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FILE - In this May 6, 2016, file photo, Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia on Friday, May 6, 2016. The American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for safe infant sleeping on Oct. 24, 2016. They call for parents to keep infants in the same bedroom as them at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parentsThe American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death
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Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentenceIranian-American held in Tehran reportedly sentenced to 18 years, latest dual national convicted in secret trials
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Council: Prince's Paisley Park museum can open permanentlyA Minnesota city council says Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home can open as a permanent museum
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, a person walks through a Merck company building, in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Merck beats Street 3Q forecastsThe pharmaceutical company posted revenue of $10.54 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts
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People arrive at a camp for displaced families in Dibaga, near Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni tribal fighters and state-sanctioned Shiite militias. It is expected to take weeks, if not months, to drive Islamic State militants out of Iraq's second largest city, which is still home to more than a million people.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
The Latest: Turkey mulls Iraq ground action amid IS threatThe Latest: Turkey's top diplomat says Ankara to consider all options, including ground action, amid IS threat from Iraq
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Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashesThe Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place
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FILE - In this file photo dated March 20, 2012, showing singer of the band Dead or Alive, Pete Burns in London.  Aged 57, Burns died on Sunday Oct. 23, 2016, after suffering a cardiac arrest according to a statement released from his management. The Dead or Alive band gained chart success and known for his non-conformist style, Pete Burns was considered a pop icon. (Ian West / PA FILE via AP)
Singer Pete Burns dies of heart attack at age 57Pete Burns, singer with the British band Dead or Alive that had success in the 1980s, has died after suffering a heart attack
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Demonstrators hold placards as they take part in a protest outside the Palace of Westminster in London against the decision to be announced on the building of a third runway at London' Heathrow Airport or a second runway at Gatwick, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Britain's government will reveal how it plans to expand London's airport capacity, more than a year after a special commission recommended a third runway at Heathrow. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK government approves new runway at Heathrow airportBritain's government has given the go-ahead to expand London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods
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Dust and smoke rises after a bomb is detonated in by a bomb disposal squad on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Earlier a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol on guard for a polio vaccination team on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing one policeman, according to Superintendent of Police Furqan Bilal, who himself narrowly escaped. He said there were more improvised explosives devices buried in the area. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59Brazen overnight militant attack on Pakistan police academy in Quetta kills 59, mostly recruits and trainees
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  • She was upset at her coworkers. Then they started getting sick.

    There were only eight workers at the shipping company's office in Sterling, Virginia, but several were suffering from diarrhea and other severe digestive problems without any discernible cause, WTOP reported . One after another started reporting similar symptoms, but they couldn't identify what illness they had in common. The Miami Herald, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:07 PM
  • Virginia employee arrested for 'poisoning coworkers' coffee machine

    Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 32, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with pouring cleaning solution into her former company's Keurig coffee machine A disgruntled shipping company employee is charged after coworkers say she made them sick by sneaking cleaning products into their coffee machine. Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 32, was arrested on Friday after cops say she poured cleaning fluid meant for windows and bathrooms into the coffeemaker of employees at her former place of business, JAS Forwarding Worldwide on Ocean Court in Sterling, Virginia, according to WTOP . Daily Mail, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 09:03 PM
  • Woman 'poisoned colleagues' coffee for weeks with cleaning products'

    A woman allegedly poured cleaning products into a coffee machine at work to poison colleagues, leaving some of them in need of medical treatment. Multiple employees at freight company JAS Forwarding Inc reported they became sick after drinking from the Keurig machine, police said. Metro UK News, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 12:42 PM
  • Loudoun Impact Fund fund awards charities $97K in grants

    Ten local charities benefiting Loudoun's elderly and youth gathered Oct. 18 at Shoe's Cup and Cork in Leesburg to receive $96,725 in grants from the Loudoun Impact Fund for the work their organizations have contributed to the community. Loudoun Times, Mon, Oct 24 2016 @ 04:14 PM
  • Racist graffiti on historic black school no hate crime

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says five teenagers have been charged with spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia. The Washington Post reported Friday that the four 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old were charged this week with felony destruction of property, among other offenses, after a review by prosecutors found the case does not qualify as a hate crime. The Las Vegas Sun, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 12:16 PM
  • Smashing Walnuts cancer research foundation gives $55K grant

    Ellyn Miller, left, stands with her husband, Mark, and son, Jake, at a Smashing Walnuts cancer research foundation check presentation. Loudoun Times, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 11:26 PM
  • 5 Teens Charged with Vandalism of Ashburn Schoolhouse

    Vulgar images and racist phrases were spray painted on the Old Ashburn Schoolhouse in early October. Five teens have been charged for spray-painting vulgar and racist graffiti on a historic schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia, police say. NBC Washington, Thu, Oct 20 2016 @ 06:50 PM
  • Banquet facility plan for Catesby Farm draws fire at Loudoun hearing

    A plan for a banquet and events facility in the middle of horse country sparked an outcry from residents of western Loudoun County who attended a public hearing in Leesburg this month to voice their objections. Nearly 30 people spoke against the proposed business at Catesby Farm, about five miles west of Middleburg, arguing that the noise and traffic it would generate would disturb neighboring farms and overwhelm the narrow roads in the area. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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