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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 courtroom sketch Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, right, testifies at his trial in New York, on charges he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaida as a spokesman for the terrorist group. Abu Ghaith, who was convicted in March, is due in court on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2014, to face a possible life sentence for his role as the spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)
Bin Laden spokesman faces possible life termConvicted al-Qaida spokesman faces possible life term after conviction in terrorism case
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Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000Federal prison population down by nearly 5,000 since last year, first drop in decades
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Albania’s Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri speaks at a conference in Tirana, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 to show that police have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2 billion) this year - more than 60 percent of the country’s annual GDP. Since March police have destroyed 102 tons of marijuana, 530,000 cannabis plants and have arrested or indicted some 1,900 people. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billionAlbania: $8.2 billion worth of marijuana seized and destroyed this year
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Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Accused White House intruder armed in July arrestAccused White House intruder heavily armed during arrest in Va. months before breach
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In this photo provided by NASA, astronauts Alexander Gerst and Reid Wiseman watch the approach of the SpaceX Dragon from the International Space Station, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Two days after blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dragon arrived at the space station containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit. (AP Photo/NASA)
Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printerSpaceX Dragon arrives at space station with 1st 3-D printer for astronauts, other supplies
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P&G selling rest of pet care business to SpectrumProcter & Gamble selling Iams, Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands
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In this still image from video published on the Internet on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, a captive Frenchman appeals to French President Francois Hollande to help free him. The Frenchman, whom the ministry described as a 55-year-old mountain guide, said he was taken hostage by the group on Sunday and reiterated its demands that the French military end its airstrikes in Iraq. The group said it was answering a call by Islamic State group spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani to attack Americans and Europeans. (AP Photo)
France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnappingFrance won't abandon fight against Islamic State group despite citizen's abduction in Algeria
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UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate changeMore than 100 world leaders told at United Nations climate summit to act now on warming
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FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
US stocks open lower; CarMax sinks on earningsUS stocks open lower, following declines in Europe as US air strikes begin; CarMax sinks
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  • Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 million

    Takoma Park Middle School math teacher Sarah Manchester reviews a student's answers during class on Monday in Silver Spring, Md. Her geometry class cheered her. The Washington Post, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 08:08 PM
  • Owen-Williams seeks at-large Montgomery council seat

    When Adol T. Owen-Williams got his first paycheck from his job at Rockville's Raindancer restaurant in summer 1980, he was puzzled. He had worked 40 hours at $5 an hour, but the check was for only $127, and Owen-Williams was left wondering where the other $73 had gone. Gazette.net, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 06:43 PM
  • Turnout for Audacity of Hoops Tourney Continues to Grow

    Players from across Montgomery County turned out Saturday for the fourth annual Audacity of Hoops basketball tournament in downtown Silver Spring. Council member Cherri Branson hosted the 3-on-3 tournament, which uses sports and recreation as a way to engage students and their families in constructive activities. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 06:21 PM
  • More MD Officers Join Taylor's Mountain Search

    Bedford Co., VA - More police officers from Montgomery County, MD have arrived in Bedford County, as they continue to search Taylor's Mountain for answers in the disappearance of the Lyon sisters in 1975. "There are no plans for us to pack up and go home any time soon. WSET-TV Lynchburg, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:57 PM
  • #PassItOn Campaign Educates Drivers About School Bus Laws

    Montgomery County has kicked off a weeklong social media campaign to educate drivers about the importance of complying with Maryland laws pertaining to stopped school buses with activated flashing lights and stop arms. When approaching a stopped school bus with activated flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that motorists traveling in the same direction as the bus must stop. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:21 PM
  • Candlelight Vigil Caps Weekend Search for Missing Siblings

    Supporters of the family said on a GoFundMe page set up to accept donations to pay for search expenses that corporate donors are offering a $10,000 reward in the case. Donations to the search fund totaled $2,742 Monday afternoon. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 04:50 PM
  • Weather advisories are changing for some D.C. and Baltimore area counties

    If you live in Washington, D.C.'s or Baltimore's northern or western suburbs, you know that winter weather can differ dramatically from northwest to southeast within the same county. With that variation in mind, the National Weather Service will subdivide several counties - Loudoun, Montgomery, Howard and Harford - for the purpose of "long-duration" watches, warnings and advisories beginning December 3. To put it simply, it means the Weather Service will now have the option to issue a watch, warning or advisory for only the northwest or southeast portion of the county, rather than having to include the entire county. The Washington Post, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 11:54 AM
  • Silver Spring Village celebrates 1st anniversary Oct. 12

    Pazit Aviv, Montgomery County Village Coordinator, will be the keynote speaker at the first anniversary celebration of the Silver Spring Village, a neighbors-helping-neighbors membership network that helps people age in place. The celebration, from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, includes live music and refreshments. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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