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O’s secure second overall pick in 2020 draft with loss to Blue Jays

Chris Davis and the Orioles could end up tied with the Marlins for MLB’s second-worst record this season, but would win the tiebreaker based on having a worse record in 2018. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) TORONTO — Through their analytical advancements and organizational changes, the Baltimore Orioles have worked to mimic the Houston Astros as they […]

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‘A piece of a broader narrative’: Trump’s call at the center of whistleblower complaint

Takeaways from the rough transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate unfounded corruption allegations against political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of the phone call at the center of accusations that the president pressured a foreign leader as he held up aid. “I would […]

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In call to Zelensky, Trump revived a conspiracy theory about the DNC hack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday in New York. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) For years cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike was a source of news, not a subject, as it unraveled some of the world’s most notorious hacks. But ever since the company exposed Russian intrusions into Democratic Party computers in 2016 — findings […]

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The creator of the labradoodle says he made ‘Frankenstein’s monster’

Buster, a labradoodle, takes a romp through Congressional Cemetery in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) They’re cute and curly-haired. They don’t shed much. They come in multiple colors. Aficionados see a lot to love in the Labradoodle, the Labrador retriever-poodle mix that ranks among the world’s most popular “designer […]

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Nats, perhaps a little hung over, keep on keeping on in quest for home field

Anibal Sanchez improved to 11-8 with seven strong innings Wednesday night against the Phillies. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) Wilmer Difo came up in the final week of September, the Washington Nationals locked in a tie with two outs in the seventh inning, the team needing a hit with playoff implications on the line. Difo delivered […]