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Russia’s president calls for a “humanitarian corridor” on the heels of moves that U.S. officials say are tantamount to a Russian invasion.

    Islamic State waterboarded U.S. journalist and others

    At least four hostages held by militants, including Jim Foley who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded.

    The New Orleans home of Landrieu's parents. (Philip Rucker/Post)

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    Military pilot found dead after F-15
    crash in remote area of Va. mountains

    Military pilot found dead after F-15 <br>crash in remote area of Va. mountains

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    Laurel man accused of dismembering roommate, stuffing body into bags

    Laurel man accused of dismembering roommate, stuffing body into bags

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    Big charitable foundation puts squeeze on small horse farm, owner says

    Big charitable foundation puts squeeze on small horse farm, owner says

    The Eugene B. Casey Foundation wants to sell land to developers that surrounds Betsy Smith’s farm.

    Running backs impress as Redskins top Bucs, 24-10, in preseason finale

    Running backs impress as Redskins top Bucs, 24-10, in preseason finale

    Three contenders with contrasting styles stood out in the crowded backfield competition.

    Dog, shot by owner, now has its day — in new home with vet who saved her

    Dog, shot by owner, now has its day — in new home with vet who saved her

    Ruby, a 9-month-old boxer mix, was shot in the face, but she got a new “leash on life,” as police put it.

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    Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

    Landrieu claims parents’ La. home as her own, raising residency questions

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    ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

    ‘I just don’t think a kid has any business with a weapon like that’

    An accidental Uzi death at the hands of a 9-year-old renews debate on how young is too young for firearms.

    ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

    ‘The audacity of taupe’: A nation distracted by the president’s tan suit

    THE FIX | While Obama talked about Ukraine and the Islamic State, Twitter freaked out about his attire.

    Local Columnists

    Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

    Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

    COLUMN | A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

    Sports

    Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

    Redskins win preseason finale, 24-10

    Colt McCoy throws for 321 yards and Washington’s running backs impress in final game before roster cuts.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

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    Lifestyle

    Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

    Joan Rivers hospitalized after throat surgery scare

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    Arts

    Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

    Elmore Leonard muscles his way into Library of America series

    The master of the American crime novel will have his work collected in three volumes.

    Federal Government

    A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

    FEDERAL EYE | A VA employee is still on the payroll more than a year after allegedly helping a patient purchase illegal drugs.

    National

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    ‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

    Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.

    Business

    Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

    Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone

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