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Liriano Sharp as Pirates Drop Nationals 7-3

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Francisco Liriano allowed three hits over six-plus dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.

Bryce Harper Kindly Turns Down Fan's 'Promposal' with Signed Baseball

One fan had bigger plans in mind when she headed out to PNC Park to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday—she was on a mission to ask Bryce Harper to prom. While she might not have gotten the answer she wanted, she did get a signed ball from the Nationals slugger. Show More Summary

NSA Appoints Obama Bundler

Washington attorney and Obama fundraiser Glenn Gerstell gets tapped for the top legal post at the nation’s largest intelligence agency.

"Recipe for Meth" Among Evidence Found in Suspected Federal Meth Lab

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Investigators say evidence recovered from an explosion Saturday at the National Institute of Standards and Technology near Washington, D.C. is consistent with the production of methamphetamine. The evidence? “Pseudoephedrine, drain opener, and a recipe for methamphetamine.” Read more...

Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Live Blog: Analysis and Reactions

Two playoff-caliber teams meet up Thursday night for bragging rights and the beginning of a four-game series. The Washington Nationals visit Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (54-40) at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Nationals (51-42)...Show More Summary

Curbed National: The ADA at 25: How One Law Helped Usher In an Age of Accessible Design

Illustration by Suze Myers "What do you want?" "Access!" "When do you want it?" "Now!" There are 82 stone steps up to the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., a relatively minor bit of trivia for the majority...

Strategic Petroleum Reserve No Longer Key Part Of US National Security

Submitted by Nick Cunningham via, The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), once seen as a cornerstone of America’s energy security, is losing its shine in Washington. The SPR was established in the aftermath of the 1973-1974 oil embargo, which led to high gasoline prices, fuel rationing, price controls, and long lines at gas stations. Show More Summary

US Hawks, Neocons Reign Supreme in Washington – US Scholar

The Obama administration has adopted a tough attitude toward any nation that has an independent foreign policy and refuses to bow down to Washington, American scholar James Henry Fetzer notes.

'We Need Cool Heads in Washington, Not War Party' - Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Editor and publisher of the ‘Nation’ magazine and columnist for ‘The Washington Post’ Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke to Sputnik radio regarding how mending relations with Russia serves the United States’ own national interest.

Obama's Africa visit troubles human rights groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing concerns from human rights groups that say the two countries are using national security concerns as a pretext to stifle independent media and civic participation. Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, says Obama raises human rights issues whenever he travels abroad.

US Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Allow Travel, Commerce With Cuba

Allowing US citizens to travel to Cuba and engage in commerce with the island nation is a step forward in normalizing relations between the Washington and Havana, US Senator Patrick Leahy said in a press release on Thursday.

Behind the Poster: ‘Wombat Drool’

A drooling wombat is the face of a solo show performed by the longest-serving zookeeper at the National Zoo in Washington.

Running Against Government: Here We Go Again

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush pronounced recently that "Mount Washington," as he calls the federal government in the nation's capital, is arrogant and bloated. In a set of prescriptions to set him apart from other candidates and strengthen...Show More Summary

U.S. to review Burundi aid in next two months over crisis: envoy

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - The United States will review its relations and level of aid to Burundi over the next two months after the central African nation held elections that Washington says were not credible, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday.

Senate Decides Social Security Cuts For 'Fugitives' Are A Bad Idea

WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from Democrats, Senate Republicans removed a controversial Social Security provision from an unrelated bill to fund construction of the nation's highways. Right before a key procedural vote on Wednesday...Show More Summary

John Kerry Makes His Case For Iran Deal, Fails Spectacularly

Over at the Washington Post, Secretary Of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz make their case for the Iran Deal, after first taking it to the United Nations.

Nats Journal: Danny Espinosa does it again for the Nationals

Watch days and weeks and months go by, feel chilly April nights turn to stifling July evenings, and watch Danny Espinosa‘s resurgence continue. The Washington Nationals‘ second baseman — if that’s what you want to call him, because he’s...Show More Summary

The 7 things we learned about Washington from ‘Sharknado 3?

The opening 12 minutes or so of “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No,” are a whirlwind (make that shark-infested tornado) of Washington scenery, offering a glimpse of the iconic landmarks of the nation’s capital. So let’s think for a moment of the latest installment of the campy flick not so much as the cheesy gore-fest that […]

Congress Wants Teenagers To Drive Big Rigs

WASHINGTON -- Driving big rigs is one of the most dangerous, grueling occupations in America. And Congress apparently thinks it's just the job for the nation's underemployed teenagers. In fact, Senate lawmakers think it's such a good...Show More Summary

Senate Revs Up Debate On Highway Bill, Roadblocks Lie Ahead

WASHINGTON -- After some initial stalling, the Senate on Wednesday kicked off debate on a multiyear highway bill that would fund the nation's ailing transit system for three years. The upper chamber voted 62-36 in a second procedural vote to move a multiyear highway deal crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Show More Summary

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