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    Imam Mohamed Taha Sabri during Friday prayers. (M. Wezel for The Post)

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      Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

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      Pr. George’s plan for English-learner schools creates rift between groups

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      For Beltway bigwigs in gift season,
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      For Beltway bigwigs in gift season, <br>the thought that counts isn’t enough

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      $8,500 worth of gift cards bought fraudulently at Rockville Target

      $8,500 worth of gift cards bought fraudulently at Rockville Target

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      Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

      Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

      Ari Roth’s choice of controversial productions for the Jewish theater infuriated some activists.

      U-Va. board leader denounces
      Rolling Stone’s ‘drive-by journalism’

      U-Va. board leader denounces <br>Rolling Stone’s ‘drive-by journalism’

      George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

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      Supreme Court allows
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      Half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice <br>is baseless or wrong, study says

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      It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

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      Mike Rizzo, trading machine: A look back at how he has shaped the Nats

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      Obama gives federal workers a 2015 pay raise

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      Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

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      The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

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