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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, speaks to The Associated Press in her office at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Pence is using her platform as the vice president's wife to raise awareness about art therapy, a mental health field she’s been passionate about for a decade but says is unknown to many. “I don’t think that a lot of people understand the difference between therapeutic art and art therapy,” Mrs. Pence, a trained watercolor artist, told The AP in an exclusive interview before she visits Florida on Wednesday to outline her vision for her art therapy initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Beyond arts and crafts: Karen Pence preaches art therapyVice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made art therapy her cause ever since she first learned about it more than a decade ago
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday’s Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
US earnings move into focus of global marketsGlobal shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects
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Literary publications get mixed reviews on gender parityThe state of book criticism is getting a mixed review on gender parity
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Norwegian firms signs $3B deal with Iran for solar panelsNorway solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a five-year deal, estimated to worth 2.5 billion euro ($2.94 billion), with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developpers to build solar power plants
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In this Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, House Education and the Workforce Committee member Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., attends a conference of House and Senate negotiators try to resolve competing versions of a rewrite to the No Child Left Behind education law, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson says she was in the car with the widow of a slain soldier when she overheard President Donald Trump telling her in a phone conversation that he “knew what he signed up for.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up forA Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'
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Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts dealAnthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer's rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South SudanDespite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan, especially in region of Yei
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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks to the Associated Press about Hawaii's lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Honolulu. A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor." It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by the president to be thwarted, in whole or in part, by the courts. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous versionA U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year
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Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 childrenAuthorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home
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  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in October

    A new family house under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. . U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Voice of America, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:18 PM
  • Police investigate head-on crash in Loudoun County

    A West Virginia man died and a Haymarket man was seriously injured in a crash in Loudoun County early Friday morning. Fauquier.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:09 PM
  • Loudouna s Heritage Commission begins work on courthouse grounds examination

    A subcommittee of Loudoun's Heritage Commission discusses how the county can balance history on the courthouse grounds. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:59 AM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Virginia vies for Amazon

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on Fredericksburg.com. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Fredericksburg.com, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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