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Map locates areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo where armed groups are mining sites; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgetsA new report finds that violent gunmen still exert control over pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the region in their products
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School stops residential program after teen's deathOfficials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they're ceasing operations at the school's residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff
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In this July 7, 2016, photo, Evee Bak, left, talks with her brother Tom Bak, center, and father, Tim Bak, while they wait to give saliva samples for genetic testing at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Tommy was diagnosed at age 3 with autism, after he stopped using words he'd learned months earlier and showed unusual behavior including repetitively lining up toys instead of playing with them. Evee Bak, who doesn’t have autism, hopes her saliva samples will eventually benefit her older brother. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder's secretsAutism is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition
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Hundreds celebrate lives of teens killed in wrong-way crashHundreds have gathered at a Vermont high school to celebrate the lives of five students who were hit and killed in a crash by a wrong-way driver
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Emergency personnel work the scene where a tour bus crashed into the rear of a semi-truck on westbound Interstate 10, just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Multiple deaths and injuries were reported. (Colin Atagi/The Desert Sun via AP)
Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crashThe owner of a Southern California bus company who died along with 12 passengers in a collision with a big rig was targeted in past lawsuits involving freeway crashes
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Bill Baroni, left, walks with his attorney, Michael Baldassare on their way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Court in Newark, NJ., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.  (Kevin R. Wexler/The via AP)
Former Christie aide to face more cross-examinationFederal prosecutors will resume their cross-examination of a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is facing criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal
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In this Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 photo provided by Federico Jaime, Jaime poses for a self portrait at a hospital in Wailuku, Hawaii. Jaime says he's grateful to be recovering in after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon. Jaime was surfing Friday at a beach about two blocks from his Paia home when he felt a shark chomp down on his left arm, he recalled Monday from his room at Maui Memorial Medical Center. (Federico Jaime via AP)
Surfer bitten by shark at beach; says 'came out of nowhere'A surfer says he's grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him _ even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County courthouse for her scheduled sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Kane, a Scranton-area Democrat, will learn if she is going to jail over a perjury and obstruction case that stemmed from a political feud. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appealFormer Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been released from a county jail on bail after serving about two hours of a sentence for leaking grand jury documents and then lying about it under oath
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Group: Russia, Saudi don't belong on UN human rights councilHuman Rights Watch says the candidacies of Saudi Arabia and Russia for the UN's top human rights body are compromised by their actions in Yemen and Syria, respectively, where they have been accused of unlawful attacks on civilians
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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
  • 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
  • Five teenagers charged in connection with vandalism at historic schoolhouse

    Leila Milani, of Vienna, applies paint with other volunteers gathered to restore the Ashburn Colored School, a 19th century schoolhouse recently vandalized with racist symbols and hate language. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said the five teens are all boys and include three 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old from Sterling and a 16-year-old from Ashburn. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 21 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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