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Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie have both contradicted the Trump administration saying that Virginia doesn't have any sanctuary cities. Mr. Gillespie's latest attack ad says Mr. Northam opposed sanctuary legislation. (Associated Press)

Gillespie attacks Northam in ad over sanctuary city stance

- The Washington Times

Both the Democrat and Republican in Virginia’s governor’s race say the state doesn’t have any sanctuary cities — contradicting the Trump administration, which earlier this year fingered two counties as sanctuaries for refusing to fully cooperate with deportations.

Hamdullah Mohib (left), Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, said the Trump administration's plan for a long-term occupation in his country is the right way to capitalize on gains made in the past 16 years of war. (Associated Press/File)

Afghanistan welcomes Trump plan for long-term U.S. occupation

- The Washington Times

A country that has long fiercely resisted foreign occupiers is ready to accept a long-term U.S. military presence to ensure stability and security, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Washington said in an interview, adding that Kabul is also ready to forge stronger ties with regional powers such as Iran and India to defeat an Islamist insurgency and serve as a check to neighboring Pakistan.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani listens during a news conference, during his visit for the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

- Associated Press

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country.

Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

- Associated Press

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday chastised Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, saying he wasted taxpayer money by chartering five private flights last week for official business when other cheaper travel options were available.

NCIS investigating corpsmen who called babies 'mini Satans'

- Associated Press

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating two female Navy hospital corpsmen in Florida who posted Snapchat photos making a newborn dance to rap music and giving the middle finger to another baby with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

President Donald Trump walks to his seat after speaking during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.

Alaska editorials

- Associated Press

Here is a sampling of Alaska editorials:

President Donald Trump speaks during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War, the White House announced Wednesday.

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

- Associated Press

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The Associated Press has learned.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence greets British Prime Minister Theresa May during a high level Security Council meeting on United Nations peacekeeping operations, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform

- Associated Press

The Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly.