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    Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

    Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

    Capitol Hill police officers inspect the scene after Miriam Carey was killed. (AP)

    Did Miriam Carey have to die?

    She drove to D.C. from Connecticut with her baby daughter in the back seat. A U-turn at a White House checkpoint led to her being killed — and left a slew of unanswered questions.

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      Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire, sparks backlash

      Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire, sparks backlash

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

      Va. gas tax set to rise after Congress fails to act on online sales tax bill

      Va. gas tax set to rise after Congress fails to act on online sales tax bill

      Some retailers have opted out of Black Friday events because it’s “simply not worth it” to compete.

      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

      A Virginia man didn’t want to spend Thanksgiving alone, and wound up creating a whole community.

      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.

      Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease other congestion

      Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease other congestion

      Some say Maryland toll highway could provide more traffic relief on local roads until usage grows.

      What to do in Penn Quarter

      What to do in Penn Quarter

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      It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

      It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

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      Russian warships ships anchor alongside the coast of France

      Russian warships ships anchor alongside the coast of France

      NATO said it was tracking the four ships as they passed through the English Channel.

      Immigrants are out of the shadows
      and at home legally — for now

      Immigrants are out of the shadows <br> and at home legally — for now

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

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

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      Sports

      The young Wizards of Inglewood

      The young Wizards of Inglewood

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      Federal Government

      Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

      Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

      President Obama’s action may inspire greater effort to prey on those seeking legal status.

      National

      One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

      One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

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      Technology

      Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

      Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

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      Business

      Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

      Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

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