Washington Nationals' parade in D.C. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

WASHINGTON, D.C. — "Washington threw a party 95 years in the making Saturday afternoon, with baseball fans gleefully lining downtown streets for a World Series parade and rally that covered the Mall in a sea of red." (WashPost)

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ARCADIA, CALIF. — Mongolian Groom (pictured above) was euthanized after running in the $6 million Classic at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park, the 37th horse to die at the track since December.

  • What they're saying: "I'll tell you — talk about a sport whose time is up unless they reform," California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently told reporters. "[T]he willingness to just to spit these animals out and literally take their lives is a disgrace."
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NEW YORK — "It's entirely possible that every big city is at its best on marathon day," writes the New York Times' Matthew Futterman.

  • "[T]his mass of humanity lining up and traversing 26.2 miles ... as another mass of humanity cheers them on, is unique to this period in human history. This sort of thing didn't happen 200 or 500 or 10,000 years ago. Their loss."
  • The winners: Geoffrey Kamworor (2:08:13) and Joyciline Jepkosgei (2:22:38) completed a Kenyan sweep.

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Why it matters: Trump congratulated Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who vocally supports the conspiracy theory, on her victory in a House primary runoff earlier this week — illustrating how the once-fringe conspiracy theory has gained ground within his party.

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The National Association of Letter Carriers, the union representing roughly 300,000 current and former postal workers, on Friday endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, calling him "a fierce ally and defender of the U.S. Postal Service," reports NBC News.

Why it matters: The endorsement comes as President Trump has vowed to block additional funding for the USPS in the next coronavirus stimulus package, linking it to his continued baseless claims that increased mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.

Lawmakers demand answers from World Bank on Xinjiang loan

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U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers from the World Bank about its continued operation of a $50 million loan program in Xinjiang, following Axios reporting on the loans.

Why it matters: The Chinese government is currently waging a campaign of cultural and demographic genocide against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in northwest China. The lawmakers contend that the recipients of the loans may be complicit in that repression.