Syria rebels face greater screening for U.S. training

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    Groups backed by secret donors expanded reach

    “Dark money” groups spent more than $170M on 2014 congressional races.

    Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension, eligible to play

    Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension, eligible to play

    The ruling was viewed as a repudiation of Roger Goodell.

    A basketball court at a Pine Ridge Reservation detention center. (Kahn/Post)

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    Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire, sparks backlash

    The tweet wished the team’s followers a “Happy Thanksgiving” — under the Indian head logo.

    Did Miriam Carey have to die?

    Did Miriam Carey have to die?

    A U-turn at a White House checkpoint led to her being killed — and left a slew of questions.

    As heights of ‘pop-up’ rowhouses
    rise in the District, so do complaints

    As heights of ‘pop-up’ rowhouses <br>rise in the District, so do complaints

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    Lost, bedraggled little dog spends Thanksgiving at Md. fire station

    Lost, bedraggled little dog spends Thanksgiving at Md. fire station

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    Hundreds of labor protesters shout ‘shut it down’ outside D.C. Wal-Marts

    Hundreds of labor protesters shout ‘shut it down’ outside D.C. Wal-Marts

    The retailer drew three days of protests over wages and benefits at its new stores in the District.

    A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

    A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

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    Capitals get physical, beat Islanders

    Capitals get physical, beat Islanders

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    For many in Shaw neighborhood, Wizards training facility no slam dunk

    For many in Shaw neighborhood, Wizards training facility no slam dunk

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    Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off France

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    Colleges cut ties with Bill Cosby
    as the list of accusers hits 20

    Colleges cut ties with Bill Cosby <br> as the list of accusers hits 20

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    The battle between Netflix and HBO is just starting. This man holds the key.

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    Caps get physical, beat Islanders

    Caps get physical, beat Islanders

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    Federal Government

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    Questions about federal open season?

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    Ancient bones in Colo. tell the story of a warmer Earth

    Ancient bones in Colo. tell the story of a warmer Earth

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    Technology

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    Business

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    Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

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