballot in key race
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Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lendingFederal agency seeks $500 million in relief for students at for-profit Corinthian Colleges
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. The two powerful security portfolios have long been a source of tension among Iraq's feuding political factions, and the failure to agree on the nominees marked the latest in a series of delays in forming a unified government that can confront the Islamic State extremist group. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)
Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nomineesIraqi lawmakers reject prime minister's picks to lead defense and interior ministries
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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
  • 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 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
  • 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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