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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2015 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Kendall Marshall (5) drives against Milwaukee Bucks' O.J. Mayo during an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. The jerseys say USA, though that's about all that will be recognizable.  The Americans are cautiously entering a whole new basketball world, one in which not only are the best U.S. players not available, but neither are any in the NBA. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the stars might show up in a few years for the Basketball World Cup and Olympics, but only if a group of minor leaguers can get them there. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
US men's basketball enters a new world _ without its starsUS men's basketball is entering a whole new world, one in which the best American players are not available
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An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. (AP Photo/Oriol Duran)
Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; Police view it as terrorPolice in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district and crashed into a summer crowd of residents and tourists, injuring several people
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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)
The Latest: Trump looking to speak to Heyer's familyThe White House says President Donald Trump is working to find a "convenient" time to speak with the family of the woman killed during a white nationalist rally over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, shoppers exit the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing center that’s being unveiled Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The company also plans to hire more than 100 additional production workers at two locations in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
LL Bean boosting production of iconic bootL.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot
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EDS NOTE : SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - Children, some in tears, are escorted down a road in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk, struck several people in the city's Las Ramblas district. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Barcelona: People on street 'looked terrified'A Barcelona resident says he saw women and children running down street "looked terrified"
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Settlement reached in ACLU lawsuit against CIA interrogationA settlement has been reached in a key lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror
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FILE - This file image provided by HBO shows John Oliver on the set of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the hacking group OurMine took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including for the “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver shows. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP, File)
HBO regains control of hacked social media accountsHBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company
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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, attending an event in Lewiston, Maine, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, speaks to reporters about President Trump's recent comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Va. "There's absolutely no place in this country for hatred, racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry. The president should've spoken out far more strongly from the very beginning," she said. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart"
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace,an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico. DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The turkey DNA shows Native American people in the Rio Grande Valley of northern New Mexico raised and ate the same genetic strain of bird as the Mesa Verde people, and that the turkeys arrived in New Mexico about the same time Mesa Verde was abandoned, the researchers said. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz,File)
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellersArchaeologists say DNA from ancient bones of domesticated turkeys provides a clue into the mysterious exodus of cliff dwellers from southwestern Colorado 700 years ago
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
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  • Prison for Loudoun woman who poisoned coworkers' coffee new

    Disagreements, grudges, and anger are a reality in most offices, but a Loudoun County woman will spend more than three years in prison for poisoning her co-workers. Mayda Edith Rivera Juarez, of Sterling, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years after pleading guilty to adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 10:54 AM
  • 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
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