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    Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

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    Height of ‘pop-ups’ limited to 35 feet, D.C. Zoning Commission decides

    Height of ‘pop-ups’ limited to 35 feet, D.C. Zoning Commission decides

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    FBI identifies man involved in deadly incident at NSA security gate

    FBI identifies man involved in deadly incident at NSA security gate

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    ‘I’m not against any person,’ O’Malley says, dialing down rhetoric in N.H.

    ‘I’m not against any person,’ O’Malley says, dialing down rhetoric in N.H.

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    For $7, someone will bring you food from about 100 D.C. restaurants

    For $7, someone will bring you food from about 100 D.C. restaurants

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    Actor Steve Buscemi raising money for a documentary on D.C. ‘gay gang’

    Actor Steve Buscemi raising money for a documentary on D.C. ‘gay gang’

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    Georgetown tries to stop the epidemic of shirts from other universities

    Georgetown tries to stop the epidemic of shirts from other universities

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    Which D.C. sports trade was worse: Redskins’ RGIII or Caps’ Forsberg?

    Which D.C. sports trade was worse: Redskins’ RGIII or Caps’ Forsberg?

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    Pence defends religious freedom law, but asks legislature to ‘fix’ it

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    Iran nuclear talks may extend
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    Iran nuclear talks may extend <br>past midnight deadline

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    Iraqi forces drive Islamic State militants out of the heart of Tikrit

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    Researchers: MRSA superbug killed by 1,100-year-old home remedy

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    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

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    Do the very, very rich really want to be U.S. ambassadors?

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    China’s stock market sure looks like a bubble

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