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from national exit polls

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FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 22: Law enforcement outside the Ferguson Police Department November 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions in Ferguson remain high as a grand jury is expected to decide this month if Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (Photo by Eric Thayer for The Washington Post)

(Eric Thayer for The Post)

Ferguson area on edge as grand jury wait continues

Many are expecting that jurors won’t indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. What comes next is unclear.

Barry's first citywide election win was in 1971 for the school board. (Post)

Former D.C. mayor rose,
then fell and rose again

Marion Barry Jr., who died early Sunday, was the most powerful local politician of his generation and a symbol of self-governance for urban blacks, even as his life was fraught with the drama
of a drug arrest and a jail sentence.

    Barry died hours after leaving hospital

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    A welcome warm-up arrives, but potential lurks for pre-holiday storm

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    Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

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    From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

    From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

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    that kid, the one your kid talks about

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    Capitals lose to last-place Buffalo Sabres

    Washington’s newly discovered calm dissipates after suffering a dispiriting loss despite outshooting Buffalo by 18 at Verizon Center.

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    Federal Government

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    GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

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    Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

    A group of college students has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that would disappear after crashing.

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