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FILE - This March 16, 2010 file photo shows Tommy Hawkins at a memorial service for Los Angeles Dodgers baseball great Willie Davis at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died at 80
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit. Franklin told the Detroit Free Press for an article published Aug. 16, 2017, that she plans to move back to her hometown of Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
Aretha Franklin set to move back to Detroit for retirementAretha Franklin is set to retire in her hometown of Detroit and plans to open a nightclub in the city
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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.
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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
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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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Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las VegasFormer Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas in October
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at the Israel museum in Jerusalem. Netanyahu came under mounting pressure Thursday to speak out against President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic outpouring in Charlottesville, Virginia. Netanyahu's near silence on the march staged by anti-Semitic white nationalists and Trump's assertion that "both sides" were responsible for the violence appears to reflect the Israeli leader's desire to remain in the good graces of the embattled U.S. president. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
Israeli leader criticized for response to CharlottesvilleIsraeli prime minister under growing criticism for relative silence over Trump's response to Charlottesville violence
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Sen. Pauline Hanson, bottom left, wears a burqa during question time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in ParliamentAn Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings
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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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  • 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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