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A woman from the minority Sikh casts her vote in Parliamentary elections in old city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in the elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a closeChaos mars parliamentary polls threatening their credibility and dashing Afghan hopes of cleaning out the current Parliament dominated by warlords and the politically corrupt
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
A group of Honduran migrants cross the Suchiate River aboard a raft made out of tractor inner tubes and wooden planks, on the the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The entry into Mexico via the bridge that connects the two countries has been closed. The main group of migrants have moved about 30 feet back from the gate that separates them from Mexican police to establish a buffer zone. About 1,000 migrants now remain on the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants crossA U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, after hundreds crossed both legally and illegally.
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Box-office Mourinho center of attention again in EPLManchester United manager Jose Mourinho offered another illustration why he remains the biggest box-office draw in English soccer
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after he sacked Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. Watt  has seven sacks and three forced fumbles in the past four games. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, FIle)
Flexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs to prime timeFlexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs showdown between division leaders to prime time
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. Results were discussed Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at a European Society for Medical Oncology conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancersA newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., shake hands before a U.S. Senate debate, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)
At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on NevadaPresident Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
A migrant tired of waiting to cross into Mexico, climbs a border bridge fence to jump into the Suchiate River, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Some of the migrants traveling in a mass caravan towards the U.S.-Mexico border organized a rope brigade to ford its muddy waters. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico borderImmigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater in Los Angeles.  Schumer says don’t look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time around. She’s sitting this one out in support of Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism.  The comedian and actress explained her stance at length Friday, Oct. 19 on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Amy Schumer: No Super Bowl ads in support of KaepernickAmy Schumer won't appear in Super Bowl ads this time around in support of Colin Kaepernick
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Abeer Shalgheen, right, and one of her four children after being freed by the Islamic State group that kidnapped them on July 25 during a raid by the extremists on the southern province of Sweida, Syria, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said. (SANA via AP)
IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian governmentSyrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has released two women and four children they had been holding since July in an exchange with the government
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
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    Investment firm Enlightenment Capital has formed Everwatch Solutions by pulling together four companies it has acquired to create a new entity with about 400 employees and $120 million in annual revenue. Everwatch is based on amodel we've seen before with platforms such as Polaris Alpha and Six3 Systems, where several acquisitions were pulled together at one time to create a new and larger entity. Washington Technology, Wed, Oct 17 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify two suspects involved in a robbery last week, and law enforcement released a composite sketch of the suspects today. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 17 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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  • Woman Harasses Family for Speaking Spanish in Va. Restaurant

    A woman and her family were verbally harassed by a white woman for conversing in Spanish at a Virginia restaurant. Karla Flores reports. NBC Washington, Fri, Oct 19 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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  • Absentee voting in Virginia on pace to rival 2016 numbers

    Absentee ballot voting in Virginia this year is on pace to rival numbers from 2016, according to an analysis by Virginia Public Access Project released on Friday. Almost 78,000 residents have cast a ballot since early voting began on Sept. The Hill, Fri, Oct 19 2018 @ 12:03 PM
  • Skeletal remains found in Va. woods now identified as human skull new

    The skeletal remains found near a school in Sterling earlier this month have been identified as a human skull from the mid-20th century, say Loudoun County officials. The county medical examiner's office worked with anthropologists to determine the skull, which was found in a wooded area near West Church Road and North Aspen Avenue in Sterling on Oct. 6, has no identifying characteristics beyond its approximate age. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 18 2018 @ 11:31 PM
  • Painted Human Skull Found Near Virginia Elementary School

    The skull was found Saturday, Oct. 6 in a wooded area near W. Church Road and N. Aspen Avenue in Sterling, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. The location is near an elementary school. NBC Washington, Thu, Oct 18 2018 @ 06:34 PM
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