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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

Obama: Pool Shark-in-Chief

President Barack Obama’s sport of choice is golf, though last night he ventured into something different: Pool. Unlike on the golf course, where Obama’s foursome plays in private, away from the prying eyes of reporters and lenses of photographers, when...

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Obama Stretching the Law — ‘He’d Make a Great Judge’: Harvard’s Tribe

President Barack Obama would make “a great judge.” So says a professor who tutored him at Harvard Law School. Harvard’s Laurence Tribe says he remembers Obama well — the student who became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law...

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A Capitol Fourth 2014 Independence Day Concert Rehearsals

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‘This Land is Your Land:’ Kermit the Frog w/ Miss Piggy

While most members of Congress headed home last week, a few remained behind for a Washington tradition: the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert, broadcast live on PBS. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, were spotted...

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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

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Production assembly mechanic Arvilla Minnich installs a safety cable on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric Co.'s GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 25, 2014.

White House: Best New-Jobs Streak Since 1939

In relentless pursuit of good economic news, today’s monthly employment report has given the White House some cause for smiles. American auto industry added 463,100 jobs over 5 yrs; best growth since 90s. June also best auto sales since ’06....

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Tim Howard National Airport: ‘We the People’

Updated at 4:50 and 6:50 pm EDT Even Tim Howard couldn’t save Team USA from the Belgian onslaught in Brazil. For all those 16 shots on goal he blocked double-handedly-and-footed, a modern World Cup record, his own national team simply...

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