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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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      Multiple cases of meningitis reported at College Park campus of U-Md.

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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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      Federal Government

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      Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

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      National

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      Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

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