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Pakistan intensifies the crackdown on militants

Amid changing public opinion, authorities are now taking exceptional steps to rein in extremists with a major operation.

A health burial team carries a body in Liberia. (Michel du Cille/The Post)

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    After an ugly season, Redskins fans finally get a much-needed break

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    Two found dead in Southeast D.C. near hospital; four others shot earlier

    Two found dead in Southeast D.C. near hospital; four others shot earlier

    One person was fatally shot and the body of another was found nearby in Southeast Washington late Sunday.

    Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

    Tolls set to start for 95 Express Lanes

    Get ready to pay 20 to 80 cents per mile to use them in Northern Virginia, starting Monday.

    District lawmaker who reshaped
    Ward 1 wonders if anyone noticed

    District lawmaker who reshaped <br>Ward 1 wonders if anyone noticed

    In his final days on the D.C. Council, Jim Graham hopes residents will realize how his area improved.

    Family of ramp agent killed at
    Dulles says airport has flaws

    Family of ramp agent killed at <br>Dulles says airport has flaws

    Confusion on runway rules and lack of a risk management system led to Jared Dodson’s death, parents say.

    Residents fight to keep alternative-ed programs out of their neighborhood

    Residents fight to keep alternative-ed programs out of their neighborhood

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    Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

    Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

    COLUMN | A TV veteran in the D.C. area wants the homely dumpling to be America’s ubiquitous meal.

    Eulogies begin for D.C.’s ‘Homicide Watch’ blog, which is shutting down

    Eulogies begin for D.C.’s ‘Homicide Watch’ blog, which is shutting down

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    (Lettering by Joel Holland; photo by Marvin Joseph/Post)

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    NYPD commissioner calls the anger around policing the ‘tip of the iceberg’

    NYPD commissioner calls the anger around policing the ‘tip of the iceberg’

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    A world-famous medicine man with a sweat lodge and an alleged dark past

    A world-famous medicine man with a sweat lodge and an alleged dark past

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    As U.S. draws down in Afghanistan, Obama says homeland is more secure

    As U.S. draws down in Afghanistan, Obama says homeland is more secure

    After 13 years of war in Afghanistan, the president marked the end of the combat mission by thanking troops.

    Euro crisis could see comeback as radical leftists poised to make history

    Euro crisis could see comeback as radical leftists poised to make history

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    Secret Service has been sliding steadily since 9/11

    Secret Service has been sliding steadily since 9/11

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    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

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    Heller’s Bakery to close

    Heller’s Bakery to close

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    Federal Government

    2015 will be a year for second chances

    2015 will be a year for second chances

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    Ferguson Police officer put on leave after remarks about memorial

    Ferguson Police officer put on leave after remarks about memorial

    The Ferguson Police Dept. said in a statement that their public relations officer had been put on unpaid leave.

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    Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

    Former ‘Most Wanted’ producer sees pirogies as foundation of food empire

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