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4:43pm

Sat October 19, 2013
Sports

Pitching Like It's 1860, Teams Play Ball With Vintage Flair

Originally published on Sun October 20, 2013 2:54 am

The Essex Base Ball Organization, a vintage baseball league, holds its games on a farm in Newburyport, Mass.
Edgar B. Herwick III for NPR

The Red Sox square off against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Saturday in Game Six of the American League Championship Series. Forty miles north, another league is putting the finishing touches on its season.

This particular brand of baseball comes with a curious twist.

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5:18pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Book Reviews

Bridget In Middle Age: We're Not So 'Mad About' This Girl

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:43 pm

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As you may have already heard by now, in the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga, sexy love interest Mark Darcy is dead. The outcry over his death was not caused by sadness so much as by the sense readers had that killing him was a cheat, a sacrilege, somehow morally wrong. There hasn't been this much of a fuss made over the death of a character since Downton Abbey knocked off Lady Sybil in childbirth.

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4:36pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Politics

Money For Dam Project In Shutdown Deal Riles Conservatives

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:09 pm

The Olmsted Locks and Dam project is under construction on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

This week's congressional compromise to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling had a few other provisions as well.

One of them allows additional spending on a lock and dam project on the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois.

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3:43pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Politics

Tea Party Activist: It Was Worth 'Getting In The Ring'

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:09 pm

Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express speaks at the National Press Club in 2011. Russo predicts the Tea Party will be re-energized for the 2014 midterm elections.
Alex Brandon AP

It's been a tough week for the Tea Party and its supporters in Congress. The Affordable Care Act survived the Capitol Hill standoff largely untouched. President Obama and the Democrats stared them down and won. And fights with establishment Republicans revealed the depth of division within the GOP.

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3:29pm

Fri October 18, 2013
Remembrances

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:09 pm

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