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After House Republicans held a private meeting Thursday, the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security may be averted for three weeks.

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

A disturbingly familiar profile has emerged.

Sara Bahayi's message to women: Don’t rely on men. (A. Quilty for The Post)

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    Mayor’s deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. legalization

    Mayor’s deal with pot advocates lighted way to D.C. legalization

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    How easy is it to grow your own pot?

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    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    Frustrated by alleged stonewalling, the attorney asked the state police to investigate the death of John Geer.

    Metro will not increase fares or make major service cuts to balance budget

    Metro will not increase fares or make major service cuts to balance budget

    After debate on how to handle a projected budget squeeze, the agency came up with an alternative.

    The Nats have pitching. They need offensive improvements to match.

    The Nats have pitching. They need offensive improvements to match.

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    The implications of cities’ rising affluence and suburbs’ rising poverty

    The implications of cities’ rising affluence and suburbs’ rising poverty

    A new study from U-Va. outlines demographic shifts that present challenges for suburban schools.

    9 things to do this weekend

    9 things to do this weekend

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    Internet providers gear up for battle after bombshell FCC decision

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    MMA champion Ronda Rousey delivers a lethal 1-2 combination

    MMA champion Ronda Rousey delivers a lethal 1-2 combination

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    Excited for ‘House of Cards,’ but can’t keep up with the plot? Join the club.

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    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates continue their ascent

    Mortgage rates continue their ascent

    The 30-year fixed-rate average rose for the third week in a row, climbing to 3.8 percent. It has risen 21 basis points in the past three weeks.

    Federal Government

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

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    National

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    Panel votes to confirm Lynch as attorney general

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