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The Washington Nationals celebrate after beating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday. Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Washington Nationals became the World Series champions for the first time after beating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday night.

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The big picture: It was the Nationals’ first World Series championship, and the Astros went into the series as the favored team to win.

  • The Nationals' victory was all the more remarkable as they came back from being down two runs for most of the game to win the game and make history with their first ever series triumph.

Worth noting: Coming into Game 7, the road team won the first 6 games — the first time that’s happened in a playoff series in any major U.S. sport.

  • Subscribe to Axios Sports for an in-depth analysis of the game by Axios Sports Editor Kendall Baker.
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Go deeper: In photos: Nationals beat the Astros to win their first World Series

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House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

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The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.

The big picture: The vote was a critical first step for the package, which includes $1,400 cash payments for many Americans, a national vaccination program, ramped-up COVID testing and contact tracing, state and local funding and money to help schools reopen.

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Biden says it's "not the time to relax" after touring vaccination site

President Biden speaking after visiting a FEMA Covid-19 vaccination facility in Houston on Feb. 26. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge.

Why it matters: Biden, who made the remarks after touring a vaccination site in Houston, echoed CDC director Rochelle Walensky, who said earlier on Friday that while the U.S. has seen a recent drop in cases and hospitalizations, "these declines follow the highest peak we have experienced in the pandemic."

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