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APNewsBreak: Officer who shot 13-year-old feared gunfightRecords show the white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a gunfight with the teen
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Senator Pauline Hanson, front, removes a burqa she wore 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.(Jed Cooper/Australian Broadcasting Corp. 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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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage says taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. LePage made the comments during an appearance Thursday, Aug. 17, on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va, over the weekend. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorialMaine's governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
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Brother of Pole implicated kidnap plot to fight extraditionThe brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model will fight extradition to Italy
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Schultz has told employees at an employee following the violence at the Aug. 12, 2017, white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that bigotry, hatred and senseless acts of violence against “people who are not white” cannot stand. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Starbucks founder questions country's 'moral fiber'Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says that the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, far left, next to Defense Secretary James Mattis, meet with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, far right, next to Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono during a Security Consultative Committee meeting, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
US, Japan discuss North Korean threatThe U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. The museum and memorial site appears to have weighed in on the debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the outpouring of anti-Semitic and racially charged hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The state museum wrote Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, on Twitter: "One of the hardest lessons for us today. Perpetrators were people. They accepted an ideology that rationalized and promoted hatred & evil." (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warningThe memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau appeared to weigh into the debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the outpouring of racially changed and anti-Semitic hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Average US mortgage rates edge lower; 30-year at 3.89 pct.Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.89 percent from 3.90 percent last week.
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial healthPeers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals
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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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