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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad's granddaughters, Sofia, left, and Estelle look on at journalists gathered for a photocall at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who's known China's president for more than 30 years, Terry made his first public appearance as the new U.S. ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday, assuming the post at a time when President Donald Trump has injected a strong dose of unpredictability into America foreign diplomacy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisionsA self-described "farm boy from Iowa" has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump
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Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian KurdsTurkey's military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file image taken from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer. The three officers, Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh, were each charged Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)
3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shootingThree Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer
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FILE - This April 15, 2017 file photo shows Pittsburgh quarterback Max Browne (4) warming up before the annual Pittsburgh Spring NCAA football scrimmage in Pittsburgh. The former USC quarterback was a huge recruit in 2012. He waited a while to get a shot to lead the Trojans and then lost his starting job to Sam Darnold in the first month of last season. A graduate transfer landed him at Pitt, where he will replace former Tennessee transfer Nate Peterman. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)
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Charles Lyles, Charleena Lyles' father, is first to speak on the impact of her death on his family's life at a public hearing in Seattle, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month. The full Seattle City Council attended the hearing Tuesday evening at the University of Washington, which the Seattle King County NAACP called for last week.  (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Seattle council hears from public about fatal shootingSeattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle police and other city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month. The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks. The 58-year-old Francona left Monday night's game because he wasn't feeling well. He spent several hours at Cleveland Clinic and underwent a series of tests. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and relief pitcher Brandon Morrow congratulate each other after the Dodgers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Maeda dominates in spot start, Dodgers beat Angels 4-0Kenta Maeda pitched four-hit ball over seven innings in a spot start, Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 4-0 at Dodger Stadium
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a Syrian National flag hangs out of a damaged building at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attackThe Pentagon says it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas depart after speaking with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health billSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators
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  • Toddler found unconscious in Virginia pool dies

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said over the weekend that a 2-year-old girl drowned and a 2-year-old boy was in critical condition after both were found in a residential pool Saturday. Both children were discovered by a family member and were taken to a hospital. WMDT, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 10:17 AM
  • Suspect in killing of Va. Muslim teen had been accused of assaulting...

    Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, has been charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17. A week before Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing a Muslim teenager near a Virginia mosque, a woman arrived at a hospital emergency room and reported that a man - later identified as Martinez Torres - had punched, choked and sexually assaulted her and was a member of the MS-13 street gang, according to two people familiar with the woman's account. The acts allegedly occurred in the presence of a young child, which prompted a call to Loudoun County's Child Protective Services agency, which in turn filed a report with the county sheriff, the two people said. The Washington Post, Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 03:13 PM
  • Second toddler dies after Sterling swimming pool accident

    Twins Kaydan and Liam have both died after being found unresponsive in their family's pool Saturday., Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 09:31 AM
  • Baby twins dead and injured in swimming pool accident

    Girl, 2, dies and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious at their backyard swimming pool at home in Virginia after 'sneaking out' A little girl has died and her twin brother is in a critical condition after they were found unconscious in a swimming pool at their home in Virginia. The the two-year-olds were found in the family's backyard pool on Saturday morning in Acorn Court, Sterling by a family member, Loudoun County police report. Daily Mail, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 08:22 AM
  • Two Ashburn men charged with drunken driving, one hits playground equipment with car

    A 45-year-old Ashburn man has been charged with driving under the influence after he hit children's playground equipment with his car June 22. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the area of Naugatuck Square and Snickers Gap Terrace in Ashburn just before 8:30 p.m. after reports that a vehicle had left the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
  • Detetives search for Sterling 'upskirting' suspect

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly took a photo up a woman's skirt in a Sterling store., Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 05:25 PM
  • 'An angel was taken': Community reflects on Va. teen's slaying

    Leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths came together Tuesday in Reston, Virginia, to discuss Sunday's murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. She was among a group of teens who were walking and biking to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, or ADAMS Center, when Fairfax County police say there was an argument with a driver, who then got out of his car with a baseball bat and chased them. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 01:14 AM
  • Funeral Set For Murdered Reston Teen; Sex Assault Being Investigated

    A Muslim teen who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque in Virginia may have been sexually assaulted, investigators say. Police are investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday. WMAL-AM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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