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Two outs when winning run scored. E_G.Sanchez (2). LOB_Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 14. 2B_B.Hamilton (11), Votto (12), Cozart (12), P.Alvarez (8), Barmes (4). HR_Mesoraco (10). SB_B.Hamilton (29). CS_Frazier (4), Barmes (1). S_Bailey. SF_Votto, Bruce. HBP_by Cingrani (Barmes)....

Top NBA Prospect Embiid Has Foot Fracture

Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week’s NBA draft. Embiid, one of the top three candidates the Cleveland Cavaliers were considering...
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Kurds emerge as winners in Iraq chaos

Kurdish security forces prepare combat positions while a Kurdish flag flies outside the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014. As Sunni insurgents swept over a large chunk of northern Iraq and barreled toward Baghdad...
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Shooting incidents mar Brazil’s WCup celebration

A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which...
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Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in Ukraine

A pro-Russian fighter holds a gun during a handover of the bodies of Ukrainian troops killed in a plane shot down near Luhansk, at a check point in the village of Karlivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The two sides managed to arrange a brief truce...
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Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama said the US will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, set up joint operation centers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)...
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Iraq: al-Maliki’s rivals jockey to replace him

FILE – This Dec. 3, 2011 file photo shows Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves....
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Robinson: The ‘beautiful game’ of World Cup soccer

Eugene Robinson Opinion writer Eugene Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture, contributes to the PostPartisan blog, and hosts a weekly online chat with readers. In a three-decade career at The Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign...
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Zakaria: An enclave strategy for Iraq

Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer Fareed Zakaria writes a foreign affairs column for The Post. He is also the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and editor at large of Time magazine. Can Iraq hold together? It’s worth examining what is happening in that country through a...
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Gerson: Stop the blame game and save Iraq

Michael Gerson Opinion writer Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Post. The debate over who lost Iraq is tempting, emotionally satisfying and even, in some cases, historically instructive. But it is not the focus of serious foreign...