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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill Washington. McConnell is condemning the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacist groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Republican leaders dance around Trump remarksRepublican leaders tiptoe around President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks on white supremacists as the GOP grapples with an escalating political crisis
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, top right, and and other countries at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street. The Nikkei index slipped as the yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asia shares meander after subdued gains on Wall StreetAsian share benchmarks meander after Wall St. gains, upbeat Japan trade data
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United States' Michelle Wie hits off the 18th tee during practice for the Solheim Cup golf matches, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a jobThe Week Ahead: Match play at the Solheim Cup and US Amateur, final regular-season event on the PGA Tour before FedEx Cup playoffs
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Tom Lever, 28, and Aaliyah Jones, 38, both of Charlottesville, put up a sign that says "Heather Heyer Park" at the base of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Charlottesville, Va.  Alex Fields Jr., is charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, including Heyer, Saturday, where a white supremacist rally took place.  (AP Photo/Julia Rendleman)
Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with foundersMany historians say it's far-fetched to place Robert E. Lee and George Washington in the same category the way President Donald Trump has suggested.
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Hyundai Motor Co.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is surrounded by members of media during a media preview in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel rangeHyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups
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White House chief of staff John Kelly, left, watches as President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump disbands business panel as fallout spreadsPresident Donald Trump has abruptly disbanded two of his White House business councils in the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford speaks to reporters at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'Top US military officer: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White SoxYasiel Puig's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 for their second comeback win in two games
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Sen. Pauline Hanson, bottom left, wears a burqa during question time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in ParliamentAn Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings
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  • Loudoun Co. leader renews call to remove Confederate statue new

    Following the clash between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville that killed a woman when a car rammed into protesters and two troopers when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the skirmishes, a Loudoun County leader is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue in Leesburg. The Loudoun Times-Mirror reports that Democrat Phyllis Randall, chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, is renewing a call to have a statue of a Confederate soldier, which sits on the grounds of the courthouse in Leesburg, moved. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Aug 16 2017 @ 10:09 AM
  • Best and worst Northern Va. school systems new

    The small Falls Church City school system had the highest pass rate in Virginia for three of the five broad categories in this year's Standards of Learning tests. Falls Church led pass rates in reading, writing, and history and social science statewide. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Aug 16 2017 @ 06:11 AM
  • Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

    Amid renewed calls to move the county's Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction. Loudoun Times, Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 09:15 PM
  • Bid on cheap bikes, computers and more in Loudoun Co. auction new

    From now until noon Thursday, Aug. 17, you've got the chance to bid on an assortment of items that the Loudoun County, Virginia, government wants to get rid of through Public Surplus . WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Aug 15 2017 @ 05:20 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office investigating armed robbery in Sterling

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported Friday night armed robbery at an ATM in the Regal Plaza in the CountrySide area of Sterling. Loudoun Times, Sat, Aug 12 2017 @ 11:23 AM
  • In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg

    Attendees at Sunday's rally to remember the victims in Charlottesville and to "root out hate." Loudoun Times, Sun, Aug 13 2017 @ 06:50 PM
  • Teacher turnover taxes school system

    The School Board learned Thursday that the division's turnover rate reached 15 percent for the 2016-2017 year. This marked the second year in a row the division saw a 15 percent turnover rate with many teachers leaving for jobs in other jurisdictions including Winchester, where division employees recently received salary increases. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Aug 11 2017 @ 10:56 PM
  • No, blocking dissent is not transparency

    Gov. Matt Bevin has asserted there is nothing so transparent as him talking to the public via social media like Facebook and Twitter. What Bevin is doing is more like speaking into a mirror from which he can choose the image reflected back. Middlesboro Daily News, Thu, Aug 10 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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