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What happened when parents, students and educators tried to talk to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about their public schools—both their needs and challenges, and the amazing work students are doing despite all the challenges? She locked us out. It was DeVos’ one-year anniversary as secretary, and just like most people get feedback on their job performance, those who learn in, teach in and send their kids to public schools wanted to let her know how she was doing on the job. And since she spends so little time in public schools, we needed to bring public schools to her. We received comments from 80,000 people, which a small group of parents, students and educators tried to deliver to DeVos at the Department of Education on Feb. 8. We told her we were coming. We tried to make an appointment. But she refused to meet with us. And when we showed up to drop off everyone’s feedback, she had the doors to the building locked. She refused to read and respond to the comments, and wouldn’t even accept them on a flash drive. DeVos spends a lot of time listening to pollsters and privateers who are trying to soften her image and make a profit off of kids and public schools. But when she had a chance to listen to parents, students and educators—those she actually serves—she opted to lock us out. What was DeVos afraid to hear?

“My child’s school is amazing, and that it prepares students for college and career by offering law, finance and criminal justice programs as well as honors and Advanced Placement classes.” —Angela, parent, Fla.

“I want Betsy DeVos to see the strong parent-teacher relationships at her school and how they are working as a team to meet students’ individual needs.” —Sharon, teacher, Mich.

“We want to highlight the empowering impact a public university has on lowincome and immigrant students.” —Raj, college student, N.Y.

“My second-graders are learning real-world applications to solve problems and think critically.” —Gail, teacher, Fla.

“I am proud of my child’s school, which has won numerous state awards and a national award, and where the teachers provide rigor as well as social and emotional learning.” —Tiffany, parent, Colo.

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A so-called “Long Man” carnival character takes part Monday in the Narrensprung (“Jump of the Fools”) carnival parade on Rose Monday in the streets of Rottweil, Germany.

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A resort in Oregon is planning an unusual perk for golfers at its new course: goat caddies. McVeigh’s Gauntlet, a seven-hole course at the Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, is due to open later this year. Silvies owner Scott Campbell, who is also a veterinarian, told GolfWRX the goats were born, raised and trained at the ranch. They’ll wear special packs to carry balls, clubs, tees and even beverages. Just don’t expect any advice. (EXPRESS)

New Jersey’s capital city is taking a high-tech approach to ridding the city of an estimated 30,000 nuisance crows. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday will begin using pyrotechnics, lasers, spotlights and amplified recordings of crow distress calls to try to scare the birds away from Trenton. The USDA’s Kimberly Clapper tells nj.com the methods have worked to clear crows from other urban areas. (AP)

An Ohio woman has been reunited with the wedding dress she hadn’t seen since her 1985 ceremony. It turns out Michelle Havrilla’s dress was put in the wrong box by a now-defunct dry cleaner and stored in another family’s attic. Ame Bartlebaugh found the dress on Feb. 4 when she went looking for her mother’s dress. She posted about the mix-up on Facebook, and Havrilla was reunited with her dress within a day. (AP)


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The Obama portraits — a closer look The National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of

Barack and Michelle Obama on Monday. The former president chose Brooklyn-based artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his portrait, and the former first lady chose Baltimore-based artist

what the artists, the subjects and art historian Robert Hobbs had to say about the portraits. SADIE DINGFELDER (EXPRESS)

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Many portraits show the subject staring vaguely into the middle distance. Not so for these two likenesses, which seem to look directly at you. “I find both of them tremendously engaged with the viewer,” Hobbs told Express. Both portraits are also life-size, which further enhances the sense that you’re really seeing and connecting with the Obamas.

The lush background symbolizes former President Obama’s personal story: Jasmine represents his birthplace of Hawaii, African blue lilies express his father’s Kenyan heritage and chrysanthemums are the official flower of Chicago. “There’s a fight between him and his plants in the foreground. Who gets to be the star of the show, the story or the man who inhabits that story?” Wiley said at the unveiling.

“I tried to negotiate less gray hair. Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow him to do what I asked,” Barack Obama joked at the unveiling. The artist actually seems to have made the former president look older than he is, according to Hobbs. “I’m wondering if that was intentional, a way to show that Obama, at this point, is a senior statesman, even though he isn’t 60 yet,” he said.

The 44th president is seated in a chair that “combines 18th-century and turn-of-the-20thcentury motifs,” Hobbs said. “It’s a great way of setting up the president, who combines in himself very different cultures and different worlds.”

“The dress chosen for the painting was designed by Milly. It had abstract patterns that reminded me of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s geometric paintings,” Sherald said Monday. “But Milly’s design also resembles the inspired quilt masterpieces made by the women of Gee’s Bend, a small, remote black community in Alabama where they compose quilts and geometries that transform clothes and fabric remnants into masterpieces.”

