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Wild catch helps Eagles add three points

A wild play just before halftime of Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons went Philly’s way and ultimately led to three points.Philly had a 2nd-and-8 situation at their 30-yard line with 22 seconds lef

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Trump Supreme Court nominee: Nixon shouldn't have been forced to turn over Watergate tapes

We had known that Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was an extremist on the topic of whether or not a sitting president could be not just charged, but even investigated for alleged crimes, but the extremities of his extremism are still coming into v
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Trump Supreme Court nominee: Nixon shouldn't have been forced to turn over Watergate tapes

We had known that Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was an extremist on the topic of whether or not a sitting president could be not just charged, but even investigated for alleged crimes, but the extremities of his extremism are still coming into view. For example, the re-discovery of a 1999 forum in which Kavanaugh repeatedly argued that the Supreme Court was wrong in (unanimously) ordering President Richard Nixon to turn over the recordings that would later lead to his resignation. “But maybe Nixon was wrongly decided — heresy though it is to say so. Nixon took away the power of the president to control information in the executive branch by holding that the courts had power and jurisdiction to order the president to disclose information in response to a subpoena sought by a subordinate executive branch official. That was a huge step with implications to this day that most people do not appreciate sufficiently...Maybe the tension of the time led to an erroneous decision,” Kavanaugh said in a transcript of the discussion that was published in the January-February 1999 issue of the Washington Lawyer. This is consistent with Kavanaugh's broader arguments that sitting presidents, by the sheer importance of their duties and office, should not be burdened with investigations of criminal acts they may undertake as president. And, as we've argued before, it is an opinion that is hard to flatteringly square with Kavanaugh's own service as one of Ken Starr's most devoted assistants in attempting to ferret out anything in any decade of then-President Bill Clinton's entire career that the Republican House could use against him, including the rabid, rancid, and contemptible far-right theories that maybe the Clintons had a White House staff member murdered. Kavanaugh has been consistent, yes; he has consistently argued that Republican presidents credibly accused of criminal activity, from Richard Nixon's obstruction of justice to the George W. Bush's program of state-sponsored torture, must be shielded from investigation, but worked himself on the most spittle-flecked and unending investigation of a Democratic president in modern history. (Kavanaugh's most notable assignment, «investigating» the suicide of Vince Foster at the behest of far-right lunatics, was among the stupidest and most malevolent subplots of the entire affair, and it is of little surprise that he, like so many other cheap partisan hacks of the era, were elevated to conservative stardom for their roles.) There's little question as to why the Trump Team settled on Brett Kavanaugh, out of all the possible Supreme Court picks pre-vetted for them. Donald Trump, his White House staff members, his top campaign lieutenants and his own children are all under investigation for criminal acts that include conspiracy with a foreign power. Trump is obsessed with shutting down the investigation; not a week goes by in which he does not vent his fury at the investigators, often by name, and declare the entire process to be a plot against him.

The dangerous veto power of right-wing rage

Many Congressional Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED!—this week at Donald Trump’s humiliation in Helsinki. Like the rest of the world, they watched in real time as an American president kowtowed on foreign soil to a dangerous adversary of the United Stat
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The dangerous veto power of right-wing rage

Many Congressional Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED!—this week at Donald Trump’s humiliation in Helsinki. Like the rest of the world, they watched in real time as an American president kowtowed on foreign soil to a dangerous adversary of the United States. Siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the repeated conclusions of the unified American intelligence community and the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump once again rejected the idea of Moscow’s ongoing interference in U.S. elections that began in 2016. “Make no mistake about it,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned, “I would say to our friends in Europe, we understand the Russian threat and I think that is the widespread view here in the United States Senate among members of both parties.” But that’s not all McConnell said after Trump shamed himself and his nation on the global stage: "We may take up legislation related to this. In the meantime, I think the Russians need to know there's a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016, and it really better not happen again in 2018.” [Emphasis added.] Mitch McConnell should know. After all, he was one of the Gang of 8 Congressional leaders briefed by the Obama White House in August 2016 on the strategy and scope of the Kremlin’s cyber-aggression designed to tilt the presidential election to the Republican Donald Trump. But McConnell chose partisan advantage over patriotism, warning Obama of hell to pay from the right if the president went public about the Russian attacks. Of course, it was hardly the first time that right-wing rage—or even just the threat of it—led American policymakers and law enforcement officials to backtrack, change course, or just remain silent. After all, in 2016 former FBI Director James Comey went public with the Bureau’s investigations of Hillary Clinton while withholding information about the growing Trump-Russia scandal, precisely because of the withering conservative hell storm he would face if did anything else. And as a quick glance back shows, from the fate of the Bush torture team and raising the debt ceiling to the battle over Obamacare and even the 2000 Florida recount, the focused fury and organized outrage of the ranting right led press and politicians alike to edit their options and alter history.

