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Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first...

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus...
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Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red...
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Phelps back in international comp, advances in 100

Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in his men’s 100m freestyle heat at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in his men’s 100m freestyle heat at the Pan Pacific...

Robin

Why do they call it “rush hour” when nothing moves? – Robin Williams Still trying to absord the loss of Robin Williams, who reportedly took his own life in early August. He was one of the few entertainers I looked forward to seeing in a movie or as a guest on a...
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US housing recovery appears to be back on track

FILE – In this July 30, 2014 file photo, George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks through the kitchen of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, the National Association of Realtors is scheduled to...
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Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

First trucks of the Russian aid convoy stand in the Russian inspection zone inside a border control point with Ukraine, in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) First trucks of the Russian aid convoy stand in...
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Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion

This May 14, 2014 photo shows the sign on a GAP store in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, Gap Inc. is scheduled to report quarterly financial results after the market closes. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) This May 14, 2014 photo shows the sign on a GAP...
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Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at a record high

Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closer toward another record high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Tommy Kalikas, center,...