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Strasburg Surpasses Expectations

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg more than lived up to expectations in his major league debut. The young star struck out 14 batters in the Nationals 5 to 2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night.

How good was Stephen Strasberg last night? The 21-year-old broke the Nationals strikeout record in his first start ever. It was a dominating performance and one that left many fans giddy with excitement.

Patrick Madden reports.

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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

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