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Riot police watch protesters placing a mock coffin during a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The rally was held to coincide with the funeral of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in Olongapo city in northwest Philippines. U.S. marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a US facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. The coffin reads: "Down with U.S. Imperialism." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot2 rings of security _ 1 US, 1 Filipino _ around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
Navajo high court orders election postponedNavajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots
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Anndee Hochman, left, and her wife Elissa Goldberg pose for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at their home in Philadelphia. When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." They were wed in September by a rabbi in a small ceremony in front of their parents. It came 24 years and two days after they had told each other they were in this for the long haul. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don'tSpread of same-sex marriage putting some gay people on the spot: Do you say 'I do or I don't'?
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FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'PGA president calls Ian Poulter 'lil girl' for criticism of Ryder Cup captains
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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, an unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang satellite launch center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing) NO SALES
China launches experimental moon orbiterChina launches experimental spaceship in preparation for unmanned moon return trip
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Survey: German consumer confidence stabilizesSurvey shows end to slide in German consumer confidence, despite cooling economic outlook
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Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offerPoland's former prime minister denies that Russia suggested partition of Ukraine with Poland
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CORRECTS YEAR - The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen under way in Namdo Bay, Sweden, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. The navy has demanded a 1000-meter, (yard) no-go radius around naval vessels taking part in the current operation. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg)   SWEDEN OUT
Sweden calls off search for submarineSweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago
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FILE - In this Aug, 16, 2014 file photo, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson walks among people protesting the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri police have been taking a refresher course on people's constitutional rights while simultaneously stocking up on new riot gear in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Missouri police preparing for grand jury decisionPolice get constitutional training, riot gear for grand jury decision in Missouri shooting
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Montgomery County Fire Dept. holds annual blood drive in father, son's honor

    Next Sunday, Nov. 2, the department is holding the 10th annual blood drive in honor of a father and son who passed away too soon. Carlos Alfaro and Carlos Alfaro Jr. worked at Fire Station 16 in Silver Spring for decades. WJLA-TV Arlington, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:23 AM
  • Woman convicted of killing man 'let jealousy take control'

    Wednesday, a woman from Mississippi was convicted of killing a Maryland man who she was in a romantic relationship with Attorney: Woman convicted of killing man 'let jealousy take control' SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Wednesday, a woman from Mississippi was convicted of killing a Maryland man who she was in a romantic relationship with Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tLvBqO SILVER SPRING, Md. WUSA-TV Washington, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • County Residents Can Boost Visibility for Halloween

    Montgomery County residents who plan on trick-or-treating on Halloween can borrow a reflective vest from the Maryland State Highway Administration as part of the "Vests for Visibility" program. The vests are designed to be worn over clothing and help drivers see pedestrians who will be out and about on Halloween. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 06:17 PM
  • Woman convicted of boyfriend's 2012 murder in Silver Spring apartment

    In a statement about the case, the state's attorney's office for Montgomery County said that Somuah was found in his bed, dead of a gunshot wound to the head, after he did not show up to work on June 6, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry into his apartment, which was locked. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:01 PM
  • Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Bethesda Woman

    Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Bethesda woman. Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Kathleen Harrington, 56, who was last seen in Rockville on Oct. 8. Kathleen is described as a white woman, 5' 7" tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 04:17 PM
  • County officials blast Republican candidate for Purple Line opposition

    Montgomery and Prince George's County officials on Thursday blasted Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan for opposing the $2.4 billion Purple Line, which Hogan said the state cannot afford #x201c;right now.#x201d; Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County Council President Craig L. Rice of Germantown and other Democratic officials said the light-rail project would help relieve traffic congestion and spur economic development along stations in areas that need a boost. They hope construction of the 16-mile line, proposed to have 21 stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George's County, will start next year. Gazette.net, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 03:40 PM
  • Obama Administration Looks To Community-Led Program To Stop Homegrown Radicals

    CBS News reported that the program is being modeled after the International Cultural Center, a community-led program in Maryland that fights violent extremism. "It's a lot harder today to identify folks who are being radicalized because you can do it in the privacy of your own home right in your room and nobody's around," Montgomery County, Maryland, police chief Tom Manger told CBS News. CBS Local, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 01:47 PM
  • Republican governors group planning to air TV ads in final stretch of Maryland's race

    The Republican Governors Association is planning to purchase television ads in the final stretch of the governor's race in heavily Democratic Maryland, according to a GOP source familiar with the group's strategy. Word of the RGA's plans comes on the heels of a visit to Montgomery County on Tuesday by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie , the organization's chairman, on behalf of Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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