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Lanier: Training since 2013 Navy Yard shooting paid off

Thursday morning’s report of shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard was the first test of training and coordination changes made in the aftermath of the 2013 rampage left 12 people dead at the D.C. naval installation.

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Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson

Lightning could be to blame for destroying a rural black church in South Carolina. But questions remain about the true cause of the blaze.

Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

Iran took a hard line Thursday rejecting two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord,

Helpful apps, alternative destinations for July 4 travel

This weekend, 42 million people will trek 50 miles or more from their homes to celebrate July 4. Here are the best ways to avoid the crowds and the crowded roads.

‘Capitol Fourth’ brings star-studded show to National Mall

KC & The Sunshine Band says it’s ready to play alongside Barry Manilow and Alabama.

Next Nationals superstar is just down the road

Lucas Giolito is only 20, but you probably won't be able to see him pitch in Woodbridge for much longer.

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

Facebook supplied an overlay that uses the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow.

Exclusive: Tiny White House program targets biggest challenges

The White House is launching a small leadership development program. If successful, it could revolutionize the way the government tackles its most complex problems.

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