Trapped soldiers flee pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

A group of 28 Ukrainian volunteer soldiers escaped on Saturday from Ilovaysk, where more than 200 volunteers have been cornered since Monday

In wake of war in Gaza, a fight over numbers goes on

The United Nations says that seven in 10 of the 2,104 Palestinians killed in the hostilities were civilians. Israel disagrees, citing a figure far smaller.

Men wait in line upon their return to Guatemala. (Michael Williamson/Post)

Ellis Island in reverse: What happens to Guatemalans deported from U.S.

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    Redskins, Olympic backers both eye site of RFK for a new stadium

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    McDonnell prosecutor to jury:
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    McDonnell prosecutor to jury: <br>‘This is corruption. The real thing.’

    Lawyers for the ex-Va. governor said the government’s star witness lied.

    Two private school students kicked off Wilson football team as season starts

    Two private school students kicked off Wilson football team as season starts

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    Tales of a shipwreck, a war
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    Tales of a shipwreck, a war <br>and nightclub dancers

    Three presenting authors at the National Book Festival put their histories in their plots.

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    Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

    Federal court blocks rule that could have shut most Texas abortion clinics

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    VIENNA, VA - AUGUST 21:
Tim Donaldson and Anna Whiston-Donaldson, whose son Jack died when he was swept away by a flash flood three years ago, stroll down the street August 21, 2014 in Vienna, VA.   She wrote a memoir titled 'Rare bird' detailing her ordeal.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

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    He never came back.

    After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

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    Hillary Clinton’s remarkably bold  commentary on Ferguson and race

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    Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

    Hopes riding on Baltimore casino overlook the larger costs to society

    COLUMN | A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

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    An unholy alliance?

    An unholy alliance?

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    House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

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    The trio creating the new Washington

    The trio creating the new Washington

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    Arts

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    Dylan in the District: Then and now

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    Federal Government

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    Obama proposes 1 percent pay raise for federal workers

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    HIV case shutters porn film industry

    HIV case shutters porn film industry

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