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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2-17 file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, center, speaks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” (AP Photo/ Ali Abdul Hassan, File)
US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremistsSenior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Bruce Forsyth poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in London.  Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.  The BBC says Forsyth died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017  at his home. He was 89.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Bruce Forsyth, veteran British TV host and entertainer, diesBruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television, has died
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by from second from left, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White HouseWhite House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post
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Cameron Padgett, a 23-year-old senior at Georgia State University, is photographed downtown in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Padgett sued, successfully, for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at Auburn University in April after the Alabama school tried to cancel the event. Padgett calls himself an "identitarian" _ not a white nationalist _ and insists "advocating for the interests of white people" doesn't make him a racist. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campusesFar-right extremist groups have found college campuses are fertile ground for spreading their message and attracting new followers
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Counter protesters shout at far-right protesters who gathered after a van attack in Barcelona, Spain, Friday Aug. 18, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Barcelona riot police disperse far-right protestAn official with a union for Spain's Civil Guard police force says a court has issued an order for the arrest of four suspects in connection with the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday, August 18, giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powersVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly has taken over the powers of the opposition-led congress
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People was emergency services working in Turku Market Square in Turku Finland on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. (Facebook via AP)
Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 deadA man stabbed eight people _two of which died _ in Finland's western city of Turku before police shot him in the thigh and detained him Friday, police said, adding that authorities were looking for more potential suspects
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016 file photo, Khaseem Greene of the Detroit Lions NFL football team poses for a photo. An attorney for the former NFL linebacker said a gun charge against his client has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied. NJ.com reported this week the charges against Greene were dismissed by a judge on July 17, 2017, after a request from prosecutors. (AP Photo/File)
Gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene is droppedHis attorney says a gun charge against an NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied
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Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyardAn Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Coffee machine poisoner jailed

    Mayda Rivera-Juarez and the coffee machine in which she poured Windex and Ajax to poison her co-workers. A 33-YEAR-OLD woman who poisoned co-workers by pouring window cleaner and washing up liquid into the office coffee machine has been sent to prion. NEWS.com.au, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 12:47 AM
  • Apple CEO Makes $2 Million Pledge To Fight Hate

    The Latest on the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence : Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white-nationalist rally. TheCourier.com, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 08:54 PM
  • Surveillance video released in Va. Confederate statue vandalism case new

    Surveillance footage has been released that may be connected to the vandalism of a Confederate statue outside the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg, Virginia. "We're not sure they're the suspects. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 10:50 PM
  • D.C. police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti as a hate crime

    D.C. police are investigating as a hate crime the scribbling of an anti-Semitic slur on the brick wall of a recreation area in Georgetown. The slur, a derogatory term for Jewish people, has been removed from the wall on city property in the 1700 block of 38th Street NW, according to a police report filed Wednesday. The Washington Post, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 07:38 PM
  • Group Denounces Call To Remove Monuments

    The Latest on the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence : A Civil War history group has denounced Gov. Roy Cooper's call to take down Confederate monuments in North Carolina and says it will offer rewards for information about those who damage statues when "our government fails to act." TheCourier.com, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 06:55 PM
  • Confederate statue vandalized overnight in Virginia

    A statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the county courthouse in Leesburg, Va., was vandalized overnight with graffiti that included obscenities and the message "you lost." The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the incident, which occurred after midnight Thursday. The Washington Post, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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