Michelle Obama’s grayscale complexion isn’t a mistake: It’s a statement about the cultural construction of race, Hobbs said. “By taking black and white and mixing them together, what this artist is doing is saying, ‘There are not black people, there are not white people, there are gray people.’ ”

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Baltimore officers guilty of corruption Two detectives face life in prison as part of rogue gun task force

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BALTIMORE Two Baltimore police detectives were convicted Monday of racketeering and robbery in a trial that’s part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption among rogue members of the city’s beleaguered police force. Detectives Daniel Hersl, 47, and Marcus Taylor, 30, were shackled and led out of the courtroom after the verdict was read. Federal jurors deliberated for two days after hearing nearly three weeks of testimony centered on details of police wrongdoing. Hersl and Taylor faced robbery, extortion and racketeering charges that could land them up to life in prison. They were convicted of racketeering and robbery under the Hobbs Act, which prohibits interference with interstate commerce, but were cleared of possessing a firearm in pursuance of a violent crime. Hersl put his head down and shook it as the verdict was read. Taylor had little reaction. Hersl’s family in the gallery wept and his father called out, “Stay strong, Danny.” William Purpura, Hersl’s lead attorney, said the family was disappointed in the verdict but noted that the jury “did acquit him of one of the more serious crimes.”

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Baltimore police officers Daniel Hersl, left, and Marcus Taylor were found guilty Monday on corruption charges related to an elite gun task force.

The trial in a federal courthouse has been dominated by testimony of four ex-detectives who worked alongside the defendants in an elite unit known as the Gun Trace Task Force. Those former detectives pleaded guilty to corruption charges about their time on the squad, which was once praised as a group of hard-charging officers chipping away at the tide of illegal guns on city streets. They testified on behalf of the government in the hopes of shaving years off their prison sentences. The former law enforcement officers testified that the unit was actually made up of thugs with badges who broke into homes, stole cash, resold looted narcotics and lied under oath to cover their tracks. Wearing lockup jumpsuits, the

ex-detectives admitted to everything from armed home invasions to staging fictitious crime scenes and routinely defrauding their department with bogus overtime claims. It’s not clear when the ex-detectives who pleaded guilty will be sentenced by a federal judge. Hersl and Taylor were part of a years-long scheme first exposed in 2015 by a Drug Enforcement Administration wiretap on a suspected dealer’s phone. The DEA alerted the FBI. Momodu Gondo, the officer picked up on the wiretap, pleaded guilty last year, along with task force sergeant Wayne Jenkins, its former sergeant Thomas Allers, and detectives Evodio Hendrix, Jemell Rayam and Maurice Ward. AP/RACHEL WEINER (THE WASHINGTON POST)

In abrupt shift, FBI might stay downtown After more than a decade of pressing Congress for funding to build a new campus in the D.C. suburbs, the FBI is now proposing that it keep some of its employees exactly where they are — in downtown D.C. — and move 2,300 out of the area altogether. On Monday, the Trump administration proposed keeping about 8,300 FBI headquarters staff in the D.C. area, split between a new headquarters to be built in place of the aging J. Edgar Hoover Building and Quantico, Va., home to the bureau’s training academy. Another 2,300 headquarters staff would move to new facilities around the country. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., called the decision “inconceivable.” He urged Congress to reject the plan. (TWP)

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The number of District students the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant has helped to attend and graduate from college since 2000. But the fiscal 2019 White House budget released Monday proposes to eliminate the popular program “because of a lack of a clear federal role for supporting the cost of higher education specifically for District residents.” The federal government provides $40 million for the program, which gives city students — who don’t have access to a robust in-state university system — affordable college options. (TWP)

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Zero homicides reported in Baltimore since community-led cease-fire Feb. 2, Baltimore Sun reports

Some commuters struggled to get to work Monday after an emergency closure of a Baltimore metro system used by tens of thousands of riders every work week. The Baltimore Sun reported that some commuters who usually use the 16-mile line connecting Owings Mills to downtown Baltimore had difficulty finding the coach buses that were organized as a replacement. Officials expect the metro to be closed through March 11 after safety inspections revealed the need for emergency repairs. (AP) ENVIRONMENT

Untreated wastewater flows into Md. creeks The weekend’s heavy rains caused more than 1.2 million gallons of untreated wastewater to flow into two creeks in Maryland, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) said Monday. The utility provides drinking water and wastewater treatment for large parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, but the rain caused problems for two of WSSC’s wastewater treatment facilities in Prince George’s. Officials said the area’s drinking water is not affected. (TWP) LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA.

