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      In Maryland, economic angst breaks through the veneer of a wealthy state

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      They carry guns and make arrests, but they don’t belong to the local police

      They carry guns and make arrests, but they don’t belong to the local police

      “Private” police receive less training and oversight, and their ranks are swelling, especially in Virginia.

      The snow conundrum: How a school system decides whether to open

      The snow conundrum: How a school system decides whether to open

      Analysis, networking, guesswork and gut checks reveal the complexity of snow day decision-making.

      Wizards hold on against Pistons to
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      Wizards hold on against Pistons to <br>win first game in nearly three weeks

      With starters Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce back from injury, Washington snaps losing streak.

      Where is Relisha? A year later, many still long to find ‘everybody’s child.’

      Where is Relisha? A year later, many still long to find ‘everybody’s child.’

      Some refuse to give up on a homeless second-grader from D.C. who disappeared 12 months ago.

      At D.C. pot expo, there’s something better than getting high: Getting rich

      At D.C. pot expo, there’s something better than getting high: Getting rich

      Those paying up to $300 to attend “Cannabis Academy” are looking to capi­tal­ize on the newly legal drug.

      Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours.
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      Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours. <br>Grueling work weeks. Is this legal?

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      With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

      With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

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      Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying

      Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying

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      Venezuela to restrict U.S. tourists, diplomats after espionage arrests

      Venezuela to restrict U.S. tourists, diplomats after espionage arrests

      President Nicolas Maduro blamed “gringo” meddling for the rules after several Americans were detained.

      Their parents wanted a house and
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      If the travel industry says a policy
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      If the travel industry says a policy <br>is ‘for your own good,’ don’t buy it

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      At donor summit, GOP 2016 hopefuls talk foreign policy and fiscal issues

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      Sports

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      Wizards hang on, snap skid

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      Real Estate

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      Brightwood duplex’s art deco and cubist design continues to impress

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      Federal Government

      Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

      Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

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      National

      Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts

      Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts

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      Business

      Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

      Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

      Some schools offer incentives to take a full course load in order to keep debt down and graduation rates up.

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