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Rand Paul wins CPAC poll; Scott Walker a close second

The Kentucky senator, who had been the favorite heading into the balloting, beat 16 others. It was the third year in a row he has won the straw poll at the gathering.

What happens if our message attracts the wrong kind of attention? (AP)

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    O’Malley serves notice to Wall Street ahead of possible presidential bid

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    D.C. to pay record $9.2 million
    in wrongful conviction case

    D.C. to pay record $9.2 million <br>in wrongful conviction case

    Kirk L. Odom, a victim of FBI errors, served more than 22 years in prison, in a case profiled by The Post.

    Sunday’s wintry mix likely to create slippery roads and sidewalks

    Sunday’s wintry mix likely to create slippery roads and sidewalks

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    Metro’s search for general manager set back by 3 finalists’ withdrawals

    Metro’s search for general manager set back by 3 finalists’ withdrawals

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    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  Brielle Pettinelli (L) explains the 'ROOT' small-scale growing system to Anthony Torres (C) and Mike Carusotti at a cannabis expo and job fair at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill in  Washington, DC on February, 28, 2015.  (Those are fake cannabis plants).   The ROOT can grow small amounts of anything from cannabis / marijuana to small herbs.  The Pennsylvania startup is taking preorders for the system. The Comfy Tree held a Cannabis Education and Entrepreneurship expo where experts gave growing tips, schooled expo goers on cannabis law and how to run a cannabis business.  Exhibitors were also on hand.  This week the District of Columbia legalized the posession and personal cultivation of up to two ounces of marijuana but did not legalize the sale or distribution of the drug.  (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

    (Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

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    Our first pick has gotten married.
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    Maryland basketball stays hot with
    win over Michigan on Senior Day

    Maryland basketball stays hot with <br>win over Michigan on Senior Day

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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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    Bill O’Reilly cites conflicts that he witnessed. How much of that is true?

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    At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

    At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

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    S.C. college denounces homosexuality after 2 volleyball players come out

    S.C. college denounces homosexuality after 2 volleyball players come out

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    Walker praises Reagan for ending
    1981 strike by air traffic controllers

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    Real Estate

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    Federal Government

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

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    National

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    Business

    Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

    Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

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