Police investigate fliers claiming to be from KKK The Loudoun County, Va., sheriff’s office and Leesburg police are investigating after KKK material was found inside small plastic bags near driveways Saturday evening. The sheriff’s office was told Sunday morning about KKK fliers, two with CDs, in several driveways. Less than two hours later, more fliers were discovered near mailboxes and on sidewalks in Lovettsville. Authorities say there is no indication any homes that received fliers were targeted. Some of the fliers were similar to ones reported in Leesburg before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (AP)

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NEW YORK CITY Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said. The frightening episode happened after 10 a.m., when Vanessa Trump, 40, opened a letter addressed to the president’s son at her mother’s midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said. She called 911 and said she

was coughing and felt nauseous, police said. “Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. “Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.” The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police said the envelope contained a letter but provided no other details. Detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and Secret Service agents were investigating.

Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York hospital as a precaution on Monday after a powder scare.

Secret Service Special Agent Jeffrey Adams said that agents were investigating “a suspicious package addressed to one of our

protectees” in New York but said he couldn’t comment further. Vanessa Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have five children, none of whom were home during the incident. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president spoke by phone to Vanessa Trump about the incident. The Trump family has had to deal with a number of similar scares. In March 2016, police detectives and FBI agents investigated a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump Jr.’s brother Eric that also contained a white powder that turned out to be harmless. Envelopes containing powder were also sent to Trump Tower twice in 2016. JAKE PEARSON (AP)

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Passenger trains collide, killing 1 and injuring 22 Two passenger trains crashed in central Austria on Monday, killing one person and injuring 22 others, authorities said. One of the trains hit the side of the other near the station in Niklasdorf, a town 40 miles north of Graz. A woman on a EuroCity train was killed and the injured include three children, authorities said. The victim’s nationality was not immediately released. (AP) UKRAINE

Opposition leader deported to Poland Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian officials and his supporters said. Saakashvili, the former Georgian presidentturned-Ukrainian opposition leader, was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship while he was abroad last year, but he forced his way back into the country from Poland in September. (AP)

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Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder have developed electronic skin that imitates human skin and can measure pressure, temperature and vibration, Quartz reports. According to the study, published Friday in Science Advances, the scientists developed the first electronic skin that can heal itself and is recyclable. E-skin can be applied to prosthetics or to robots. (EXPRESS)

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RUSSIA | Teams trudge to the scene of the An-148 plane crash about 25 miles from a Moscow airport on Monday. Hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of the Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the two flight recorders. Investigators ruled out a terrorist attack in Sunday’s crash, but raised questions about the twin-engine plane’s safety record.

Iranian lawmakers confirm Iranian-Canadian university professor killed himself while in custody

Stocks shoots higher after a dreadful week Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks. Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks and consumer-focused companies like retailers also rose. Some market watchers, however, warned that the recent bout of turbulence may not be over. (AP)

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All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 1,100-pound unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. Police cleared an area within 700 feet of the bomb as officers worked with specialists to remove the device. Police said the German bomb was discovered Sunday during planned work at City Airport. (AP)

NBC fired one of its Olympic analysts after his comments about Japan angered Koreans. Joshua Cooper Ramo remarked that South Korea is grateful for Japan’s role in its economic development, which remains a sore spot because of the brutality of Japan’s occupation from 1910 to 1945. NBC formally apologized on the network on Saturday. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Trump unveils his $4.4 trillion budget Plan would raise deficit, cut domestic programs that benefit the poor POLITICS President Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America’s social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year’s promises to balance the federal budget. The president’s spending outline for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not “pay for itself,” as Trump and his Republican allies asserted. If enacted as proposed, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion-plus yearly deficits. The open embrace of red ink is a remarkable public reversal for Trump and his party, which spent years objecting to President Barack Obama’s increased spending. Rhetoric aside, however, Trump’s pattern is in line with past Republican presidents who have overseen spikes in deficits as they simultaneously increased military spending and cut taxes. Trump is requesting a record $686 billion for the Pentagon, a 13 percent increase from the 2017 budget.

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Trump’s new budget plan would give the Pentagon $686 billion and fund a border wall in Texas.

