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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspects a military honour guard before addressing his supporters in Usak, western Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in SyriaTurkish jets have bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria, as Turkey promised to expand its military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group
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Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whitesThe town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a meeting of fellow Republicans on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Congress seems no closer to reopening governmentRepublicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop their demand that a funding bill include protections for "Dreamers"
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The Latest: Turkish TV shows tanks crossing border gateTurkish news footage shows several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles crossing through a border gate into a Turkish-controlled region ahead of an anticipated ground offensive into a Syrian Kurdish enclave
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People yell out during a rally on Central Park West as they take part in a rally and march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York.  The New York protest was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Latest: Chant: 'We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!'Oklahoma City protesters are chanting "We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!" with one woman donning a T-shirt with the likeness of social justice icon Woody Guthrie who wrote "This Land Is Your Land."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st dayRepublicans and Democrats are showing no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and the budget in the first day of a government shutdown
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Pence arrived in Cairo hours after the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach agreement on a plan to avert a partial federal closure. Pence went ahead with his four-day trip to the Middle East, citing national security and diplomatic reasons. (Khaled Desouki/Pool Photo via AP)
VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with EgyptVice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi are pledging a united front on security and counterterrorism issues
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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital KabulAn Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal powerSergio Aguero scored a hat trick to inspire runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle in the Premier League
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • 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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