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Photographers try to photograph activist Joshua Wong in a prison bus leaving the high court after sentencing in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The court on Thursday overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 to prison. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prisonHong Kong gives Joshua Wong, two other young democracy activists prison time, overturning earlier ruling
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo Munich's Franck Ribery and referee Bibiana Steinhaus walk on the pitch during the German Soccer Cup first-round soccer match between Chemnitzer FC and FC Bayern Munich in Chemnitz, Germany. Carving her way in a man’s world, Bibiana Steinhaus is striking a blow for equality as the Bundesliga’s first female referee this season. The 38-year-old police officer, who has been refereeing in the second division since 2007, is one of four referees promoted by the German football federation (DFB) to the top flight.  (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP,file)
Card me: 1st female ref set for German soccer top flightBibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country's top flight
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, file photo, a worker at the C.C. Filson Co. manufacturing facility stitches a belt at a sewing machine, in Seattle. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for July. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
US factory output slips in July on tumbling auto productionUS factory production slipped 0.1 percent in July; overall industrial production rose 0.2 percent
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In this photo provided by Debbie Engels and taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, Gabriella Engels is seen with an injury to her forehead in Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-year-old model Gabriella Engels has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her on Sunday, Aug. 13 while she was visiting Mugabe's sons in a hotel room in an upscale Johannesburg suburb. She claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her. (Debbie Engels via AP)
Mugabe comes to South Africa to aid wife accused of assaultMugabe comes to South Africa to aid wife accused of assaulting model; red alert at borders
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Yem Chrin, center, an unlicensed medical practitioner, is escorted by prison guards to waiting transportation outside an appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Yem, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison after finding him responsible for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV by reusing sanitized syringes, told the appeals court that he regretted the mistake and he did not intend to infect the victims. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercyUnlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner, sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV, admits mistake, says he only sought to provide care for his community
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
In this photo provided by Debbie Engels and taken on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, Gabriella Engels is seen with an injury to her forehead in Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-year-old model Gabriella Engels has accused Grace Mugabe of assaulting her on Sunday, Aug. 13 while she was visiting Mugabe's sons in a hotel room in an upscale Johannesburg suburb. She claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her. (Debbie Engels via AP)
The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first ladySouth Africa's police minister says a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she settles the accusation that she assaulted a young model
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000.
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. Bannon says there’s no military solution to North Korea’s threats and says the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Trump aide: No military solution in North KoreaPresident Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Trump's first campaign manager joins super PAC backing himPresident Donald Trump's first campaign manager is joining a growing outside political effort dedicated to helping him
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  • Loudoun Co. leader renews call to remove Confederate statue new

    Following the clash between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville that killed a woman when a car rammed into protesters and two troopers when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the skirmishes, a Loudoun County leader is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue in Leesburg. The Loudoun Times-Mirror reports that Democrat Phyllis Randall, chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, is renewing a call to have a statue of a Confederate soldier, which sits on the grounds of the courthouse in Leesburg, moved. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Aug 16 2017 @ 10:09 AM
  • Best and worst Northern Va. school systems new

    The small Falls Church City school system had the highest pass rate in Virginia for three of the five broad categories in this year's Standards of Learning tests. Falls Church led pass rates in reading, writing, and history and social science statewide. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Aug 16 2017 @ 06:11 AM
  • Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

    Amid renewed calls to move the county's Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction. Loudoun Times, Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 09:15 PM
  • Bid on cheap bikes, computers and more in Loudoun Co. auction new

    From now until noon Thursday, Aug. 17, you've got the chance to bid on an assortment of items that the Loudoun County, Virginia, government wants to get rid of through Public Surplus . WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office investigating armed robbery in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported Friday night armed robbery at an ATM in the Regal Plaza in the CountrySide area of Sterling. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 12 2017 @ 11:23 AM
  • In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg

    Attendees at Sunday's rally to remember the victims in Charlottesville and to "root out hate." Loudoun Times, Sun, Aug 13 2017 @ 06:50 PM
  • Teacher turnover taxes school system

    The School Board learned Thursday that the division's turnover rate reached 15 percent for the 2016-2017 year. This marked the second year in a row the division saw a 15 percent turnover rate with many teachers leaving for jobs in other jurisdictions including Winchester, where division employees recently received salary increases. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Aug 11 2017 @ 10:56 PM
  • No, blocking dissent is not transparency

    Gov. Matt Bevin has asserted there is nothing so transparent as him talking to the public via social media like Facebook and Twitter. What Bevin is doing is more like speaking into a mirror from which he can choose the image reflected back. Middlesboro Daily News, Thu, Aug 10 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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