“We’re going to have the strongest military we’ve ever had, by far,” Trump said Monday. The budget also includes $1.6 billion for the second stage of Trump’s proposed border wall, a 65-mile segment in south Texas. Trump’s budget revived his calls for big cuts to domestic programs that benefit the poor and middle class, such as food stamps, housing subsidies and student loans. Retirement benefits would remain mostly untouched by Trump’s plan, as he has pledged, though Medicare providers would absorb about $500 billion in cuts — a nearly 6 percent reduction. ANDREW TAYLOR AND MARTIN CRUTSINGER (AP)

MALE DOMINANCE AT DOG SHOWS

The number of times male dogs have won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which began Monday, Reuters reports. That’s almost twice as many as the 39 times female dogs have taken the prestigious prize since it began in 1907. Generally, female dogs are taken out of competition once they win the award in order to breed. The top male show dogs, on the other hand, are free to keep competing. (EXPRESS)

Infrastructure plan includes selling airports POLITICS President Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation’s dilapidated roads and bridges. Trump suggested that his proposal — aimed at spurring $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade — was not as important to him as other recent administration efforts. “If for any reason, they don’t want to support to it, hey, that’s going to be up to them,” Trump said of Congress. “What was very important to me was the military; what was very important to me was the tax cuts.” The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage more than $1 trillion in local and state tax dollars to fix America’s infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports. The proposal lists Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport as examples of assets that could be sold. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., warned that the proposal included studying whether the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public utility, should sell its transmission assets. He called it “a looney idea.” Also on the list to be sold: the Washington Aqueduct, which supplies drinking water in D.C. and Northern Virginia, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway and BaltimoreWashington Parkway. KEN THOMAS (AP)

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to one of the world’s economic weaklings. By some estimates, unification could cost $1 trillion. According to a December 2017 survey conducted by the Korea Institute for National Unification, a government-funded think tank in Seoul, 14 percent of South Koreans in their 20s said they wished for unification. That number rose to 63 percent for people in their 50s and 60s. Still, for some, the incentives for closer ties run deep. Some South Koreans still have family members across the border. Others talk about practical reasons: If North and South Korea unified peacefully, Asia’s greatest security problem would disappear. “It’s great to have the North Korean officials here because otherwise, the whole Olympics could have been just about the dangers of being in South Korea,” said Kim Tae-woo, 34. “Even if it is temporary peace, it’s better than nothing.” CHICO HARLAN AND

A top executive at international charity Oxfam resigned Monday after accusations that workers prostituted survivors of some of the worst disasters this century. “I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility,” Oxfam’s deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence, wrote in a statement. Haiti’s ambassador to Britain told The Guardian newspaper that the victims “may have been underage kids,” and Oxfam’s top leaders are accused of trying to cover up the allegations. Britain’s international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, told BBC News that Oxfam could lose its government funding. A Times of London report Thursday revealed an internal investigation into Roland van Hauwermeiren, Oxfam’s country director in Haiti after a massive earthquake in 2010. He and several other male workers were accused of turning their guesthouse into what they allegedly referred to as “the whorehouse,” the Times wrote. The Times alleged that Oxfam tried to limit its investigation into van Hauwermeiren, who was allowed to resign in 2011. The Guardian reported that he had also been accused of hiring sex workers in Chad in 2006. Oxfam knew of the allegations before putting van Hauwermeiren in charge of relief efforts in Haiti, the Times wrote.

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ASIA Over the past few days, South Koreans have watched one of the world’s deepest cross-border freezes begin to thaw. They saw a ruling Kim family member hopping around the country, attending the Olympics, meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Then they heard news that the North was inviting Moon to Pyongyang for the kind of summit that hasn’t happened in more than a decade. South Koreans so far have welcomed the most immediate result of those rapid diplomatic developments: a Winter Olympics free of threat from the North. But many in South Korea — particularly in younger generations — are also deeply skeptical of the broader inter-Korean effort. In interviews at Olympic venues, Koreans say they have been mesmerized by the diplomatic spectacle — particularly the visit of Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong — but some suggested that the South’s welcoming stance was unearned or overdone. “It was a strange feeling seeing North Koreans in South Korean territory,” said Shin Hye-mi, 36. “At some points I thought we were doing too much for them.” Moon himself remains popular in South Korea, and young people say they are willing to put some faith in a leader who came into office last year after months of street protests against his predecessor, Park Geun-hye. “I support President Moon and I believe he’s doing a great job,” said Joo Sang-ha, 34. “Kim Jong Un’s summit proposal signifies that he is acknowledging President Moon as his counterpart, unlike he did with previous administrations.” Skepticism about what has happened during these Olympics

North Korean cheerleaders hold the flags of the unified Korean team Monday at the Winter Games.

comes from the fear that North Korea is grabbing the world’s attention without any intent to change its behavior. “North Korea has always been talking peace but has been developing and provoking with its nuclear weapons and missiles,” said Jeong Min-ho, 21. “So I don’t see how the situation can take a positive turn after the Olympics.” Moon has advocated for closer ties with the North, nudging South Korea back toward what it once called the Sunshine Policy. During that period, roughly from 1998 to 2008, South Korean presidents held two summits with then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, all while giving the authoritarian country large shipments of aid. The hope was that warmer ties could prompt the North to scale down its weapons program. Instead, the North built up its nuclear stockpile and has tested six weapons since 2006. Meantime, there has been a pronounced shift in attitudes in

