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Washington president Jason Wright says Ozzie Newsome was one of his role models

In August the Washington Football team hired Jason Wright as their new team president. As soon as Wright accepted that position he became the first Black team president in NFL history. The pressure of calling the shots in one of the most dysfunctional organizations to date already has it’s challenges — doing so as a Black male opens the door to other pressures seen and unseen.

Recently, in an interview with NBC Sports Washington’s Brian Mitchell, Wright discussed how his transition into the new role, especially as a person of color, has gone. And how the Baltimore Ravens executive vice president, Ozzie Newsome has operated as a pivotal example for him.

“[Ozzie] Newsome has long been a role model of mine. I played most of my career with the Browns, so did Ozzie, so I always followed him,” Wright said. “Then, he was GM’ing our rival. He was extremely professional.”

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Breakingviews – Samsung enjoys Washington gift that keeps giving

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HONG KONG(Reuters Breakingviews) – Samsung Electronics can have Huawei’s cake and eat it too. The South Korean conglomerate expects to deliver a robust third-quarter performance, as U.S. sanctions forced its Chinese customer to stockpile chips. Taking some of its telecommunications equipment and smartphone business will be the real prize.

Operating profit in the three months to September will reach $10.6 billion, a two-year high, according to preliminary earnings guidance Samsung delivered on Thursday. Rebounding handset sales probably helped, but the company’s cash-cow semiconductor division probably got a big boost from Huawei. It had quickly been buying components ahead of restrictions recently imposed by Washington that bar the Shenzhen-based company from buying semiconductors made with American technology without a license.

   

That means the windfall is likely to be a one-off. The next step will be taking a slice of Huawei’s market share. It dominates in telecom

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Ravens vs. Washington Football Team odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Week 4 predictions from proven model

The Washington Football Team will take on the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at FedEx Field. Washington is 1-2 overall and 1-0 at home, while Baltimore is 2-1 overall and 1-0 on the road. Baltimore is favored by 14 points in the latest Washington Football Team vs. Ravens odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 45.5. Before entering any Ravens vs. Washington Football Team picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 7-2 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 4 on an incredible 103-67 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the top 10

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10th CD Draws Two Democratic Women in Race for Open Seat | Washington News

By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The next representative of Washington’s 10th congressional district will be a Democratic woman, with voters deciding between two candidates who would each represent a first for the state if elected.

Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland would be the first Black member of the state’s congressional delegation, and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress in the country. State Rep. Beth Doglio, who identifies as bisexual, would be the first LGTBQ member of the Washington delegation.

Strickland and Doglio emerged from the state’s top-two primary in August, which drew 19 candidates after Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck announced late last year that he would retire at the end of his current two-year term. Heck, who is now running for lieutenant governor, was the first person elected to the 10th congressional district in 2012 and has served four terms.

Strickland, 58,

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The Washington Post’s Climate Quiz is a great way to test your knowledge

All right: Time to see if you’ve been paying attention to The Washington Post coverage of the people, organizations and governments trying to mitigate climate change, found on our Climate Solutions page. If you have, this quiz should be an easy A.

1. Which major oil and gas company says it will either eliminate or offset its carbon emissions to a net zero level by 2050?

Answer: C. Under a new CEO, BP has pledged that it will invest heavily in renewable energy and, through a combination of buying carbon offsets and scaling back the amount of gas and oil it produces, will be carbon neutral by 2050.

2. There’s an unusual material showing up in fashion design houses that could help solve the problem of textile waste in landfills. What is it?

Answer: C. Increasingly, scientists are using mycelium, the threadlike vegetative roots of fungus, to create everything

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Washington men’s and women’s basketball players urge fellow students to register to vote

The admission wasn’t easy, but Mike Hopkins felt the importance of leveling with his Washington men’s basketball team, which has engaged in a series of intimate conversations about race, social justice and politics over the past several months. 

“I’m embarrassed to say this, I’m 51 years old and I’ve probably voted a handful of times,” Hopkins said “That’s society and that’s sad.  

“Many people, myself included, talk about wanting things to change and making it happen. Well, here’s a way. And it’s so simple. Vote.” 

On Monday afternoon, the Huskies men’s and women’s basketball teams canvassed the UW campus urging folks to register for the upcoming November elections. They wore black t-shirts with a QR code that read: “Scan me. Register to vote.”

“We’ve been having talks with the team with what’s been going on in the world right now,” Hopkins said “We just felt like one way we could

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