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    FAA inspectors overruled on drone safety fears

    Some agency employees say supervisors are pressuring analysts to grant permission for Hollywood filmmakers to fly drones on movies sets.

    YEAR IN REVIEW 

    (Clockwise from left): Williams, Angelou, de la Renta, Rivers, Gwynn.

    Notable deaths of 2014

    PHOTOS | From author Maya Angelou to actor Robin Williams to designer Oscar de la Renta, a look back of those we lost this year.

      Local News

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      A 19-year-old Southeast man was arrested in the incident near the Anacostia Metro station.

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      Can the Nats do as well as last season without LaRoche and Desmond?

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      Calls up 57% as desperate people
      flood D.C. hotline for emergency food

      Calls up 57% as desperate people <br>flood D.C. hotline for emergency food

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      Democrats to pick new candidate for Del. Morrissey’s seat after sex scandal

      Democrats to pick new candidate for Del. Morrissey’s seat after sex scandal

      The convicted Va. legislator, serving a six-month sentence, had planned to run again but was dissuaded.

      Where to dine out on Christmas day
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      Where to dine out on Christmas day<br>(No, Chinese isn’t your only option).

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      I’m leaving D.C. on Dec. 24th: What will I (shudder) face on the roads?

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      Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

      (John McDonnell/The Post)

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      Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

      Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

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      Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

      Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

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      ‘Homeland’ almost got its groove back

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      Real Estate

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      Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

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      Federal Government

      Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

      Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

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      National

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      Business

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