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In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, election billboards line a road in Kaitaia, New Zealand. New Zealand has more restrictive campaigning and media rules than most developed nations and when voters go to the polls Saturday, Sept. 20, there will be almost nothing about the election on television or in the newspapers. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Petrina Hodgson) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politicsNew Zealand's election-day gag bans politics on the Internet, TV, even in song
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Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Aberdeenshire Council area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed late Thursday and the vote counting began, many Scots settled in to stay up all night in homes and bars to watch the results. A nationwide count began immediately at 32 regional centers across Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish voteAs Scotland rejects independence, businesses and investors breathe sigh of relief
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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE
UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps unionUK government planning changes after Scotland votes to remain in union
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Workers of a foreign exchange dealing company monitor electric screens, under the U.S. dollar rate against the Japanese yen, top, and Nikkei stock index, bottom,  in Tokyo, Friday, Sept.19, 2014. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while the pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on early results from the referendum. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UKPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom; Tokyo stocks rise on yen weakness
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo North Korean athletes sing during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. With teams from 45 countries ready to roll after the games officially open Friday, the North's sportswear has already created something of a buzz in Incheon. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
North Korea struts in style on world sports stageIn the land of K-pop and Gangnam style, North Korean athletes strut their own brand of cool
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Gilchrist county sheriff Bobby Schultz talks with the media following the shooting deaths of 8 members of a familhy in  Bell, FL, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014. Schultz said a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself.  (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildrenConvicted felon shoots, kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter, himself in small Florida town
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Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlementJudge to hear objections to $190 million Johns Hopkins settlement over gynecologist recordings
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China fines GSK $492 million for briberyChina fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott briefs media, in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, after police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by Islamic State group supporters when they raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. Abbott conceded it was difficult to safeguard the Australian population against such attacks. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionsIslamic State plot to conduct beheadings in Australia raises questions about group's reach
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  • Citizens Group Emails VA Governor Demanding Independent Review of...

    Seventeen year old Christian Sierra was fatally shot by police in Purceville, Virginia, after the teen allegedly lunged at cops with a knife. Police were responding to a call asking for help with the suicidal teen. Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:39 PM
  • Loudoun deputy named 2014 Virginia Deputy Sheriff of the Year

    VA Sheriffs' Association President Jack Weisenburger and Sheriff Mike Chapman present DFC James Spurlock with the Award for VA Deputy of the Year. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 11:30 AM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics, and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
  • 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
  • Accused Murderer Charles Severance Delivered to Alexandria Detention Center

    Accused murderer Charles Severance was booked into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. Investigators have charged Severance in the homicides of three City of Alexandria residents - Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning - each victim killed as they answered their front door, their homes just blocks apart. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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