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The Russian president’s comments threaten to raise the stakes considerably in the nearly 10-month-old crisis.

Israel takes more West Bank land for Jewish settlers

The formal process of converting the West Bank area into “state land” for Jews has begun. People opposed to the appropriation have 45 days to object.

Tracy Earlenbaugh with a Russian AK-47. (Bonnie Jo Mount/Post)

A run on AK-47s after import ban

Sanctions against Moscow affect imports of the Russian-made weapon, prompting gun enthusiasts to deplete U.S. inventories.

    Local News

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    Mayor’s race may turn on education

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    A 3-month-old died in unregulated
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    A 3-month-old died in unregulated <br>day care. His parents want answers.

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    Neighbors question plans for shooting ranges near Md.’s Sugarloaf Mountain

    Neighbors question plans for shooting ranges near Md.’s Sugarloaf Mountain

    Many in the popular recreation area are gun owners but have concerns about safety and noise.

    Nationals and Orioles’ leads should
    be exciting . . . and exhausting

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

    COLUMN | With leads this big, Beltway-area fans can be confident and nervous at the same time.

    WHEELING, WVA - AUGUST 8: Greyhounds compete at Wheeling Island Racetrack on August 8 in Wheeling, WVA. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

    Dogs at Wheeling Island Racetrack. (Bonnie Jo Mount/Post)

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    A humid start to September

    A humid start to September

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    Taxi ‘enhancements’ in the District
    put Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs

    Taxi ‘enhancements’ in the District <br> put Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs

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    $12.9 million McLean home tries to replicate famous France chateau

    <b>$12.9 million </b>McLean home tries to replicate famous France chateau

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    They had similar struggles and shared a love of music. Then one was killed.

    Key witness Dorian Johnson said that when Michael Brown talked, “you heard the kid in his voice.”

    A dedicated aide in Arkansas keeps
    the Clintons posted on their old life

    A dedicated aide in Arkansas keeps <br>the Clintons posted on their old life

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    In 6 states, ‘Citizens United’ boosted GOP chances of winning by 10 points

    In 6 states, ‘Citizens United’ boosted GOP chances of winning by 10 points

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    Worst Ebola outbreak ever spreads from rural provinces to African cities

    Worst Ebola outbreak ever spreads from rural provinces to African cities

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    Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos spark reports of massive hack on celebrities

    Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos spark reports of massive hack on celebrities

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    Joan Rivers’s daughter: ‘We are keeping our fingers crossed’

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    Local Columnists

    Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

    Thank you, and I hope we passed the audition

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    Lifestyle

    The ultimate wedding status symbol: POTUS in the house

    The ultimate wedding status symbol: POTUS in the house

    Forget designer dresses or fancy favors -- having the commander in chief at your nuptials is a wedding win. Why the Obamas are hard-to-score guests.

    Arts

    Four stars for a 6-year-old critic

    Four stars for a 6-year-old critic

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    Federal Government

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    At GSA, an ‘Internet of Things’ experiment

    GSA is experimenting with sensors to create a “Smart Buildings” strategy for federal buildings.

    National

    After gun tragedies, paths diverge

    After gun tragedies, paths diverge

    Connecticut passed tougher laws; Arizona moved to ease them.

    Business

    Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

    Fares are up, but that’s not stopping Labor Day vacationers from flying

    AAA attributed the strong demand for Labor Day travel to consumers’ willingness to take on debt.

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