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Celebrate 50 years of Fort Dupont Park Summer Event Series in Southeast DC

For 50 years, it’s become a summer tradition in Southeast D.C. This weekend, you can once again enjoy the Fort Dupont Park Summer Event Series free and open to the public. “We are celebrating the 50th anniversary,” Kym Elder of the National Park Service told WTOP. “We’re extremely excited to be able to offer 50 years of free family entertainment in beautiful Fort Dupont Park. … We’re going to be having a party all summer long.”
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Nationals to call up top SS prospect C.J. Abrams

The Nationals could soon be in line for a shakeup of their infield. Top shortstop prospect C.J. Abrams was arguably the centerpiece of the six-player return for Juan Soto and Josh Bell. The Nats immediately optioned Abrams to Triple-A Rochester, but Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post writes that the club is likely to soon recall the 21-year-old to the majors.
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What’s next for colleges paying reparations for slavery?

During Nile Blass’s (COL ’22) freshman year at Georgetown, students voted to establish a semesterly reconciliation fee of $27.20 per student. The money raised from the fee, about $400,000 a year, would be used to create a reconciliation fund for the descendants of the 272+ enslaved people the university sold in 1838 to keep itself financially afloat.
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Ruiz proving his worth to Nats down the stretch

CHICAGO -- Nationals manager Dave Martinez has had his fill of losing. After being a bench coach for the 2016 World Series champion Cubs and leading Washington all the way to a title three years ago, he is now managing a club close to 40 games below .500 and in last place in its division.
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As Spider-Man turns 60, fans reflect on diverse appeal

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Washington Nationals homer way to 6-5 win over Chicago Cubs; snap 6-game slide...

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