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Cho Yangho, chairman and chief executive officer of Korean Air, chairman of the Hanjin Group, left, joins architect Christopher Martin after cutting a ribbon to mark the opening of the Wilshire Grand Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, in Los Angeles, Friday, June 23, 2017. The 73-story Wilshire Grand tower has a huge spire that brings its height to 1,100 feet, topping the nearby U.S. Bank Tower by more than 80 feet. (AP Photo/Robert Jablon)
Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LAThe tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday, celebrating with lights and fanfare in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photograph, Chicago mobster Al Capone is seen at a football game in Chicago. Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by a jailed John Gotti asking someone to "keep the martinis cold," and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/File)
Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auctionA handwritten musical composition by Al Capone is among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, stands on stage after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Petaluma, Calif. Martha is owned by Shirley Zinder, of Sebastopol, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dogMartha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. The 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, emergency personnel work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes Saturday, a county government said. (He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP)
Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslideCounty government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide
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A Muslim worshipper prays during Laylat al-Qadr, Night of Decree, on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan as pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, early Thursday, June 22, 2017. Laylat al-Qadr, is the night Muslims commemorate the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to their Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plotSaudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca
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New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, takes the helmet off teammate Yoenis Cespedes (52) after Cespedes' two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 23, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for tradeActivated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera said he wants to be traded
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Fans in the left field bleachers play with inflatables during the third inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game between TCU and Florida in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
TCU to meet Florida again after 9-2 College World Series winEvan Skoug hit a bases-clearing double, four TCU pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Horned Frogs beat Florida 9-2 to force a second Bracket 2 final at the College World Series
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  • Sheriffa s office makes at least seven alcohol-related arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office made at least seven alcohol-related arrests over the weekend. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 09:59 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hundreds mourn slain Reston teen at Lake Anne vigil

    The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, sent shockwaves of grief through Fairfax County this week, as the local Muslim community in particular struggled to process the loss of a girl described as an inspiration to other youths. Fairfax Times, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 05:04 PM
  • Thousands show support for Nabra

    An estimated 2,000 people turned out in Reston Wednesday night to show support for the local Muslim community and to pay their respects for the late Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was murdered near the Fairfax-Loudoun county line Sunday. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 12:05 PM
  • Pressure grows to classify Muslim teen's slaying a hate crime

    Mohmoud Hassanen, center, the father of Nabra Hassanen attended a press conference with Imam Mohamed Magid, left, a spiritual and religious advisor to the family. A Virginia teen found dead after she was attacked as she walked to a mosque was being remembered at vigils set in the District and other cities nationwide Tuesday night, a day before her funeral. The Washington Post, Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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