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    Logan Guralny died in January 2012. (Family photo)

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    Local News

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    As retirements loom and officers depart, D.C. police face shortage

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    New year brings number of changes for students in N. Virginia schools

    New year brings number of changes for students in N. Virginia schools

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    Storms pass through D.C. area

    Storms pass through D.C. area

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    Five questions facing the Redskins
    as they enter Week 1 vs. the Texans

    Five questions facing the Redskins <br>as they enter Week 1 vs. the Texans

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    How hiring a million federal workers could make this government smaller

    How hiring a million federal workers could make this government smaller

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    Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone,’ where nothing can survive, returns in force

    Chesapeake Bay ‘dead zone,’ where nothing can survive, returns in force

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    6 things to do this week — under $10

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    Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos spark reports of massive hack on celebrities

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    Checking your smartphone or laptop before bed? You might reconsider.

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    ‘No trace of anger’ from juvenile sentenced in deadly India gang rape

    ‘No trace of anger’ from juvenile sentenced in deadly India gang rape

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    Politics

    Obama tries to rally labor troops for midterms

    Obama tries to rally labor troops for midterms

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    Local Columnists

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    Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

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    Sports

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    be exciting . . . and exhausting

    Nationals and Orioles’ leads should <br>be exciting . . . and exhausting

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    Real Estate

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    Lifestyle

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    More stars react to the massive celebrity-photo leak

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    Arts

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    Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

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    Federal Government

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    At GSA, an ‘Internet of Things’ experiment

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    National

    Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson

    Feminists take on race and police conduct post-Ferguson

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    Business

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