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A man portraying Saint Patrick sails past Down Cathedral on Sunday in a re-enactment in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, of the first landing of Saint Patrick on Irish shores, which the country’s lore says was in 432. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated March 17.
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An Alaska man has been charged with a snatchand-grab theft using the world’s slowest getaway vehicle. The FBI said a security guard in Anchorage called police this month after seeing the suspect use a front-end loader to try to steal an ATM. Responding officers spotted the loader trying to flee, but it got stuck in an embankment in a parking lot. Police detained the driver, who was wearing a ski mask and carrying a loaded handgun. (AP)
Los Angeles police are looking for the thieves behind a multimillion-dollar makeup heist. The LAPD said last week it is investigating how $4.5 million worth of eye shadow was stolen from a warehouse that stored Anastasia Beverly Hills products. Police believe the crooks cut a hole in the roof of the warehouse in late January and made off with 100,000 packages of “Modern Renaissance” eye shadow. (AP)
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THE DISTRICT More than four decades ago, comedian George Carlin famously riffed on the seven dirty words you can never say on television. The District’s email system, it turns out, has a lot more verboten words than that: 42. The words include familiar profanities, such as the f-word, racial slurs, and a few that can be heard on TV, according to a list provided to The Washington Post. This is not prudishness or political correctness, officials said. It’s cybersecurity. Mike Rupert, a spokesman for the city’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), said the list is part of a spam filter instituted about eight years ago. The filter blocked more than 276,000 pieces of email last year, Rupert said, and must be robust because D.C. agencies are often confused with federal ones, making them bigger targets.
City’s spam filter blocks familiar profanities — and other words, too
The District’s filter of 42 forbidden words blocked more than 276,000 pieces of email last year.
“D.C. is especially unique because people think we’re federal government, so spammers really turn it up for us,” Rupert wrote in an email. He was unaware of any significant complaint about the filter. The filter has changed over time, he said. A previous list of forbidden words topped 100 terms, including some that are less commonly considered profane, such
as “bimbos” and “trailer trash.” Most of the time, an OCTO bounceback message is merely a quirk of communicating with the District. However, some social workers expressed annoyance with a system that can block descriptions of sexual assault. Gwendolyn Harter, a clinical supervisor at a nonprofit that works with the city on foster care and adoptions, said she gets bounceback messages a couple of times a month from dc.gov addresses. She said limiting the language used to describe threats and physical or sexual abuse can lead to unnecessary ambiguity. “It creates a problem when we just can’t report the facts,” she said. “And the words we can use kind of soften it a little bit.” Rupert said agencies that deal with public health or public safety can have the filter turned off. “We have turned off the filter for agencies who have requested due to the nature of their business and need to be easily accessible by certain customers,” he said.
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Maryland’s only ski resort expects to take advantage of the looming winter storm. Wisp Resort closed its slopes two weeks ago because of the warm weather. But the Garrett County facility said Saturday it will reopen this week to take advantage of the recent cold snap and approaching winter storm, which is expected to drop several inches of snow through the region by Tuesday. (AP)
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Feds postpone decision on FBI’s relocation The federal government is postponing the release of plans to relocate FBI headquarters until Congress secures funding. On Friday, a General Services Administration spokeswoman said the agency and the FBI have “worked diligently” since a fall announcement of a revised schedule and have met milestones, but “appropriations are necessary” for an announcement. The FBI is seeking to vacate its outdated headquarters in D.C. Three finalist sites in Maryland and Virginia were announced in 2014. (AP)
REGION A powerful Nor’easter will roar up the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts tonight and Tuesday, unleashing heavy snow and howling winds, and flooding some coastal areas. Snowfall totals may vary widely in the Washington region, with amounts exceeding 8 inches a good possibility just north of the city, but as low as two inches in southeastern suburbs. Inside the Beltway, 4 to 8 inches is most likely. A winter storm watch has been issued for the D.C. area, except Southern Maryland, from 7 p.m. today to 2 p.m. Tuesday. All along the Interstate 95 corridor, the storm will hit fast and hard. In just 12 hours, it could generate historic snowfall amounts for March in some areas. The snow amount forecast in Washington is still quite uncertain, as the region is predicted to lie on the edge of the storm’s sweet spot, and slight changes in how it develops and moves could be the difference between a bust and a blockbuster. The main American forecast model, the GFS, forecasts a large amount of snow for Washington, while the European model — which is the highest performing — suggests a much lower impact event because of rain mixing in. “The uncertainty about the storm track makes the snow accumulation forecasts lower confidence ones than with many of our strong Nor’easters,” said Wes Junker, Capital Weather Gang’s winter weather expert. Snow in Washington is expected to begin between 5 and 8 p.m. today and should taper
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This weekend’s cold snap and a looming snowstorm could be disastrous for the city’s emerging cherry blossoms.
off Tuesday morning. Rain and sleet could mix with the snow, especially east and southeast of the Beltway, which would limit amounts. The snow and mixed precipitation could fall very heavily for a time late tonight, with snowfall rates in excess of one to two inches per hour. School and office closures are quite possible on Tuesday, especially west of Interstate 95. Snow that falls in portions of the Washington area could be heavy and wet. The weight of the snow on power lines and tree branches, some of which have begun to flower and leaf, along with top wind gusts at 25 to 30 mph, could lead to power outages in portions of the region. The snow could also threaten the famous bloom of cherry blossoms in the nation’s capital. National Park Service officials said low temperatures of 27 degrees would result in about a 10 percent loss of blossoms.
