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DC subway to begin random searches

WASHINGTON — Riders on the Washington metro system were warned Thursday to expect random checks of carry-on items two days after the government disclosed the arrest of an Afghan man for allegedly threatening to bomb the system. The stepped-up security measures at the height of the Christmas shopping season also…

Russia blames Chechnya’s ‘Black Widows’ for suicide bombings

Obama condemns Moscow blasts as ‘outrageous’ Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on packed metro trains in Moscow on Monday, killing at least 38 people near the ex-KGB headquarters and Gorky Park, in attacks blamed on Islamists. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed those behind the rush-hour attacks would be…