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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki makes a forehand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Latest: 6-time champion Serena Williams advancesSerena Williams has managed to do what another six-time Australian Open champion couldn't achieve on Thursday _ advance to the third round
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People board the ferry leaving Banjul, Gambia, Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017. Special flights were being organized Wednesday to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed as President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expires on Thursday after he lost elections in December. On Tuesday, he declared a state of emergency before he is supposed to cede power to President-elect Adama Barrow. (AP Photo)
Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in SenegalGambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal, while no word from longtime leader
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Iranian firefighters work to extinguish fire of the Plasco building in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Collapse of Tehran high-rise on fire kills 30 firefightersIran's state-run Press TV: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of iconic Tehran high-rise building engulfed by blaze
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Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in DenmarkFacebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States
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Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in PalmyraSyrian activists: Islamic State group kills 12 people held captive in ancient city of Palmyra
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This photo taken from a video shows show piles of snow and rubble inside the hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo, on Wednesday evening. (Italian Finance Police via AP)
The Latest: Hotel guest's SMS: 'Help, we're dying of cold'Some guests at an Italian hotel struck by an avalanche sent text messages to emergency numbers advising they were trapped inside
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he falls during his second round match against Russia's Andrey Rublev at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday actionOne big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle
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Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killingsMembers of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch
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Martin Winterkorn, 2nd left front, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', and his lawyers arrive for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn testifies to German parliament inquiryFormer Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is testifying before a German parliamentary inquiry in his first public appearance since he resigned in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal
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  • Mourning a brother, family asks for help solving D.C.'s first homicide of the year

    Lewis tried that day and on many other occasions to get his brother to stop panhandling, to sleep somewhere safe at night, to take the medications that kept his schizophrenia under control. But early in the morning on Oct. 2, Richard Lewis was outside a Metro station again, this time Union Station. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 18 2017 @ 10:27 AM
  • Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts

    Aside from Dunkin' Donuts and prepackaged boxes of Krispy Kreme at the grocery store, Loudoun residents haven't had many donut options in recent years, with the exception of nearby Duck Donuts in Herndon. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 01:37 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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