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Protesters demonstrate against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, as Pope Francis rides past on his way to celebrates Mass at the Maquehue Airport in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slanderVictims of a notorious Chilean pedophile priest are outraged that Pope Francis accused them of slander
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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., return to their offices on Capitol Hill as Congress moves closer to the deadline to avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump says Dems want 'weak borders'President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms.
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FILE - In this July 23, 2016 file photo people gather to mourn with flower tributes near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany. A man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in the deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses and sentenced to seven years in prison, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
Seller of pistol used in Munich rampage sentenced to 7 yearsA man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in a deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses and sentenced to seven years in prison
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U.S. actor Will Smith reacts after watching the third round match between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Australia's Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Nadal into 4th round; Ostapenko out of Australian OpenThe heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open
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Lithuania probing fake news story after TV station hackedLithuania launched an investigation on Friday into a cyber-attack against a news outlet which saw a fake news article targeting the Defense Minister
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met _ who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. In 2018, Meadows was one of the members of the House Freedom Caucus demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that emerged in Congress. “I don’t get squeezed. I squeeze others,” he said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened itShutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
United States' Julia Mancuso, wearing a Wonder Woman suit with a J on a red cape, celebrates after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. Mancuso announced she will retire from skiing after a goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday. In the background in United States' Lindsey Vonn. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Slowed by hip problems, Mancuso retires after Cortina raceFour-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso retires after a goodbye run in a World Cup downhill
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An ICE train of the Deutsche Bahn, is stopped on the track between Hannover and Goettingen near the village of Lamspringe, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017, as rail workers on a maintenance train repair overhead power wires whilst others clear debris caused by fallen trees. A storm moved over large parts of Germany and police reported several injuries as well as the four deaths and the national railway company suspended long-distance trains across the country as train tracks were littered with fallen trees. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)
South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing coldSoutherners are waiting for a thaw that would end days of icy roads, snow, broken pipes and numbing cold
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A spectator watches the third round match between Britain's Kyle Edmund and Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policyFrench player Alize Cornet thinks the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open needs to be re-evaluated, saying she nearly fainted in the scorching temperatures during her third-round match at Melbourne Park
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  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
  • Bill allowing localities to move or alter Confederate statues killed by committee

    The state Senate's Local Government Committee in Richmond killed a bill Tuesday that would have given localities the right to move, remove or alter monuments and statues within their own jurisdiction, regardless of when they were erected. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Where could Amazon go? Northern Va. officials point to Fairfax-Loudoun line new

    A site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Metro's Silver Line is among the locations Virginia officials are pushing as part of their pitch to lure Amazon's second headquarters. The Loudoun-Fairfax site would put Amazon in the heart of the largest data center market in the world, said Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County's economic development director in a statement. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:04 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
  • Route 7 widening, Waxpool corridor changes on Loudoun agenda new

    Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night. On Route 7, the board is set to back a plan to spend about $26 million to widen the road to three lanes each way all the way from Virginia Route 9 to the Dulles Greenway. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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