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Congresswomen Lose Softball Game To A Bunch Of Reporters

The Bad News Babes, a team of female reporters, defeated a team of congresswomen in the fourth annual Congressional Women's Softball Game in D.C. The congresswomen's team was simply called "Congress."

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The annual game raised about $50,000 for the Young Survival Coalition, a group that helps young victims of breast cancer.
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The annual game raised about $50,000 for the Young Survival Coalition, a group that helps young victims of breast cancer.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Donna Edwards high-five their team's co-captain, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who founded the game as a survivor of breast cancer.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Donna Edwards high-five their team's co-captain, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who founded the game as a survivor of breast cancer.

Abby Livingston of Roll Call was named Bad News Babes' Most Valuable Player after she helped end a series of five runs by the congresswomen.
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Abby Livingston of Roll Call was named Bad News Babes' Most Valuable Player after she helped end a series of five runs by the congresswomen.

High fives all around for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (Don't leave Wasserman Shultz hanging...)
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High fives all around for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (Don't leave Wasserman Shultz hanging...)

Shortstop Rep. Kathy Castor throws to first as spectators watch. The game drew an audience of roughly 900, Wasserman Schultz told Roll Call.
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Shortstop Rep. Kathy Castor throws to first as spectators watch. The game drew an audience of roughly 900, Wasserman Schultz told Roll Call.

Co-captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ends the first inning by tagging Caroline Horn of CBS News.
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Co-captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz ends the first inning by tagging Caroline Horn of CBS News.

Congresswomen cheer as announcer Andrea Mitchell of NBC talks about Title Nine. From left: Rep. Jean Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards, Shelby Wasserman Schultz (the representative's adorable 8-year-old), Rep. Grace Napolitano and Rep. Kathy Hochul.
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Congresswomen cheer as announcer Andrea Mitchell of NBC talks about Title Nine. From left: Rep. Jean Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards, Shelby Wasserman Schultz (the representative's adorable 8-year-old), Rep. Grace Napolitano and Rep. Kathy Hochul.

Rep. Laura Richardson swings. The Bad News Babes ultimately won 13-10 after leading the game 11-1 until the sixth inning.
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Rep. Laura Richardson swings. The Bad News Babes ultimately won 13-10 after leading the game 11-1 until the sixth inning.

Rep. Donna Edwards and Amy Walter of ABC News engage in some friendly trash talk. Walters, the Bad News Babes shortstop, hit multiple singles throughout the night.
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Rep. Donna Edwards and Amy Walter of ABC News engage in some friendly trash talk. Walters, the Bad News Babes shortstop, hit multiple singles throughout the night.

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