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    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Traded OF Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the L.A. Angels for INF Josh Rutledge. Recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned LHP…

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    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Traded OF Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the L.A. Angels for INF Josh Rutledge. Recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned LHP…

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    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Traded OF Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the L.A. Angels for INF Josh Rutledge. Recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned LHP…

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  • Vending machines in Anacostia provide free children’s books

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