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Indian Mascot Nation

by Dish Staff As the movement to change the Washington Redskins’ name continues to grow – the Secretary of the Interior just weighed in on the matter – Hayley Munguia found that a surprising number of high schools have similarly named mascots: Terry Borning, the proprietor of MascotDB, has kept a database of the nation’s […]

LaRoche Homers Twice; Nationals Beat Phillies 3-2

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Adam LaRoche homered twice, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep.

Obama Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Worsen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task. He says the American military will be helping...Show More Summary

North American National Park #40: Mount Rainier, Washington

I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that Mount Rainier is the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Visible from Seattle on a clear day, it dominates the surrounding region. In fact, it is so large that it can also be seen from Portland and from the top of the mountains surrounding Vancouver. [...]

Burnett Sharp as Phillies Beat Nationals 3-1

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

A.J. Burnett pitched seven innings, Ryan Howard had two RBIs and the last-place Philadelphia Phillies beat Washington 3-1 Saturday to secure their first winning season against the Nationals since 2010.

Sunbathing baseball fan makes big impression online

The fan was spotted taking it easy at a game between Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, wearing shorts and taking in the sun.

Nationals Melt Down; Phillies Win 9-8 in 11

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Rafael Soriano blew another save Friday, and an error by Bryce Harper on a routine fly ball in the 11th inning led to the go-ahead runs, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals.

North American National Park #39: North Cascades, Washington

I won’t beat around the bush. North Cascades is probably the least deserving site I’ve visited in the US to have a national park designation. The primary feature of the park is a dam. Almost everywhere you go in the park you find high voltage electrical lines. It really should be designated as a National [...]

Forgotten vials of ricin, smallpox and plague uncovered in NIH labs review

The smallpox virus shown under magnification. Photo By BSIP/UIG via Getty Images WASHINGTONThe National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of...Show More Summary

UN senior leaders outline needs for global Ebola response

The United Nations’ senior leadership on Ebola today said they could stop the Ebola outbreak in west Africa in 6 to 9 months, but only if a “massive” global response is implemented. In a Washington, D.C. news conference, Dr MargaretShow More Summary

One of the Washington Nationals’ most eligible bachelors is ready to pop the question

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a sweet theory on how he landed on the summer cover of Washington Life magazine: It was all thanks to his girlfriend of two years (and co-cover star) Bérénice “Léa” Mourés. Once one of the team’s most eligible bachelors, Gonzalez told us, “I don’t think I’d make the cover if she wasn’t on […]

Washington event tackles tough industry issues

This week, business leaders from the produce industry’s top companies converge on the nation’s capital for The Washington Conference, United’s annual public policy event.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Records 5th Straight 200-Strikeout Season

During Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers surpassed 200 strikeouts for a fifth straight season, joining Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers in franchise history to accomplish...Show More Summary

Colorado Trying to Solve Legal Pot Supply vs. Demand Problem

When Colorado and Washington State voters legalized marijuana in 2012, cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were thrilled by the prospect of easy access to hassle-free weed–just hop on a flight to Denver or Seattle, cruise on into a safe and legal pot retailer and walk out with enough high-grade marijuana to keep you more or less permanently stoned. Read more...

Media Reporter Erik Wemple Questions The Wash. Times' Relationship With The NRA

Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple is raising questions about the Washington Times' relationship with the National Rifle Association after the paper ran a "Special Report" sponsored by the gun group featuring several articles...Show More Summary

Why HuffPost won’t crowdfund Donte’ Stallworth’s fellowship

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Donte’ Stallworth will join The Huffington Post as a politics fellow this fall, covering national security. The former NFL wide receiver will be paid during his six-month fellowship, HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim tells Poynter in a phone call. “He’s getting the standard pay that all the fellows are getting,” Grim said. Show More Summary

WaPo's Nia-Malika Henderson: DNC Chair Comments 'Very Much Over the Line'

During the “Inside Politics” segment of CNN’s “New Day,” The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson said comments from Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), in which she suggested Gov. Scott Walker...Show More Summary

Roundup: A National Has 5 R.B.I. Off the Bench

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Adam LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs to lead the Washington Nationals to a thrilling 8-5 victory over the host Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Report: Activists to Demand Radio, TV Outlets in Every NFL City Ban 'Redskins'

Native American and social justice activists will reportedly send a letter to television and radio outlets in every NFL city demanding that "Redskins" be banned. According to the Washington Post, the National Congress of American Indians...Show More Summary

Dodgers blow opportunities in 8-5, 14-inning loss to Nationals

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Dodgers' postseason fate won't be decided for another three weeks. But when it is, Manager Don Mattingly says he'll be able to point back to Wednesday's epic game with the Washington Nationals as one that helped determine his team's future.

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