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In this Jan. 20, 2018, photo, a group of Rohingya refugees hold banner that show a list of demand before Bangladesh and Myanmar governments start the process of repatriation, at Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun  and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home.  (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)
The Latest: Bangladesh says Rohingya repatriation postponedA Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed
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Joanne Ellena, left, Janice Corak and Mary Beth Garcia, right, attend a women's march in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Robert Lansing/Lansing State Journal via AP)
Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentumThousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants hope will continue building momentum for equality
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Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultanThe Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington. A half century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes for victory in Vietnam, Mattis is visiting the former enemy to promote closer ties. Mattis will be in Vietnam just days before the 50th anniversary of the Communist offensive on Jan. 30-31, 1968, in which North Vietnam attacked an array of key objectives in the South, including the city of Hue. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer tiesA half century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes for victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy to promote closer ties
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah, second left, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Malaysia's high-profile trial of Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in MalaysiaThe trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera footage
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic reacts after defeating Italy's Fabio Fognini during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Kerber pulls through a surprising challenge, faces Keys nextAngelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after rallying to avoid a major upset
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupted Monday prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise the Alert level to 4 from last week's alert level 3. (AP Photo/Earl Recamunda)
Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert levelOfficials say the Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweekShutdown continues into workweek, as Senate talks drag on
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Women chat with each others as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Asian stocks advance despite US government shutdownAsian stock markets are mixed after global investors shrugged off the US government shutdown
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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