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United Nations staff stand and turn their backs, top, in a silent protest, during a U.N. meeting to designate Wonder Woman as an "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls," Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protestsThe United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic character as an ambassador for the empowerment of women, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real woman
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In this image made from video, smoke rises from a building where two militants are believed to be holed up, according to Rudaw TV, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early on Friday in an assault quickly claimed by the Islamic State group and likely aimed at diverting authorities' attention for the battle to retake IS-held Mosul. (Rudaw TV via AP)
IS assault on Iraq's Kirkuk ends after 24-hour battleIraqi police say a massive Islamic State assault on targets in and around the northern city of Kirkuk has come to an end after a day and night of heavy clashes
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Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in JordanFIFA's president says the U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that "women's football is not only confined to some parts of the world."
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Clinton campaign receives envelope with suspicious powderPolice say they're investigating an envelope containing a white powdery substance that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign
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Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with KabulTaliban, Afghan and Pakistani officials say three senior Taliban members have held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1984, file photo, Chicago Cubs third base coach Don Zimmer, left, congratulates Gary Matthews on his home run of San Diego Padres' Eric Snow during the first inning of Game 1 of the NL Championship Series in Chicago. Matthews hit another homer later in the game. Matthews was a Cubs star when the team lost three straight games in the NLCS in 1984 and missed going the World Series. In 2003, he was the Cubs' hitting coach when they again lost three in a row in the NLCS and missed a chance to reach the World Series. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurryOnce in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his 1984 Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series
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This undated photo provided by the Minneapolis Police Department shows Dustin Schwarze. Officers Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg, two white police officers, were involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last fall. The officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.  (Minneapolis Police Department via AP)
No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slayingMinneapolis' police chief says two officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November and won't face discipline
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Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attackAn international team says the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation
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University students protest to demand a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Venezuela's electoral authority suspended a recall drive against Maduro on Thursday, less than a week before it was set to start, throwing the opposition's key campaign to oust the leader into further disarray. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela braces for turbulence after recall is stalledVenezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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    A change is coming to the noise standard in Loudoun County, Virginia. At a meeting Thursday night, the Board of Supervisors voted to adjust rules which govern how loud is too loud for residents, businesses and industrial operations. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 07:21 AM
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    Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking into an alleged threat against the Republican campaign office in Sterling, Virginia. Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the sheriff's office, told WTOP it isn't clear whether a threat was actually made. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Oct 18 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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