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Nats Journal: A.J. Cole, starter of the future, relieving well

If Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo had his way, he said Saturday, right-handed rookie A.J. Cole would be starting for Class AAA Syracuse right now, not serving sparing long relief duties in the majors. But one can assume...Show More Summary

MASN isn’t happy with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

The dispute over Washington Nationals rights fees between the Nationals, MLB, MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles remains contentious. Earlier this week, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made some comments that favored the Nationals after a ruling by a MLB panel in favor of the team receiving higher rights fees. Show More Summary

MLB quotes of the week

"I don’t think 40,000 people paid to watch him ump tonight." — Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals outfielder, after he was ejected by umpire Marvin Hudson on Wednesday.

Senate rejects action on Patriot Act led by Mitch McConnell; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Rand Paul led a successful effort to block renewal of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, followed by a deeply divided Senate leaving Washington without taking action on the National Security Agency’s soon-to-expire power to collect domestic phone records. Without Senate action, the...

NSA Winds Down Phone-Records Collection Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration...Show More Summary

Strasburg hammered again as Hamels, Phillies thump Nationals, 8-1

Through the first three weeks of May, the Washington Nationals piled up wins, doing their best to file April’s deluge of losses into a forgotten drawer. Saturday’s 8-1 stumble against the Phillies bore the look of some of those defeats, as the Nationals fell behind early and Phillies’ ace Cole Hamels repelled a few weak charges. Show More Summary

Hamels Excels, Strasburg Hit Hard, Phils Stop Streaking Nats

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Cole Hamels pitched eight sharp innings, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg, beating Washington 8-1 Saturday and ending the Nationals' six-game winning streak.

After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Sen. Show More Summary

GOP Calls For 'Honoring' Troops By Funding A War Congress Won't Vote On

WASHINGTON -- It's Memorial Day weekend, and congressional Republicans are using their weekly video address to the nation to call for "honoring our commitment" to U.S. troops. But they're making a curious argument on how to show that...Show More Summary

Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Sen. Show More Summary

Senate Blocks NSA Reform Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. The vote was 57-42, short of the 60-vote threshold to move ahead. It...Show More Summary

Scherzer, Harper pace Nationals to sixth straight win

The Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer this offseason for his right arm. Nine starts into the season, it has been utterly impressive: a 1.67 ERA, 72 strikeouts and at least seven innings in eight of those starts, including eight spectacular frames in Friday’s 2-1 win. Show More Summary

What happens to collection of phone records if law expires?

last weekNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to reach agreement Friday on how to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, setting the stage for a halt to the collection program and two less-controversial surveillance programs designed to track spies and terrorists.

Harper, Scherzer Carry Nationals to 2-1 Win Over Phillies

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.

Washington Nationals: Not Too Early to Give Bryce Harper MVP Consideration

Since 2009, when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at the ripe age of 16, Bryce Harper has faced a flurry of doubters and unrealistic expectations. He made his major league debut in April 2012, after a little over a year of minor...Show More Summary

Janine Gibson, Editor Who Led Team That Won Pulitzer, Leaves The Guardian

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The prize, shared with The Washington Post, was awarded for articles based on documents leaked by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden.

With Cloud Computing, Feds Should Swing for the Fences

Bryce Harper is hitting the cover off the ball for the Washington Nationals. He's already hit more home runs this season than all of last season. For Harper, the sky's the limit because he finally has reached his potential. But a few...Show More Summary

Washington National Cathedral Holds 'Blessing of the Bikes' for Rolling Thunder During Memorial Day Weekend

Washington National Cathedral held its annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Friday for members of Rolling Thunder as they arrived at the nation's capital to honor fallen veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day.

Housekeeper found dead in D.C. house wished to return home

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Whenever she could find the time, Veralicia Figueroa would go to the Washington National Cathedral to pray for the safety of her children.

An Exhibit of Great Photography in Washington, D.C.

These past few weeks, SEEN has bounced between Venice, Detroit, Randalls Island, and downtown, circa 1981, So why not Washington, D.C.? This month, the National Gallery of Art commemorates the 25th anniversary of its photography program with an exhibit called “The Memory of Time.” With a focus on contemporary photography,... More »

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