Putin likens Ukraine troops to Nazi invaders

The Russian president praised separatists, as the Ukrainian government raised the prospect of joining NATO.

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Ben Carson, left, at a fundraiser in Cedar Rapids. (Scott Morgan/Post)

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Ben Carson has been in Iowa, courting conservatives, raising money for local Republicans and sharing his life story.

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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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    Military pilot killed after fighter jet
    crash in remote area of Va. mountains

    Military pilot killed after fighter jet <br>crash in remote area of Va. mountains

    The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a base in the New Orleans area.

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    The toughest decisions for Washington are going to be at safety and running back.

    Give your house an easy makeover.
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    Give your house an easy makeover. <br> Try these 6 tips from home stagers.

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    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

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    Experimental Ebola drug halts virus in monkeys five days after infection

    Experimental Ebola drug halts virus in monkeys five days after infection

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    Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    The move follows revelations on her salary, plus her pivot toward work at the Clinton Foundation.

    ‘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.

    I was taking pictures of my daughters. A man thought I was exploiting them.

    I was taking pictures of my daughters. A man thought I was exploiting them.

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    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

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    REDSKINS BLOG | The toughest decisions for Washington are going to be at safety and running back.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

    Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

    Lifestyle

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

    What was fake on the Internet this week: Date-rape nail polish, ‘two moons’ and the return of ‘Breaking Bad’

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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

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    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.

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

    ‘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.

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    23 states still haven’t expanded Medicaid. Which could be next?

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