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    Cellphone video of the arrest; Freddie Gray. (The Baltimore Sun)

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    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

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    And then... The ‘demons’ got my beautiful, loving daughter

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    For the wrongfully convicted and their supporters, faith in justice is thin

    For the wrongfully convicted and their supporters, faith in justice is thin

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    Mostly sunny and breezy today;
    rain and cooler weather ahead

    Mostly sunny and breezy today; <br>rain and cooler weather ahead

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    RGIII ponders a fifth-year option

    RGIII ponders a fifth-year option

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    House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

    House Republicans to challenge District law tied to abortion rights

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    Politics

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    Loretta Lynch still in limbo due to Senate abortion rift

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    Sports

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    Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

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    Federal Government

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    U.S. sends illegal immigrants home
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    U.S. sends illegal immigrants home <br> on charter flights that cost millions

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