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In this Saturday Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, people dressed as "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete", wave to spectators as they arrive with the Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, by steamboat in Hoorn, north-western Netherlands. As many Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Black Pete is often played by white people with their faces daubed in dark makeup. Supporters see him as a traditional children's character, while opponents decry him as a racist stereotype. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Protests to greet Dutch Santa and his black-faced sidekickFans and critics of Dutch Santa's sidekick plan demonstrations at nationally televised parade marking start of festive season in the Netherlands
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Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegallyA Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients
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Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates winning match point against John Isner of the United States in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of ATP FinalsAlexander Zverev sets up a semifinal with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals by defeating John Isner in straight sets in London
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An Israeli tank and soldiers take positions on the Israel Gaza border, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early electionNetanyahu's main coalition partner calls for early elections, seeks consultations on date as early as Sunday
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Joseph DiRuzzo, the attorney representing disgraced school deputy Scot Peterson, informs the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission that his client will not be testifying, Thursday Nov 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Florida school massacre: Panel to look at medical responseCommission investigating Florida school massacre expected at hearing Friday to learn more about medical response to the rampage
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NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonshipNASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship
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Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreakJennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak
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FILE - This Thursday, June 28, 2018, file photo, Syrian refugees gather in their vehicles getting ready to cross into Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon. The Russian military said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 that nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home from exile in recent months, including 6,000 in the last week alone. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned homeRussian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their country in recent months
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FILE - In this March 28, 1977 file photo, William Goldman accepts his Oscar at Academy Awards in Los Angeles, for screenplay from other medium for "All The President's Men." Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenplay writer of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” William Goldman died, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. He was 87. (AP Photo, File)
William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has diedOscar-winning screenplay writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" William Goldman has died
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  • Leesburg man charged in One Loudoun assault

    A Leesburg man has been arrested after injuring another man during an assault outside Sense of Thai restaurant at One Loudoun early Sunday. Loudoun Times, Wed, Nov 14 2018 @ 06:58 PM
  • For Your Weekend: National Gallery Ice Rink Opens

    It's not even Thanksgiving and D.C. is already embracing winter... maybe reluctantly after Friday's intense snow. But this weekend you'll find the National Gallery ice rink open, winter lights, National Habor's ICE! and many other events are kicking off the holiday season. NBC Washington, Fri, Nov 16 2018 @ 10:35 AM
  • Vehicle fire spreads to home, displacing Sterling family of three

    A Monday morning house fire in Sterling was caused by an electrical malfunction in the engine of a vehicle parked in the home's carport, displacing the family and causing more than $500,000 in damage, according to the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Fri, Nov 16 2018 @ 01:00 AM
  • Special election for 33rd Senate District seat set for Jan. 8

    A special election for the 33rd state Senate District seat will be held on Jan. 8, 2019, Loudoun County officials announced today. Loudoun Times, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 01:40 PM
  • Amazon is essentially creating a new neighborhood in Virginia for its ...

    Arlington, Virginia, came out a winner in Amazon's grueling HQ2 competition - but one detail in the tech giant's announcement has left observers and Washington, DC-area natives scratching their heads. The only thing is, most Virginians haven't heard of National Landing before. Silicon Alley Insider, Tue, Nov 13 2018 @ 03:57 PM
  • Area school systems announce delays ahead of Friday

    With Thursday's wintry mix still affecting road conditions into the night, a number of school systems around the D.C. region have announced delays for Friday. In Virginia, school systems in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Fauquier counties will open two hours late Friday. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 11:51 PM
  • A slippery wintry mix gradually changes to a cold, wind-swept rain

    In the immediate area, snow and sleet will transition to mostly sleet midday to early afternoon and rain by early to mid-afternoon, from southeast to northwest Total snow/sleet accumulations should be around 0.5 to 2 inches in the immediate area, 1 to 3 inches in our north and west suburbs, and 3 to 6 inches toward northern Maryland and Interstate 81. This is the boom scenario. Temperatures will hover around freezing through mid-afternoon so untreated surfaces will remain slick until rain starts to wash the slush away later today. The Washington Post, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 10:15 AM
  • Walbridge out as rural summit emcee amid threats, controversy

    Chairwoman Phyllis Randall's rural summit has been a source of controversy with her peers on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Loudoun Times, Thu, Nov 15 2018 @ 09:46 AM
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