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This frame grab from video released on Friday, July 21, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a Hezbollah cannon pounding militants' positions on the Lebanon-Syria border. The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aiming to end years long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese borderThe Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries
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The flag on hole 4 on the first day of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Thursday, July 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
The Latest: Glasgow (Kentucky) native Bulle having a ballKent Bulle might be Glasgow's best hope in this British Open _ Glasgow, Kentucky, that is
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Residents sleep in a public square following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos overnight, damaging older buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries. ( via AP)
The Latest: Turkey names man killed on quake-hit islandTurkey's Istanbul-based earthquake research center says the powerful quake that hit the Aegean Sea caused a small 'tsunami' at the Turkish resort of Bodrum
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The Latest: Insurgent infighting in northern Syria spreadsFighting between two of Syria's strongest military groups has spread in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib
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The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses the media after a week of negotiations at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday July 20, 2017. UK's chief Brexit negotiator says week of talks with EU has given "us a lot to be positive about"(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Macron, seeking stronger EU, meets Brexit negotiator BarnierFrench President Emmanuel Macron is meeting with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator as both men push for firm, clear conditions on Britain's departure
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Israeli border police officers stand guard as Palestinians pass a checkpoint near Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 21, 2017. Israel police severely restricted Muslim access to a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to prevent protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
The Latest: Cleric sees 'long test of wills' over shrineThe top Muslim cleric in Jerusalem is telling hundreds of worshippers gathered for protest prayers in the streets that they must not enter a Jerusalem shrine until Israel removes metal detectors
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FILE -- in this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo Cecil the Lion rests near Kennedy One Water Point in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. The son of Cecil the lion has been shot dead in Zimbabwe, two years after his father's killing ignited international outrage. Now there's fresh outcry over the "trophy" hunting of a species whose numbers in the wild have plummeted. (AP Photo/Sean Herbert, File)
Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lionsKilling of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions as their numbers plummet
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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, celebrity chef Paula Deen, right, takes a selfie with a fan during the 2017 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Deen's husband, Michael Groover, is among 160 contestants registered for this year's competition that is part of Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival. Another preliminary round is scheduled for Friday, July 21, and the finals are set for Saturday, July 22. Author Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West in the 1930s. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
Hemingway look-alikes gather in Key West for annual contestAbout 160 stocky white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway have gathered in Florida to compete in the island city's annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017 photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to reporters outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's supreme court on Friday, July 21, 2017, conducted its hearing into a high-profile case involving allegations of corruption against Sharif and his family but it wasn’t immediately clear when a verdict would be announced, defense lawyers and attorneys for petitioners said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Court ends hearing into corruption charges against PMOfficials say Pakistan's supreme court has ended a crucial hearing into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but it wasn't immediately clear when they would announce their verdict
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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  • Jury sentenced man to 132 years in prison for stealing tires new

    A jury sentenced a 38-year-old man to more than 130 years in prison for a series of tire and rim thefts in Loudoun County, Virginia. In 2016, multiple victims in Loudoun County reported finding their trucks and SUVs mounted on cinder blocks in their driveways with vehicles' tires and rims gone, according to a statement from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jul 18 2017 @ 03:51 PM
  • Metro funding fight continues with new Loudoun Co. proposal

    Infighting over how to raise more money for Metro as part of a broader package of reforms threatens to derail key pieces of attempts to reach a regional agreement that could be presented to the General Assemblies in Richmond, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. Fairfax County Executive Ed Long, who also plays a key role on the Council of Governments Technical Panel that recommended a region-wide sales tax to fund Metro capital projects, said a separate Loudoun County proposal to repurpose existing contributions would simply be a Band-Aid that could leave the system worse off a decade from now. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jul 19 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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