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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with former Chinese President Hu Jintao during the opening session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China’s economic growth stayed relatively stable in the latest quarter, buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports, giving the ruling Communist Party a political boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China's economic growth stays stable as ruling party meetsChina economy stable in July-September quarter, giving the ruling Communist Party a boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader
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Phillip Phillips performs at 2017 CMT Artist of the Year Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists showCountry singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of handing out awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show
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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens calls to his players during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Hayward from hospital: It's hurting me that I can't be thereIn message from hospital bed, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward tells Boston fans 'It's hurting me that I can't be there.'
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Fire nearly destroys luxury Myanmar hotel, at least 1 deadA fire has nearly destroyed a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon, causing at least 1 death
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Japan trade surplus leaps on strong exports to rest of AsiaJapan trade surplus leaps on strong exports of cars, machinery to rest of Asia, US
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCSMasahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series
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Charlene Presley, a relative by marriage to Elvis Presley, stands in a house said to be a boyhood home of the singer in Tupelo, Miss., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The house and more than 16 acres of adjoining property are part of an online celebrity auction set for Nov. 11. The home is located atop a hill near the elementary school that Presley attended. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auctionA house said to be a boyhood home of Elvis Presley and land where he played are part of an upcoming celebrity auction
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidiesA bipartisan group of governors is urging congressional leaders to support a plan to calm health insurance markets
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2009, file photo, Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen speaks from the interview cage at the death row facility in Livingston, Texas. A judge on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, halted the execution of Anthony Allen Shore known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which Shore says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Swearingen, allegedly tried to convince Shore to take responsibility for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. Swearingen was convicted of her slaying and put on death row for it. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk, File)
Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession schemeJudge halts execution of man known as Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer' so authorities can investigate alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow prisoner asked him to confess to another killing
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  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Man killed in head-on crash while trying to pass a tractor-trailer

    Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, just outside Hillsboro, according to Virginia State Police. The Washington Post, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:17 PM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
  • Two years from completion: Workers have put more than 5 million hours ...

    Crews work on phase II of Metro's Silver Line to Dulles July 13, 2017 in Dulles, VA. If you've been to Dulles International Airport recently or driven along the toll road or Dulles Greenway, you've probably realized that decades of planning are taking shape in a very real way. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Business leaders say affordable housing at a a crisisa point in Loudoun County

    Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county's top business leaders came together Monday to night figure out solutions to attempt to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 01:13 PM
  • US Homebuilder Sentiment Rises in October

    A new family house under construction in Loudoun County, Virginia. . U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Voice of America, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:18 PM
  • Police investigate head-on crash in Loudoun County

    A West Virginia man died and a Haymarket man was seriously injured in a crash in Loudoun County early Friday morning. Fauquier.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:09 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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