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A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry won by Dems

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Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honor of their grievously wounded colleague. The game at Nationals Park carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and the players’ determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout.…

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Marco Rubio backs $20 billion BP fund

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From WUSF: It’s been an ongoing controvery – whether the Obama Administration should have forced BP to set up an independent compensation fund. It led to an apology to BP from Texas Congressman Joe Barton. But fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio said he backs the $20 billion fund. Rubio paid a campaign visit to the south Tampa deli Datz, where the smell of corned beef on rye mixed with the mustard of election-year politics. He told the crowd…

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