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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, left, and first Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa attend a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's World War II victory over Japan,  in Hong Kong Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. It's the first official ceremony to be held annually after the National People's Congress Standing Committee designated Sept. 3 as a commemoration day. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
China's top leaders remember victory over JapanPresident Xi leads commemoration of Chinese victory day to mark Japanese surrender in 1945
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Puerto Rico's coach Paco Olmos gestures during the Group B Basketball World Cup match between Argentina and Puerto Rico in Seville, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)
By talking basketball, nothing lost in translationNo language barrier: At FIBA World Cup, speaking basketball leaves nothing lost in translation
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Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2Demise of a defense: Rule changes, QB advances and repetition helped end Tampa 2 heyday
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Chris Kirk holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson announces his wild-card selections for the American team, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Webb Simpson and Chris Kirk among the favorites. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Simpson, Mahan, Bradley complete US Ryder Cup teamTom Watson goes with experience and his gut feeling in captain's picks for US Ryder Cup team
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James Harden, second from right, of the U.S. listens to his national anthem with his teammates before a match against New Zealand during the World Cup Basketball Group C Baskerld Cup in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competitions take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis speaks at a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville, N.C., The candidates in North Carolina’s expensive U.S. Senate race are engaging in their first debate. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is set to meet Tillis on live television Wednesday night, Sept. 3. They are fighting for one of a handful of seats the GOP needs to win to retake the Senate in the final years of President Barack Obama’s presidency. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Tillis, Hagan to meet in first NC Senate debateNorth Carolina Sen. Hagan and state Speaker Tillis to meet for first debate in pricey campaign
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting in Long Branch, N.J. Christie is heading to Mexico officially for a trade mission typical of any governor. But Christie is a potential GOP presidential candidate with little foreign policy expertise, a lot of swagger and much to learn about international diplomacy. He is one of several potential White House hopefuls burnishing their foreign policy credentials for any possible general election matchup against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former secretary of state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Christie's Mexico trip touches on trade, politicsChristie's Mexico trip mixes trade mission, foreign policy experience ahead of 2016
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FILE - This April 30, 2014 file photo shows Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers standing guard during a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the US and its allies, money that is now at risk after President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign a security agreement to keep a small U.S. force of trainers in the country after the NATO-led coalition ends its mission and withdraws at the end of the year. Alongside the exodus of US troops from Afghanistan before the end of the year, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)
Afghanistan's NATO coalition shrinking fastAfghanistan's NATO coalition shrinking fast as it heads toward year's end
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A traditional Russian Matryoshka wooden doll depicting US President Barack Obama, right, Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, U.S. President George W. Bush, second from left,  Leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920's until 1953 Joseph Stalin, left, and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin leader of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 on a display in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in UkrainePutin's spokesman: Putin, Poroshenko discuss peace settlement in Ukraine
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  • Virginia state academic tests show stagnant scores on reading, writing

    Virginia students saw modest gains on state-mandated math tests while scores on reading and writing exams stagnated, according to state results released Tuesday. The Washington Post, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 11:47 AM
  • Acting Like Champions as We Celebrate Labor Day

    In celebration of the Labor Day weekend, I am providing some insight for Americans to continue our volunteer efforts where we can have direct impact on supporting the local community living in need. Patch.com, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 01:31 PM
  • Life dreams on the Leesburg stage

    Drew Clyde opened Headway, an inter-denominational church, at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg. Loudoun Times, Wed, Aug 27 2014 @ 07:20 AM
  • Growing Business Offers Paint with a Twist of Wine

    Two New Orleans area women started a small business seven years ago with one thing in mind: to help their neighbors relieve the stress of coping with a hurricane's aftermath. Voice of America, Fri, Aug 29 2014 @ 05:24 PM
  • A church with class: Virginia Academy

    Student Ministries Pastor and Virginia Academy Principal Mike Taylor welcomes teachers back to the school Aug. 26 during teacher orientation week. Loudoun Times, Thu, Aug 28 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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