U.S. shifts on talks Vice President Pence told The Washington Post the U.S. is open to talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea. His comments provide a little more leverage for South Korea in its pathfinding outreach to the North and could reduce potential strains in the U.S.-South Korean alliance. But diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang won’t start unless Kim Jong Un wants it to. Kim has given no sign of being ready to talk to the U.S., and Pence has made clear that the U.S. will keep escalating sanctions pressure until the North takes steps toward giving up its nukes. (TWP/AP)

the South. Younger South Koreans don’t see unification as a clear national goal — despite a national education curriculum that presents it as such. Instead, they worry about what will happen to their own standards of living if the South is suddenly tethered

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The number of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority customers who have not had electrical service restored nearly five months after Hurricane Maria hit the island. (TWP)

down, leaving people in rural sectors in the island’s northern region without electricity. The 9 p.m. explosion Sunday at the Monacillo power plant — about 8 miles from the capital — shot flames into the sky and was was felt by residents in nearby Rio Piedras. The outage left San Juan’s airport, the University of Puerto Rico and the primary medical facility, Centro Medico, without electricity from the grid for more than four hours. All were back online Monday morning. Monroig said no one was hurt in the explosion and that it is unclear what caused the failure. He said investigators are considering many factors, including the possibility that the breaker was overloaded. ARELIS R. HERNANDEZ (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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‘My insides are shattered’ Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors tells of alleged sex abuse by a past coach to show how young athletes are vulnerable SWIMMING Ariana Kukors was 15 when she realized her 33-year-old coach was interested in more than helping her swim faster, she said, when text messages about school and weekend plans suddenly shifted with a strange question: He wanted to know if she was wearing underwear. She was 16 the first time he asked her to text a naked photo, she said. Later that year, at travel meets and after private workouts before school, her coach made physical advances that, before Kukors turned 18, included sex acts she summarized as “everything but intercourse.” In her first interview since publicly accusing former U.S. Olympic swim coach Sean Hutchison of years of sexual abuse, Kukors — a former world champion and member of Team USA during the 2012 Games — described to The Washington Post a toxic relationship that has given her depression and anxiety.

“My insides are shattered,” said Kukors, 28 , who broke down in tears several times. “As an innocent, young individual who saw this man as a mentor, as a father figure, it was very confusing.” Hutchison, now 46, has called Kukors’ claims “wild allegations” and asserted the two had a consensual relationship for more than a year after the 2012 Games, when he was 41 and she was 23. Last week, federal officers searched Hutchison’s Seattle home and took several electronic devices in search of evidence of Kukors’ claims. Hutchison has not been charged with a crime. Kukors’ attorney Bob Allard has accused USA Swimming of failing to act aggressively on suspicions of an improper relationship between Hutchison and Kukors, claims the organization has rejected. Kukors declined to speak in detail about any blame she believes Olympic officials deserve for her alleged abuse. “If this was about money or a

Claims of manipulation Former U.S. swimmer Ariana Kukors said former coach Sean Hutchison manipulated her in many ways. W.H. When she was underage, she said, he presented her with a paper ring and told her he wanted to marry her. Although she preferred USC, she said he demanded she swim at Washington to remain close to him. Once rumors of their relationship forced him to quit coaching, she said he grew increasingly controlling and required her to send him an email with a naked picture of herself every day of the London Olympics.

lawsuit, I wouldn’t be here,” Kukors said. “This is for the spreading the message of grooming and the process that predators go through to gain victims’ trust.” In 2010, after the relationship had continued into Kukors’ college years and Hutchison had a job at a USA Swimming training

center in Fullerton, Calif., rumors about the two reached the coach’s superiors at work and drew the attention of top USA Swimming officials. Hutchison resigned from his post but publicly denied he’d had a sexual relationship with one of his athletes. Last week, USA Swimming said that, “Ariana and Hutchison, as well as Ariana’s sister, Emily, unequivocally denied the existence of a romantic or sexual relationship” at the time. Kukors broke up with Hutchison in 2013, she said. She said she decided to contact law enforcement with her allegations recently, inspired from watching last month’s lengthy sentencing hearing for former gymnastics physician and serial child molester Larry Nassar. “It took me a while to get to the point where I could acknowledge that I was a victim, and that wasn’t love, there was no consent,” Kukors said. “It was abuse.”

