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Two Israeli immigrants have opened a business in Berlin. (A. Faiola/Post)

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    Another man jumps White House fence, is captured on North Lawn

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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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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCT14: A DC streetcar in testing stops before the intersection of H Street and 3rd Street, NE, October 16, 2014. The streetcars haven't started carrying passengers but are already slowing down Metro buses (and other traffic) on H Street. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

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

    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

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    Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

    Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

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    Capitals open road trip with loss to Edmonton Oilers

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    A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

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