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WASHINGTON (AP) Tens of thousands of residents are still without power after strong storms battered the Washington region. Pepco reports 39,400 customers without power early today, most of them in Montgomery County.

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals left fielder Josh Willingham is out of the lineup for a second consecutive game because of a left knee problem he says has "something to do with cartilage." Willingham says the knee first bothered him in April and flared up again a couple of weeks ago.

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