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Firefighters douse flames from an outbuilding next to a structure that burned on Cedar Drive in Oakhurst, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, as two raging wildfires in the state forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures. The Fresno Bee reports one neighborhood was hit especially hard, with several homes turned to ash and smoldering embers. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)
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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A woman clears the broken glass at a damaged agricultural institute in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The village was severely damaged during fighting between government troops and the separatist rebels that eventually took control there in late August. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuildBadly damaged village puts rebuilding ahead of casting blame in Ukraine's conflict
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Pakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwestPakistani warplanes target 3 militant hideouts in Taliban stronghold in northwest, killing 20
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File- This Nov. 20, 2013, shows defendant Jojo John appearing during his arraignment hearing at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City, N.Y. John pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter and admitted that he was drunk at the time. He's expected to be sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars.  (AP Photo/The Journal News, Ricky Flores, Pool,File)
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The Los Angeles Angels celebrate their team's 8-1 win against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fayaz Moosa)
Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamicChinese President Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamics among Asian nations
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In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a woman arranges pots at a workshop in Twante, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay onto wheels and shaping it with the gentle press of their fingertips into pots for cooking, storing water, preserving fish or flowers.(AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industryMyanmar's once-thriving clay pot industry struggles amid rapid changes, modernization
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  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
  • Witnesses Sought in Sterling Auto Crash

    Loudoun County deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of W. Church Road and Waxpool Road at the ramp for Rt. 28 northbound Friday evening for an auto crash. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 04:12 PM
  • Veterans outreach program planned for Virginia

    Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va. American Legion Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:43 PM
  • Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

    More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg. The Washington Post, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:03 AM
  • Alexandria Circuit Court Judges Recuse Themselves from Charles Severance Case

    All three of Alexandria's Circuit Court judges are recusing themselves from the Charles Severance case, according to a report by FOX-DC. Severance was charged last week in the murders of three prominent Alexandrians. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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