Metro to suspend paratransit access With a winter storm expected to dump several inches of snow, Metro is temporarily suspending its paratransit service for disabled individuals. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said Sunday that its MetroAccess system will be suspended beginning at 4 p.m. today and all day Tuesday. Changes to bus schedules may be announced later as the storm approaches. (AP)
But if the temperature falls to 24 degrees, it could kill up to 90 percent of the blooms. The storm will be particularly severe from New York City to Boston, which will be hit by a punishing combination of very heavy snow and strong winds very late tonight into Tuesday. Blizzard watches have been posted as travel could be made
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impossible because of snowfall amounts of 12 to 18 inches and wind gusts over 50 mph. The snowfall rates could exceed three inches per hour at times in this zone, with the possibility of thundersnow. In the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, more than 50 million people are under winter storm or blizzard watches. The storm will generate large waves and a powerful tidal surge that will batter the Atlantic beaches, particularly in eastern New England. Farther south into Delmarva, some minor coastal flooding is possible around high tide Tuesday morning. The storm will fall on the 24th anniversary of the “Blizzard of ’93,” the most extreme March storm to hit the East Coast in recorded history. While it won’t be that strong, tonight’s storm is forecast to explosively intensify, or “bomb out,” as it charges up the coast, much like that 1993 storm. JASON SAMENOW (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Trial set for man charged in 1-year-old son’s slaying More than four years after his arrest, a Manassas man is going on trial today for the death of his 1-year-old son. Prosecutors say Joaquin Shadow Rams murdered his son Prince to collect on more than $500,000 in life insurance he had taken out on the boy. Rams has maintained his innocence and says Prince died after suffering a seizure. Rams was granted unsupervised visits with his son despite objections from the boy’s mother, who told a judge she feared for Prince’s safety. (AP) THE DISTRICT
2 arrested for alleged assault on D.C. officers D.C. police say they’ve arrested two men who allegedly fired shots toward two police officers, striking one. Police say William Boyd, 35, was arrested Feb. 22, and Isaac Pinkney, 26, was arrested Thursday. Both have been charged with assault on a police officer while armed. The charges stem from a Feb. 18 incident in which the suspects allegedly fired shots toward the police officers after a verbal exchange. One officer was injured in the shooting, the other officer was uninjured. (AP)
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Californian nabbed on White House grounds after he scaled fence
THE DISTRICT A California man carrying two cans of Mace and a letter to President Trump about “Russian hackers” scaled a White House fence Friday night and neared an entrance to the presidential mansion before he was arrested, according to a court document. The suspect — identified as Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, 26 — made it near the exterior of the White House, walked alongside the building and then hid behind a pillar before he was spotted and apprehended near the South
Portico entrance. The court document released Saturday evening omits any reference to alarms sounding and suggests that the first recognition of an intruder’s presence came when a uniformed agent saw the man, up to 200 yards from where he entered the grounds. The U.S. Secret Service declined to answer questions about how the man penetrated so deep onto the White House grounds, citing an ongoing investigation. The president, who was in the residence at the time of the breach, said the “Secret Service did a fantastic job last night,” and he described the intruder as a “troubled person.” (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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THE DISTRICT | Donald Patrick Ryan said, “I’ve been a leprechaun for, ah, so many years I can’t count it” as he marched along Constitution Avenue on Sunday in the 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. St. Patrick’s Day is Friday.
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The number of hate crimes reported in D.C. last year, up from 66 the previous year, D.C. police and the mayor’s office said Friday. Authorities noted in particular that crimes motivated by religious bias, such as threats and assaults, jumped from five in 2015 to 18 last year. Other increases in hate crimes in 2016 included those targeting people based on ethnicity and national origin, up from three to 12; and sexual orientation, up from 27 to 40. (TWP)
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Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, who is based in New York City and handles some of the nation’s most important cases, said he was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the 46 remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. Bharara said President Trump had assured him after the election that he wanted him to stay. Two people close to Trump said chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wanted a clean slate of U.S. attorneys. (TWP) SOUTH KOREA
Impeachment of leader touches off celebrations South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, became its first to be impeached when the Constitutional Court dismissed her Friday for her role in a wide-reaching corruption scandal. Many South Koreans took to the streets in Seoul on Saturday to celebrate — and many also called for her to be prosecuted for her crimes. South Korea must elect a new president by early May. (TWP) ECONOMY
Positive report on jobs is ‘very real,’ Trump says The economy added 235,000 jobs in February, according to government data released Friday, surpassing economists’ expectations and likely clearing the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month. Unemployment ticked down to 4.7 percent, compared with 4.8 percent in January. President Trump had criticized previous jobs reports as false, but through his spokesman he said: “They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.” (TWP)
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GOP dismisses unreleased report plan early this week, including estimates on the number of people likely to be covered. It’ll likely affect Republicans’ chances of passing the proposal. Ryan said he fully expects the CBO analysis to find that fewer people will be covered under the GOP plan because it eliminates the government requirement to be insured. “What we’re trying to achieve here is bringing down the cost of care, bringing down the cost of insurance not through government mandates and monopolies but by having more choice and competition,” he said. Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser, described past CBO analyses as “meaningless.” “We are offering coverage to everyone,” he said. HOPE YEN (AP)
POLITICS Republicans dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Obamacare, despite President Trump’s promise of universal coverage. In television interviews Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump administration officials vowed to move forward on their plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act regardless of the CBO findings. They cast the issue as one of “choice,” in which consumers are freed of a government mandate to buy insurance. The CBO is scheduled to release its long-awaited cost analysis of the House GOP leadership
Organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade reversed course Friday and said they would allow a group of gay veterans to march in this year’s parade. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, announced that it had signed an “acceptance letter” that would clear the way for OutVets to participate. An earlier vote by the council to bar OutVets from marching March 19 drew immediate condemnation from highprofile politicians, some of whom said they would not march if the gay veterans were excluded. OutVets was first allowed to participate in the parade in 2015, in what was seen as a groundbreaking decision. (AP)
“In fact, Nazism is alive in the West.” TURKISH PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, speaking Sunday after two of his ministers were prevented from campaigning in the Netherlands, which has a large number of Turkish expatriates. Turkey has had a similar rift with Germany.
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46 killed, dozens missing in garbage dump landslide A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said. An Addis Ababa city spokeswoman said most of the 46 dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found. It was not immediately clear what caused Saturday night’s collapse. Many people were at the landfill scavenging to make a living. Others live there because renting homes, largely built of mud and sticks, is relatively inexpensive. (AP)
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A bus plowed into people taking part in an early morning street festival in Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and injuring 17 others, rescue officials said. The accident occurred at about 3 a.m. in the city of Gonaives when a passenger bus first hit two people at a bus stop and then continued into a crowd of people participating in a Rara festival, an Easter season Haitian musical celebration, a civil defense coordinator said. Festival-goers then attacked the bus and tried to burn it before police rescued the passengers aboard. The bus driver fled and was being sought. (AP)
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Nuclear weapons specialists no longer discount Kim Jong Un’s threats to strike NORTH KOREA On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them. A decade later — after a week in which Pyongyang successfully lobbed four intermediate-range missiles into the Sea of Japan — U.S. officials are no longer seeing North Korea’s weapons tests as amateurish, attention-grabbing provocations. Over the past year, technological advances in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have dramatically raised the stakes in the years-long standoff between the U.S. and the reclusive communist regime, according to current and former U.S. officials and North Korea observers. The military developments are coming at a time of unusual political ferment, with a new and largely untested administration in Washington and with South Korea’s government coping with an impeachment crisis. Longtime observers say the risk of conflict is higher than it has been in years, and it is likely to rise further as North Korean
leader Kim Jong Un seeks to fulfill his pledge to field longrange missiles capable of striking U.S. cities. “This is no longer about a lonely dictator crying for attention or demanding negotiations,” said Victor Cha, a former adviser on North Korea to the Bush administration. “This is now a military testing program to acquire a proven capability.”
A rapidly growing threat Pyongyang’s fifth and latest nuclear weapons test occurred Sept. 9 on the 68th anniversary of North Korea’s founding. Scientific analyses of the test determined that the new bomb’s explosive yield approached 30 kilotons, two times the force of the “Little Boy” bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. The device was twice as powerful as the bomb North Korea tested just nine months earlier, and it was 30 times stronger than one detonated in 2006 in a remote mountain tunnel. The country’s missiles also have grown more sophisticated. Last year, North Korea’s military conducted the first test of a two-stage ballistic missile that uses solid fuel — a significant advance over the country’s existing liquid-fueled rockets because they can be moved easily and launched quickly. Also in 2016, North Korea broadcast images
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Angst over N. Korea’s arsenal Uncertainty about North Korea’s capabilities How many nukes do they have? Robert Litwak, an expert on nuclear proliferation, said Pyongyang’s arsenal is believed to contain as many as 20 nuclear bombs, along with enough plutonium and highly enriched uranium to make dozens more. “When I got into this field,” he said at a symposium on North Korea this month, “I couldn’t have conceived of North Korea acquiring a nuclear arsenal approaching half the size of Great Britain’s.” How long until they develop an ICBM? Analysts say it could be several years before Kim Jong Un can construct a true ICBM that could reliably reach the U.S. mainland, and perhaps longer before he can demonstrate an ability to incorporate a nuclear payload into his rocket design. Yet, already, the basic components for a future arsenal of long-range, nuclear-tipped missiles are in place, said Jeffrey Lewis, an expert on North Korean weapons systems. What’s the White House doing? The Trump administration has convened three deputies’ committee meetings on North Korea and ordered a new, top-to-bottom threat assessment. White House officials say that Trump is weighing all options, from a new diplomatic initiative to enhanced military capabilities, possibly including a highly controversial return of tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea for the first time since the early 1990s. (TWP)
of engineers testing engines for a new class of advanced missiles with true intercontinental range, potentially putting cities on the U.S. mainland within reach. “The ICBM program is real,” said Jeffrey Lewis, an expert on North Korean weapons systems. “When they do test it, the first time it will probably fail. But eventually it will work. And
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when it works, people are going to freak out.”
