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Vatican, Argentine church to open 'dirty war' archivesThe Vatican and Argentina's Catholic Church say they have finished cataloguing their archives from the country's brutal "dirty war" and will make them available to victims who have long accused the church of complicity with the military dictatorship
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FILE -- In this Aug. 8, 2016 file photo, people help victims of a bomb blast at a government-run hospital that killed dozens of people, in Quetta, Pakistan. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, militants wearing suicide vests and firing automatic rifles storm a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight killed at least 59 people and wounded over 100 more, mostly police cadets and recruits. There were conflicting claims of responsibility on Tuesday for the attack. Militant attacks have in the past 3 years claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many schoolchildren. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt, File)
Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 yearsA look at major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, a person walks through a Merck company building, in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Merck beats Street 3Q forecasts, hikes 2016 profit forecastHigher sales of vaccines and prescription medicines for cancer and other diseases helped Merck & Co. post a 20 percent jump in third-quarter profit, easily beating Wall Street expectations
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, is greeted by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida upon his arrival at a Japanese restaurant for dinner in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Duterte arrived in Japan earlier in the day for a three-day visit, his first since becoming Philippine leader at the end of June. (Kazushige Fujikake/Kyodo News via AP)
Will he chew gum? Japan wary of Philippine leader's visitThe outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts
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Dust and smoke rises after a bomb is detonated in by a bomb disposal squad on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Earlier a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol on guard for a polio vaccination team on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing one policeman, according to Superintendent of Police Furqan Bilal, who himself narrowly escaped. He said there were more improvised explosives devices buried in the area. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 61Brazen militant attack on Pakistani police academy in Quetta kills 61, mostly cadets, and triggers hours-long gunbattle
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People gather at the scene of an attack in the town of Mandera, Kenya, near the border with Somalia, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. A Kenyan official says a number of people were killed in the extremist attack and that gunmen from the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab are suspected of carrying out the attack. (AP Photo)
Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern KenyaSomali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya; al-Shabab says targeted Christians
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Russia: West hypocritical on Aleppo, doing similar in MosulRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western outrage over a Russian bombing campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo is hypocritical because Western governments are carrying out a similar operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul
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Israeli army: Man wounded by gunfire from EgyptThe Israeli military says an Israeli man has been shot and wounded by gunfire emanating from neighboring Egypt
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In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, real estate agent Lauren Newman, left, shows client Steve Martin, a home for sale in Mount Pleasant, S.C. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for August is released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
US home prices rose in August, lifted by dwindling supplyU.S. home prices climbed at a solid pace in August as more home buyers competed for fewer available properties
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  • She was upset at her coworkers. Then they started getting sick.

    There were only eight workers at the shipping company's office in Sterling, Virginia, but several were suffering from diarrhea and other severe digestive problems without any discernible cause, WTOP reported . One after another started reporting similar symptoms, but they couldn't identify what illness they had in common. The Miami Herald, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:07 PM
  • News 10 mins ago 6:54 a.m."Disgruntled employee" accused of pouring...

    Authorities have reportedly arrested a Virginia woman they say poured a cleaning agent used for windows and bathrooms into an office coffee machine, causing her co-workers to get sick. Local news organizations report that officials arrested 32-year-old Mayda Rivera-Juarez on Friday on charges of felony assault. WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg, Tue, Oct 25 2016 @ 08:22 AM
  • Woman 'poisoned colleagues' coffee for weeks with cleaning products'

    A woman allegedly poured cleaning products into a coffee machine at work to poison colleagues, leaving some of them in need of medical treatment. Multiple employees at freight company JAS Forwarding Inc reported they became sick after drinking from the Keurig machine, police said. Metro UK News, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:42 PM
  • Loudoun Impact Fund fund awards charities $97K in grants

    Ten local charities benefiting Loudoun's elderly and youth gathered Oct. 18 at Shoe's Cup and Cork in Leesburg to receive $96,725 in grants from the Loudoun Impact Fund for the work their organizations have contributed to the community. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 04:14 PM
  • Racist graffiti on historic black school no hate crime

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says five teenagers have been charged with spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia. The Washington Post reported Friday that the four 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old were charged this week with felony destruction of property, among other offenses, after a review by prosecutors found the case does not qualify as a hate crime. The Las Vegas Sun, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 12:16 PM
  • Five teenagers charged in connection with vandalism at historic schoolhouse

    Leila Milani, of Vienna, applies paint with other volunteers gathered to restore the Ashburn Colored School, a 19th century schoolhouse recently vandalized with racist symbols and hate language. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said the five teens are all boys and include three 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old from Sterling and a 16-year-old from Ashburn. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 07:28 AM
  • 5 Teens Charged with Vandalism of Ashburn Schoolhouse

    Vulgar images and racist phrases were spray painted on the Old Ashburn Schoolhouse in early October. Five teens have been charged for spray-painting vulgar and racist graffiti on a historic schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia, police say. NBC Washington, Thu, Oct 20 2016 @ 06:50 PM
  • Banquet facility plan for Catesby Farm draws fire at Loudoun hearing

    A plan for a banquet and events facility in the middle of horse country sparked an outcry from residents of western Loudoun County who attended a public hearing in Leesburg this month to voice their objections. Nearly 30 people spoke against the proposed business at Catesby Farm, about five miles west of Middleburg, arguing that the noise and traffic it would generate would disturb neighboring farms and overwhelm the narrow roads in the area. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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