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  1. Is Northern Virginia becoming two different places?Read the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | The Washington Post

    Northern Virginia's economy is undergoing a rocky transition, with ongoing losses of federal jobs, empty office buildings lined up along Route 28 , the state's biggest private building empty for more than a year and Tysons Corner trying to remake itself . On his blog, George Mason University professor, economist and writer Tyler Cowen regularly offers insight into issues local, national and international.

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  2. DHS, Social Security and SEC take top honors for easy-to-understand federal writingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The guardians of clear and concise writing in government awarded top honors Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission for the best job last year turning bureaucratese into plain writing for the public. Based on 126 documents submitted by the agencies, the Center for Plain Language graded them on writing, visual presentation and compliance with a 2010 law called the Plain Writing Act , which requires the government to, to put it plainly, write better.

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  3. 'The Americans': TV's best show returns as strong as ever, with perfect Cold War chillRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The first four episodes of Season 3 of "The Americans," which returns Wednesday night on FX, are just as absorbing and dark and impeccably realized as what we saw in Season 2. Now that you know, shred this document if you're paranoid about spoilers. The series picks up not far from where it left off, in fall 1982.

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  4. How median income varies by subway line in Washington, D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site. Check out Know More's home page , Twitter or Facebook for the best and most interesting visuals, videos and data hits from around the Web.

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  5. Malia s a Festival in the Deserta captured on filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Washington Post

    At a computer in Bamako, Mali, Manny Ansar couldn't help smiling. A reporter had asked by e-mail whether Ansar - the co-founder and director of Mali's Festival in the Desert - had seen " The Last Song Before the War ," a documentary about the festival's 2011 edition, directed by Kiley Kraskouskas of Falls Church, Va.

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  6. Kelly: The Helping Hand fundraising drive is close to its goal. You can help put us over the top.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Washington Post

    I didn't know what to expect when I announced I'd be focusing my annual holiday fundraising efforts on three new charities. Well, not new to our area, but new to me - and probably new to many of you.

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  7. Kelly: A onetime drug addict is reunited with her son, thanks to the Homestretch programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Washington Post

    Ten years ago, Margaret sat in a Saturn sedan in a Falls Church parking lot and flashed back to the last time she'd attempted to take the wheel of a manual-transmission car. "When I was really young, I was dating a guy who tried to teach me to drive stick," she said.

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  8. Kelly: With her daughter sick and her husband gone, a mom turns to Homestretch for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Washington Post

    "I said, 'God take away everything, but just give me my daughter back,' " said Dani, a mother of two who lives in Northern Virginia. John Kelly writes "John Kelly's Washington," a daily look at Washington's less-famous side.

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  9. 5KeyPoint network breach could affect thousands of federal workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Washington Post

    KeyPoint Government Solutions, which took over the bulk of federal background checks after one of its competitors was hacked, also recently suffered a computer network breach, officials said Thursday. While there was "no conclusive evidence to confirm sensitive information was removed from the system," Office of Personnel Management spokeswoman Nathaly Arriola said the agency would notify 48,439 federal workers that their personal information may have been exposed.

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  10. Kelly: Northern Virginia's Homestretch is a program to help homeless familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | The Washington Post

    In the not-too-distant future, LaSharen Howell will graduate from college. If all goes according to plan, she'll follow that with graduate school.

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  11. Virginia to study HOT lanes inside the BeltwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The 495 Express Lanes in the middle of the Capital Beltway, seen here in Tysons Corner, opened in November 2012. Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne has sent letters to Northern Virginia leaders informing them that the state will study the idea of adding high occupancy toll lanes to I-66 inside the Capital Beltway.

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  12. Celebration-worthy holiday poursRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be available at additional stores.

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  13. Kelly: Three local charities partner with The Post to help house the homeless this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The first time the word "homeless" appeared in The Washington Post was on Jan. 9, 1878. This doesn't mean there weren't any homeless people in the District before then.

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  14. Investigation: Afghan shooter ambushed slain Army general from less than 15 metersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Then-Brig. Gen. Harold Greene addresses a crowd in 2011. He was killed in a shooting in Afghanistan on Aug. 5. The mass shooting that killed a two-star Army general and wounded 18 other people in Afghanistan on Aug. 5 was carried out by a lone Afghan soldier who did not have any apparent ties to the Taliban and who simply seized "a target of opportunity," according to a U.S. military investigation.

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  15. Kelly: Helping Hand partner Homestretch helps families lift themselves from homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The day that Chris Fay met a homeless man named Matthew is the day that Hollywood lost another filmmaker. I think that's okay.

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  16. Kelly: More theories on how Fairfax's Gallows Road got its nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Last week in this space, Answer Man pondered the derivation of the name of the Fairfax County byway. He decided that though it could have been named after a gallows, there is no definitive proof that it was.

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  17. ImmigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Washington Post

    The images of violent protests are fundamentally different for former residents of the area, separated by distance but not by familiarity. Why many undocumented immigrants will have a hard time proving they've meet standards set up by Obama's immigration measure.

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  18. 5 wines for ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be available at additional stores.

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  19. a The Art of Richard Thompsona : Filmmakers behind new documentary...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Andy Hemmendinger was a Northern Virginia neighbor of Thompson's, and because the "Cul de Sac" creator likes to draw so organically from his suburban surroundings, one day the artist decided to spin off of Hemmendinger's name in a cartoon. "A friend of mine called up and said that he'd made fun of my last name in a cartoon that he'd done," Hemmendinger tells The Post's Comic Riffs of the Thompson illustration.

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  20. Kelly: Virginia charity Homestretch helps families deal with homelessness and its causesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Washington Post

    There's a chilling ordinariness to the things Amanda Tenorio's abuser used to beat her with and against . It was as if whenever her boyfriend had a change of mood, the mundane world turned violent.

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