Johnny Manziel is prioritizing his mental health during a comeback he hopes will lead back to the NFL. The 2014 first-round pick of the Browns opened up about his downfall and said he’s taking medication for bipolar disorder during an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The Heisman winning quarterback hasn’t played since 2015. “Going back throughout the last couple years of my life, I was self-medicating with alcohol,” Manziel said. Manziel, 25, said he was diagnosed as bipolar last summer and that he is sober now. He’s been offered a contract in Canadian Football, but the QB said his goal is “100 percent” a return to the NFL. (TWP)

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Reuben Foster, a first-round pick in 2017 who put forth a standout rookie season with San Francisco, was arrested Sunday for the second time this year. The 23-year-old linebacker was booked in Santa Clara County jail on charges related to domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle. Foster, who failed a drug test at the combine because of a diluted sample, was arrested for marijuana possession Jan. 13 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (EXPRESS)

Men’s basketball: Virginia ranks No. 1 in AP poll for first time since 1982; Cavs host Miami tonight (9, ESPN)

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On a day when the wind wrecked most slopestyle riders, Jamie Anderson won a second gold .

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West Coast cool: Calm Anderson defies conditions Before she won under no-win conditions, Jamie Anderson listened to oldschool rap music. Dr. Dre’s “Chronic 2001” album was the soundtrack for her nerves, as well as the score for the competitive horror film she was forced to watch as tormenting winds thrashed 25 of the world’s best female slopestyle snowboarders. On a gusty day defined by crashes, bruises and resentment that the event wasn’t postponed, Anderson challenged danger. The reigning Olympic champ was the last to go. During an earlier practice Monday morning, she hadn’t been able to land any of her jumps. “Oh, no!” she thought after the warm-up. But now,

she was calm. Who knew Dr. Dre could be so soothing? During her first run, she recorded an 83.00 score that held up for the rest of the competition. She had clinched the gold medal and got to take a victory lap on her second and final run. And, of course, this being the event from hell, the wind lifted and slammed Anderson on her celebratory run. This wasn’t just about the magic of beats and rhymes. That would be giving Dre too much credit. It wasn’t just about bad weather, bad luck and bad International Ski Federation leadership ruining a highprofile opportunity to sell a fledgling sport and accidentally creating a scenario in which only someone of Anderson’s experience could win. This was about a champion

being a champion. It was an awful day for the aesthetics of the sport. But it was a day that verified Anderson’s legend. No one could win, but she did. Everyone complained, but she played her own music. She triumphed by putting together a routine so simple that, under ideal conditions, she figures might not have advanced past qualifying. But the weather shouldn’t diminish the victory. Style matters so much to the growth of women’s slopestyle because it needs fans to see its athleticism and creativity, and the fear is that the crashes made it look like amateur hour. But fortitude is essential to sport. We admire grit. If athletes don’t know how to win ugly sometimes, they don’t know how to win. “I think, when we all signed up for snowboarding, we knew it wasn’t always bluebird, perfect, sunny days like we get in California,” said Anderson, 27, a South Lake Tahoe native. “So my attitude with contests and with even training on any given day is learning to adapt with the weather.” Follow Jerry Brewer on Twitter @JerryBrewer

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It took the talent, grit and artistry of eight American figure skaters over three days of competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena to deliver the United States a bronze medal in the team event at the PyeongChang Olympics. But the most pivotal contribution came from Mirai Nagasu, who had been snubbed by U.S. skating officials for a spot on the 2014 team. Nagasu, 24, poured four years of work into the first jump of her free skate Monday. She landed solidly on one foot after making 3½ rotations in the air, becoming the first U.S. woman to land the high-risk triple axel in Olympic competition. “I wanted to make America proud,” said. p oud, she s e sa d ((TWP))

Hockey coach: Forget ‘Miracle,’ U.S. needs work MEN’S HOCKEY Although U.S. men’s Olympic hockey coach Tony Granato, above, was inspired to play international hockey after he watched the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. team prevail at the Lake Placid Games, he said his motivational tactics haven’t included showing his players the movie that was made about that gold-medal team. Granato told reporters Monday that he saw no need to screen the film “Miracle” before the U.S. men open the Olympics on Wednesday against Slovenia. “To win, we don’t need a miracle,” said Granato, who was 15 when Herb Brooks’ team upset the Soviets and went on to u win w gold. “We need to be at our best b for two weeks.” Granato wouldn’t say Monday which of his three goalies will w start against Slovenia, but it s wouldn’t be a surprise to see w Ryan Zapolski of Erie, Pa., who R has h been playing for Jokerit of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey R League, get that honor. The L other two goalies are David o Leggio, who has been playing in L Germany, and Brandon Maxwell, G who w has most recently played in the t Czech Republic. “He’s the guy that is ready for that opportunity if that’s what it t is,” i Granato said of Zapolski. Granato, who played for the 1988 U.S. team at the Calgary 1 Games, also said he has liked G what he’s seen of his team so w far. f Granato pointed out a “great energy” and “unreal pace” in e practice. p (L. A. TIMES VIA AP)

