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Turkish army tanks are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Turkey's military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey's prime minister's office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation, which began hours after Turkey indicated it would step up its engagement in Syria, began at 4 a.m. with Turkish artillery launching intense fire on Jarablus from the Turkish town of Karkamis, followed by Turkish warplanes bombing IS targets in the town. (AP Photo)
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian townTurkey sends tanks across border into Syria amid operation to clear Syrian border town from Islamic State militants
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People stand outside their offices after they rushed outdoors following tremors in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Powerful earthquake shakes central MyanmarOfficials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar
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A man cries as another injured is helped in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
The Latest: Quake-hit Italian city famed for spaghetti dishThe quake-hit Italian city of Amatrice is famed as the birthplace of one of the most famous Roman dishes: spaghetti all'amatriciana, a hearty dish of pasta made with bacon-like bits of cured pork jowl, pecorino cheese and tomato
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FILE -  A Saturday, March 5, 2016 file photo of Arnaldo Otegi, a prominent Basque separatist politician, gesturing as he receives a tribute during a political meeting, in San Sebastian, northern Spain. Basque authorities say the prominent regional leader who was jailed for his links with the outlawed armed group ETA can´t stand as candidate in upcoming elections because his sentence bans him from holding office until 2021.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)
Pro-independence Basque leader*s election candidacy blockedBasque authorities say a prominent regional leader who was jailed for his links with the outlawed armed group ETA can*t stand as candidate in upcoming elections because his sentence bans him from holding office until 2021
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Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virusAs the Zika virus continues to spread, Clinton proposing a new fund to improve government's response
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South Korean police officers run during an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise at the Yoido Subway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. South Korea and the United States began their annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved abilitySeoul says a North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, front-centre, military commanders and ministers walk to the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk to pay respects, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Turkish media reports say Turkish artillery on Tuesday launched new strikes at Islamic State targets across the border in Syria, after two mortar rounds, believed to have been fired by the militants, hit the town of Karkamis, in Turkey's Gaziantep province. Hurriyet newspaper and other reports said the mortar rounds were fired from IS-held Jarablus, Syria.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Damascus denounces Turkey's incursion into SyriaThe Latest: Syrian government denounces Turkey's military incursion as 'blatant violation' of Syrian sovereignty
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Long Island artist paints Pokemon muralA Long Island artist has captured all the Pokemon critters _ on a 25-foot-high wall of his studio, that is
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Ahead of the Bell: US existing-home salesUS home sales expected to dip 1.3 percent in July after hitting nine-year high in June
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  • Loudoun Cold Case Unit seek publica s help as 15-year unsolved murder anniversary approaches

    Tomorrow will mark 15 years since an Upperville woman was found dead inside her home, an apparent victim of murder, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Mon, Aug 22 2016 @ 12:07 PM
  • How hard is it to keep kindergartners focused on a class lesson? This hard.

    Kindergarten student Javier Velsaco Lemus , sings in music class at Guilford Elementary school in Loudoun County, Virginia, on February 6, 2015. Phyllis Doerr, a kindergarten teacher in New Jersey, wrote a piece last year that painted a picture of what young kids face in the high-stakes testing era. The Washington Post, Wed, Aug 24 2016 @ 06:29 AM
  • Comprehensive plan stakeholders committee tour Loudoun as they get to work on new plan

    Members of the 26-member Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee and county staff toured western and eastern Loudoun on Aug. 19 to familiarize themselves with the areas as they begin putting together the new roadmap that will guide future economic and community development around the county. Loudoun Times, Tue, Aug 23 2016 @ 04:09 PM
  • a Moms 4 Trumpa display anger, vitriol toward Clinton in Loudoun County

    It was a Hillary Clinton bash fest at Salamander Resort in Middleburg on Sunday. Loudoun Times, Tue, Aug 23 2016 @ 03:49 PM
  • Trump campaign operative suggests Clinton will die during first year in office

    Shirley Miles, the "Moms 4 Trump" event chair, and John E. Jaggers, the Maryland and Northern Virginia state director for Donald Trump's campaign, at Salamander Resort in Middleburg on Aug. 21. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare A political operative for Donald Trump's campaign said Sunday that Hillary Clinton is likely to die during her first year in office ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Aug 22 2016 @ 04:04 PM
  • Round Hill man facing assault charges in domestic-related incident

    A Round Hill man is facing a plethora of charges following a domestic-related dispute early this morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Aug 18 2016 @ 11:51 AM
  • Record year for Loudoun economic development

    The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development said it worked with 71 companies that either moved to the county or expanded their operations - contributing $2.3 billion in investments in the county in the most recent fiscal year. It said that was the most investment earned by any county in Virginia and double the amount of investment earned by Loudoun in 2015, making 2016 a record year for Loudoun County economic development. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Aug 17 2016 @ 01:35 PM
  • SOL school-by-school numbers: A wide range of results in Northern Virginia

    A school-by-school breakdown of Virginia's standardized test results shows some schools consistently at the top for pass rates in multiple subjects, and others with more variation. The statewide data released earlier in the week show overall pass rates ticked up slightly in a few of the subject areas, but results varied in different parts of Northern Virginia. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Aug 18 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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