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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)
Police prepare for grand jury decision in FergusonMissouri police get constitutional training, riot gear ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision
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A woman covers her eyes after watching fighting across the border in Kobani from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to KobaniTurkish president says 1,300 Western-backed Syrian rebels heading to embattled town of Kobani
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In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)
Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officersInvestigators seek motive in vicious hatchet attack on NYC officers
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German artist Olaf Nicolai and Austrian President Heinz Fischer, from left, stand on a memorial dedicated to deserters of the Nazi Wehrmacht troops and victims of their military justice during its unveiling ceremony in downtown Vienna, Austria, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The memorial is located in front of the presidential office in the Hofburg palace and the federal chancellery, background. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Vienna honors deserters from Hitler's armyVienna unveils memorial honoring deserters from Hitler's army
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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tightenSenate Democrats' campaign operation borrows $10M to defend at-risk majority
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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 presidential election postponed after candidate tossed from ballot
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Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny says clinical trials planned or under way in Europe, Africa and the U.S. are being accompanied by a push among governments for immediate “real-world use” of an approved Ebola vaccine. She told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that, if the vaccines are deemed safe, tens of thousands of doses would be used in a West African trial in January.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)
WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses could be ready in 2015; 5 more vaccines testing in March
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In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
US new-home sales close to flat in SeptemberSales of new US homes tick up 0.2 pct. in September; revisions wipe away much of August surge
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Attack on Egypt army post kills 17Attack on Egypt army post kills 17, causes large explosion
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Holiday lights show at Brookside canceled

    The popular Garden of Lights holiday show at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is canceled due to a construction project that started in the spring and won't be done until next June, officials said this week. Annually, people visit the park to view holiday lights in the shape of large animals, insects, plants and other creations. Gazette.net, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Woman found guilty of murdering lover in Silver Spring

    A Mississippi woman accused of fatally shooting her lover in his Silver Spring apartment in 2012 was found guilty by jurors on Wednesday. A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge could give Katrina Ben, 36, life in prison without the possibility of parole. Gazette.net, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 06:22 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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