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A resident looks at a burning structure during early morning airstrikes by government forces in the continuing fight for Marawi city by Muslim militants Friday, June 23, 2017, in southern Philippines. The siege by militants aligned with the Islamic State group continues as it enters its second month Friday. (AP Photo/Linus Guardian Escandor II)
Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged cityThe Philippine military began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
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FILE- In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, accompanied by FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon, speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers’ political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday, June 24, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans. “This Senate bill needs to get better,” said Phillips. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservativeChief lieutenants in the Koch brothers' political network are condemning the Senate Republican health care bill as insufficiently conservative
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Marsha Smith-Hill, left, poses with her brother, NFL Hall of Fame player Emmitt Smith, after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Smith-Hill is a cancer survivor. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Orioles avoid dubious pitching mark, Bundy beats Rays 8-3Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3
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Chicago Cubs' Jon Jay (30) is congratulated after scoring on a single hit by Ian Happ during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Lester goes 7 innings to help Cubs beat Marlins 5-3Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning and then settled down to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-3
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Patrick Berger tees off on the eighth hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)
Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers leadJordan Spieth closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 in the Travelers Championship, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River Highlands
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FILE - In the May 11, 2017 file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an interview that aired Saturday, Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.
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Castroneves leads Penske march in Road America qualifyingTeam Penske will have a stranglehold on the first two rows of the IndyCar race at Road America, led by pole winner Helio Castroneves
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  • Fairfax County arrests eight after illegal lab discovery

    Fairfax County police arrested eight individuals on June 14 in a region-wide operation aimed at identifying people with addictions to heroin and opioid and offering them treatment, Fairfax County Police Department organized crime and narcotics unit commander Capt. Fairfax Times, Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 03:49 PM
  • Northern Virginia's vineyards shine

    Northern Virginia's vineyards shine Virginia winemakers produce award-winning, drinkable wines on stunning estates Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2tZKJmf Virginia isn't the most ideal state for producing wine, but that has stopped few from trying. Even Thomas Jefferson labored for decades to grow multiple grape varieties at his Monticello estate, never producing even one bottle. USA Today, Sat, Jun 24 2017 @ 08:05 AM
  • Muslim Teen Assaulted Outside U.S. Mosque, Found Murdered in Virginia

    A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said. The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a Muslim community that has been gathering to pray at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque about 30 miles outside Washington in observance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. US News & World Report, Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 12:31 AM
  • Loudoun supervisors put Metro area plan on hold, send it to Envision Loudoun process for work

    The county's major land-use plan around the future Silver Line stops is being put on hold, possibly for another year. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 12:24 PM
  • Muslim teen assaulted, killed after leaving VA mosque

    Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case. The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston. SFGate, Sun, Jun 18 2017 @ 11:56 PM
  • Funeral expected Wednesday for Muslim teenager murdered in Virginia

    A funeral is set for Wednesday for a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Virginia who police say was murdered this past weekend. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is in custody for the murder of Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Virginia, after he allegedly "became so enraged" that he hit her with a baseball bat, the Fairfax County Police Department said Monday. KFOR-AM Lincoln, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 12:01 PM
  • Hundreds mourn slain Reston teen at Lake Anne vigil

    The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, sent shockwaves of grief through Fairfax County this week, as the local Muslim community in particular struggled to process the loss of a girl described as an inspiration to other youths. Fairfax Times, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 05:04 PM
  • Thousands show support for Nabra

    An estimated 2,000 people turned out in Reston Wednesday night to show support for the local Muslim community and to pay their respects for the late Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was murdered near the Fairfax-Loudoun county line Sunday. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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