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An aerial view shows heavy machinery used by workers as they pruned the roots, built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Qatar's neighbors issue stiff demands, McConnell stakes it all on health bill, massive sequoia tree moving two blocks
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A listing by a Chinese seller on eBay's U.S. site for a miniature crossbow capable of firing toothpicks is seen on a computer screen in Beijing, Friday, June 23, 2017. Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China - and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials. Several cities have reportedly banned sales of the palm-sized contraptions, which are powerful enough to puncture soda cans, apples and cardboard, depending on the projectile. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow crazePowerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China _ and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials
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This image taken from an undated video shown to The Associated Press by the Philippine military shows Malaysian militant Mahmud bin Ahmad who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city. Philippine Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press on Friday, June 23, 2017, that Mahmud bin Ahmad died June 7, 2017, from wounds sustained in fighting with government troops in Marawi last month. (Philippine military via AP)
Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militantThe Islamic State group helped fund the siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant, the military chief said Friday, as troops pressed airstrikes against the increasingly surrounded gunmen after a month of fighting
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A view of part of the Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Tests so far have found that at least three high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Britain's government said Thursday. The local council in Camden, a borough of London, removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after tests they commissioned showed some of their panels were of the flammable variety — and not the ones they ordered. It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the three mentioned by the government.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The Latest: Tower fire began in fridge, cladding was unsafeBritish police investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in which 79 people are believed to have died say the blaze started in a fridge freezer
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A woman walks down the staircases of a subway stop, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Eurozone economy enjoyed 'best quarter in over 6 years'A closely watched survey shows that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone has slipped back in June to a five-month low but that the region still enjoyed its best quarter for more than six years
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European Central Bank seeks power over key financial sectorThe European Central Bank asks for legal powers to oversee how transactions involving financial derivatives are settled _ a hot topic in the Brexit negotiations
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UN chief seeks $8 billion for South Sudan refugee crisisUN chief calls for global tolerance, $8 billion amid world's fastest-growing refugee crisis
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo, Mexico players practice during a training session at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it's withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question. FC Sochi says in a website statement that it's "taking a break" to rethink its strategy but plans to return in the 2018-19 season. It didn't mention any deal with Russian football authorities, who would need to approve any return. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plansThe Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it's withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, staff members of Al-Jazeera International work at the news studio in Doha, Qatar. Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)
The Latest: Turkey won't end its military presence in QatarThe Latest: Turkey has no plans to shut down military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi, other Arab states
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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