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In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, Ethiopian factory workers make shoes at the Chinese company Huajian's plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Workers from at Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co., a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands, say they've faced long hours, low pay and verbal abuse. Huajian, meanwhile, has been moving production to Ethiopia, where workers make around $100 a month, a fraction of what they pay in China, according to Song Yiping, a manager at Huajian's Ethiopian factory, who spoke to the Associated Press in January. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret)
10 Things to Know for WednesdayAmong 10 Things to Know: Republicans shelve Obamacare repeal, cyberattack strikes, Chicago police indicted
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in SyriaThe Trump administration says it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and is threatening to retaliate
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Trump administration plans border wall models in summerThe agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico later this summer
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In this March 2, 2017 photo, a man carrying a child walks past a British flag in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese ruleAs Hong Kong marks 20 years under China's rule, many young people chafe at life under Beijing's tightening grip
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, John Podesta, campaign chairman, announces that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not be making an appearance at Jacob Javits Center in New York. Podesta met with a House committee investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election behind closed doors on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The hacking of Podesta’s personal email account and the release of those emails by Wikileaks during the late stages of the campaign is a focus of the committee’s investigation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panelHillary Clinton's former campaign chairman has met with a House committee investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election
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Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme CourtPresident Nicolas Maduro says a helicopter fired upon Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he said was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month. The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks. The 58-year-old Francona left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well. He spent several hours at Cleveland Clinic and underwent a series of tests. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
LEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to returnLEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return
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In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A House panel on Tuesday weighed legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Panel approves bill privatizing air traffic controlA House panel approved legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company
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FILE - This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco. Activists seeking to recall Persky, who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention. The activists took the first formal step on Monday, June 26, 2017, to call for the removal of Persky. (Jason Doiy/The Recorder via AP, File)
Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault caseActivists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort
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  • Toddler found unconscious in Virginia pool dies

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said over the weekend that a 2-year-old girl drowned and a 2-year-old boy was in critical condition after both were found in a residential pool Saturday. Both children were discovered by a family member and were taken to a hospital. WMDT, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 10:17 AM
  • Suspect in killing of Va. Muslim teen had been accused of assaulting...

    Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, has been charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17. A week before Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a Muslim teenager near a Virginia mosque, a woman arrived at a hospital emergency room and reported that a man - later identified as Martinez Torres - had punched, choked and sexually assaulted her and was a member of the MS-13 street gang, according to two people familiar with the woman's account. The acts allegedly occurred in the presence of a young child, which prompted a call to Loudoun County's Child Protective Services agency, which in turn filed a report with the county sheriff, the two people said. The Washington Post, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 03:13 PM
  • Second toddler dies after Sterling swimming pool accident

    Twins Kaydan and Liam have both died after being found unresponsive in their family's pool Saturday. Fauquier.com, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 09:31 AM
  • Baby twins dead and injured in swimming pool accident

    Girl, 2, dies and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious at their backyard swimming pool at home in Virginia after 'sneaking out' A little girl has died and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious in a swimming pool at their home in Virginia. The the two-year-olds were found in the family's backyard pool on Saturday morning in Acorn Court, Sterling by a family member, Loudoun County police report. Daily Mail, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 08:22 AM
  • Two Ashburn men charged with drunken driving, one hits playground equipment with car

    A 45-year-old Ashburn man has been charged with driving under the influence after he hit children's playground equipment with his car June 22. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the area of Naugatuck Square and Snickers Gap Terrace in Ashburn just before 8:30 p.m. after reports that a vehicle had left the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
  • Detetives search for Sterling 'upskirting' suspect

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly took a photo up a woman's skirt in a Sterling store. Fauquier.com, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 05:25 PM
  • Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted

    Investigators in Virginia say a Muslim teenager who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque may have been sexually assaulted. Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday that police were investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted. MyHighPlains.com, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 02:04 AM
  • 'An angel was taken': Community reflects on Va. teen's slaying

    Leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths came together Tuesday in Reston, Virginia, to discuss Sunday's murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. She was among a group of teens who were walking and biking to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, or ADAMS Center, when Fairfax County police say there was an argument with a driver, who then got out of his car with a baseball bat and chased them. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 01:14 AM
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