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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, file photo, Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen in red speaks to workers at a new Corsa coal mine in Friedens, Pa. The world’s biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 dropChina, the United States and India have been ramping up coal mining in 2017, making an abrupt departure from last year's record global declines for the heavily-polluting fuel
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In this photo released by the Inter Services Public Relation Department, the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces, Army soldiers transport a burn victim from Sunday's fuel tanker fire Monday, June 26, 2017, in Lahore, Pakistan. The Pakistani prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of the massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to more than 155. (Inter Services Public Relation Department via AP)
Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck firePakistan death toll from massive fuel truck fire rises to 157; many still in critical condition
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Vatican worries about 'forcibly removed' bishop in ChinaThe Vatican is expressing "grave concern" for a Chinese bishop who was "forcibly removed" from his office some weeks ago
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Russia's Viktor Vasin, left, and Mexico's Javier Hernandez, right, challenge for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Chicharito trains separately ahead of Confed Cup semifinalsMexico star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez trained separately from his teammates because of muscle fatigue, the latest concern for a Mexican team that has been struck by injuries at the Confederations Cup
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Portugal airline chief complains of drone near-missesThe head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft
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Chile's Alexis Sanchez, right, and Australia's Jackson Irvine fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Chile and Australia, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed CupKnown as one of the hardest-working squads in the world, Chile feels the wear and tear of its all-out style in the Confederations Cup
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, second left, greets Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, second right, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds, left, and member of parliament Jeffrey Donaldson, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday June 26, 2017. The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party is in London to finalize an agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative-led government. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
N Ireland party signs deals to support UK Conservative gov'tThe leader of a Northern Ireland-based party has struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week
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South Sudan censors newspapers, hampers press in civil warAs South Sudan's civil war creates the world's largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual violence and ethnic cleansing, journalists charge the government is restricting their ability to report the news
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Ronen Zvulun, pool via AP)
Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu in protestJewish group cancels event with Netanyahu to protest decision to scrap plans for mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall
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  • Fairfax County arrests eight after illegal lab discovery

    Fairfax County police arrested eight individuals on June 14 in a region-wide operation aimed at identifying people with addictions to heroin and opioid and offering them treatment, Fairfax County Police Department organized crime and narcotics unit commander Capt. Fairfax Times, Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 03:49 PM
  • 2 infants found unconscious in Virginia pool; girl dies

    Loudoun County Sheriff's Office say a 2-year-old girl has drowned and a 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after both were found in a residential pool. The boy was later taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital and was listed in critical condition. WRIC-TV Richmond, Sun, Jun 25 2017 @ 10:14 AM
  • One toddler dies, another in critical condition after pool incident in Loudoun

    A 2-year-old girl died and a 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after a family member found them in a pool at a home in Sterling late Saturday morning., Sun, Jun 25 2017 @ 12:46 AM
  • Muslim Teen Assaulted Outside U.S. Mosque, Found Murdered in Virginia

    A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said. The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a Muslim community that has been gathering to pray at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque about 30 miles outside Washington in observance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. US News & World Report, Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 12:31 AM
  • Northern Virginia's vineyards shine

    Northern Virginia's vineyards shine Virginia winemakers produce award-winning, drinkable wines on stunning estates Check out this story on Virginia isn't the most ideal state for producing wine, but that has stopped few from trying. Even Thomas Jefferson labored for decades to grow multiple grape varieties at his Monticello estate, never producing even one bottle. USA Today, Sat, Jun 24 2017 @ 08:05 AM
  • Muslim teen assaulted, killed after leaving VA mosque

    Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case. The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston. SFGate, Sun, Jun 18 2017 @ 11:56 PM
  • Funeral expected Wednesday for Muslim teenager murdered in Virginia

    A funeral is set for Wednesday for a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Virginia who police say was murdered this past weekend. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is in custody for the murder of Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Virginia, after he allegedly "became so enraged" that he hit her with a baseball bat, the Fairfax County Police Department said Monday. KFOR-AM Lincoln, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 12:01 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors put Metro area plan on hold, send it to Envision Loudoun process for work

    The county's major land-use plan around the future Silver Line stops is being put on hold, possibly for another year. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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