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Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking siteIran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site
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Dozens injured, none life-threatening, in train crashA regional rail spokeswoman says no life-threatening injuries in train crash at a suburban Philadelphia terminal
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British science fiction writer Brian Aldiss dies at 92Brian Aldiss, one of the most prolific and influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, has died aged 92
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From right, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions look to President Donald Trump as he speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Latest: Afghanistan's president voices thanks for policyAfghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says he appreciates President Donald Trump's commitment to Afghanistan, which Trump announced in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2009 file photo, U.S. soldiers stand guard near the site where Afghans, unseen, receive the food stuff donations provided by U.S. solders in Kabul, Afghanistan. Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, U.S. President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night,  Aug. 21, 2017, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America's longest war. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)
Afghan reaction mixed on Trump's tough-talking speechPresident Trump's tough-talking speech calling out Pakistan for harboring insurgents gets mixed reaction in Afghanistan
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, a coal barge is positioned as a backdrop behind President Donald Trump as he speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump personally promised to activate emergency legal authorities to keep dirty or economically uncompetitive coal plants from shutting down, a top American coal company said. The Trump administration now says it has no plans to do so.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise brokenThe Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Kirill Serebrennikov, center, one of Russia's most venerated theater and film directors leads a rehearsal in the Bolshoi Theater, in Moscow, Russia. In a statement Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017, Russia's top investigative body says it has detained Serebrennikov and is pressing charges against him of embezzling 68 million rubles (US dlrs 1.1 million) of government funds that were earmarked for a production at his theater. (AP Photo/Damir Yusupov)
Russian theater director detained in embezzlement caseRussia's top investigative body says it has detained one of Russia's most prominent theater directors and is pressing charges against him
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Malaysian Maritime Director Indera Abu Bakar points the damage of USS John S. McCain shown on a screen during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain arrived at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after a collision early Monday between it and an oil tanker east of Singapore. A number of U.S. sailors are missing after the collision, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know for Today: Trump reverses stance, vows continued fight in Afghanistan; Divers search USS McCain's flooded compartments for 10 sailors; Officials: 42 injured in suburban Philadelphia train crash
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Strike expected to bring long lines to Portuguese airportsA trade union representing inspectors at Portugal's immigration service says a strike planned for Thursday and Friday is going ahead after the government gave no response to its demands for more staff and resources
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  • Loudoun County Republican Wants Confederate Statue Moved

    A prominent Republican on Loudoun County's Board of Supervisors is now on board with moving the county's statue of a Confederate soldier sitting outside the county courthouse in Leesburg. Supervisor Ron Meyer told WMAL the county needs to ask for permission from the General Assembly to move the statue, and then he would like to see it placed in a nearby battlefield. WMAL-AM Washington, Mon, Aug 21 2017 @ 12:23 PM
  • Breaking and entering trial begins for accused serial burglar

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 04:50 PM
  • Republican supervisor calls on county to relocate Confederate statue in Leesburg

    In wake of the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer has become the first Republican member of the Board of Supervisors to publicly call for the Confederate statue on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg to be moved. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 19 2017 @ 10:41 AM
  • Police patrols stepped up near Leesburg Confederate monument

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has increased patrols and surveillance around the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds Friday following the vandalism of Leesburg's Confederate monument. Loudoun Times, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 03:31 PM
  • 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
  • Shelter Animals Can Be One Viral Photo Away From Adoption

    McMuffin is available for adoption from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The first photo was taken by summer campers. NBC Washington, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 02:33 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
  • 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
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