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Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are 'on the run'U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number
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Bill Cosby arrives at a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Cosby's new lawyers want delay in start of November retrialBill Cosby's new legal team says it wants to delay the start of his sexual assault retrial, currently set for November
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, and some of the biggest gains went to retailers and technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks rise again, put shaky few weeks further behind themStocks around the world pushed higher Tuesday, as markets firmed following a shaky run the last couple of weeks
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The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain, is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Singapore. The focus of the search for the U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCainThe commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain have found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing since a collision between the destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore
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French police cordon off the area after a van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille, southern France, Monday Aug.21, 2017. A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, a police official said. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
France wants to involve psychiatrists in preventing attacksFrance's interior minister says the government wants to involve psychiatrists in preventing attacks like the one in which a mentally unstable man drove into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman
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Polish prosecutors investigate Walesa's sworn testimonyPoland's special prosecutors say they are investigating whether former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa made false statements during sworn testimony
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Police tape blocks off a train track at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, Pa., after a train collision early Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, injuring dozens of passengers. A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at the suburban Philadelphia terminal, a regional rail spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Anthony Izaguirre)
Commuter train crash injures dozens, none criticallyA transit spokeswoman says none among the 42 injured in a commuter train crash in suburban Philadelphia was critically hurt
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People record the last bell bong at Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. At noon, Big Ben's famous bongs sounded for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is currently undergoing a complex programme of renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this vital work takes place, the Great Bell's world famous striking will be paused until 2021 to ensure the safety of those working in the Tower.(AP Photo/Leonore Schick)
UK seeks smooth rules to resolve legal disputes after BrexitBritain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles becoming longer and more complicated
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Committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossierThe co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is expected to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators
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  • Maryland man convicted of Upperville burglary

    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, Aug 22 2017 @ 06:15 AM
  • Loudoun County Republican Wants Confederate Statue Moved

    A prominent Republican on Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors is now on board with moving the county's statue of a Confederate soldier sitting outside the county courthouse in Leesburg. Supervisor Ron Meyer told WMAL the county needs to ask for permission from the General Assembly to move the statue, and then he would like to see it placed in a nearby battlefield. WMAL-AM Washington, Mon, Aug 21 2017 @ 12:23 PM
  • Republican supervisor calls on county to relocate Confederate statue in Leesburg

    In wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer has become the first Republican member of the Board of Supervisors to publicly call for the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg to be moved. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 10:41 AM
  • Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

    A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. Star Tribune, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 10:10 AM
  • Police patrols stepped up near Leesburg Confederate monument

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has increased patrols and surveillance around the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds Friday following the vandalism of Leesburg's Confederate monument. Loudoun Times, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 03:31 PM
  • Shelter Animals Can Be One Viral Photo Away From Adoption

    McMuffin is available for adoption from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The first photo was taken by summer campers. NBC Washington, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 02:33 PM
  • Sculpture put in removed statue's spot toppled

    Marcus Martin, right, hugs his fiance Marissa Blair, left, during a memorial for Heather Heyer Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer last Saturday. The Miami Herald, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 08:29 PM
  • Virginia woman jailed for putting Windex in office coffee maker

    A Virginia woman was sentenced to nearly four years in jail after she poured Windex into her office coffee machine in an effort to make her boss sick. Mayda Rivera Juarez in February pleaded guilty to adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill and was handed her 3 1/2-year prison sentence Tuesday, WTOP reported. New York Daily News, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 10:10 AM
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