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Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Top general: US ground troops possible in IraqUS may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says
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FIBA: Players can wear religious head coveringsFIBA grants players permission to wear religious head coverings on a trial basis
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LeBron banner could rise again in ClevelandRising Superstar? Giant LeBron James banner could return on building across from Cavs' arena
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This artist rendering provided by the Atlanta Braves shows the team's proposed new ballpark and mixed-use development design in Cobb County, Ga. The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark. They already know what it will be called. At a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 the Braves announced a naming rights deal with Georgia's largest bank that will result in the 41,500-seat stadium being known as SunTrust Park.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Braves)
Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust ParkWelcome to SunTrust Park: Braves unveil naming-rights deal at groundbreaking on new stadium
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Firefighters inspect the interior of the Roseburg Lumber Mill in Weed, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Parts of the mill, the  major employer in Weed, were damaged in the Boles Fire when it burned through the Siskiyou County town on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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FILE - In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks ownersAtlanta mayor: Talked with 6 potential new Hawks owners, city may offer financial incentives
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Jesse Helt, a former West Salem High School student, leaves Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, Ore., after his arraignment on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/Statesman-Journal, Danielle Peterson)
Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearanceMiley Cyrus date 45 minutes late for arraignment, due back in court next month
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FILE - This July 14, 2008 file photo shows an Anheuser Busch logo behind a glass case in the brewery's tour center in St. Louis. Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch and Visa added to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League recent actions but are stopping short of pulling advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapprovalMajor sponsors join chorus of disapproval over NFL but stop short of pulling ads
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UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'UN General Assembly president begins year-long term during period of 'tumult'
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  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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