The Presidential Daily Brief

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  1. Fans Await Opening Day, but White House Nixes Public Holiday Request

    After a long off-season, Major League baseball fans are gearing up for Opening Day. The game has changed since last season, most noticeably with the introduction of expanded replay, allowing coaches to challenge a maximum of two calls a game. There’s also a new rule aiming to address home-plate collisions, which has already been generating controversy. Die-hards are also lamenting the fact that a petition to make Opening Day an official public holiday was rejected by the White House on Friday, sparking a mysterious outbreak of “flu” among the signatories.

    Sources: CBS, Sports Illustrated