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Teams worth rooting for in a Nats-less postseason

The Nationals are not in the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean baseball fans can’t pick another team to root for. Here are a few contenders for Nats fans' cheers.

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Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

To keep spending in line, officials say they will cut back on printed material, reduce staffing at dozens of test events and trim costs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics.

Performance review for your marriage can open communication

Research shows spouses who routinely discuss potential problems and ways to address them can strengthen their relationships. The experts have some sample questions you can ask.

5 new ways to use pumpkin this fall

Smoothies, mousse, a face mask and more — while pumpkin is a quintessential sign of fall, the orange gourd has many more uses (and benefits!) beyond the notorious jack-o’-lantern.

Clinton ad seizes on Rep. McCarthy’s Benghazi comments

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is running a new ad that seizes on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s admission that the Benghazi committee can take credit for her diminished public standing.

Travelers should act fast to book cheap flights

A report from Expedia says the lowest ticket prices on most domestic flights tend to pop up between 50 and 100 days before departure, so the sweet spot for Thanksgiving flights is right about now.

DoD paying more to protect its workers from OPM attack

The Defense Department is asking Congress to shift $23 million in additional funds to cover a suite of credit monitoring services for its federal workers compromised by the OPM data breach.

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