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This combination of photos, shows from left, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, left, in Christchurch, on Aug. 16, 2017, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, in Christchurch on Aug. 24, 2017, and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters in Christchurch, Aug. 16, 2017, speaking at events during the election campaign. The main conservative and liberal parties are competing to form a government after an election last month ended with an inconclusive result. Crucial to the negotiations is the small New Zealand First party, led by maverick lawmaker Winston Peters. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand gets liberal govt led by Ardern month after voteJacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation's election nearly a month ago
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Visitors walk past a chart showing China's soaring GDP since 2012 and a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of Xi's leadership at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. China's economic growth stayed relatively stable in the latest quarter, buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meetsChina economy stable in July-September quarter, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens calls to his players during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Emotional Celtics drop first 2 games after Hayward's injuryAfter losing top free agent Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury, the Celtics dropped back-to-back games to open the NBA season
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy listens to lawmakers during a parliamentary session at the parliament in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers held up posters in the parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Catalan leader faces looming deadline to end secession bidCatalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
LEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCSLEADING OFF: Cubs face Dodgers' Kershaw trailing 3-1 in NLCS
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A firefighter walks at a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recoveredA fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon, killing at least 1 person
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017 file photo, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern during a visit to Addington School in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardern, 37, will be New Zealand’s next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation’s election nearly a month ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
The Latest: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand's next leaderJacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation's election nearly a month ago
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Justin Thomas of United States watches his approach shot on the third hole during the first round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, as the first official PGA Tour in South Korea, on Jeju Island, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP)
Thomas fires 63, takes early lead at CJ Cup in South KoreaJustin Thomas had two eagles on his front nine and finished with a 9-under 63 to take a first-round lead Thursday at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, the first PGA Tour tournament staged in South Korea
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon argues with umpires during the eighth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Chicago. Maddon was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Cubs' Maddon tossed again in NLCS; ump admits he missed callCubs manager Joe Maddon dispute foul-tip call and gets ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
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  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
  • Two years from completion: Workers have put more than 5 million hours ...

    Crews work on phase II of Metro's Silver Line to Dulles July 13, 2017 in Dulles, VA. If you've been to Dulles International Airport recently or driven along the toll road or Dulles Greenway, you've probably realized that decades of planning are taking shape in a very real way. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Business leaders say affordable housing at a a crisisa point in Loudoun County

    Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county's top business leaders came together Monday to night figure out solutions to attempt to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 01:13 PM
  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in October

    A new family house under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. . U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Voice of America, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:18 PM
  • Police investigate head-on crash in Loudoun County

    A West Virginia man died and a Haymarket man was seriously injured in a crash in Loudoun County early Friday morning. Fauquier.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:09 PM
  • 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
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