Danger of miscalculation The Trump administration is dispatching Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to East Asia this week to confer with counterparts in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul. And the White House is defending its decision last week to send
antimissile batteries to South Korea despite vehement opposition from China. As more missiles streak across North Korea’s eastern coast, Japanese and South Korean officials are pledging increased investments in defensive shields and highly accurate, conventionally armed missiles designed to preemptively destroy North Korean launch sites and command centers if an attack seems imminent. North Korea has responded with similar threats, describing its recent missile launches as a dry run for a preemptive attack on U.S. bases in Japan. An attack on the U.S. mainland is not yet within North Korea’s grasp, and U.S. officials hope they can eventually neutralize the threat with improvements in antimissile systems. But in the meantime, each new advance increases the chance that a small mishap could rapidly escalate into all-out war, Cha said. In a crisis, “everyone is put in a use-it-or-loseit situation, in which everyone feels he has to go first,” he said. “The growing danger now,” he said, “is miscalculation.” JOBY WARRICK (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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POLITICS The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a request reinforced Sunday by a Republican senator who says the president must either come up with the evidence or retract his claim. “I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve, because, if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least,” Arizona’s John McCain said. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.” He offered no evidence. The request for evidence by today was made in a letter sent to the Justice Department by the House committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a senior congressional aide said Saturday. Trump has asked Congress to
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investigate. On Sunday, Schiff told ABC’s “This Week” he doubted there was any evidence of wiretapping, but that FBI Director James Comey and others called to testify at the hearing March 20 “would be in a position to have to know.” McCain said Trump could “clear this up in a minute” if he were to call “the director of the CIA, director of national intelligence and say, ‘OK, what happened?’ ” Nunes has suggested the media were taking the president’s weekend tweets too literally. “The president is a neophyte to politics — he’s been doing this a little over a year,” Nunes told reporters this past week. DEB RIECHMANN (AP)
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On outside looking in
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament sits in the center of the aisle. In a country fiercely divided by politics, Americans can come
Here are the biggest snubs by the selection committee — and the main reason each of these flawed bubble teams didn’t hear its name called on Selection Sunday.
Indivisible in March
together to collectively throw our hands up for buzzer beaters and, to the chagrin of employers nationwide, give in to the madness for the next three weeks. Almost every corner of the nation is represented in the field. Here’s how the pieces fit together. GABE HIATT (EXPRESS)
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3 California (21-12)
The Golden Bears really didn’t have any bad losses, but they also didn’t have a marquee win, going 0-7 against UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and Virginia.
Overflowing trophy cases and brand-name coaches breed fans who feel entitled to title runs.
Basketball is even more vital to the cultural landscape the farther you get from the coastal power centers.
They flirt with fame, melt hearts, bust brackets and make March great. Everyone loves a Cinderella.
The hoops history is rich in the states surrounding the District.
Duke: Sophomore Luke Kennard is an indefatigable scorer for the ACC Tournament champs, but Duke’s postseason potential rides on 6-foot-8 freshman Jayson Tatum.
Butler: Junior forward Kelan Martin and the Bulldogs are 4-0 against teams rated in the top 25 in RPI, including two wins over Villanova, but they have some head-scratching losses (St. John’s, Georgetown, Indiana State).
Northwestern: The Wildcats (23-11) set a school record for wins before earning their first NCAA berth in history. They’ve beaten Michigan, Wisconsin and Maryland. Can they be more than a sideshow?
UCLA: Paced by freshman passing prodigy Lonzo Ball, the Bruins lead the country in points (90.4) and assists (21.5) per game. If a clutch shot is required, watch senior Bryce Alford, who now holds the UCLA record for 3-pointers (320). Gonzaga: The tiny Catholic school in Spokane, Wash., has a berth for the 19th year in a row but has never made the Final Four. It’s the No. 1 team in the rankings of analytics guru Ken Pomeroy and has five players who stand at least 6 feet 10, including 7-1, 300-pound Polish big man Przemek Karnowski. Others: Villanova, UNC, Oregon
Iowa State: PG Monte Morris averaged 17.5 points and five assists in the Big 12 tournament en route to MVP honors. He’s one of four senior guards who start for a Cyclones team that won at Kansas and is 6-1 in neutral-site games.
Middle Tennessee: This year’s Conference USA champs upset Michigan State last year, have a solid RPI (35) and are 6-0 at neutral sites. Nine players are juniors or seniors, and forward JaCorey Williams averages 17.3 points per game.
Louisville: The Cardinals had the second-toughest schedule according to ESPN with impressive wins over Kentucky, Purdue and Wichita State. Sudanese-Australian sophomore Deng Adel is a human highlight reel.
