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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari, center right, sits in the United Nations Security Council chambers, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Pope calls violence in Syria 'inhuman,' backs UN cease-firePope Francis is denouncing the "inhuman" violence in Syria and is backing a U.N. Security Council-demanded case-fire so food and medicine can reach desperate Syrians and the sick and wounded can be evacuated
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Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, watches the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
The Latest: S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with USThe South Korea president's office says a North Korean delegate to Olympics has said Pyongyang is willing to hold talks with U.S. The Blue House, South Korea's presidential office, reported the news during the games' closing ceremony
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FILE - In this Oct 25, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping claps while addressing the media as he introduces new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. On a proposal made public Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, China's ruling Communist Party proposes removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the president and vice president. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 termsChina's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE- In this Thursday, June. 6, 2013 file photo, Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  About 50 young women remain missing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after Boko Haram extremists attacked a town in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fear that they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped from Chibok nearly four years ago. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girlsParents have released a list of the 105 girls they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northern Nigeria
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2018 file photo Finance State Secretary Jens Spahn arrives for a board meeting of the Christian Democratic party CDU in Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, 2018, amid reports that she plans to promote 37-year-old Jens Spahn, a leading advocate of a more conservative approach. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
Germany's Merkel to name her team for new CabinetChancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government, amid reports that she plans to promote an ambitious conservative critic
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech prior to a meeting of European Socialists prior to an EU summit in Brussels. The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party has said on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 a claim that he gave information to a Czechoslovak spy during the Cold War is "a ridiculous smear." Jeremy Corbyn says claims in British newspapers "are increasingly wild and entirely false." (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
UK Labour Party pressures its leader to change Brexit stanceLabour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing increasing pressure to change the party's Brexit stance ahead of a key speech on Britain's plan to leave the European Union
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A visitor to a drone conference tries out a parachute simulator in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday opened a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones called the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference, showing the power the weapons have across the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Abu Dhabi hosts international trade show of military dronesUnited Arab Emirates hosts stand-alone trade show featuring military drones, showing their power across Mideast
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, Imam Salmann Tamimi addresses the congregation at The Reykjavík Mosque during Friday midday prayers. He warned his multinational congregation about the proposed ban on circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons and called it "an attack on all religion and especially Judaism." (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason)
Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisionsIcelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A large Wall Street money manager wants to engage with major weapons manufacturers about their response to the school massacre in Parkland. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shootingThe National Rifle Association and the state of Florida are both facing a growing backlash amid calls for stricter gun control laws at both the state and federal level
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  • Senate panel votes to ban - lunch shaming' in Virginia

    A Senate committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill to prohibit "lunch shaming" - the practice of singling out students who owe the school cafeteria money or cannot pay for their lunch. Fauquier.com, Fri, Feb 23 2018 @ 09:18 AM
  • Bond denied for man indicted in 2015 Leesburg Outlets hammer attack

    A motion to release the man charged in the 2015 hammer attack at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets on bond was denied in Loudoun County Circuit Court Friday morning. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 23 2018 @ 01:08 PM
  • State Bill Would Provide Big Tax Breaks to Arlington Country Clubs

    A state bill targeted at helping country clubs in Arlington would cost the county more than $2 million in tax revenue, an internal county report says. HB 1204 , patroned by Fairfax and Prince William County Del. ARLnow.com, Sat, Feb 24 2018 @ 07:53 PM
  • DC United in Leesburg? Residents worry new facility would affect traffic new

    It is not about bringing D.C. United's headquarters, training facility and a minor league soccer stadium to the county, but about what those facilities could wind up doing to traffic through a quiet neighborhood in Leesburg Neighbors of Kincaid Forest, a neighborhood in Leesburg that backs up to the land where D.C. United's training facility and minor league stadium would go, came out in the pouring rain Saturday to rally against Kincaid Boulevard opening to stadium traffic. Neighbors of Kincaid Forest, a neighborhood in Leesburg that backs up to the land where D.C. United's training facility and minor league stadium would go, came out in the pouring rain Saturday to rally against Kincaid Boulevard opening to stadium traffic. WTOP-FM Washington, Sat, Feb 24 2018 @ 07:12 PM
  • Herndon man charged with sexual assault of a juvenile

    A Herndon man has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a juvenile that began last summer, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 12:43 PM
  • Restitution is not a bad word

    A COMPROMISE between Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly would raise the threshold for being charged with felony grand larceny to $500 from the current $200. The current threshold is outdated, so this is a good, common-sense reform. Fredericksburg.com, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 10:09 PM
  • Police seek suspects in string of 19 Northern Va. robberies new

    Police are searching for the suspects they believe are responsible for more than a dozen robberies in Northern Virginia over the last few months. Two men have been involved in five commercial robberies in Fairfax and Loudoun counties since Monday. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 08:15 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office celebrates first woman bomb technician

    Sgt. Samantha Harwood, center, poses with LCSO command staff. Harwod is the first woman with the LCSO to earn safety bomb technician certification. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 22 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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