'Twice as good as them' to get half what they have: Racism and the subpar presidency of Donald Trump

In the first episode of Season 3 on ABC’s hit TV show Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) gets an epic lecture from her father, Rowan (played by the brilliant Joe Morton). By this time in the fictional world created by writer Shonda Rhimes, the coun
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'Twice as good as them' to get half what they have: Racism and the subpar presidency of Donald Trump

In the first episode of Season 3 on ABC’s hit TV show Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) gets an epic lecture from her father, Rowan (played by the brilliant Joe Morton). By this time in the fictional world created by writer Shonda Rhimes, the country knows what viewers have known since early in Season 1, that Olivia Pope is the mistress of the president of the United States. Rowan knows that the successful, overachieving daughter he raised is about to experience hell—not only for being outed as the woman who is sleeping with the married Republican president but also, or perhaps especially, because she is a black woman. As he addresses his soon-to-be-disgraced daughter, he reminds her of a lesson he taught her throughout her childhood: that she, as a black person, has to be twice as good as them (meaning white people) to get half as much as what they have. The show about politics and scandal in Washington, which ended its seven season run this April, was wildly unrealistic in so many ways—though in today’s political climate, the fictional world of Scandal seems way more normal and saner than our current reality. However, this particular scene and what Rowan was attempting to impart to Olivia is a concrete reality for many black people of a certain age who heard the exact same thing from our own parents. 

'God, guns and ... Russia?' is no longer a question

Last October, in “God, guns … and Russia?” I wrote about the magnanimous contribution that the NRA made to the election of Donald Trump. The gun group endorsed him on May 20, 2016, much earlier in the election cycle than they had ever before endorsed
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'God, guns and ... Russia?' is no longer a question

Last October, in “God, guns … and Russia?” I wrote about the magnanimous contribution that the NRA made to the election of Donald Trump. The gun group endorsed him on May 20, 2016, much earlier in the election cycle than they had ever before endorsed a Republican presidential candidate. From Politico’s report on the pushback of the membership to the endorsement: To endorse so early in the process is virtually unprecedented for the group; they didn’t get behind Mitt Romney in 2012 and Sen. John McCain in 2008 until October. That, and the $30 million spending pledge struck me as odd at the time, but it wasn’t until later that the ties between the NRA and the woman now sitting in a jail cell awaiting trial became clearer. I wrote about Maria Butina’s Russian gun rights organization, The Right to Bear Arms, and her work with the Russian banker and politico Alexander Torshin, who was a lifetime member of the NRA.  The close ties between the Russians and the NRA has led to speculation that the NRA money for Trump’s election campaign may have come from Russia. As I wrote last October: The Right to Bear Arms hosted a delegation from the NRA during the same time frame. Attendees included David Keene, NRA board member Pete Brownell, NRA donor Joe Gregory, and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, he of the boy-scout-merit-badge-covered uniform shirt who became a top Trump surrogate. They not only met with Torshin and Butina, but with a sanctioned Russian, ​​​​according to Tim Mack of The Daily Beast. “In March 2014, the U.S. government sanctioned Dmitry Rogozin—a hardline deputy to Vladimir Putin, the head of Russia’s defense industry and longtime opponent of American power—in retaliation for the invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Eighteen months later, the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump’s most powerful outside ally during the 2016 election, sent a delegation to Moscow that met with him.”

Democrats need to #VoteLikeBlackWomen

It’s unclear who initially came up with the Twitter hashtag #VoteLikeBlackWomen, but it is one that everybody should heartily embrace. Had it been the guiding principle for not-black Democrats and folks who call themselves progressives during the 2016 el
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Democrats need to #VoteLikeBlackWomen

It’s unclear who initially came up with the Twitter hashtag #VoteLikeBlackWomen, but it is one that everybody should heartily embrace. Had it been the guiding principle for not-black Democrats and folks who call themselves progressives during the 2016 election, we would not be fighting for our lives against a white supremacist traitor ruling over a Republican party which is happily supporting racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and xenophobia.   My mom raised me to believe voting was a sacred duty, and to honor the sacrifices of my ancestors who fought and died to garner the ballot—against all odds. I was thinking about the women of my family when I tweeted this last week: xI'm proud to be a black woman today - the group that wholeheartedly voted for Hillary and not  #TraitorTrump.  In spite of how this country has treated us over the centuries and up until today - we are the true patriots.  Bless you-grandma, mama, aunties, sisters and daughters.— Denise Oliver-Velez (@Deoliver47) July 16, 2018 I vote like those black women. When the Republican Party of the past offered more breathing space for black folks: we voted for them. When the Dixiecrats, White Citizens Councils, and Klansmen fled into the Republican embrace, the women of my family became staunch Democrats.  When I made a decision to vote for Hillary Clinton, I did so knowing that my mom would have done so and I followed in her footsteps. No matter my own lefty leanings, black women had spoken.  x#votelikeblackwomengood advice from @Ange_Amene pic.twitter.com/N3x2cJ8Qe2— mattresstagging (@mattresstagging) May 23, 2018 The young black women (like Amene) and young black men I follow on black Twitter pull no punches. They fight to get Democrats of all colors elected. We are well aware of the fact that we are the ones who have suffered and will continue to bear the brunt of a right-wing controlled Supreme Court. They point to voting data.  Look at Virginia:

