Syria rebels face greater screening for U.S. training

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    Groups backed by secret donors expanded reach

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    Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire, sparks backlash

    The tweet wished the team’s followers a “Happy Thanksgiving” — under the Indian head logo.

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    Did Miriam Carey have to die?

    A U-turn at a White House checkpoint led to her being killed — and left a slew of questions.

    December: A month for caroling,
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    December: A month for caroling, <br>gift giving ... and bank robberies?

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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

    The retailer drew three days of protests over wages and benefits at its new stores in the District.

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

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

    Some retailers have opted out of Black Friday events because it’s “simply not worth it” to compete.

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

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

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    For many in Shaw neighborhood, Wizards training facility no slam dunk

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    Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off France

    Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off France

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    Colleges cut ties with Bill Cosby
    as the list of accusers hits 20

    Colleges cut ties with Bill Cosby <br> as the list of accusers hits 20

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    It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

    It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

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    Sports

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    The young Wizards of Inglewood

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    Federal Government

    Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

    Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

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    One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

    One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

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    Technology

    Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

    Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

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    Business

    Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues.

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