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Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Friday, December 27, 2013.

Washington Post: To the players in Abscam, the real-life ‘American Hustle,’ the bribes now seem quaint

Washington Times: Federal authorities charge white ‘knockout’ suspect with hate crime

Washington Examiner:  Federal judge calls NSA phone surveillance programs legal

Washington City Paper: How to survive the Derek Brown bar crawl

USA Today: Miley responds to Joe Jonas’ pot comment

The Hill:  Brent Budowski: Obamacare sales surge

Politico: New York City’s strange political brawl over carriage horses

Roll Call: Three’s a Crowd: Republicans Flood Open Georgia Races

National Journal: Ranking the Top 5 Senators Vulnerable in 2014 Primaries

Daily Caller: TheDC’s Dirty Dozen: 12 SHOCKING police abuse stories of 2013

WTOP: Warming up your engine and other car myths debunked

ABC 7: Flu virus already considered ‘widespread’ in Virginia

NBC 4: Apple Store Door Falls on Passer-by, Breaks His Pelvis

CBS 9: Mummified rat cited at Georgetown cafe, chain has troubled health history