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Yem Chrin, center, an unlicensed medical practitioner, is escorted by prison guards to waiting transportation outside an appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Yem, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison after finding him responsible for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV by reusing sanitized syringes, told the appeals court that he regretted the mistake and he did not intend to infect the victims. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercyUnlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner, sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV, admits mistake, says he only sought to provide care for his community
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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)
The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first ladySouth Africa's police minister says a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she settles the accusation that she assaulted a young model
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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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Trump's first campaign manager joins super PAC backing himPresident Donald Trump's first campaign manager is joining a growing outside political effort dedicated to helping him
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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
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Family of victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent wait to identify their bodies at Connaught hospital morgue in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Wednesday, Aug. 16 , 2017. Family members lined up in the pouring rain to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that killed more than 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search efforts continue, and the risk of further mudslides remains. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
Burials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslidesBurials continue after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides; Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 7,2016 file photo the headquarters of the European Central Bank is seen through flowers in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany's top court has declined to hear a series of challenges to the European Central Bank's bond-buying stimulus program, referring them instead to the European Court of Justice. The dpa news agency reports Tuesday Aug. 15, 2017 that those against the program claimed it constituted illegal budget financing and that Germany's central bank should not be participating.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)
European Central Bank still concerned about low inflationAn account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, top right, and and other countries at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street. The Nikkei index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global stocks slip as investors digest central bank reportsGlobal stock markets mostly lower as investors digest accounts of US and eurozone central banks' meetings
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
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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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