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      Va. gas tax set to rise after Congress fails to act on online sales tax bill

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      A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

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      Hundreds of labor protesters shout ‘shut it down’ outside D.C. Wal-Marts

      Hundreds of labor protesters shout ‘shut it down’ outside D.C. Wal-Marts

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      What to do in Penn Quarter

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      Colleges cut ties with Bill Cosby
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      Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off France

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