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    Iraqis flee as militants gain ground in Sunni heartland

    Thousands of families leaving the city of Ramadi clogged checkpoints leading to Baghdad amid claims that some security forces had pulled out.

    Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing was in January. (The Washington Post)

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    Civil rights groups see racial overtones in the delay of a vote on Loretta Lynch, the first black woman nominated for the job.

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      ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s  attempts to stamp out parking fraud

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      Sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s today

      Sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the 80s today

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      Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

      Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

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      Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

      Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

      Members of Congress urge Virginia to try other tactics to ease crowding, like more HOV enforcement.

      Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

      Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

      Police are looking for someone who was caught on surveillance camera rolling the chair away.

      ESPN may be a leader in sports broadcasting — and staff suspensions

      ESPN may be a leader in sports broadcasting — and staff suspensions

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      Capitals rally to beat Islanders,
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      Capitals rally to beat Islanders, <br>tie playoff series at 1 game each

      Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists as Washington climbed out of an early hole to win 4-3.

      As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

      As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

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      6 things about Metro’s 7000 series railcars that could change behavior

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      Behind Gov. Christie’s budget claims, a complex mix of debt, one-time fixes

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      40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

      40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

      A DNA database may be the last chance to link Amerasians
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      The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

      The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

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      The Keystone XL debate is partisan — unless you live near proposed route

      The Keystone XL debate is partisan — unless you live near proposed route

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      Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

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      Historic Mount Ida goes up for sale for $2.995M

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      Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

      Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

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      Technology

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      Verizon breaks up TV bundle, offers choices

      In the basic plan, which will cost $54 per month, customers will get 35 basic channels including all local broadcast networks, CNN, HGTV, AMC, the Food Network and other channels.

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      Credit is a powerful tool for American families

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