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    U.S. to train Syrians only
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      Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

      Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

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      Barring a miracle, third-string QB McCoy will start against the Cowboys

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      Kevin Vickers, gun in hand, after stopping the shooter. (CBC)

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      Wizards are hobbling from freakish injuries as season opener looms

      Wizards are hobbling from freakish injuries as season opener looms

      The roster, constantly in flux from injuries and suspensions, is still trying to find its chemistry.

      Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

      Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

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      Testimony of some witnesses said to back officer in Ferguson shooting

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      The $600 million company that
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      Capitals open road trip with loss to Edmonton Oilers

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      Federal Government

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      Arts

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