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PRESIDENTIAL PITCH: BASEBALL'S BACK IN WASHINGTON

Welcoming the Nationals: President Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch in RFK Stadium on Thursday night as big-league baseball returns to the nation's capital for the first time in 34 years, with the premiere of the Washington Nationals against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bush became the first president to do the honors in a Washington home opener since 1969. The Nationals won, 5-3. Story on Page B1.