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Right fielder Bryce Harper, #34 of the Washington Nationals, walks off the field with trainer Lee Kuntz as he bleeds from the neck after running into the wall chasing a triple hit by A.J. Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2013.

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Right fielder Bryce Harper, #34 of the Washington Nationals, walks off the field with trainer Lee Kuntz as he bleeds from the neck after running into the wall chasing a triple hit by A.J. Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2013.

Bryce Harper: Congressional Harmony ala Washington Nationals

The injured Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals’ prolific outfielder, can add another accomplishment to his budding career – bringing Democrats and Republicans together. Majority Leader Harry Reid opened the Senate this morning with news that “the Republican leader and I...

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People stand behind a barricade while they wait to catch a glimpse of Britain's Prince Harry, who is expected to visit Casino Pier during a tour of the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, on May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J.

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People stand behind a barricade while they wait to catch a glimpse of Britain's Prince Harry, who is expected to visit Casino Pier during a tour of the area hit by Superstorm Sandy, on May 14, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Prince Harry: Jersey Shore Open for Business Post-Sandy

After the biggest Atlantic storm on record struck the New Jersey shore last October, Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers was asked repeatedly if the town would rebuild in time to welcome summer tourists. “Oh, no problem,”he’d reply. “The truth of the...

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Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington.

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Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 32%

That’s how much the federal budget deficit fell in the first seven months of fiscal year 2013 compared to the same period a year earlier. The government ran a deficit of $489 billion from October 2012 to April 2013 on...

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Technicians stand in front of a large television screen as it displays footage of cookies bearing the image of President Barack Obama prior to an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Technicians stand in front of a large television screen as it displays footage of cookies bearing the image of President Barack Obama prior to an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama, Romney Vote Totals Still Changing

Six months after the 2012 presidential election, you’d think we’d know for sure how many votes President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney received. It turns out, though, that exact numbers are still elusive because of late revisions to...

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Pedestrians carrying shopping bags cross the street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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Pedestrians carrying shopping bags cross the street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Consumer Spending Off to Unexpected Good Start

Americans shopped for more clothing, electronics and sporting goods and frequented more restaurants in April, leading to an unexpected 0.1 percent gain in total receipts, according to a Commerce Department report. Economists today raised tracking estimates for consumer spending for the...

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Washington Daybook: Coming and Going

With nice weather comes the visitors. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron follows Prince Harry in town today. Cameron meets with President Barack Obama at the White House. Later, Obama heads to New York where he’ll headline a $32,400-a-person evening fundraiser...

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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center in Texas.

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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center in Texas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48%

That’s the share of eligible Hispanics who voted in the 2012 presidential election. The voter turnout rate among Hispanics — a burgeoning bloc that leans Democratic — fell from 49.9 percent in 2008, when President Barack Obama won his first...

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