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Washington Makes Roster Moves, Notches First Walk-Off Win of Year
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The Washington Nationals, in the midst of a disappointing season that started with World Series hopes but has seen the team fall below .500, decided to revamp their bullpen, pull Danny Espinosa, and notch their first 9th-inning, come-from-behind win of the year, beating the Mets 3-2. The Nationals had only scored two runs in the […]

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Tech Firms Back Obama Patent Move
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The White House announced executive actions by President Obama aimed at reining in certain patent-holding firms amid concerns the companies are abusing the system and disrupting competition.

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Controversies Sow Doubt About Honesty
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Controversies surrounding the IRS and other government agencies have sown doubts about the Obama administration, but most people don’t hold the president personally responsible for the actions, a new poll finds.

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Judicial Picks Set the Stage for a Battle in the Senate
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President Obama’s naming of three nominees to a top appeals court is adding to a fight over whether the minority party in the Senate is too powerful.     

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China’s First Lady Won’t See U.S. Counterpart on Visit
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Michelle Obama will remain in Washington when President Xi Jinping of China comes to California this weekend.     

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Joint Chiefs’ Testimony on Sexual Assault Dismays Senators
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Military leaders expressed remorse but also some resistance to policy changes in testimony before the Armed Services Committee.     

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Christie Criticized for Cost and Timing of Senate Election
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Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey’s announcement of an unusual special election was immediately criticized for costing the state $24 million and for setting up a schedule that was likely to confuse the voting public.     

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