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The Meeting Chamber at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center is at capacity during the Charlotte City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The Charlotte City Council has extended the time of its regular citizens' forum to allow people to comment on the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, by a police officer. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reactionAngry Charlotte residents are complaining about what they call unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who fail to force change as the city marks a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man
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Shuttered South African universities seek end to protestsSome South African universities that have closed because of student protests for free education are warning that they might not be able to complete the academic year if unrest persists
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Responding to Trump, China says committed to Korea stabilityChina says it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, in response to implications from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn't putting enough pressure on Pyongyang
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Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-electionAn adviser to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former hard-line president, says the politician won't seek re-election in next year's presidential vote after apparently being discouraged by the country's supreme leader
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a woman wearing a mask for protection against pollution walks on a pedestrian overhead bridge as office buildings are shrouded with smog in Beijing. More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits, with southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific regions hardest hit. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of peopleThe World Health Organization says more than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems
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'Dramatic slowing' seen in global tradeThe World Trade Organization is decrying a "dramatic slowing of trade growth" as it revises downward its projections for global trade growth, saying it's now on track this year to increase at the slowest pace since 2009
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Barcelona tries to keep winning form without MessiNeymar and Luis Suarez will be in charge again when Barcelona visits Borussia Moenchengladbach in its first Champions League match since losing Lionel Messi because of an injury
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Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 9 civiliansOfficials say a suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy commercial area of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least nine civilians
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Opposition leader and Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe waves to supporters during a protest against the government's peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), to be signed later in the day in Cartagena, Colombia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Uribe told protesters that the peace deal puts Colombia on the path to become what he called a leftist dictatorship in the mold of Cuba or Venezuela. On his left former inspector-general Alejandro Ordonez. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accordAfter a half-century of war that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a peace accord between the government and leftist rebels
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Mapping a lifespan: A few Metro stops can make all the difference

    The difference of a few Metro stops could determine whether D.C. area babies will live a long, healthy life or face a shorter life expectancy. A new report from the Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows an eight-year gap in life expectancies across four counties in Maryland and Virginia plus the District. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 26 2016 @ 03:11 PM
  • Caulkins Jewelers honors its roots after 60 years

    Stanley Caulkins has seen it all. From working as a bellhop at the old hotel in downtown Leesburg waiting on officials from the Japanese Embassy a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor to watching dairy farms and mom and pop shops clear the way for big box stores and ultimately Leesburg's transformation. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 26 2016 @ 02:11 PM
  • Hero driver saves 32 kids from smoking Loudoun school bus

    Michele Coates, who's been driving school buses in Loudoun County for 14 years, went to the hospital for smoke inhalation after saving 32 students from a smoking bus with a gas leak on Sept. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 23 2016 @ 12:57 PM
  • Arlington Needs Project-Specific Impact Statements

    Peter's Take is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ARLnow.com. ARLnow.com, Thu, Sep 22 2016 @ 01:02 PM
  • The largest planting in the US of this grape is here in Loudoun wine country

    Hillsborough Vineyards winemaker Kerem Baki produces around 350 cases annually of Bloodstone, composed predominantly from the fer servadou grape. Loudoun Times, Thu, Sep 22 2016 @ 11:11 AM
  • Woodgrove principal refutes online rumors of violent threat to campus

    Woodgrove High School Principal William Shipp this afternoon sent an email notification assuring parents and students it is safe to attend class tomorrow despite rumors circulating social media that there will be a "violent incident" on campus. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 21 2016 @ 05:48 PM
  • Loudoun Co. takes a proactivea approach to opioid addiction crisis

    As heroin and opioid overdose deaths grip the country, Loudoun County has pushed forward in aggressive efforts to fight the crisis, hoping to make a difference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called opioid overdoses across the nation an "epidemic." WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Sep 21 2016 @ 06:21 AM
  • Business owner, 2 firms face visa fraud charges

    " Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Prosecutors filed conspiracy charges against Sowrabh Sharma, of New York; his two firms, Jersey City-based SCM Data and MMC Systems, of Ashburn, Virginia; and Shikha Mohta, a Jersey City man who is head of finance for both companies. The New Zealand Herald, Mon, Sep 26 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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