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Q1 earnings, F&O expiry, rupee to steer equity indices in week ahead

After largely bearish trade in the week-ended Friday, the key Indian equity indices would be driven by corporate earnings, futures and options (F&O) expiry and the rupee movement in the week ahead, analysts said.
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Q1 earnings, F&O expiry, rupee to steer equity indices in week ahead

After largely bearish trade in the week-ended Friday, the key Indian equity indices would be driven by corporate earnings, futures and options (F&O) expiry and the rupee movement in the week ahead, analysts said.

Russia ditching US Treasuries for gold in bid to protect economy & diversify – analysts to RT

Russia has left the top-30 list of top lenders to the United States by radically slashing US Treasury bills ownership. RT-polled analysts have shared their opinion on the move. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia ditching US Treasuries for gold in bid to protect economy & diversify – analysts to RT

Russia has left the top-30 list of top lenders to the United States by radically slashing US Treasury bills ownership. RT-polled analysts have shared their opinion on the move. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sensex may trade at 36K by June 2019 on poor poll outcome: Morgan Stanley

Last week, the Sensex had hit an all-time high of 36,548.41, while the broader Nifty also reclaimed the 11,000-mark, touching a high of 11,078.30
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Sensex may trade at 36K by June 2019 on poor poll outcome: Morgan Stanley

Last week, the Sensex had hit an all-time high of 36,548.41, while the broader Nifty also reclaimed the 11,000-mark, touching a high of 11,078.30

Nirav Modi scam: PNB, Allahabad Bank may decide on action against EDs, MD

Since charges are restricted to procedural lapses without any criminal intent, board will take a decision in that light
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Nirav Modi scam: PNB, Allahabad Bank may decide on action against EDs, MD

Since charges are restricted to procedural lapses without any criminal intent, board will take a decision in that light

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Information wants to be siloed

Data, they say, is the new oil, and open public data is the new commons. Give the people the facts, and they will use them to make informed decisions. Right? Except that’s not the bureaucratic instinct. Bureaucrats fear the free flow of information. An
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Information wants to be siloed

Data, they say, is the new oil, and open public data is the new commons. Give the people the facts, and they will use them to make informed decisions. Right? Except that’s not the bureaucratic instinct. Bureaucrats fear the free flow of information. And all too often they’ll try to quench it by intoning the […]

The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in bu
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The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business. Yet these are still extremely […]

Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online. For those unfamiliar with the word “trill,” it’s a combination of “true” and “real.&#
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Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online. For those unfamiliar with the word “trill,” it’s a combination of “true” and “real.” An investor described it to me as a positive Yik Yak . Trill Project began as a community for teenagers, […]

Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types of highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchises from the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Here’s a quick selection of some
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Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types of highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchises from the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Here’s a quick selection of some of the ones shown over the weekend: Aquaman Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of […]

Photos: White Sands National Monument

A pocket within the largest desert in North America is covered in gorgeous white sand dunes, whose genesis began some 100 million years ago. Here's a look at the gorgeous landscape deep in the Central Plateau of Mexico.
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Photos: White Sands National Monument

A pocket within the largest desert in North America is covered in gorgeous white sand dunes, whose genesis began some 100 million years ago. Here's a look at the gorgeous landscape deep in the Central Plateau of Mexico.

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A Greater Truth: Samuel Gratacap’s Les Invisibles

A long-term multimedia project—involving photographs, written interviews, and audio excerpts—seeks to flesh out the thin and stereotyped representation of migrants in mass media. A review of a new show at Foam.
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A Greater Truth: Samuel Gratacap’s Les Invisibles

A long-term multimedia project—involving photographs, written interviews, and audio excerpts—seeks to flesh out the thin and stereotyped representation of migrants in mass media. A review of a new show at Foam.

UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON (AP) - The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in Britain, Ireland and Norther
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UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

LONDON (AP) - The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland. More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland. They sent a letter to the Sunday Times to ...

Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday night attack ha
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Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday night attack had attended the funeral of a colleague and were ...

