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    Even though the political climate favors the GOP, some candidates are embracing Democratic stances to win over voters.

    Ryan Kerrigan, right, and Frank Kearse walk off the field. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

    Eagles top Redskins in a feisty affair

    After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

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    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This <br>is every parent’s worst nightmare’

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    Secret Service weighs screening points, barriers around White House

    Secret Service weighs screening points, barriers around White House

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    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Anti-gerrymandering protesters traveled along the 3rd District to advocate for an independent board.

    42 years after a fatal shooting,
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    42 years after a fatal shooting,<br>a killer is convicted — again

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    Is this rock bottom for Virginia real estate? Office owners can only hope.

    Is this rock bottom for Virginia real estate? Office owners can only hope.

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    From Jewish to Sikh, Unity Walk helps the faithful step toward understanding

    From Jewish to Sikh, Unity Walk helps the faithful step toward understanding

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    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    The Nationals trimmed their magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

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    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

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    In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

    In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

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    Pakistan looks to bolster nuclear arsenal amid worries about stability

    Pakistan looks to bolster nuclear arsenal amid worries about stability

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    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

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    Sold! To the man who loves old guitars . . .

    Sold! To the man who loves old guitars . . .

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    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

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    The importance of a well-designed street

    The importance of a well-designed street

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    Federal Government

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    Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth.

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    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

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    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

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    Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

    Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

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