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Source: Washington Post

Bryan Harper, Bryce’s older brother, out to make a name for himself with Nationals

Today 06:05 GMT

Such is the baseball life of Bryan Harper, Bryce’s older brother and a reliever competing to establish his own name at the sport’s highest level.

Koda Glover shut down due to shoulder soreness: ‘We’re just going to give it some time’. Sean Doolittle, the Nationals’ undisputed closer, hopes to lean more heavily on his slider

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Source: Washington Post

After a lost season, Nationals’ Shawn Kelley is ‘just glad it’s 2018’

Saturday 20:56 GMT

The Nationals wanted to make sure his right elbow, injected with stem cells last fall, was strong enough for Kelley to compete for a bullpen spot this spring.

A year ago, Kelley arrived at spring training to compete for the closer role coming off his best season as a major leaguer. A team that wasn’t expecting to compete for a World Series wouldn’t be paying trainers to check on guys in the offseason.”

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Source: BBC

UK air pollutants continue decline

Saturday 03:20 GMT

The UK's overall national emissions of NOx are within legal limits, and many parts of the UK enjoy reasonable air quality.

“So government policy needs to focus on bringing these down with clean air zones, diesel-scrappage and other initiatives.” "But the concentrations of NO? (nitrogen dioxide) in towns and cities are at illegal and harmful levels.

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Source: DW

Cyril Ramaphosa elected new president of South Africa

Friday 12:47 GMT

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's new president on Thursday, following the resignation of former incumbent Jacob Zuma .

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Who is Cyril Ramaphosa: Ramaphosa was elected leader of the ANC in December, narrowly beating Zuma's chosen successor — his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. DA party leader Mmusi Maimane said the DA would cooperate with Ramaphosa if he acted in the interests of the South African people,. "We will hold you accountable and I will see you in 2019 on the ballot box," Maimane said.

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Source: The Week

Trump's anti-immigrant enforcers want to team up with Trump's spies. Watch out.

Saturday 11:47 GMT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly trying to join the network of federal departments that can access warrantless surveillance information gathered by the spies at the National Security Agency.

In Donald Trump, the duo has a simpatico president, which is why they have renewed their quest to join the spy community. The NSA employs tools of mass surveillance that, in theory, it is supposed to use only on foreigners outside the country.

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Source: New York Times

Reporting on a Mass Shooting, Again

Saturday 16:21 GMT

For an essay on the front page of today’s paper, Dan Barry explores a difficult question: What are Americans to make of the routine we’ve developed when it comes to reacting to mass shootings?

The immediate journalistic demands of covering a mass shooting are obvious: Gather as much information as possible, confirm it, convey it. What happens several days later, and in the following weeks, is less so; balancing on-the-spot reporting with deeper, more time-consuming analysis is a key concern.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte