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Even a Broken Clock ... A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie. The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village. The Daily News reports that the owner of Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the waiters should get 20 percent of her winnings. (AP) DIET REVELATIONS
Book Worthless After Home Cook Goes Gluten-Free More than two decades after a cookbook was checked out of a Kansas library, it’s just now been returned. 6NewsLawrence reports a copy of “The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean: A Celebration of the World’s Most Healthful Foods” was placed in a Lawrence Public Library return box one night this week. The book had been checked out on Sept. 24, 1992. Library official Kristin Soper speculates the borrower misplaced the volume and came across it just recently. (AP) REAL-LIFE MEMES
‘Underpants Gnomes’ Strike! Police are searching for a man who walked into a Victoria’s Secret store dressed in all black clothing and made off with about 40 pairs of women’s underwear at a suburban Atlanta mall. Dunwoody police say the crime happened Thursday at Perimeter Mall, just north of Atlanta. (AP)
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Nation Opponents of Florida’s “stand your ground” law — including the families of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis — will rally today in Tallahassee, Fla., demanding that the law be changed.
Virtual Chat National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will speak via video link at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, today.
Ukrainian PM in D.C. President Barack Obama will meet with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the prime minister of Ukraine, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss ways to resolve Russia’s military intervention.
Senator: This Bill Will Help Victims McCaskill confident her military sex-assault measure is best solution Washington Sen. Claire McCaskill’s bill to overhaul the way sexual-assault cases are handled in the military has routinely been described as more modest, conservative, watered-down and incremental than her Senate colleague Kirsten Gillibrand’s measure. The legislation pushed by Gillibrand, D-N.Y., which would have taken the prosecution of sex crimes in the military out of the chain of command and put it in the hands of military prosecutors, was defeated Thursday. McCaskill’s bill is expected to pass today, a result widely seen as an affront to victims by a Congress that is still too male and overawed by military commanders to meaningfully challenge them. “I’m conﬁdent the choice the Senate made today is the right one for victims of sexual assault,” McCaskill said Thursday, according to The Hill. A former prosecutor, McCaskill
“The most frustrating thing about this is the narrative that, ‘Whose side are you on, the victim’s or the commander’s?’ That’s oﬀensive.”
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said she spent her legal career supporting sex-crime victims at a time few others would. McCaskill says that taking the prosecution of sex crimes in the military out of the chain of command would have resulted in fewer prosecutions, not more, because prosecutors, she said, “get seduced by a win-loss record, and don’t want to take a loser to court.” Under Gillibrand’s bill, if a prosecutor doesn’t want to take the case to trial, that’s the end of it, whereas under McCaskill’s, if the prosecutor
wants to take the case and the commander does not, it’s automatically referred to the civilian secretary of that branch of the service for review. In cases where neither the prosecutor nor the commander wants to bring the case, it’s also referred to the secretary. McCaskill said she’s been bruised by the pronouncements of other Democratic women in the Senate, especially Gillibrand and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. But it was her ally on the bill, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., whom she seems to have wanted to
Get rid of the “good soldier” defense that takes factors such as the service record of the accused into account. Give the victim a say in whether the case is handled in a civilian or military court in cases where the crime occurred off of a military base. Extend protections to students in service academies. Require that in every decision on every promotion in the military, that commander’s record on the handling of sexual-assault cases is taken into account. (T WP)
throttle as he argued with great emotion that taking sex crimes out of the chain of command would be a slap in the face to commanders. “I frankly could give a s--- if I hurt the commanders’ feelings, when my focus is on the victims I care about as much as she does,’’ McCaskill said of Gillibrand, “even if that acknowledgment is not always reciprocated.” M E L I N DA H E N N E B E R G E R (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Republicans Have a Millennial Problem A new study by the Pew Research Center on millennials — deﬁned as those between the ages of 18 and 30 — suggests that Republicans have a major demographic issue on their hands: Young people are more liberal and more inclined to support Democrats than the generations that have come before them. President Barack Obama’s 21-point victory among 18-29-yearolds in 2008 — and his 16-point margin four years later — showed that he had an ability to motivate and unite an age group that has been the perennial sleeping giant of American politics. But Republicans held out hope that without Obama leading the ticket, millennials would be back in play in 2016. A cursory read of Pew’s survey seems to suggest that those hopes have merit. Half of all millennials describe themselves as political independents, more than 10 percentage points higher than any other generation tested by Pew.
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Sixty-eight percent support same-sex marriage. Fifty-five percent believe undocumented workers should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and have a chance to apply for citizenship. Fifty-six percent believe abortion should be legal in most cases. Fifty-three percent favor a bigger government that provides more services. (T WP)
But when millennial independents are asked which party they lean toward, 50 percent say they either identify as Democratic or “lean” toward the Democratic Party. Thirty-four percent identify as Republican or lean that way. Three in 10 millennials identify as liberal, 39 percent as moderate and 26 percent as conservative.
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Cruz, Paul Drawing Battle Lines Washington Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are two of the tea party’s biggest heroes. But not all tea party stars are created equal. In interviews Sunday, the two offered a glimpse at potential battle lines in the 2016 presidential primary. Paul, of Kentucky, is well-known for his libertarian-leaning views on foreign policy and national security. But Cruz, of Texas, has made clear that’s not where he comes down. “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul,” Cruz told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “I don’t agree with him on foreign policy.” Paul — who won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s presidential preference straw poll Saturday — has continued his cru-
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Smoke Rises in Caracas A demonstrator takes cover from tear gas fired by Bolivarian National police during clashes with anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday. National Guardsmen prevented a demonstration protesting food shortages from reaching the Food Ministry.
“Women, don’t let them use you — unless you choose to be their political pawn, just their piece of accessory on their arm.” — SA R A H PA LIN, AT THE CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, IN A MESSAGE TO WOMEN, A GROUP THAT HAS BACKED DEMOCRATS IN EVERY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SINCE 1988
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there is “no way” he will recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept a capital in just a portion of east Jerusalem, rebuffing what Palestinians fear will be key elements of a peace proposal. (AP)
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Friday updating the state’s voyeurism laws, just two days after the state’s highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn’t violating the law. The new law, which took effect immediately, bans so-called “upskirting.”(AP)
Kansas must spend more money on its public schools, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that could jeopardize Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-cutting template. The court’s ruling, which found that Kansas’ school funding isn’t constitutional, came in a 2010 lawsuit filed by parents and school districts. (AP)
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Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea Region feared to be lost to Moscow as troops block border
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Pro-Russian crowds stage a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday.
by Russian forces since they moved into the region 10 days ago. Russia also held out a ﬁnancial carrot to Crimea, offering to provide $1.1 billion of ﬁnancial support if the peninsula voted in a March 16 referendum to join Russia. But Tony Blinken, U.S. President
Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that if Crimea votes to join Russia in a referendum next week, the United States would not recognize it “and most of the world won’t either.” But former Secretary of Defense
In an emotional climate of crisis, Ukraine on Sunday solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, Taras Shevchenko, a son of peasant serfs who is a national hero and is considered the father of modern Ukrainian literature. “This is our land,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a crowd gathered at the Kiev statue to Shevchenko. “Our fathers and grandfathers have spilled their blood for this land. And we won’t budge a single centimeter from Ukrainian land. Let Russia and its president know this.” (AP)
Robert Gates predicted Sunday that any hope of Ukraine holding on to control of Crimea is gone. “I do not believe that Crimea will slip out of Russia’s hands,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Sevastopol, Ukraine Russian forces tightened their grip over Crimea on Sunday, surrounding a border guard post in the far western part of the peninsula as pro-Moscow and pro-Kiev protesters took to the streets. In a move suggesting Moscow remains deﬁant to Western demands to de-escalate the crisis, a Ukrainian Black Sea border station was surrounded by Russian troops around 6 a.m. local time. There were no reports of shots ﬁred, but roughly 30 Ukrainian personnel were trapped inside, according to reports from the Reuters news agency and Ukrainian television. The incident marked the 11th Ukrainian base to be surrounded
Catherine Ashton, left, meets with Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday. TEHRAN, IRAN
EU’s Ashton: Success Not Guaranteed in Iran Deal The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Sunday that there is “no guarantee” that Iran and world powers will reach a final deal over the country’s nuclear program. Catherine Ashton was in Tehran for meetings with Iranian officials on ongoing negotiations over the country’s nuclear program. (AP) EILAT, ISRAEL
Mexico City Mexican ofﬁcials say all forensic evidence indicates that a man killed Sunday in a morning shootout in western Mexico was a leader of the Knights Templar Cartel whom the government reported slain in 2010. At Express’ deadline, ofﬁcials were awaiting DNA tests for ﬁnal confirmation that they have the body of Nazario Moreno Gonzalez. If true, it would be one of the more bizarre twists in Mexico’s assault on drug cartels. Moreno, nicknamed “The Craziest One,” would have turned 44 on Saturday, according to a government birthdate. He led the La Familia cartel when he supposedly perished in a two-day gunbattle with federal police in December 2010 in his home state of Michoacan. (AP)
Pistorius’ Character on Trial Pretoria, South Africa The testimony in the ﬁrst week of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial was jaw-dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the doubleamputee athlete intentionally shot dead his girlfriend. Pistorius’ once-inspiring life story unraveled as witnesses testiﬁed about his history of anger, inﬁdelity and recklessness with guns, and his suspicious behavior on the night prosecutors allege the Olympian murdered his girlfriend and tried to cover it up. A neighbor, who is a doctor, described in detail the grisly scene he was confronted with when he
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Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been emotional at times during his trial.
entered Pistorius’ home and found a fatally wounded Reeva Steenkamp lying on the ﬂoor and Pistorius kneeling next to her. In court, Pistorius, 27, held his hands over his ears and hunched over as radiologist Johan Stipp
recounted how he could not ﬁnd any signs of life on Steenkamp’s bloody body. A former girlfriend, who said she was 17 when she started dating Pistorius in 2011, said he carried a gun with him at all times and once shot it out of a car after an altercation with police. Through tears, Samantha Taylor also testiﬁed that Pistorius cheated on her twice, the second time with the woman he killed. The defense has sought to poke holes in the prosecution’s case about the sequence of events: It says it can prove that Steenkamp did not scream before the shots and could not have screamed during them, as witnesses have said. GER ALD IMR AY (AP)
Israel: Intercepted Ship Was Carrying 40 Rockets Israel’s military said Sunday that a cargo ship it intercepted in the Red Sea last week carried 40 rockets with a range of up to 100 miles. Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients. (AP) CAIRO
Egypt’s El-Sissi Launches $40B Housing Initiative Egypt’s powerful military chief launched a $40 billion housing initiative Sunday to build a million homes in cooperation with a major Emirati construction firm, the first campaign-style move by Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to run for president. El-Sissi hasn’t made an official announcement yet but has strongly indicated he would run. (AP)
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$480K The estimated minimum that Metrobus loses in fares for a day of no service. Weekday ridership ranges from 420,000 to 480,000 riders on its 318 routes. But transit officials say they prefer taking the hit over having buses stranded or involved in crashes during a snowstorm. In 2010, about 70 buses were stranded during Snowmageddon. (T WP)
not pay them if they don’t show up. “We are too often left waiting at the bus stop, freezing in the snow, and late to work,” said Mary Koua, a Langley Park, Md., resident who commutes to Silver Spring. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the transit agency understands the need for consistent bus service, particularly in areas without easy access to Metrorail. The agency, he said, does not take the decision to suspend service lightly. “We understand there are people who rely on the service and need
it,” he said. “On the other hand, navigating a bus in bad weather conditions is not safe.” This winter, Metro has suspended all bus service at least twice. During some snowstorms, the system ran limited service on only the busiest routes. Bad weather also has caused countless delays and detours for bus riders. Before suspending service, Metro ofﬁcials consult with meteorologists and local agencies to determine the condition of the roads, Stessel said. Metrobus supervisors drive all of the bus corridors to see the conditions ﬁrsthand, he said. Riders say they understand Metro’s decision to cancel service during treacherous conditions. But what’s more difﬁcult to understand, some say, is the aftermath of such storms — dangerously icy sidewalks and snow-covered bus stops. Metro says it is responsible for clearing only the bus stops at its rail stations. There are 11,279 bus stops owned by 15 agencies. The responsibility for clearing them is complicated and confusing, which often means no one does it. LUZ L A ZO (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Last Monday’s storm was an expensive one for drivers who failed to heed D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s snow emergency declaration. Officers issued 1,124 snow emergency tickets and towed and impounded 90 vehicles, according to the D.C. Department of Public Works. An additional 243 vehicles were towed and impounded by private tow companies. The ﬁne for being parked where you shouldn’t be during a snow emergency is $250, while towing fees are $100. LORI AR ATANI (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Tragedy Prompts Distracted-Driving Bill If passed, Md. would have some of nation’s strictest penalties Annapolis Five-year-old Jake Owen played a video game as his family sat in Baltimore traffic. He excitedly announced, “Mom, I have 42 lives!” Then an SUV slammed into their car. Devin McKeiver, 23, was talking on his cellphone when he rear-ended the car. The impact killed Jake. Had McKeiver been drunk, he could have faced jail time. Instead, with his lawyer arguing at trial that McKeiver was doing something that
everyone does, he was ﬁned $1,000. Now Jake’s family and others are asking Maryland lawmakers to increase penalties for drivers who cause accidents by talking or texting on a hand-held phone. The bill, known in Annapolis as “Jake’s Law,” also would require so-called distracted drivers involved in serious crashes to give police basic information about their cellphones. Privacy advocates say a forced hand-over of phone data is unnecessary and makes it even easier for police to access the massive digital trail that most Americans now have. “Being in a car accident doesn’t give law enforcement carte blanche to investigate your whole life,” said
Toni Holness, a public policy associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. “And your whole life is on your phone.” But proponents say the phone data is equivalent to requiring a blood test for drivers suspected of being intoxicated. “This is the new drunk driving,” said Jake’s mother, Susan Yum. “We really need to change how society thinks about this issue.” Maryland already bans using a hand-held phone while driving in nearly all cases. Violators can be ticketed, usually about $80 for their ﬁrst offense. Those who cause a crash that kills someone can be charged with “criminally negligent man-
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The proportion of crashes that are caused by a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (T WP)
slaughter by vehicle” under a relatively new law, but prosecutors said that such cases are difﬁcult to win. Jake’s Law would penalize distracted drivers found guilty of causing a serious or fatal accident with up to three years in jail, a $5,000 ﬁne and 12 points on their license. Few other states have adopted such serious penalties. The bill is awaiting action by the
House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, which held hearings on it late last month. Most lawmakers in attendance seemed sympathetic, but some questioned the need for a law that addresses cellphones but not other causes of distracted driving. In Yum’s testimony, she emphasized that McKeiver was so distracted that he traveled the distance of ﬁve football ﬁelds without seeing the traffic ahead. He was going 62 mph when he hit their car. “There’s an urgency to this,” Yum said. “If something isn’t done sooner rather than later, how many more people are going to die?” JENNA JOHNSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Three people were injured — one critically — in two unrelated fights aboard Metro trains Friday night, and authorities said Saturday that they were combing through surveillance footage to determine what prompted the violence. The first incident was a fight between two men on the Green Line. One suffered a life-threatening head injury, authorities said. The second incident was a more sizable brawl on the Blue Line. (THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON
Judge: Rooms Necessary For Homeless Families A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday ordered the city to move people out of makeshift shelters for homeless families, saying the city’s communal shelters of last resort appear to be denying children needed privacy and security and could be traumatizing. In a temporary restraining order, Judge Robert Tignor told D.C. to immediately begin removing families from two recreation centers and relocate them into private rooms with insulated walls, locking doors and lights that can be turned off at night. (TWP)
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Legislators End Session Without a Budget in Va. Virginia lawmakers left Richmond on Saturday without accomplishing their most important task: passing a roughly $96 billion budget for the next two years. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe immediately called for a special session to begin in two weeks, saying he’s hopeful that lawmakers will return ready to pass a budget that includes expanding Medicaid eligibility. Republicans in the GOP-controlled House oppose the expansion. The issue has deadlocked the House and the Democratically controlled Senate, with almost no movement during the 60-day session. (AP)
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Flight’s Mystery Deepens Experts struggle for answers about a Malaysian jet’s presumed crash
POSSIBLE SCENARIOS Engine Failure Loss of both engines is possible in this case, but the plane could glide for up to 20 minutes, giving pilots plenty of time to make an emergency call. When a US Airways A320 lost both of its engines in January 2009 after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York it was at a much lower elevation. But Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger still had plenty of communications with air traffic controllers before ending the sixminute flight in the Hudson River.
Vietnamese aircraft located possible debris from the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane late Sunday, including a rectangular object that could have been a door, but officials said it was too dark to confirm if they came from the airliner. Two large oil slicks, consistent with a downed jetliner, were found Saturday. Experts had been puzzled by the failure to ﬁnd debris from the airliner nearly two days after it disappeared from radar screens in the Gulf of Thailand and was presumed to have crashed with 239 people on board. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 deepened Sunday after investigators said the plane appeared to turn around before vanishing from radar screens, and as authorities examined closed-circuit television footage of at least two passengers, apparently traveling together with stolen passports. European ofﬁcials said the passports had been stolen in Thailand within the past two years. Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Italy and Christian Kozel, 30, from Austria had initially been listed as among the plane’s passengers, but both men were subsequently found to be safe. Flight booking information showed the passengers had adjacent ticket numbers and were both booked on a subsequent ﬂight from Beijing to Amsterdam. The information has led to speculation that terrorists might have downed the ﬂight, a red-eye carrying passengers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing that vanished from radar after midnight Saturday
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A Chinese relative of passengers aboard the missing plane cries Sunday as she is escorted from a hotel room in Beijing.
On the Flight Of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, two-thirds were Chinese, while the rest were from elsewhere in Asia, Europe and North America, including three Americans. Acclaimed Chinese calligrapher Meng Gaosheng was on board with 18 other artists plus six family members and four staff. (AP)
(Friday afternoon Eastern time). Yet the documents are also just two of at least 39 million lost and stolen passports around the world. Last year, there were more than 29.3 million ﬂights worldwide. By chance, many would have a passenger traveling on a stolen passport. “On the possibility of hijack, we are not ruling out any possibility,”
Missed Screening Opportunities More than 1 billion times last year, travelers boarded planes without passports being checked against Interpol’s database of 40 million stolen or lost travel documents, according to the international organization. Interpol has warned of the issue for years and just last month bemoaned that “only a handful of countries” regularly use its database from 167 countries. For example, the database was searched more than 800 million times last year — but 1 in 8 searches was by United Arab Emirates alone. (AP)
said Malaysian civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. But it nevertheless appeared implausible that a passenger plane could simply disappear from radar screens unless it had crashed, experts said. The airline’s transponder, which broadcasts the plane’s position, went completely dark while the plane was cruising at a steady 35,000 feet. “Everything indicates it must have lost altitude suddenly,” said Mikael Robertsson of FlightRadar24. Malaysian investigators narrowed their focus Sunday on the possibility that the plane may have disintegrated in mid-ﬂight, according to the Reuters news agency. If the plane had broken up on impact with water, search teams would have been expected to ﬁnd a fairly concentrated pattern of debris, ofﬁcials said. But they said an explosion was not the only possible cause: The plane, a Boeing 777200, could have broken up due to mechanical issues. The plane, which was more than 11 years old, had suffered damage to its wing after a minor collision with another aircraft in 2012 but had been fully repaired. (THE WASHINGTON POST/AP)
A Bomb Several planes have been brought down including Pan Am Flight 103 between London and New York in December 1988. There was also an Air India flight in June 1985 between Montreal and London and a plane in September 1989 flown by French airline Union des Transports Aeriens which blew up over the Sahara.
Hijacking A traditional hijacking seems unlikely given that a plane’s captors typically land at an airport and have some type of demand. But a 9/11-like hijacking is possible, with terrorists forcing the plane into the ocean.
Pilot Suicide There were two large jet crashes in the late 1990s — a SilkAir flight and an EgyptAir flight— believed to have been caused by pilots deliberately crashing the planes. Government crash investigators never formally declared the crashes suicides but both are widely acknowledged by crash experts to have been caused by deliberate pilot actions.
Accidental Shoot-Down There have been incidents when a country’s military unintentionally shot down civilian aircraft. In July 1988, the U.S. Navy missile cruiser USS Vincennes accidently shot down an Iran Air flight, killing all 290 passengers and crew. In September 1983, a Korean Air Lines flight was shot down by a Russian fighter jet. (AP)
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Leaving on a High Note Terps stun Cavaliers in Maryland’s final home game in ACC
Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early had 10 points in Sunday’s win.
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Given a second chance to celebrate the conclusion of Maryland’s final regular-season game in the ACC, the fans at Comcast Center swarmed toward midcourt as the final buzzer sounded. So many times this season, Maryland played well against good teams and ended up losing. The Terps reversed the trend Sunday by beating No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime, and their fans marked the moment with a celebration that was a long time coming. “Today wasn’t just an ordinary game. It was a lot of things,” coach Mark Turgeon said. “We always play for Maryland, but today we played for former players, former coaches, all our fans.” After blowing a seemingly secure lead in the closing seconds of regulation, the Terps (17-14, 9-9 ACC) never trailed in the extra session in front of an emotional crowd of 17,950 at the school’s ﬁnal home basketball game in a conference it joined as a charter member in 1953. Maryland will play in the Big Ten next season. “It was great,” forward Evan Smotrycz said. “Obviously, we felt like we were playing for something bigger than ourselves. A lot of people had a lot invested in this game and wanted to see us win and ﬁnish off the ACC the right way.” Earlier this season, Maryland lost to Pittsburgh by four points, fell at Duke by two points, lost to Syracuse by two and dropped a dou-
Maryland forward Jonathan Graham makes his way through the crowd after Maryland fans rushed the floor Sunday.
ble-overtime decision at Clemson. So when Virginia used an improbable comeback to force overtime, Turgeon couldn’t help getting a familiar feeling. “The stuff we’ve been through, it’s been tough,” Turgeon said. “But it’s made us a lot tougher for the future.” Seth Allen scored five of his 20 points in overtime and Dez Wells ﬁnished with 18 for the Terps. Maryland had lost six straight to Virginia, including a 61-53 decision in February that was part of the Cavaliers’ school-record winning streak against ACC competition. After the ﬁnal buzzer sounded, thousands of fans raced onto the court to celebrate another unforgettable ACC memory at the expense of one of its biggest rivals.
Attendance Down Comcast Center was packed for the Terps’ last ACC regular-season game Sunday. But since averaging a record 17,950 in 2007-08, Maryland’s attendance has dropped 30 percent. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Anthony Gill scored 15 points and London Perrantes had 14 for Virginia (25-6, 16-2), which had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament and was vying to set an ACC record for most league wins during the regular season. The end of regulation was a horror show for Maryland. After Jake Layman made two free throws with 4.1 seconds left to put the Terps ahead 64-61, Maryland quickly fouled. Malcolm Brogdon made the ﬁrst free throw and intentionally missed the second before the Terrapins swatted the ball out of bounds with 1.7 seconds to go. Gill caught the inbound pass in the lane and dropped in an uncontested jumper to force overtime.
Fred VanVleet scored 22 points including several key baskets late to lead another strong ensemble effort and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation’s lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State 83-69 on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. Tekele Cotton added 20 points — with four 3-pointers — and Ron Baker had 14 points for the Shockers (34-0), who got tested in the second half before putting the title game out of reach with a 13-0 run capped by two 3-pointers from VanVleet that put them up by 18 points with 5:38 to go. Wichita State matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season held by UNLV in 199091 with its third straight convincing tournament win after going 18-0 in the conference regular season. The Shockers won their ﬁrst conference tournament since 1987. R.B. FALLSTROM (AP)
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Big East Honors: Georgetown’s Markel Starks, left, was named to the six-man All-Big East first team, as voted by the league’s coaches. The Hoyas guard was joined by unanimous selections Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Providence’s Bryce Cotton and Xavier’s Semaj Christon — as well as D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s and James Bell of Villanova. Starks, a senior, averages 17.1 points. The six-man second team is D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera of Georgetown, Kellen Dunham of Butler, Fuquan Edwin of Seton Hall, Davante Gardner of Marquette, Kadeem Batts of Providence and JayVaughn Pinkston of Villanova. (AP)
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (9 P.M., ESPN) Bubble teams will be rooting for Gonzaga (26-6, 15-3) when they face Saint Mary’s (22-10, 11-7) in the West Coast Conference semifinals. A Bulldogs loss likely means one fewer NCAA at-large bid is up for grabs.
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Strasburg Overcomes Shaky Start Nationals Stephen Strasburg bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Nationals’ offense came up big again in an 11-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Making his second start of the spring, Strasburg walked two and gave up an RBI single to his ﬁrst three batters before settling down. He went three innings, allowing two hits while throwing 28 of 48 pitches for strikes. Anthony Rendon homered and Wilson Ramos had two hits and three RBIs for the Nationals, who have scored 27 runs in their past three games. Allen Craig had two of St. Louis’ three hits, including an RBI single. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly gave up ﬁve runs and seven hits in 2⅓ innings. CARL KOTAL A (AP)
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Capitals Early Sunday morning, roughly 50 people gathered around the edges of the Capitals’ practice rink in Arlington just to catch a glimpse of Evgeny Kuznetsov. He was doing nothing more than drills with coaches, but after a nearly four-year wait, the high-
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7 P.M. Today | CSN Evgeny Kuznetsov could make his Capitals debut tonight against the Penguins.
ly touted forward prospect was ﬁnally in Washington preparing for his NHL debut, which could come as soon as tonight against the Penguins. “It’s kind of like seeing the Loch Ness Monster when he walked in,” general manager George McPhee said Saturday minutes after Kuznetsov ofﬁcially signed his entry-level contract. “We’ve heard of you, but we haven’t seen
you and there he was. I found it too hard to believe he was standing there after all this.” Washington drafted Kuznetsov 26th overall in 2010 aware that the young Russian wanted to return to the KHL to continue his development. McPhee believed Kuznetsov would be ready to contribute at the NHL level within a year, but the 21-year-old elected to re-sign with
Traktor Chelyabinsk in 2012, further delaying his long-awaited arrival. Late last year, Kuznetsov indicated to McPhee that he would join the Capitals as soon as his season was over in Russia. With Traktor eliminated from postseason contention last week, the process to bring Kuznetsov stateside formally began. “Any hockey player wants to play in the NHL, wants to win the
[Stanley] Cup,” Kuznetsov said Sunday. “It’s my dream [to] play in NHL. I’m ready, 100 percent. I want to play.” Kuznetsov is widely regarded as one of the best prospects in the world, possessing dynamic playmaking ability with no shortage of offensive ﬂair. He will surely bolster Washington’s forward depth, likely as a left wing in a top-six role. McPhee a nd coach Ada m Oates have tempered the enormous expectations surrounding Kuznetsov, who will need to adjust to the smaller ice surface and more physical, north-south nature of the NHL. Realistically, they hope that Kuznetsov will provide the spark that will ignite the Capitals as they pursue a postseason berth with 17 games remaining. It is a challenge that Kuznetsov looks forward to taking on. “Every hockey player, every guy on the team wants to win the Cup, wants to play [in the] playoffs,” he said. “If you want to win, we need the practice, we need the game. That whole team wants to win.” ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)
Keselowski Edges Out Junior NASCAR Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. W hen Ea r nha rdt ’s Chev y slowed in the ﬁnal miles, Keselowski roared past in his Penske Ford for the ﬁrst weekend sweep in his career. He followed up Saturday’s Nationwide Series victory with his ﬁrst Vegas Cup win. Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion, also virtually assured himself of a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after missing it entirely last season, a thought was already on his mind
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Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to win Sunday.
immediately after the ﬁnish. “Locked in the Chase early,” Keselowski said. “I don’t have to
hear all that crap about not being in the Chase.” Earnhardt was just a few ounces of fuel shy of earning his second victory in three races to start the season. The Daytona 500 champion also ﬁnished second last week at Phoenix before improving the best start to a season in his NASCAR career. “We weren’t supposed to make it,” Earnhardt said. “We were trying to save as much as we can and make it work, but we knew we were short. We wouldn’t have ﬁnished second if we didn’t have that strategy.” Paul Menard ﬁnished third in front of Keselowski’s teammate, polesitter Joey Logano. Carl Edwards was ﬁfth, and Jimmie Johnson came in sixth. GREG BEACHAM (AP)
U.S. Finishes Strong The United States set a world record in the 4x400 meters relay on Sunday to cap a dominating performance throughout the world indoor championships. In the last event of the three-day meet, Kyle Clemons, David Verburg, Kind Butler III and Calvin Smith Jr. got the baton around in a time of 3 minutes, 2.13 seconds, slashing .70 off the 15-year-old indoor mark. The record gave the U.S. team eight gold and 12 medals overall, more than double the total of runner-up Russia. (AP)
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When Emily Ham decided to get a master’s degree in international relations, she knew she would have to choose an online program. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Ham travels all over the world for her job, which currently has her stationed at NATO’s Supreme Headquar ters A llied Powers Europe in Belgium. A traditional on-campus master’s program wasn’t an option. But Ham still wanted that sense of community and engagement students get when gathered in a classroom, surrounded by their peers. “I’m a person who really learns through conversation,” says Ham, 27. “If I just had to read all day I would fall asleep.” That might be a concern shared by a lot of students considering an online master’s program: Will it be engaging, or will it be dry and dull, so it’s easy to lose focus? That’s why many online graduate programs are taking full advantage of today’s technology to deliver content in ways that are interesting, innovative and help you feel like you’re sitting in the classroom. “The educational experience now available is considerably more dynamic and interactive than people’s first impressions of what online learning would be,” says Patrick Jackson, a professor in American University’s School of International Service who teaches classes for its online international relations master’s degree program (ironline.american.edu). Ham wound up choosing that program for its interactive platform. Students do some work on their own, which might include watching a video lecture from a professor or doing a training exer-
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Create a list of questions — and then ask them. Contact the programs you’re considering and ask to get connected with current students, alumni and professors. “Some people are hesitant to do that,” says the Council of Graduate Schools’ Julia Kent. “But it’s a very common and perfectly acceptable thing to do.” Attend on-campus information sessions if you can, or look for other ways to meet and observe your prospective professors in action. If
you’re a member of a professional association in your field, see if any faculty members will be speaking at any upcoming events. If an online program offers a trial class, take it, even if that program isn’t at the top of your list. “You can see if this is a type of environment where you feel you can learn,” says Marymount University’s Francesca Reed. “A lot of students who have taken online programs say they can be challenging because you have to be a lot more disciplined.” B.L.
cise, aka a case scenario. Then, using their camera-enabled computer, they meet up a couple of times a week in a virtual classroom that’s similar to a group video tele-
conference. Everyone can see and hear each other to discuss coursework in real time. Professors can also use chat boxes to start other discussions, create polls to see
what students are thinking, and even break up the virtual class into smaller groups. “That platform is one of the main reasons the program is as engaging as it is,” Ham says. “It’s almost like you’re in a classroom — you’re just looking at your computer in the comfort of your own home.” Sometimes that can take the discussion to levels not even possible in a traditional campus setting. “You can have a live [video] discussion and simultaneous chat windows going on, because some people are more comfortable interjecting something in text versus speech,” Jackson says. “So people can participate in both ways and go back and forth.” Of course, when students come from all over the world, the timing of these virtual meet-ups isn’t ideal for everyone. During Ham’s first semester, she was logging on at
1 a.m. from her home in Belgium. “I told my advisers that I really loved the program, but I couldn’t keep waking up at 1 in the morning,” she says. Now, t he prog ra m of fers two different timeframes, and Ham can participate in the online sessions at a time of day that’s more reasonable for her. Georgetown University uses a similar platform in its online master’s in nursing program through its School of Nursing and Health Studies (online.nursing.george town.edu). It allows students and faculty to meet virtually in real time to discuss a course’s reading and other assignments. “There are some totally asynchronous programs where students do all of the work on their own,” says Jeanne Matthews, chair of Georgetown’s department of nursing. “But we feel those asynchronous programs fall a little flat and generally don’t reflect the ongoing dialogue we want to promote among students and faculty.” Justin Gill was originally wary of online programs. But Georgetown’s master’s of nursing program, with its combination of individual and group learning, has changed his mind. “By communicating with my classmates and professors in real time, I can understand the concepts and course content more thoroughly and strengthen the knowledge that I’ve gained before each [group] session,” says Gill, 23, who lives in Blaine, Wash., and works part time in a family-practice clinic as a registered nurse. Of course, fancy virtual classrooms don’t mean much if the quality of the content doesn’t match the quality of the technology. So there are other things prospective students should look for when searching for an online master’s program that will keep their attention and be worth the investment of their time and money. American’s online international relations master’s degree program, for example, charges $1,678 per credit hour, and the program takes between 36 and 39 credit Continued on page E4
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hours to complete. That’s roughly $65,000 total, or about the same as an on-campus international relations master’s program. “Check the graduation rates of the programs and how successful students have been after graduation,” says Francesca Reed, associate vice president for enrollment management at Marymount University in Arlington (marymount .edu). “That’s a good indicator of
the type of program you’re getting into.” Do some research on the faculty who will be teaching the online classes. Are they active in their field? What have they published lately? And are they enthusiastic about bringing their knowledge to the digital world? “Teaching in an online environment often requires faculty to adjust their teaching and assessment methods,” says Julia Kent, a spokeswoman for the D.C.-based Council of Graduate Schools (1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 230;
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attend them in person,” she says. “Just because a school might use an interesting platform for an online master’s program doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for you.” After all, it’s the school’s name that will be on your diploma, not the techy tools you used to obtain your degree. “I chose Georgetown because I wanted to go to a reputable university that would expand job opportunities for me,” Gill says. “Employers will know what university I went to and the level of education I got.” BETH LUBERECKI (FOR E XPRESS)
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venue and location; typical gigs pay $200 to $300, plus tips POSITION: Dueling pianist WHAT HE DOES: “Dueling pianist” is a bit of a misnomer for Smith’s role at Bobby McKey’s, a piano bar at National Harbor (172 Fleet St., Oxon Hill, Md.; 301-602-2209, bobbymckeys .com). Yes, he does play the piano — Peter Gabriel, Journey and even DMX, on request — but he’s not exactly dueling anybody (unless it’s part of an act to get laughs). “When a dueling pianist show is [performed] correctly and properly, there are two players performing at the same time, and each is adding to
the other’s music, helping the other,” Smith says, noting that you might also call this type of show simply a “singalong.” At Bobby McKey’s, four pianists typically take the stage each night: One pair play for an hour together, and then alternate with a second duo, and so on, until the night is over. Between acts, to entertain audiences, all four play together — and each does a lot more than tickle the ivories. Smith also sings and plays drums and guitar. Shows last between four and six hours, making for “a pretty grueling schedule,” Smith says. He performs up to five nights a week at Bobby McKey’s (in addition to private shows). “By the end of the week, you have very little voice left,” he says.
ear on an old organ at his Maryland home. He never had formal training and doesn’t know how to read sheet music. After high school, he worked in computers, but, Smith says, he soon realized “music was my calling.” He lived in Nashville, Tenn., touring with artists, and also wrote songs for his band, Divine Static. About 10 years ago, he was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and volunteered to play a few songs at the Crocodile Rocks dueling piano bar (the usual guy was absent). A few months later, the club asked him to return as a regular. “I might be probably in the 2 percent of dueling piano players whom that has happened to,” Smith says, noting that most have to formally audition. While working in Myrtle Beach, Smith continued to travel nationally to
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Startup Evolution Underway Entrepreneurs and officials adapt ways to nurture businesses In the Washington region and across the country, the number of government-backed business incubators and accelerators has grown as public officials look for ways to support entrepreneurs, spur innovation and bolster local economies. However, not ever y space employs the same business model, uses taxpayer dollars in the same manner or offers the same resourc-
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Evolving Models The two most commonly used models have fundamental differences. Accelerators, for one, take applications from early-stage companies, and the ones they accept typically receive work space, capital and intensive mentoring in exchange for a slice of equity. Commonly, startups stay for months and then “graduate” out of the space. Incubators have traditionally offered low-rent work space to entrepreneurs, usually in a group setting. And while they tend to offer some resources, they do not generally take equity in businesses, and companies often stay put for years. The lines are starting to blur as public officials experiment with hybrid models.
Moving Forward It’s happening in Anne Arundel, Md., at the Chesapeake Innovation Center, which receives most of its funding from the county. Laura Willoughby, the center’s executive director, says her team has worked with entrepreneurs one-on-one to determine which services they will need — what she called a “tailored but unstructured” approach. The group is updating its model by designing courses and programs that will provide more structured, step-by-step programs. The Northern Virginia Technology Council has started offering an intensive 10-week training program. “You need a community and collaboration, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need a physical space,” said Kristin D’Amore, president of NVTC’s entrepreneur center.
What started as an outcry in Montgomery County has turned into a broader dialogue about what is needed to nurture young businesses. At 1776 in the District, which opened last year with the help of a $200,000 grant from the city, the leadership team is taking a similar approach. Zipper said the group has been “extremely focused” on its various mentoring programs. Most recently, the group began what it calls 1776 Labs. Under this program, the incubator will link entrepreneurs with a long-term business coach. In part, that type of program is possible, Zipper said, because the District has elected to “provide some initial support and then step back and let the entrepreneurs lead the way.” “When you see problems with these types of venture is when elected officials can’t let go,” he said. J. D. H A R R I S O N ( T H E WA S H IN G T O N P O S T )
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Better Be a Big Book Lindsay Lohan is in talks to sign a $1 million deal for her memoir 23
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‘Star-Crossed’ (CW) Roman’s (Matt Lanter, above left) mother produces a cellphone she found with his late father’s things. He tells Julia he wants to retrieve the data from the phone, so she introduces him to Lukas, who might be able to help.
‘Dallas’ (TNT) Bobby tries to outmaneuver John Ross as the race to obtain capital for the Arctic Lease auction gets under way. As Nicolas’ partnership with Elena heats up, Christopher learns something surprising about Nicolas’ past. John Ross and Pamela’s wedding may not happen, thanks to Emma.
‘Archer’ (FX) This is why it’s a bad idea to drink on the job. In this new episode, Archer goes to Colombia on a secret mission, but he ends up spilling the secret after overindulging in alcohol.
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) Jimmy takes his show on the road, spending a week in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Festival. Since SXSW is an eclectic event that draws a diverse crowd, there could be some surprises on Kimmel’s guest list this week.
Playing With Fate Idina Menzel is focused on “If/ Then,” the new Broadway musical she stars in, which had its world premiere at D.C.’s National Theatre last fall. She will play the role of Elizabeth, a woman who returns to New York City to rebuild her life after a divorce and finds herself being pulled in two directions. “It’s about a woman starting over and not trying to control every outcome and the choices we make as opposed to fate and what’s destined and what isn’t.” (AP)
Music Tony-winning Idina Menzel — or Adele Dazeem if you’re John Travolta — is enjoying massive success with “Let It Go” from the animated film “Frozen,” but the entertainer is still perplexed that she’s finally triumphing on the pop charts with a show tune-esque track. “I’ve tried so hard to crossover, to convince people just because I was in a Broadway show I didn’t have the street cred to be a rock or a pop singer,” Menzel said. “And then the one time I have it, it’s the arrangement from the Disney movie.” Menzel’s musical moment grew even stronger when “Let It Go” won best original song at last Sunday’s Academy Awards (the Oscar went to the songwriters and producers, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez). The song has sold close to 1.5 million tracks and is a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The “Frozen” album has been No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for ﬁve weeks and counting, the most for a soundtrack album since “Titanic” in 1998. Menzel’s song has even eclipsed Demi Lovato’s version of “Let It Go” — technically the “single version.” Menzel, 42, said she usually learns a thing or two from the characters she portrays — whether it was her breakthrough as Mau-
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Idina Menzel vaults beyond Broadway to climb the pop charts on ‘Frozen’s’ ‘Let It Go’
Idina Menzel won a Tony Award in 2004 for her starring role in “Wicked.”
reen Johnson in “Rent” or Elphaba in “Wicked,” which won her a Tony in 2004. She has also starred on Fox’s “Glee,” playing the mother of Lea Michele’s character. Menzel even says she’s been able to relate to her young character in “Frozen”: “I always say, when I was younger I was more ﬁerce than I am now. I wouldn’t have taken no for an answer. It’s the older you get, and even more successful, that you start to doubt yourself.” But Menzel isn’t living in regrets — and she even has useful advice for young performers and her younger self. “You just have to keep doing what you love and try not to worry about following the rules,” she said. “And it may not work out, but if you’re really good, at some point the stars align and then things happens.” MESFIN FEK ADU (AP)
The box office take of “300: Rise of an Empire” this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” also in its opening weekend, came in second place with $32.5 million in earnings. Liam Neeson’s “Non-Stop” came in a distant third in its second weekend with $15.4 million. (E XPRESS)
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F RIDAY | “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul makes the transition to the big screen, playing a just-out-of-prison street racer who joins a cross-country race. Along the way, he plans to get revenge on the man who framed him.
‘World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014’ The Kennedy Center’s three-week “World Stages” theater festival, which kicks oﬀ Monday with a puppetry installation, will feature work from 20 diﬀerent countries. Performances include the grim “Incendios,” in which twin sisters travel back in time to expose their mother’s dark past, and a new take on the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with puppets.
Oyamel’s Tequila & Mezcal Festival
‘Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club’ FRIDAY | Amy Smart and Wendi McLendon-Covey join (from left) Zulay Henao, Cocoa Brown and Nia Long as women who form a support group for single moms. And, being a Tyler Perry movie, there’s also romance involved.
KENNEDY CENTER PHOTOS
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The World Stages performances include, clockwise from top left, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from the United Kingdom’s Bristol Old Vic, “Penny Plain” from the Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes, “Incendios” from Mexico and “Green Snake” from China.
‘Waiting for the Barbarians’
‘Billy on the Street’
A critic for The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, Daniel Mendelsohn critiques pop culture from low-brow to highbrow — from “Avatar” to Arthur Rimbaud. He’s collected his best reviews in “Waiting for the Barbarians” ($17.95, New York Review Books). Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Tue., 7 p.m., free; 202364-1919, politics-prose.com. (Van Ness)
Billy Eichner isn’t your average game show host: Last year he raced around New York City singing carols with Amy Poehler and challenged Rachel Dratch to name 20 white people (she couldn’t do it). Expect similar fastpaced antics from the third season of “Billy on the Street,” premiering Wednesday at 11 p.m. on FUSE. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
Sting and Paul Simon Like Billy Joel and Elton John’s collaborative tours, Sting and Paul
‘Believe’ Newly minted Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron and producerof-everything J.J. Abrams created this new supernatural series, which follows a 10-year-old girl with mystical powers, and a strange connection to Tate, a falsely convicted inmate. The series premieres today at 10 p.m. on NBC.
FRIDAY | A t 89, Emmy and Tony winner Elaine Stritch has lost none of her barbed wit. In this documentary, Stritch, Nathan Lane, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and others discuss her legacy and her six-decade career.
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Jose Andres’ Oyamel is out to prove there’s more to tequila than margaritas. The restaurant celebrates the spirit with tastings and pairing menus with food that highlights the drink’s ﬂavors. Oyamel
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Mon. through March 30, various times, free-$69; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. (Foggy Bottom)
Simon’s joint outing ﬁnds the two classic rockers duetting on some of their many hits. Wednesday’s show at Strathmore is a beneﬁt for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda; Wed., 8 p.m., sold out, 301-581-5100, strathmore.org. (GrosvenorStrathmore); Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW; Thur., 8 p.m., $45-$250; 202-628-3200, verizoncenter.com. (Gallery Place)
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ FRIDAY | Wes Anderson’s latest stars Ralph Fiennes as a devoted hotel concierge who goes on the run when he’s framed for a guest’s murder. Sounds pretty dark, but knowing Anderson, it will be pastel, symmetrical and full of Bill Murray, above. Compiled by Express staff. Send tips for next week to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“I love this. It’s so funny and entertaining. But the whole time I was just thinking about the fact she posted it on MySpace.” — COMMENTER ROBINBIRD1800 AT EW.COM was distracted
by Laura Simpson’s odd choice of media platform for her behind-the-scenes Oscars post. Simpson, above left, who attended the awards with best friend Jennifer Lawrence, included such gems as: “Brad Pitt smells amazing, like nothing I’ve ever smelled. Eventually we ask what cologne he’s wearing and he tells us, ‘I don’t wear cologne, it’s just my musk I guess.’ I have to choose not to believe him because it would just be unfair to mankind.”