Seton Hall: The Pirates proved they can hang in the Big East with wins over Providence, Creighton and Marquette and a recent two-point loss to Villanova. Junior forward Angel Delgado leads the country in rebounds, averaging 13.1 per game.
Others: Kansas, Kentucky, Purdue
Others: Vermont, Princeton
Kentucky, Michigan, SMU, Rhode Island, Princeton and Troy win conference championship games Sunday
Virginia: The Cavaliers have the No. 1 scoring defense and went through the fourth-strongest schedule, according to ESPN. But a sputtering offense could be fatal. To go far, they need freshman Kyle Guy to shoot often and accurately. Maryland: After a 20-2 start, the best start in school history, Maryland was exposed late in Big Ten play. Melo Trimble can’t play the hero if the team isn’t good enough to get him to crunch time.
2 Illinois State (27-6) The Redbirds went 17-1 in the Missouri Valley and beat Wichita State on Jan. 14. But they lost to the Shockers by 20 in the conference title game and by 41 on Feb. 4.
1 Syracuse (18-14) For Jim Boeheim’s team, wins over Duke, Virginia and Florida State weren’t enough to make up for losses to UConn, Georgetown, St. John’s and Boston College.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies are in the tournament for the first time in a decade, but depth is a concern. Seniors Zach LeDay and Seth Allen provide an inside-outside threat. VCU: The Rams’ RPI (19) is one behind Virginia. Their seven straight NCAA Tournament berths represent the longest active run in this regional group.
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11 Kansas St. (20-13)
16 Mt. St. Mary’s (19-15)
11 Providence (20-12)
16 N.C. Central (25-8)
11 Wake Forest (19-13)
16 New Orleans (20-11)
March 14 and 15
11 Southern Cal (24-9)
16 UC Davis (22-12)
No. 12 UNCW over No. 5 Virginia: Choosing the Seahawks is a pick for offense over defense. The CAA champs score the 10th-most points per game in the country (85.2), and sophomore Devontae Cacok leads the nation in field goal percentage (.799). Virginia will slow down UNCW, but it could go cold itself.
SHOT MAKER Markus Howard, Marquette: The Golden Eagles are the most accurate 3-point shooting team in the country, hitting 43 percent from beyond the arc. Howard, a 5-11 freshman who hits 54.9 percent on 3-pointers, is their top marksman.
FIRST ROUND March 16 and 17
March 18 and 19
1 Villanova (31-3) 16 MSMARY/ N. Orleans 8 Wisconsin (25-9) 9 Virginia Tech (22-10)
March 23 and 24
March 23 and 24
March 25 and 26
March 25 and 26
4 Florida (24-8) 13 East Tenn. St. (27-7) 6 SMU (30-4)
Michigan State (19-14) 9
Purdue (25-7) 4
Regional games in New York
Regional games in Kansas City, Mo.
Vermont (29-5) 13 Creighton (25-9) 6 Rhode Island (24-9) 11
Oregon (29-5) 3
3 Baylor (25-7) 14 New Mexico St. (28-5)
Iona (22-12) 14
7 South Carolina (22-10)
Michigan (24-11) 7 Oklahoma St. (20-12) 10
10 Marquette (19-12) 2 Duke (27-8)
Louisville (24-8) 2
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15 Troy (22-14)
Jacksonville St. (20-14) 15
North Carolina (27-7) 1 Texas Southern (23-11) 16
8 Northwestern (23-11)
Arkansas (25-9) 8
9 Vanderbilt (19-15)
Seton Hall (21-11) 9
5 Notre Dame (25-9)
Minnesota (24-9) 5 Middle Tenn. (30-4) 12
12 Princeton (23-6)
No. 2 Arizona: The Pac-12 is loaded at the top this year, and Arizona surged once sophomore scorer Allonzo Trier (17.3 ppg) returned from a 19-game PED suspension. Finnish freshman 7-footer Lauri Markkanen (.432 on 3-pointers) can score from all over the court. G.H.
Miami (Fla.) (21-11) 8
Nevada (28-6) 12
12 UNCW (29-5)
16 S.Dakota St. (18-16)
FINAL FOUR PICK
N.C. Cent./UC Davis 16
UPSET ALERT No. 10 OKST over No. 7 Michigan: The Cowboys (85.5 ppg) can score in bunches, and the Wolverines may be emotionally and physically spent after a week that included a flight with a scary aborted takeoff and a four-day run to the Big Ten title.
1 Gonzaga (32-1)
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame: The junior forward is one of four regulars for the Irish who shoot at least 40 percent from 3-point range. He also averages a double-double (17.5 points, 10.2 rebounds) and is a .523 shooter from the field.
Kansas (28-4) 1
Iowa State (23-10) 5
5 Virginia (22-10)
West No. 11 Xavier over No. 6 Maryland: These teams are similar in RPI (Maryland edges Xavier 34 to 46), but the Terps start three freshmen and inexperience could be a factor against a more veteran Xavier squad.
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March 18 and 19
FINAL FOUR PICK No. 1 Villanova: The No. 1 overall seed could be the first repeat champion since Florida (2006-07). Butler won two meetings with Villanova this year but would have to make the national title game to set up a third. Maryland natives Josh Hart (18.9 ppg) and Kris Jenkins form a formidable senior duo. GABE HIATT (EXPRESS)
Butler (23-8) 4
4 West Virginia (26-8) 13 Bucknell (26-8)
6 Maryland (24-8)
Regional games in San Jose, Calif.
Regional games in Memphis, Tenn.
Winthrop (26-6) 13 Cincinnati (29-5) 6 KSU/Wake 11
11 Xavier (21-13) 3 Florida State (25-8)
UCLA (29-4) 3
14 Florida G. Coast (26-7)
Kent State (22-13) 14
7 St. Mary’s (Cal.) (28-4)
Dayton (24-7) 7
Dillon Brooks, Oregon: The Pac-12 player of the year is the most coldblooded shooter in America. He can drive, post up and hit the long ball — he’s already hit two game-winners this year, against Cal and UCLA. If the Ducks are to overcome the loss of senior forward Chris Boucher (torn ACL), they’ll need Brooks (16.3 ppg) to do even more.
FINAL FOUR PICK No. 1 Kansas. A loss to TCU in the first round of the Big 12 tournament came without suspended freshman Josh Jackson. When the well-rested Jayhawks get him back, they add their second-leading scorer. Senior PG Frank Mason III (20.8 ppg) is a player of the year candidate. G.H.
South UPSET ALERT No. 10 Wichita State over No. 7 Dayton: Analytics guru Ken Pomeroy has Wichita State rated as his No. 8 team, and Dayton is 36th. The Shockers are 10-1 on the road. Gregg Marshall’s young team rebounds and defends well.
SHOT MAKER Joel Berry II, UNC: The Tar Heels play best with a penetrating point guard on the fast break. Berry hits 41.5 percent of his 3-pointers. By driving into the paint, he can also set up easy feeds for his big men and open up shots for ACC player of the year Justin Jackson.
FINAL FOUR PICK 10 VCU (26-8)
Wichita State (30-4) 10
2 Arizona (30-4)
Kentucky (29-5) 2
15 North Dakota (22-9)
Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk suspended two games for charging against the Kings
Northern Ky. (24-10) 15
Free agent guard T.J. Lang leaves Packers to sign a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions
Isaiah Thomas scores 22 to lead Celtics to 100-80 home win over Bulls
No. 2 Kentucky: Of course, the SEC champs’ top three leading scorers are freshmen. The best of them, Malik Monk, has four games with at least 30 points, including a 47-point effort against UNC in December. G.H.
WBC: Carlos Correa’s 3-run homer powers Puerto Rico into 2nd round with 9-3 win over Italy in Mexico
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Nationals put Derek Norris on waivers
Bradley Beal said the Wizards celebrated Saturday’s overtime win over Portland “like we won the championship.”
Luck and determination drive Wizards’ road run Missed call helps club snag its fourth victory in five days out west NBA The first game-winning shot of Markieff Morris’ career shouldn’t have counted. On Saturday night in Portland, the video replays showed a turnover. The lead official later admitted that Morris had stepped out of bounds before his 20-foot dagger deflated the Trail Blazers. But try telling the Wizards they didn’t deserve the character-revealing 125-124 win in overtime. Washington (41-24) caught a break, but the Wizards created
their own fortune by overcoming a 21-point deficit in the second half, fighting back for their fourth win in five nights. Including a 130122 victory Friday at Sacramento, the Wizards have consecutive road wins in OT for the first time since November 1991. “It’s almost like we won the championship,” Bradley Beal said of the team’s emotions in Portland. “We were throwing water around, beating on lockers like wild animals.” The Wizards enter tonight’s game at Minnesota (8, CSN) with a 22-5 record since Jan. 11, the best mark in the NBA. They’ve come back 14 times while trailing by double figures. As of Sunday afternoon, they were in second
place in the East, just 2 1/2 games behind Cleveland. On Saturday, Washington won with trust. Understanding he’d need to expand the rotation to combat fatigue, coach Scott Brooks relied on Jason Smith for first-half minutes and later turned to Tomas Satoransky through the fourth quarter as the bench trimmed a nine-point deficit to four. With the game on the line and 6-11 center Jusuf Nurkic in front of him, Beal put his faith in Morris. “It was kind of a no-brainer for me to just hit the open guy,” Beal said. “We trust everybody to make shots. Win, lose or draw, I’m riding with my teammates.”
Washington has placed catcher Derek Norris on waivers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, as the team seeks to resolve its logjam at catcher. The Nationals seemed to make Norris, their 2007 fourth-round draft pick, the replacement for Wilson Ramos when they reacquired Norris from the Padres for pitching prospect Pedro Avila in December. Once Matt Wieters signed with Washington last month, it was likely Norris and his $4.2 million would be cleared off the books. The Nats would like to trade Norris, who hit .186 for San Diego last year, but no partner has emerged. (TWP)
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“The biggest thing with me was the football part and wanting to be with a team that wants me.” REDSKINS DT TERRELL MCCLAIN, who told The Washington Post he was lured by his salary ($21 million over four years)
and opportunity to start when he signed as a free agent shortly before news broke of GM Scot McCloughan’s ouster.
