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DEACE: Are Republicans trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again? — If the much-anticipated 2014 Republican wave never ultimately materializes, Republicans will only have themselves to blame. With less than 50 days until Election Day, the overall environment still looks very bleak for Democrats.

Washington Nationals clinch 2nd NL East title in 3 years — ATLANTAv- Hours before the game, quiet conversations were held in the clubhouse. Time killing, really, the common clock-watching that comes with a 162-game season. One relief pitcher marveled at the number of goggles in his locker. The eye protection would be needed. A veteran talked with the clubhouse manager about the whereabouts and contents of the celebratory booze.

Hip-hop artist Lecrae makes 'Anomaly' of Christian music — If the idea of Christian hip-hop music sounds like an "Anomaly," then Lecrae 's seventh studio album is aptly named. Released last week, the 15-song collection already has shot to No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon and Nielsen Soundscan charts.

Air Force says it's 'ready to enter into the next phase' of stealth bombers — The Air Force believes that the prep work has been done on building the next long range stealth bomber and that it's time to start "heavy lifting" on the project within the next year. "We're about ready to enter into the next phase of the bomber.