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Shiffrin set for postponed debut ALPINE SKIING Mikaela Shiffrin’s pursuit of gold at the PyeongChang Olympics starts on a different day than expected — and in a different event, the slalom, which is her forte. Of course, that’s assuming they ever get around to doing any racing at all in Alpine skiing. Each of the first two contests were postponed because of winds that exceeded 25 mph. The forecast predicted more of the same today and Wednesday. The latest schedule change came Monday, when the temperature was 5 degrees and the women’s giant slalom was shelved three hours before it was supposed to start. That followed Sunday’s postponement of the

Mikaela Shiffrin was dressed to compete in giant slalom before the event was postponed.

men’s downhill. Now both of those races will be held Thursday, but on different hills. Men’s race director Markus Waldner said the weather should cooperate by then. The women will compete at the Yongpyong Alpine Center used for technical

races, and the men will be about 30 miles away at the Jeongseon Alpine Center used for speed races. The giant slalom would have been Shiffrin’s much-anticipated debut at these Winter Games. Instead, she will begin Wednesday

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— which is tonight in Eastern Time (8, NBC) — in the slalom, a race she has dominated for five years, and then ski again the next day. That is something to which she is accustomed: World Cup races frequently are held on consecutive days, and twice this season she went three days in a row. Shiffrin, 22, is the defending champion in the slalom and will be trying to become the first man or woman to win that Olympic gold twice in a row; she also has claimed three consecutive world titles. The American is expected to be one of the superstars of the next two weeks, considered a medal favorite in slalom and giant slalom, a strong contender in the combined and a possible entrant in the other two women’s individual races, the downhill and super-G. HOWARD FENDRICH (AP)

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‘King’ of men’s moguls extends Canada’s streak Canada won the men’s moguls title Monday for the third consecutive Olympics as six-time world champion Mikael Kingsbury filled the only hole in his résumé. Kingsbury, who wears a T-shirt that reads “It’s Good To Be The King” under his gear and took silver four years ago, scored 86.63 to win his first Olympic gold. (AP) SPEEDSKATING

World champ finishes 8th in women’s 1,500m American Heather Bergsma, the speedskating champion in the women’s 1,500 meters, finished eighth on Monday as the U.S. team was held off the podium in its third straight race. Bergsma’s pace slowed by 3 seconds on her final lap. She finished 2.39 seconds behind Dutch gold medalist Ireen Wust. (AP)

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Why we crave the sweet substance, what it does to us and how to kick the habit NUTRITION It’s February, and Instagram is bursting with self-effacing pictures of people who swore off sugar at the beginning of the year, only to fail. Sugar has been shown to have an effect on the brain similar to that of an addictive drug. In fact, quickly removing it from your diet can cause withdrawal symptoms, including fatigue, depression, headaches and muscle aches. No wonder it isn’t easy to quit. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible — although there are a few things to consider before weaning yourself off sugar.

Blood sugar issues Many sugar cravings stem from a blood sugar imbalance. When your body ingests sugar, your blood sugar spikes and your body releases insulin to lower it to a safer level. If the insulin brings your blood sugar level a bit too low, as often happens, your body craves foods that will raise it and

increase your energy. You’re on a blood sugar roller coaster, and it’s hard to get off it. The key to balancing blood sugar is to eat foods that prevent too much insulin from being released, such as protein and healthy fats, and to consume only small amounts of sugar. It’s also important to eat regular meals and snacks, because blood sugar drops when you skip a meal.

Cover the essential nutrients Protein and fat are crucial to kicking a sugar habit. Unlike sugar, healthy fats and protein provide slow and steady forms of energy. When your body doesn’t find sugar for fuel, it turns to fats, so eating plenty of healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocados and olive oil can help your body adjust to getting its energy elsewhere. Protein helps you feel satiated, which can reduce hunger and cravings, and many of the amino acids in protein help build the brain chemicals that make us feel good. When we feel

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Outsmarting cravings Here are some tips to help you kick the sugar habit: Start with a solid breakfast. The less sugar you eat in the morning, the more balanced you will be all day. High-protein breakfasts have been proven to reduce cravings. Plan your meals in advance, to prevent dips in blood sugar. Dehydration can make you feel hungry, so drink plenty of water. When you crave sweets, wait 10 minutes and change your environment. Take a walk, or get into a project. Smoothies, if made without added sugars and with plenty of fiber, will satisfy your cravings without causing a blood sugar surge. Avoid artificial sweeteners, which have been shown to boost cravings. Trick your body by eating something sour when you want something sweet. The sour flavor can stimulate the taste buds and distract you from the craving. C.S.

balanced and energized, we are less likely to seek a sugar high. Other important nutrients include fiber, which slows digestion and stabilizes blood sugar; iron, which when depleted can cause low energy and cravings; and the energizing B vitamins, which are often depleted by sugar consumption and stress.