Indians shut down 2B Jason Kipnis; he’s likely to miss opening day with sore shoulder
NYCFC 4, D.C. UNITED 0
David Villa strikes twice while D.C. gets blanked David Villa scored two goals and NYCFC newcomers Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez added one each in a 4-0 victory that overshadowed the MLS debut of 2016 Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes for D.C. United on Sunday in New York. Neither team scored in its opener last week, but NYCFC (1-1-0) got off to a quick start with Wallace firing in the rebound of Jack Harrison’s shot in the eighth minute. Harkes, a homegrown midfielder who starred at Wake Forest, took two shots, neither on goal. Sean Johnson saved four shots by D.C. United. (AP)
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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
Dominicans outlast Colombia in 11 innings Welington Castillo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the Dominican Republic’s seven-run 11th inning, sending his country to a 10-3 victory over Colombia in their final pool game of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday in Miami. The defending champions, who were coming off a dramatic 7-5 victory over the U.S. on Saturday night, advanced to the second round Tuesday in San Diego. The Dominicans have won 11 straight in the tournament. Jose Bautista and Carlos Santana began the 11th as the designated runners at second and first base, part of the tournament tiebreaking rules. After a sacrifice bunt and intentional walk, Castillo sent a line drive into left-center. (AP)
Venezuela’s catcher, Salvador Perez (Royals), to sit out rest of WBC with minor knee injury
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Human resources professional Edith Montenegro wants to help the company she works for reach pay equity.
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Let’s all just pay fair Some programs prep human resources students to ensure equity on the job DEGREE PROGRAMS Sometimes, the fight for pay equity takes place through public demonstration, as it did at workplaces across the country with A Day Without a Woman last week. Sometimes, it happens in a classroom. In Georgetown University’s master’s degree program in human resources management, students are learning the skills they need to ensure that companies’ policies on hiring, advancement and pay are fair. According to Edith Montenegro, a human resources professional in D.C. who attends the Georgetown program part time, this is an essential role for HR employees nowadays. “I don’t think it’s an optional role to play,” says Montenegro, 38. “Every HR professional knows it’s our responsibility.” In 2015, women working
full time in the United States typically were paid 80 percent of what men were paid; black women made 63 percent of what white men made; and Hispanic and Latina women made 54 percent, according to a 2017 report from the American Association of University Women. As the front line of a company’s hiring practices, HR employees have an opportunity to help change that. Georgetown’s program allows students to focus on several areas related to HR, including strategic human capital management (Montenegro’s focus), and diversity and inclusion. Among the skills students learn is how to use data to show companies where they fall short on pay equity and diversity (including diversity in race, gender and sexual orientation), and why paying attention to these issues
Legal maneuvers The federal government might give HR employees a boost in terms of leveling the playing field at their organizations. A proposed law, the Paycheck Fairness Act, would strengthen existing equal pay laws and calls for training programs in negotiation skills for women and girls. The bill has been introduced several times and never passed, but states such as California and Massachusetts have passed their own laws designed to close the wage gap. E.B.
is good for business. “A lot of people feel it’s the right thing to do, and it is, but there is also a positive business impact when the work is done effectively,” says Jacqueline Blount, 36, an HR professional in D.C. She graduated from Georgetown’s HR management program in 2015 with a concentration in diversity and inclusion.
William Martucci, an employment attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and an instructor in Georgetown’s HR management program, says grad programs are becoming more and more focused on using data and analytics to provide better evidence for HR policies. “If one as a company has espoused global diversity and inclusion, or equal pay practices, now there’s an opportunity to drill down deeper, establish a benchmark and to periodically review that information,” he says. “These pay disparities have existed for such a long time for a variety of reasons. The use of analytics is very exciting because it will add a dimension to best practices.” The University of Maryland University College’s master’s degree in management with a human resources specialization also teaches HR students to mine company data to identify pay CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
U.S. employers might soon have greater incentive to help their workers pay down student loans. A bipartisan bill, introduced last month by Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., would give companies a tax break for providing employees up to $5,250 a year to repay education debt, while sparing employees from being taxed on the money. Davis said the repayment incentive could ultimately help the government save money on student loan defaults. The legislation taps into a trend of companies offering student loan repayment benefits as a way to compete for talent. Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, for example, offers as much as $1,200 a year to junior employees burdened with debt. DANIELLE DOUGLAS-GABRIEL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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gaps and develop solutions. “Our program weaves the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity through all of the courses,” says Donna DrakeClark, a UMUC professor and chair of the HR management program. George Mason Learning Solutions’ HR management certificate program includes diversity and inclusion as part of its core curriculum, too. Some employers are already using strategies to reach equity in the workplace, including not asking job candidates for past salary history or to name their ideal salary, and ensuring equal access to training opportunities, Martucci and Drake-Clark note. These are the skills and strategies that HR professionals need now. HR jobs themselves have changed to reflect this, with many organizations creating HR roles specifically dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Blount, for example, works specifically on ensuring diversity at her organization. “Employers have an interest in ensuring that women can succeed in their companies,”
