NATO: Russia firing artillery within Ukraine

The conflict is escalating after Russia sent aid convoy over the border without permission from Ukraine.

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Masked gunmen with three of the victims who were shot dead. (Reuters)

18 alleged collaborators killed in Gaza

The Palestinians were sentenced to death by a “revolutionary resistance court” for allegedly collaborating with Israel. Hours later, a mortar barrage killed a 4-year-old Israeli child.

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    Is the District affordable? <br>Yes, relatively speaking.

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    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Pitched out of his office at city hall, Seat Pleasant’s mayor pitches a tent

    Mayor Eugene Grant says he will conduct business from a tent after the council voted that he vacate.

    D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

    D.C. snowy owl dies in Minnesota after it was apparently hit by a vehicle

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    How rare is a 10-game streak?

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    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

    9 things to do in D.C. this weekend

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    My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?

    My son says he ‘hates’ certain kids. How do I get him to stop saying it?<br>

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    Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of Navy plane, prompting U.S. protest

    The pilot made several close passes, at one point performing a “barrel roll” over the P-8 Poseidon.

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    The best butter knife ever and <br> 9 other brilliant redesigns

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    Local Columnists

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    Many Central American immigrants are fleeing a climate of fear, violence

    COLUMN | One family’s experiences highlight how necessary U.S. protection is for refugees.

    Sports

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    Redskins-Ravens: Five story lines to follow

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    Boomerang buyers lost their homes, but now they’re back

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    Arts

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    ‘She Kills Monsters’: Nirvana for nerds

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    Federal Government

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    An ambassador finally leaves for his post, as others watch

    IN THE LOOP | After The Washington Post wrote about one ambassador nominee’s long wait for confirmation, the Senate voted. Others in his same position continue to wait in limbo.

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    White House offers new tweak to birth control rule

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