Lifestyle red flags Some cravings emanate not from your belly, but from your brain, as a result of lifestyle. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to flood your body, releasing glucose from your liver, which in turn raises your blood sugar, which can cause cravings. Poor sleep also can trigger excess eating, including increased sugar consumption, as you seek energy to combat your fatigue. Sometimes we experience cravings that are nothing but a habit. Listen to cravings and try to determine their root: true hunger, emotional eating or habit.

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The truth about coffee Is coffee healthy or unhealthy? Italian researchers collected studies on the health effects of coffee, reviewed the evidence, then offered up a report in the Annual Review of Nutrition. They looked at 127 meta-analyses, which lump together and analyze studies on similar topics, and calculated the strength of each study. They found that no studies showed a “convincing” level of evidence in either direction. But several found “probable” evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk of many common cancers, ranging from a 2 to 20 percent reduction in risk, depending on the type. The review also found risk reductions of 5 percent for cardiovascular disease and about 30 percent for both Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. KENDALL POWELL (TWP)

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their daily lives. If she really wants both to travel and to work on the barriers she has in getting there, then you can help her get help through cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that gradually nudge her out of her comfort zone. But if the only motivation is coming from you, you’ve got to ask yourself: At what point does a nudge toward adventure become a shove off of a cliff?

three-month affair with a coworker. I believe it has truly been over for a year and he did come clean about it on his own. We have communicated well and I believe I have forgiven him, but I can’t shake the idea that I should sleep with someone else to “even” it out. I know it sounds terrible. Is this part of my not being over it yet? CAN’T SHAKE IT Well, it depends on your definition of “over it.” There are many aspects of infidelity that need to be healed. It could be that trust and love are being rebuilt, but you still feel like you’ve been cheated in a different way: that he got to break the rules and experience something you can’t. This might be made worse if you feel like he’s gotten away with other things too, or that you are putting in more “work” than he is. But given that (let’s agree on this) your sleeping with someone else would only damage your marriage further, you need to decide how to address these feelings in a constructive way. What is the deficit that’s still shouting that it needs to be filled? You can start with some individual therapy of your own to figure that out, and learn what to do about it.

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Showtime’s animated White House comedy has surprising warmth TELEVISION “We are one year into my presidency, and it’s time to finally admit that I am absolutely crushing it.” So proclaims animated President Trump in the premiere of “Our Cartoon President,” Showtime’s half-hour comedy created by Stephen Colbert and

his “Late Show” executive producer Chris Licht, which kicked off a 10-episode run Sunday. The “satirical view of the president, his family and his inner circle when the cameras are off,” as Licht describes it, was born out of the writers thinking about documentary-like access. At the same time, the raw and unfiltered Trump himself serves as an anchor as well. “For it to work, it has to be based in some kind of reality,”

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The striking result is that, although lines like Trump’s “crushing it” are meant as satire, this cartoon president shows some warmth. Trump might be the butt of venomous barbs on “The Late

Show,” but for the sake of a narrative comedy, Colbert’s cartoon Trump is often a yellow-orange buffoon who would not be out of place on “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” or “The Flintstones.” One reason for the character’s warmth is the voice behind him. Jeff Bergman — who has voiced Homer and Fred Flintstone on “Family Guy” — provides a livedin delivery that doesn’t steer into over-the-top parody. “When you have the cartoon, you don’t necessarily need the voice to be the main source of the satire, and you’d get sick of [a caricature] over 10 episodes,” Licht says. “So his voice, to my mind, is perfect.” MICHAEL CAVNA (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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“Instagram is now exposing everyone who screenshots an Instagram story. We can no longer screenshot in peace.” about a recent change on Instagram — the platform is testing a feature that notifies people when another user screenshots their story. Snapchat already has this notification. ”If you have a habit of secretly taking screenshots of your crush’s selfies ... just ... don’t,” @kellyvsco tweeted.

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“Mirai Nagasu is landing historic triple axels and I’m over here trying to keep my balance while tying my shoe.” @ALIKAHOPE, on figure skater Mirai Nagasu, the first American woman to land the challenging triple axel move in the Olympics. Fans on social media bowed down to her skill. “Me? Shutting up about Mirai Nagasu ever? It’s unlikely!” @quadlutzes tweeted.


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2016: Justice Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, is found dead at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas; he was 79.

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