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Prisoner used guard as shield, stole her gun

Wossen Assaye appeared in federal court to face an escape charge after he led police on a nine-hour manhunt that started when he fled from Inova Fairfax Hospital early Tuesday. His escape prompted a lockdown at the hospital and led to two carjackings and a car crash before he was spotted on the streets of D.C.

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Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement.

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After projecting movies on their apartment wall, two D.C. residents are launching a new movie theater.

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