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This Nov. 29, 2015 photo shows a ship of unknown nationality in Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture, central Japan, after it was found in mid-November off Noto peninsula and was towed to the shore.  Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting off the northwestern coast over the past month. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015,  they have found at least 11 shoddy boats, carrying the bodies of unknown nationality since late October. They have also found fishing equipment and nets on board and signs written in Korean, suggesting they came from North Korea. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY
Japan probes mystery boats carrying dead bodies off coastJapan investigates mystery boats, bodies drifting off northwestern coast, possibly from NKorea
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David Letterman donating talk show memorabilia to Ball StateDavid Letterman returns to Ball State with promise to donate talk show memorabilia
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with heads of state from small island nations most at risk from the harmful effects of climate change, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Latest: Obama warns climate change will create refugeesThe Latest: Obama says climate change will create refugees in small island nations
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Chinese artist Wang Renzheng speaks during an interview at the guesthouse where he is staying in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Wang spent 4 hours per day for 100 days vacuuming the Beijing air with an industrial shop-vac, then baked the accumulated dust and pollutants into a brick. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Artist sucks up Beijing air to draw attention to air qualityTo draw attention to air quality, Chinese artist sucks up Beijing air for 400 hours
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Chinese President Xi Jingping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive at an airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. President Xi is in Zimbabwe for a two day state visit.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped ZimbabweChinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed by thousands in Zimbabwe which hopes for economic help
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Protesters display placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to await the verdict for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused in the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in the Philippines. The Philippine court in Subic, west of Manila will deliver its verdict on Pemberton for the murdering Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender FilipinoPhilippines finds US Marine guilty of killing transgender Filipino, gives him to 6-12 years
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Lebanese Druze women stand next to posters with pictures of soldiers and policemen who were kidnapped by militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, in front of tents set up for a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Syria's al-Qaida branch was releasing on Tuesday a group of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August 2014 as part of a swap deal brokered by Qatar that included Lebanon setting free an unspecified number of prisoners wanted by the militant group. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiersSyria's al-Qaida branch frees Lebanese soldiers held captive since 2014 as part of swap deal
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In this photo provided by UC Berkeley Public Affairs, taken June 20, 2014, Jennifer Doudna, right, and her lab manager, Kai Hong, work in her laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes. How far should these experiments try to go _ fix only the sick, or make changes that future generations could inherit? (Cailey Cotner/UC Berkeley via AP)
Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editingScientists debating boundaries, ethics, promise of human gene editing at international summit
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  • 6 people killed in Thanksgiving weekend wrecks in Virginia

    The fatal crashes that occurred over the five-day period ending Sunday night occurred in Craig, King George and Loudoun counties, and in the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Dec 1 2015 @ 04:01 AM
  • Six Killed in Traffic Crashes Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

    RICHMOND Six individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes on Virginia's highways over the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to preliminary reports. In 2014, a total of eight people were killed in traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. NBC29, Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 08:25 PM
  • Two arrested for robbery in Ashburn

    Loudoun County deputies on Nov. 25 arrested two men for robbing a juvenile in Ashburn, according to a report released Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 02:24 PM
  • I won't be back; Terminator star's home up for sale in Lucketts

    Living in Loudoun, residents say, you get used to notable neighbors; Madeleine Albright, Russell Baker, Sheila Johnson; even Donald Trump. Fairfax Times, Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 05:19 PM
  • Boy Robbed at Ashburn Shopping Plaza

    A boy was robbed in the Ashburn Shopping Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office . According to the report, a juvenile said two subjects approached him in the shopping center and then stole his cell phone and a small amount of cash., Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 02:08 PM
  • Offering students and parents a path to success

    Nicholas, a student served by INMED, in an after-school classroom at the nonprofit group's Family and Youth Opportunity Center. As part of its growing presence in the Sterling area, INMED Partnerships for Children has begun offering a free after-school program for children from low-income families. The Washington Post, Mon, Nov 30 2015 @ 11:37 AM
  • Former NVCC professor donates Civil War artifacts to Manassas Museum

    In 1861, Union Army Capt. Edward Todd of the 2nd Vermont Infantry was wounded at the Battle of First Manassas. The Washington Post, Sun, Nov 29 2015 @ 07:18 PM
  • Mosby heritage group honors three a heroesa

    The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Northern Virginia Piedmont preservation and education organization, has selected three individuals to receive the organization's annual Heritage Hero Award., Sat, Nov 28 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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