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Report: Turkish tanks enter Syria, aim to free IS-held townTurkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free an IS-held border town
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Chelsea's Diego Costa gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refsWWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side. This season, at least in these early weeks, English Premier League referees are taking a stand.
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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, escorts Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, second right, and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, right, before their trilateral meeting in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea have criticized North Korea's fresh missile launch just hours earlier in the day. (Katsumi Kasahara/Pool Photo via AP)
Japan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missileThe foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test in a rare display of unity
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, front-centre, military commanders and ministers walk to the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk to pay respects, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Turkish media reports say Turkish artillery on Tuesday launched new strikes at Islamic State targets across the border in Syria, after two mortar rounds, believed to have been fired by the militants, hit the town of Karkamis, in Turkey's Gaziantep province. Hurriyet newspaper and other reports said the mortar rounds were fired from IS-held Jarablus, Syria.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian townTurkey's military launches operation to clear Syrian border town from Islamic State militants
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson visits the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building in Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Robinson as the recipient of the annual Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, to be presented at a Nov. 20, 2016, ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The lifetime achievement award celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne RobinsonWriter Marilynne Robinson is being honored with a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding
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A man leans on rubbles of destroyed buildings following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.  The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 deadA strong earthquake has struck central Italy, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept
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State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite scoreState-by-state look at ACT test takers and composite score
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Commodities group Glencore trims loss in first half of 2016Swiss commodities producer Glencore says it narrowed its net loss in the first half of 2016, after paring down billions of dollars' worth of assets to slash debt amid a difficult market for commodities prices
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, front-centre, military commanders and ministers walk to the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk to pay respects, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Turkish media reports say Turkish artillery on Tuesday launched new strikes at Islamic State targets across the border in Syria, after two mortar rounds, believed to have been fired by the militants, hit the town of Karkamis, in Turkey's Gaziantep province. Hurriyet newspaper and other reports said the mortar rounds were fired from IS-held Jarablus, Syria.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Biden in Turkey as Ankara strikes IS in SyriaThe Latest: VP Biden in Ankara for talks as Turkey launched military operation against IS in Syria border town
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  • Loudoun takes in more than $2.3B in investments in fiscal 2016

    Loudoun County earned the highest level of business investment of any other county in Virginia in fiscal 2016, according to the Loudoun Economic Development's Annual Report released today. Loudoun Times, Wed, Aug 17 2016 @ 01:11 PM
  • SOL school-by-school numbers: A wide range of results in Northern Virginia

    A school-by-school breakdown of Virginia's standardized test results shows some schools consistently at the top for pass rates in multiple subjects, and others with more variation. The statewide data released earlier in the week show overall pass rates ticked up slightly in a few of the subject areas, but results varied in different parts of Northern Virginia. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Aug 18 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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