“It is well known that Silverman sports one of the finest haberdashery collections on the east coast so do not ask him to remove his hat. Having said that he drinks with the passion of a John Riggins and will occasionally misplace his hat. Have a hat spotter at all times.” — DAN SILVERMAN AT POPVILLE.COM spoofs
himself and a secret list that restaurants use to keep tabs on D.C.’s food critics. The Washington City Paper’s Jessica Sidman published the list, which includes writers’ likes and dislikes and advice about which type of server to seat them with.
“The entire world is jet-lagged for several days after the changeover— in other words, if on March 9th there were an alien attack, or if the rats decided to mobilize their forces, we’d be seriously screwed.” — BEN YAKAS AT GOTHAMIST.COM expands to
22 points last year’s list of reasons why daylight saving time needs to be abolished. Among them, the time switch results in a spike in “cyberloaﬁng,” according to a report in the Journal of Applied Psychology. “Don’t you waste enough time doing that during work year-round as it is? Can you really afford to be clicking around on listicles even more?” Yakas asks. At least you can blame science for your lack of productivity today.
“Basically, we would like everyone to walk around with their business card attached to their forehead.” — HEATHER LONG AT THE GUARDIAN.COM
argues that Americans should break the habit of asking “What do you do?” Amid a weak economic recovery, attitudes about work are changing and people’s lives are often no longer centered on jobs, she says.
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NIH researchers seek currently depressed persons ages 18-55, or those persons with bipolar disorder who are currently in a depressive phase, to enroll in this research study. This study is evaluating how the medication Scopolamine (FDA approved for motion sickness) versus placebo can help rapidly reduce depressive symptoms and its eﬀects on memory & attention using neuroimaging. The medication is given intravenously over 7-sessions (inpatient or outpatient) and may include brain imaging and attention and memory tasks to help understand the role of some brain chemicals in depression.
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CLEARANCE Doorbuster 14.85-20.85. Orig.* 49.50-69.50, after 1pm: 24.75-34.75. Dress shirts & ties from designers & famous makers.
MENSWEAR Doorbuster $118-$260. Reg. $295-$650.Suits, sportcoats & raincoats from Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole New York® and more.
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YOUR CHOICE Reg. $44-$49, after 1pm: 24.50-24.99. Only at Macy’s. Style & Co. sweatshirts or jeans. Misses & petites. (H WebID 1008629). Women’s prices slightly higher.
DRESSES Doorbuster 19.60-31.60. Reg. $49-$79, after 1pm: 24.50-39.50. From Rare Editions (H WebID 1093883), Bonnie Jean & more. Infants’ 3-24 mos; girls’ 2-16.
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DIAMOND RING Reg. $160, after 1pm: $60. 1/4 ct. t.w.‡ black & white rose-cut** in sterling silver by Victoria Townsend. H WebID 730066.
CULTURED FRESHWATER PEARLS Reg. $200, after 1pm: $75. 36" 8.5-9.5mm endless strand by Belle de Mer. H WebID 813620.
DOORBUSTER IMPULSE HANDBAGS Doorbuster 47.20127.20. Reg. $59$159. Select totes, satchels, crossbodies and more.
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Doorbusters 23.99215.99. Reg. 39.99-359.99, after 1pm: 29.99-279.99. From Cuisinart, Ninja, KitchenAid® & more.
DOORBUSTER 10K GOLD EARRINGS All styles regularly priced at $250, after 1pm: 93.75. From left: H WebID 382790, H 382792 & H 875760.
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DOORBUSTER DIAMOND EARRINGS Reg. $900, after 1pm: 472.50. 3/4 ct. t.w.‡ in 14k white gold. H WebID 612381.
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Also excludes: Everyday Values (EDV), specials, super buys, furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, rugs, electrics/electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, athletic shoes for him, her & kids, Dallas Cowboys merchandise, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, New Era, Nike on Field, previous purchases, special orders, selected licenseddepts.,specialpurchases,services.Exclusionsmaydiffer at macys.com. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/ coupon, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’saccount.Dollarsavingsareallocatedasdiscountsoffeach eligibleitem,asshownonreceipt.Whenyoureturnanitem,you forfeitthesavingsallocatedtothatitem.Thiscouponhasnocash value and may not be redeemed for cash, used to purchase gift cards or applied as payment or credit to your account. Purchase mustbe$25ormore,exclusiveoftaxanddeliveryfees.
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YOUR PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE. VALID 3/11 ‘TIL 1PM OR 3/12/14 ‘TIL 1PM LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.
Also excludes: Everyday Values (EDV), specials, super buys, furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, rugs, electrics/electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, athletic shoes for him, her & kids, Dallas Cowboys merchandise, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, New Era, Nike on Field, previous purchases, special orders, selected licenseddepts.,specialpurchases,services.Exclusionsmaydiffer at macys.com. Cannot be combined with any savings pass/ coupon, extra discount or credit offer, except opening a new Macy’saccount.Dollarsavingsareallocatedasdiscountsoffeach eligibleitem,asshownonreceipt.Whenyoureturnanitem,you forfeitthesavingsallocatedtothatitem.Thiscouponhasnocash value and may not be redeemed for cash, used to purchase gift cards or applied as payment or credit to your account. Purchase mustbe$50ormore,exclusiveoftaxanddeliveryfees.
Fine jewelry doorbusters are only at stores that carry fine jewelry. REG. & ORIG. PRICES ARE OFFERING PRICES AND SAVINGS MAY NOT BE BASED ON ACTUAL SALES. SOME ORIG. PRICES NOT IN EFFECT DURING THE PAST 90 DAYS. ONE DAY SALE PRICES IN EFFECT 3/11-3/12/14. *Intermediate price reductions may have been taken. ‡All carat weights (ct. t.w.) are approximate; variance may be .05 carat. **May contain rose-cut diamonds. Jewelry photos may be enlarged or enhanced to show detail. Fine jewelry at select stores; log on to macys.com for locations. Almost all gemstones have been treated to enhance their beauty & require special care, log on to macys.com/gemstones or ask your sales professional. Extra savings taken off of already-reduced prices; “doorbusterl” prices reflect extra savings. Doorbusters are available while supplies last. Advertised merchandise may not be carried at your local Macy’s & selection may vary by store. Prices & merchandise may differ at macys.com. Electric items & luggage carry mfrs’ warranties; to see a mfr’s warranty at no charge before purchasing, visit a store or write to: Macy’s Warranty Dept., PO Box 1026, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, attn: Consumer Warranties. H Enter the WebID in the search box at MACYS.COM to order. N4020021.