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In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Twry Pataxo, center, a member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, holds a ceremony at her home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twry organizes monthly meetings at her two-room cinderblock home for indigenous people from the Mare and beyond. They close their meetings with chants, dances and a prayer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slumsIndigenous people in Brazil facing deforestation, joblessness seek out cities, end up in slums
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People walk past a yacht that was pushed by Hurricane Odile onto a ramp leading to San Lucas' main street, in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja CaliforniaTropical Storm Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California peninsula after battering Los Cabos
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaObama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa
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In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Twry Pataxo, center, a member of the 11,000-strong Pataxo tribe, holds a ceremony at her home in the Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twry organizes monthly meetings at her two-room cinderblock home for indigenous people from the Mare and beyond. They close their meetings with chants, dances and a prayer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slumsIndigenous people in Brazil facing deforestation, joblessness seek out cities, end up in slums
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Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) scores on a seven yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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FILE - This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets sank Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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People walk past a yacht that was pushed by Hurricane Odile onto a ramp leading to San Lucas' main street, in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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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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