The Flash Gets a New Villain and a Daughter at SDCC

Today really was DC’s time to shine. They didn’t just kill it with their movie announcements, the Arrowverse had some big trailers too. DC closed out the day with a peek at Season […] The post The Flash Gets a New Villain and a Daughter at S
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The Flash Gets a New Villain and a Daughter at SDCC

Today really was DC’s time to shine. They didn’t just kill it with their movie announcements, the Arrowverse had some big trailers too. DC closed out the day with a peek at Season […] The post The Flash Gets a New Villain and a Daughter at SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

Deadly Class Welcomes Students to King’s Dominion at SDCC

With the line-up of comic to screen adaptations, we thought we couldn’t be any more excited. But then, they announced Deadly Class was coming to Syfy, and our entire world collectively exploded. Fans […] The post Deadly Class Welcomes Students to
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Deadly Class Welcomes Students to King’s Dominion at SDCC

With the line-up of comic to screen adaptations, we thought we couldn’t be any more excited. But then, they announced Deadly Class was coming to Syfy, and our entire world collectively exploded. Fans […] The post Deadly Class Welcomes Students to King’s Dominion at SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

ComiXology Brings More Originals to SDCC

ComiXology has always been the number one source for all digital content for comics. This year, they’ve done something a bit different that shoots the digital service into the atmosphere. With their ComiXology […] The post ComiXology Brings More O
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ComiXology Brings More Originals to SDCC

ComiXology has always been the number one source for all digital content for comics. This year, they’ve done something a bit different that shoots the digital service into the atmosphere. With their ComiXology […] The post ComiXology Brings More Originals to SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

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Vettel «threw away» win by pushing too hard - Rosberg

Race leader Vettel slid into the barriers towards the end of lap 52 while a rain shower was hitting the Hockenheim circuit, the crash dealing a huge blow to his title challenge as championship rival Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, having started 14th.
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Vettel «threw away» win by pushing too hard - Rosberg

Race leader Vettel slid into the barriers towards the end of lap 52 while a rain shower was hitting the Hockenheim circuit, the crash dealing a huge blow to his title challenge as championship rival Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, having started 14th.Vettel said it was a small mistake with big consequences, but speaking in his role as a TV pundit for Sky Sports, Rosberg said ... Keep reading

Hamilton reprimanded, keeps German GP victory

Hamilton won the race on the road from 14th on the grid, aided by intermittent rain and a crash for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was the runaway race leader when he slid off into the barriers.Vettel's off triggered a safety car and, with the end of the la
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Hamilton reprimanded, keeps German GP victory

Hamilton won the race on the road from 14th on the grid, aided by intermittent rain and a crash for Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was the runaway race leader when he slid off into the barriers.Vettel's off triggered a safety car and, with the end of the lap approaching fast, Hamilton was given a series of conflicting instructions from his Mercedes pitwall in quick succession.As a ... Keep reading

Vikings OL coach Tony Sparano has died

The Minnesota Vikings announced the tough news on Sunday that offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died at the age of 56.In a statement announcing the shocking news, the team said that Sparano unexpectedly passed on Sunday morning.“Our hearts go out to Jea
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Vikings OL coach Tony Sparano has died

The Minnesota Vikings announced the tough news on Sunday that offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died at the age of 56.In a statement announcing the shocking news, the team said that Sparano unexpectedly passed on Sunday morning.“Our hearts go out to Jeanette and the entire Sparano family as we all mourn the loss of Tony,” the Vikings’ owners said in a statement. “Tony was a passionate and driven individual who cared deeply about his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Tony’s presence within the Vikings organization will be deeply missed. We are only thinking of Tony’s family during this incredibly difficult time. We ask that the entire NFL and Vikings family keep the Sparanos in their thoughts.”Sparano leaves behind his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.The 56-year-old has been Minnesota’s offensive line coach since 2016. He was best known for his four-year stint as the Miami Dolphins’ head coach from 2008-2011. In his head coaching debut in 2008, the team went

Pressure is on Mahomes to adapt quickly as Chiefs begin training camp

As the Kansas City Chiefs begin training camp, many believe the fate of the team this season rests on the strong right arm of Patrick Mahomes II.
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Pressure is on Mahomes to adapt quickly as Chiefs begin training camp

As the Kansas City Chiefs begin training camp, many believe the fate of the team this season rests on the strong right arm of Patrick Mahomes II.

Royals obtain Goodwin in trade with Nationals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Outfielder Brian Goodwin has been acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.
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Royals obtain Goodwin in trade with Nationals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Outfielder Brian Goodwin has been acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.

Royals acquire Brian Goodwin from Washington for a prospect

The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan
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Royals acquire Brian Goodwin from Washington for a prospect

The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan

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