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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, Afghan internally displaced children stand in a muddy yard at a poor neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty. It says 60 percent of people in the world’s poorest countries have no access to electricity _ some 577 million people in total. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)
UN: Closing energy gap would help poorest countries developA United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks at a symposium in Georgetown University in Washington. Democrats have been quick to support the “me too” chorus of women _ and some men _ who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now “me too” stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, tooFacing Conyers and Franken allegations, Democrats, too, are juggling the hot-potato politics of sexual predation
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Graphic shows a schematic drawing of the missing ARA San Juan and a map locating its departure, location where it went missing, search area and intended destination; 2c x 7 inches; 96.3 mm x 177 mm;
Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarineThe hunt for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously searcher area as officials say a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location
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Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of the character Olaf from "Frozen" is being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving paradeSecurity for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers
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FILE - In this undated file photo, a bather takes advantage of an opportunity to soak in the Boiling River in Yellowstone National Park. A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks. (Brett French/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park feesA group of state attorneys general is telling the National Park Service to scrap its plan for a fee increase at some of the most popular destinations
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Matthew Antoine takes a curve at the World Cup skeleton opener in Lake Placid, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
'Justice': US sliders relieved by IOC stand against RussiansThe long-awaited word has come down: American skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender is about to be an Olympic bronze medalist
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passportsHigh-ranking officials that Venezuelan authorities arrested amid an anti-corruption sweep of its Houston-based subsidiary carry U.S. passports
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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves to fans at the end of the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and Barcelona, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Barcelona draws 0-0 at Juventus to seal top spot in groupBarcelona sealed top spot in Group D with a drab 0-0 draw at Juventus, which will have to wait until the last round to see if it qualifies for the Champions League knockout stage
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This Nov. 21, 2017, photo provided by the Climate Direct Action group shows Leonard Higgins, second from right, with his defense attorneys outside the Choteau County Courthouse in Fort Benton, Mont. Higgins was convicted Wednesday, Nov. 22, on charges of of criminal mischief and trespassing after he entered a fenced site near Big Sandy, Mont., in October 2016 and closed a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States to call attention to climate change. With Higgins are attorney Lauren Regan, left; attorney Kelsey Skaggs, second from left, and attorney Herman Watson. (Nicole Bradford/Climate Direct Action via AP)
Climate activist convicted after pipeline protest in MontanaAn activist who was trying to call attention to climate change has been found guilty of criminal charges for closing a valve on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Canada to the United States
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  • Suspect Charged in 'MAGA' Hat Pharmacy Raids

    A Virginia man was charged in the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another Monday, police said. Shawn McMahon, 34, of Great Falls was arrested for possession of narcotics during a traffic stop conducted by Fairfax County Police Monday night. NBC Washington, Tue, Nov 21 2017 @ 04:55 PM
  • Maryland man found guilty of cocaine possession; jury recommends five years

    A Maryland man is facing up to five years in prison after a Loudoun County jury found him guilty of cocaine possession Monday. Loudoun Times, Wed, Nov 22 2017 @ 10:13 AM
  • Arrest made in garage-door opener burglaries in Loudoun County

    A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a string of burglaries in Loudoun County in which authorities said garage door openers were used to enter houses. The sheriff's office said Robert M. Williams-Dixon, 33, of no fixed address, was arrested Monday on 26 charges connected with 11 burglaries in the eastern part of the county. The Washington Post, Tue, Nov 21 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Fairfax man facing charges after robbery and attempted robbery at Sterling pharmacies

    A Fairfax County man is facing charges in connection with a robbery and attempted robbery at two pharmacies in Sterling on Monday, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 21 2017 @ 03:45 PM
  • Snow, sleet and bitter cold: Revisiting Virginia's worst Thanksgiving storms

    You have reached the limit of 5 free articles per 30 days. To continue, log in now or sign up for a digital Richmond Times-Dispatch subscription for only $8.99 per month. Powhatan Today, Wed, Nov 22 2017 @ 02:44 PM
  • Can little Middleburg stay its ground against America's retail apocalypse?

    Shoppers are reflected in the windows of Highcliffe Clothiers in Middleburg, Va. "None of us, and I say us retailers, are able to escape the Amazons of the world," Mark Metzger said. The Washington Post, Wed, Nov 22 2017 @ 12:41 PM
  • Wegmans has another Loudoun store in the works new

    Wegmans plans to open a Loudoun County store off U.S. 50 near Arcola, Virginia, if some zoning and development details get worked out. Dulles District Supervisor Matt LeTourneau confirmed that Wegmans has a contract to buy a piece of the Arcola Center to develop a new store. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Nov 22 2017 @ 11:39 AM
  • Loudoun swinging to blue as it grows and becomes more diverse

    Before there was Donald J. Trump, there was Joel T. Broyhill. A real estate developer who was elected to Congress in 1953, Broyhill brought an idealized vision of the American dream to farmland and the predominantly white, middle-class suburbs near Washington, D.C. The vision was called Sterling Park, a planned community in Loudoun County conceived ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Nov 21 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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