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German, Polish police bust people smuggling ringGerman and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally
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Pilgrims wait for Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torturePope Francis is in the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship
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A Syrian woman prays inside the Um al-Zinar church in the old city of Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Elsewhere in Syria Tuesday, several civilians were killed and others were wounded by insurgent shelling of Aleppo city, the state-run news agency SANA reported. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
4 years on, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins
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Former UKIP leader and current MEP Nigel Farage, right, shakes hands with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar addresses European leaders on the "Future of Europe" with Varadkar the first leader to make such an address. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leaveEuropean Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations
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In this late Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, image made from dashcam video, a brightly lit object falls from the sky above a highway in the southern Michigan skyline. (Zack Lawler/WWMT via AP)
Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling MichiganExperts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after the war-torn country's Saudi-backed prime minister called on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that funds would be deposited in Yemen's Central Bank to help address the "deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen pleaSaudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'
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Emergency personnel remove patients for transport to area hospitals at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 near Bonnieville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The wreck shut down the southbound lanes for several hours. Several people were transported from the scene to at least two different hospitals.  (Neal Cardin/The News-Enterprise via AP)
South wakes up to snow, ice and frigid temperaturesThe South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess: first came a thin blanket of snow and ice and then came the below-zero chills.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on AfricaRepublicans are still struggling to get their stories straight nearly a week after a meeting where President Donald Trump is said to have made vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist
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Norwegian Borge Brende President, Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The World Economic Forum today unveiled the program for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, including the key participants, themes and goals. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts sayThe World Economic Forum says a new survey found more than nine in 10 experts are expressing concerns about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers in 2018
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  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Healthcare center employee charged in Norfolk teen's death

    An employee of a behavioral healthcare center in northern Virginia was charged in connection to the death of a Hampton Roads teenager, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. On January 11, 47-year-old William P. Herndon of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old boy from Norfolk. WTKR-TV Norfolk, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 10:21 PM
  • Teen Dies at Behavioral Healthcare Center; Employee Charged

    A 15-year-old boy at a behavioral healthcare center died, and police charged an employee in connection with the death. Loudoun County, Virginia, police said William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the boy, who was from Norfolk, Virginia. NBC Washington, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 07:40 PM
  • Loudoun Co. prosecutor recuses himself in Rose McGowan drug case exclusive

    Citing a conflict of interest, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman has recused himself in actress-activist Rose McGowan's upcoming cocaine-possession trial. Paul Ebert, prosecutor of neighboring Prince William County, told WTOP that Plowman asked Ebert to take over the case, because McGowan's attorney, James Hundley, represents Plowman in a federal civil rights case. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 07:29 PM
  • Loudoun sheriffa s office charges seven with driving under the influence over MLK weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least seven people over the weekend with driving under the influence, with one of the arrestees being underage. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 03:33 PM
  • Infomart Data Centers Welcomes Dan Ephraim as Vice President of Sales

    Infomart Data Centers , a national wholesale carrier-neutral data center provider, announces the appointment of Dan Ephraim as Vice President of Sales. Based in the Washington D.C., area, and providing national leadership for the company's sales team while reporting out of Infomart's new Ashburn , Virginia, data center, Mr. Ephraim will be responsible for Infomart's sales, marketing and leasing activities. GlobeNewswire, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 08:13 AM
  • Some light snow is likely tonight, with more to the north and south

    A weather system zipping toward the East Coast will brush the region with snow tonight and could cause some slippery travel through Wednesday morning's commute. Some delays are possible, but the worst conditions will be a good deal to the north and south of the D.C. region. The Washington Post, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 01:08 PM
  • Loudoun remembers Martin Luther King Jr.a s legacy with message of unity

    Hundreds of county residents marched from the Loudoun County Courthouse to the Douglass School in Leesburg Jan. 15 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 15 2018 @ 08:55 PM
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