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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern addresses a press conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand.  When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of Ardern, New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he unwittingly went straight to the top. According to the New Zealand Herald, Tiger Webb of Australia’s ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on Friday, Oct. 20,  to find out how Jacinda Ardern pronounces her surname. Webb was transferred to the Labour Party’s offices, and none other than Ardern herself answered the phone. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call herWhen an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand's incoming prime minister, he _ unwittingly _ went straight to the top
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pauses as he speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actionsAP FACT CHECK: John Kelly distorts tale in slamming 'selfish' congresswoman
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Watford's Roberto Pereyra, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
City only unbeaten EPL side after Man U lose at HuddersfieldManchester City has comfortably beaten Burnley 3-0 to remain the only unbeaten side in the EPL after Manchester United lost at Huddersfield 2-1
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FBI inspector Kieron Ramsey, left, looks at Malta Police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, during a press conference on the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizias, at police headquarters of Floriana, Malta, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Caruana Galizia, a harsh critic of Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat, and who reported extensively on corruption on Malta, was killed by a car bomb on Monday. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporterMalta's government is offering a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for information on who killed a reporter with a car bomb
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54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officialsEgyptian security officials say at least 54 policemen, including 20 officers, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo
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Chairman of the Freedom and Direct Democracy party (SPD) Tomio Okamura casts his vote during the parliamentary elections in Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The Czech Republic is holding parliamentary elections from Oct. 20 to 21, 2017. (Katerina Sulova/CTK via AP)
The Latest: Czech vote sees big win for populist billionaireAlmost complete results from the Czech Republic's parliamentary election are showing that the centrist ANO (YES) movement led by populist billionaire Andrej Babis has won big
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Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, 2nd left, takes part at a march with deputy president Oriol Junqueras, left, Carme Forcadell, speaker of the house in the Catalan parliament, 3rd left and former Catalan President Artur Mas, right, to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Spain senators vote Friday on Catalonia takeoverThe vice president of the Spanish Senate says a session next Friday will vote on measures proposed by Spain's government to take control of the northeastern Catalonia region
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa.  Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses, but the World Health Organization new director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador" Friday Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Shock as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'Shock, condemnation as Zimbabwe's Mugabe named WHO 'goodwill ambassador'
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FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Spain's Garbine Muguruza holds the trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in the Women's Singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.  Muguruza is the WTA Player of the Year. The women's tennis tour announced the annual honors on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Venus Williams returns to WTA Finals for 1st time since 2009Venus Williams returns to the year-end WTA Finals for the first time since 2009; she'll play Karolina Pliskova in the round-robin tournament on Sunday in Singapore
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Man deported 5 times who escaped from ICE in Va. sentenced for assault new

    A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
  • Washington West Film Festival takes place Oct. 25-30

    The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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