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Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces push up to Mosul's key military base by airportIraqi special forces' assault underway against IS at edge of sprawling military base south of Mosul, by city's airport
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Journalists chase a car which came out from North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Malaysia wants Interpol help on tracing suspectsMalaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar says help has been sought from Interpol to issue an alert for the four North Korean suspects who left Malaysia on the same day Kim Jong Nam, a half brother of North Korea's leader, was killed
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Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rentA New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, photo released by China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, american-born Bao Bao looks out from a cage as she arrived at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. Bao Bao started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. (AP Photo/China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, HO)
US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zooAn American-born panda on Thursday started settling into her new home in southwest China where she will eventually join a panda breeding program
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FILE--In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle, Wash. Washington state's top lawyer stopped President Donald Trump's immigration executive order by filing a lawsuit and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is strategizing how to fight back if the federal government tries to withhold funds to force compliance with conservative policies, like on abortion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
Oregon joins suit against President Trump's travel banOregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump
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This Nov. 2016 photo released by Nissan Motor Co., shows Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa. Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman. Nissan, based in Yokohama, made the announcement in a statement Thursday. The appointment, effective April 1, will be up for shareholders' approval in June. (Nissan Motor Co. via AP)
Japanese Nissan executive tapped to replace Ghosn as CEOCarlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian shares dip as Fed minutes show rate hike expected soonAsian shares have slipped after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected
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Police: Woman fears losing potential lover, lies about rapeA New York woman is facing charges after police say she lied about being raped by two football players from a Connecticut university due to fears a third student would lose romantic interest in her
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In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is consoled by coach Travis Clark after Beggs' opponent forfeited during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas.  Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship.  (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policyA 17-year-old high school wrestler has qualified for the girls state tournament in Texas while transitioning from female to male
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  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
  • County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

    How much power will the ATT Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency? Those questions and several others submitted by concerned western Loudoun residents living below the underground facility ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
  • Nine stolen firearms found in burglary suspect's possession

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:51 AM
  • Will reading teach teen vandals empathy?

    Amidst the chaos in Washington and the ricocheting anger around the country, the following item should supply most of us - book-lovers especially - with a level of comfort that is hard to come by these days. A Virginia judge recently ordered five vandals to read 35 books as a punishment for covering a historic African-American schoolhouse with racist, obscene and anti-Semitic graffiti. Tri-cityherald.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 05:03 AM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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