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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by, from left, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., speaks about the health overhaul following a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama lawCongressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill
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Afghans carry the bodies of men at after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)
Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29Afghan officials: Suicide car bomb targets Afghan soldiers, civil servants in Helmand province, killing at least 29
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Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuseThe head of the Church of England has said that the institution "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its bishops, rather than help his victims
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Michigan State Police talk outside Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground.  On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation. (Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
FBI: No 'wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbingA Canadian man from Tunisia who's charged with stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport allegedly asked another officer who subdued him why the officer didn't kill him
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Afghans carry the bodies of men at after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least two dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)
The Latest: Afghan leader, Pakistan condemn Helmand blastThe Latest: Afghan president condemns 'terrorist attack' in Helmand, says those behind it have no respect for religion
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Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, center, walks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. EU heads of state meet for a two-day summit beginning Thursday to discuss Brexit negotiations and security. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
The Latest: Poland hits back at Macron over interviewThe spokesman for Poland's president has reacted to criticism by French President Emmanuel Macron, saying the funding that the European Union gives Poland does not oblige Warsaw to accept a quota of refugees under an EU plan
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A protester holds a sign demanding justice for the victims of the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower apartment block as people gather in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. Activists are planning a mass "Day of Rage" demonstration during the state opening of parliament Wednesday, to draw attention to various issues. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people
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Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claimsA study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found a 2.7 percent increase crash claims in the first three states to legalize marijuana for recreational use -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- when compared with neighboring states
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Forensic officers move the van at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017. The vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
UK interior minister: Britain facing a new phase of terrorBritain's Home Secretary says the country has entered a new phase of terror-related attacks
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  • Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted

    Investigators in Virginia say a Muslim teenager who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque may have been sexually assaulted. Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday that police were investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted. MyHighPlains.com, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 02:04 AM
  • 'An angel was taken': Community reflects on Va. teen's slaying

    Leaders from the Muslim and Jewish faiths came together Tuesday in Reston, Virginia, to discuss Sunday's murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen. She was among a group of teens who were walking and biking to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque, or ADAMS Center, when Fairfax County police say there was an argument with a driver, who then got out of his car with a baseball bat and chased them. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 01:14 AM
  • Pressure grows to classify Muslim teen's slaying a hate crime

    Mohmoud Hassanen, center, the father of Nabra Hassanen attended a press conference with Imam Mohamed Magid, left, a spiritual and religious advisor to the family. A Virginia teen found dead after she was attacked as she walked to a mosque was being remembered at vigils set in the District and other cities nationwide Tuesday night, a day before her funeral. The Washington Post, Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 09:47 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'Operation Border to Border' Yields 3,017 Summonses & Arrests in 8 States

    Release from Virginia State Police: Virginia State Police were among the eight state police and highway patrol agencies that spent Friday, June 9, 2017, through Sunday, June 11, 2017, enforcing Operation Border to Border along approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15 and 124 miles of U.S. Route 17 in an effort to prevent traffic crashes along the heavily-traveled corridor. This coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative resulted in 3,017 total summonses and arrests among the seven states. NBC29, Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 12:58 PM
  • Loudoun Sheriffa s Office investigating attempted armed robbery at Dulles Mattress Warehouse

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help identify a suspect in the attempted robbery of a store in the Dulles Eastern Plaza. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jun 15 2017 @ 11:30 PM
  • Nabra Hassanen's death may not legally be a hate crime, but it sure feels hateful

    Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Relatives identified the slain teen as Nabra Hassanen, 16, right, of Reston, Va. That's the bottom line. The Washington Post, Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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