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Phyllis Rogers checks for mail in front of her destroyed home in Larkfield, near Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday Oct. 16, 2017. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadium; With hashtag 'Me Too,' Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation; US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
UnitedHealth beats 3Q earnings forecast, hikes 2017 guidanceUnitedHealth Group says third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent and beat Wall Street expectations, as a growing Optum business segment once again helped the nation's largest health insurer
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A woman on her balcony beats a pot protesting for the National Court decision to imprison civil society leaders without bails in Barcelona, Spain, Monday Oct. 16, 2017. A Spanish judge’s decision to jail the leaders of two Catalan grassroots groups, Catalan National Assembly and Omnium Cultural, was met with a chorus banging pots and pans, honking car horns and clapping in the streets of Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Catalonia: New protests after secession leaders jailedSpain's northeastern Catalonia is bracing itself for a fresh round of protests after two leaders of the region's powerful pro-independence movement were jailed in a sedition probe
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F-18 military jet crashes outside of Madrid, killing pilotSpain's Defense Ministry says F-18 jet has crashed at base outside Madrid, killing its pilot
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In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, photo, women from a neighborhood dance group practice near a banner for the upcoming Communist Party congress in Beijing. As China's ruling Communist Party kicks off its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday, buildings, bridges and construction sites around Beijing have been festooned with banners heralding the party's merits and its goal of realizing the "Chinese Dream" of greater prosperity. The banner reads "Welcome the victorious opening of the 19th Party Congress with excellent achievements." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congressChinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday
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Some 275 militants and their family members surrendered
In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadiumUS-backed forces battling IS in Syria take hospital in Raqqa, leaving militants cornered in and around the city stadium
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves a motions hearing during a lunch break in Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty on Monday, Oct. 16, to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)
Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencingArmy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas on charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan have set up a dramatic sentencing hearing later this month that could land him in prison for life.
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Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first modelVolvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model, stepping up competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla
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Iraqi security forces and Popular Mobilization Forces patrol in Tuz Khormato, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence. (AP Photo)
Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of SinjarKurdish fighters lose more territory in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk
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  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
  • Loudouna s Heritage Commission begins work on courthouse grounds examination

    A subcommittee of Loudoun's Heritage Commission discusses how the county can balance history on the courthouse grounds. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:59 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Virginia vies for Amazon

    Thank you for reading 10 free articles on Fredericksburg.com. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 10 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. Fredericksburg.com, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
  • Bell, Kolla square off in tight 87th District contest

    A tight race is again expected in the House of Delegates' 87th District between first-term incumbent Del. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 11:31 AM
  • Tysons Corner bypassed as Northern Va. vies for Amazon

    Capital One, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Northrop Grumman and other industry heavyweights have established Tysons Corner as a popular landing spot for top corporations, but Northern Virginia officials have sidelined the area in their pursuit of Amazon.com as the online retailer seeks a second headquarters location with as many as 50,000 jobs. Members of the Fairfax and Loudoun county boards of supervisors, with the blessing of Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, have decided to propose another site for an 8 million-square-foot campus for Amazon: the Center for Innovative Technology, adjacent to Dulles International Airport. Powhatan Today, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 09:01 AM
  • Sentencing date scheduled for Miller in deadly Lansdowne collision

    John Miller IV will be sentenced in the new year after being found guilty on two counts in connection with the traffic collision that killed five-month-old Lansdowne baby Tristan Schulz. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 13 2017 @ 01:16 PM
  • Fairfax, Loudoun counties to partner up in bid to attract Amazon's HQ2

    The $30 Million CIT center that will reportedly be offered free of charge to Amazon.com in a bid for them to build their new HQ2 in Northern Virginia. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 13 2017 @ 03:30 PM
  • A hard-charging, decorated and retired Marine finds new reward in the antique-restoration business

    Choose a job you love, the saying goes, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Even billionaire Warren Buffett says he happily "tap dances" to the office because he so much enjoys what he does. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 13 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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