Clintons personally paid State Dept. staffer to maintain private e-mail server
A campaign official says the payments ensured that taxpayer dollars were not spent on the family’s system.
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Beyond Kentucky, ‘God’s authority’ creates thorny legal issue
The question of protection for religious beliefs has emerged as a contentious topic across the country.
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Ky. clerk’s attorney derides newly issued marriage licenses
After run-in with protester, Trump’s guards draw scrutiny
A scuffle outside Trump Tower revealed a reality of presidential campaigns: Candidates arrange their own protection at this early stage in the election cycle.
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Rand Paul defends Trump's response to 'gotcha' interview
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Busloads of Syrian migrants reach Austria, as fresh groups set out on foot
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Hundreds of 3-year-olds have died as a result of the Syrian war
The death of Aylan Kurdi is a reminder of an almost unquantifiable tragedy.
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When does religion excuse you from doing your job? 
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Out with ‘Redskins' and everything else!
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As the extremist group’s brutality grabs headlines, the Syrian government claims more lives.
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Statistically speaking, when are you going to die? 
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Tom Brady speaks out about DeflateGate ruling
In a Facebook post Friday night, he says "I don't think this has been good for our sport."
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Team owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role
Cellphone company petitions Congress: Rename Reagan National Airport
After the uproar over the new name for Mt. McKinley, CREDO mobile's petition asks the airport to go back to former name Washington National, which honored George Washington.
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A 22-year-old anti-Nazi song tops German charts again — to welcome refugeesThe 86-year-old American twins who will meet their third Saudi kingFinland’s PM wants to house refugees in his homeWith only $150,000 in savings, Nigeria’s leader may be the least corrupt in Africa
Arkansas wants to get back in the execution businessWhite woman accidentally impregnated with black man’s sperm loses legal battlePrice to jump for most popular health plan on Maryland insurance exchangeChinese naval ships came within 12 nautical miles of American soil
It’s not enough for young black women to admire Serena. They need to emulate her will to win.The Fed and the Clash: Should they stay or should they go?How corporate America killed my writingIs clerk Kim Davis a hero or villain?
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Federal Government
Government awards $133 million contract to help hack victims, pledging better customer servicePoor planning, bungled engineering and delays send costs soaring for VA hospitals, report saysThis tiny agency’s own watchdog said it should be deep-sixed. Now, it’s helping to save Alaska from climate change.The official reference to small raisins as ‘midgets’ is almost gone. It’s taken the USDA more than two years.
Real Estate
A splendid porch is this Arlington home’s most distinguishing featureSpring Valley, neighbor to American University, getting a tony reputationSchool quality has a mighty influence on neighborhood choice, home valuesMortgage rates rise heading into holiday weekend
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