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says Emily Martin, vice president for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center in D.C. “Women are about half the workforce. If you have a company culture that drives women out, you’re going to lose a lot of talent.” Montenegro says she looks forward to applying the skills she’s learning in the classroom in the real world. “Theory is good, but practice is better,” she says. “Hopefully, at the end of everything, we can help shape organizations toward creating a more tolerant and inclusive workforce.” ERIN BYLANDER (FOR EXPRESS)
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As many great career-change stories do, Karen Kleyle’s started with a dream. Not the kind where you visualize your true passion, or where you tell your boss off and walk out forever. Kleyle’s was an unanticipated vision she saw in her sleep, one that later
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for a 5K. “And then I just kept upping my game,” she says. Fast-forward to 2015, and Kleyle, then 30 pounds lighter and a senior business unit associate at AARP, found herself at a career crossroads. The company was offering employees a buyout program, and she wondered if she’d been presented with just the opportunity to steer a different path. “I wanted to do something in more of a one-on-one, actively focused, helping-people role,” Kleyle says. “I didn’t know exactly what that would be yet.” She initially considered nursing. “Then I realized I wanted to actually help people to overcome health issues and prevent people from having health issues,” she says. “It came to me that people were asking me for advice on health and fitness anyway. I could get paid for this!” Kleyle accepted AARP’s buyout in April 2015. With that package came access to a career coach, and though she only spoke to the coach biweekly via phone for about three sessions, with irregular check-ins after that, she found the input helpful as an impartial voice of reason. “She provided validation for me,” Kleyle says. “It was nice to have somebody in my corner who didn’t know me before and wanted to see me succeed.” She scoped out the personal training landscape with a Google search. Longevity Studios was the first result out of La Plata, Md., to pop up, so she applied for a job on a whim. After a meeting
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A lot of weight to carry ‘American Crime’ delves back into heavy themes with anthology’s usual lack of gloss TELEVISION Creator John Ridley’s anthology drama “American Crime,” which returned for a third season Sunday on ABC, is a rare show on a broadcast network that strides into difficult subject matter without flinching or dressing it up. It’s also never about just one theme. Season 1, about a homeinvasion murder, presented itself as a study of the prejudices that prevent criminal justice, but it was just as much about how communities collapse in the same way that some families do. Season 2, about a rape involving athletes at a private high school, was predominantly a study in class divide but left a deeper impression as a story about the lingering damage of bias and
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It’s no surprise that viewers have not turned out in droves for “American Crime,” even though critics have given the show high praise. It’s a compelling but also consistently depressing series. It’s not going to help matters that this season has exchanged some of “American Crime’s” clarity for more cloudiness, which might be Ridley’s intent: He wants to show us how this leads to that, which leads to that, which leads to this, which creates a morass of injustice and crime. Where to start? (Where to end?) In a tangle of stories, “American Crime” may be speaking a much-needed truth, but its burdens may have become too heavy for most viewers to bear.
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Final girl: ‘Last Man’ leaves Kristen Wiig alone in the world A lady is trying to teach her dog to say “milk.” “Milk. Milk. Come on, you can say it, milk,” she says. The dog peers at her with puzzled eyes. “All right, that’s enough for today,” she tells him. “But mark my words: You will talk.” He doesn’t. And there’s nobody else for her to talk to. A plague has wiped out virtually every other living being, and she’s alone in a bunker with her canine pal, drowning her sorrows in booze and dining on cat food because that’s all that’s left to eat. The dog story unfolds in the midseason premiere of “Last
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that you don’t commit to something before you know exactly what is expected of you.
TODAY: Skies may start partly sunny but should turn mostly cloudy as we head into the afternoon. Temperatures again head for highs in the low to mid40s as light winds come from the southeast ahead of our developing storm. Snow, or a mix of rain and snow, is likely to move in around 6 to 9 p.m.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You may
be nearing the point of exhaustion, and you mustn’t blind yourself to the resulting dangers. Listen to a friend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You may be forced to remember something you’ve tried to put out of your mind permanently. This can prove beneficial, in the end. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your performance is impressive, but you may feel as though your heart isn’t in it. It’s time to consider making a few subtle changes.
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AVG. HIGH: 55 RECORD HIGH: 87 AVG. LOW: 36 RECORD LOW: 14 SUNRISE: 7:20 a.m. SUNSET: 7:13 p.m.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Something is coming your way, so you must remain light on your feet — figuratively, at least — in order to steer clear of the danger.
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1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs a measure allowing slaves to enlist in the Confederate States Army with the promise they would be set free.
1925: The Tennessee General Assembly approves a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. (Gov. Austin Peay signs the measure March 21.)
1980: Ford Motor Co. Chairman Henry Ford II announces he is stepping down, the same day a jury in Winamac, Ind., finds the company not guilty of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women in a Ford Pinto.
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Merchandise Words with “selfdefense” or “good faith” Masonry container Insider’s lingo El ___ (Spanish artist) Second quarter’s “4,” briefly Gala’s killjoy DiCaprio of films Slumbers Spider’s trap Circular hairdo Eyelid protrusion Feature of some winter hats It runs if cracked Gross, to kids Type of boots or dancer States of lawlessness and disorder Emulate a “PacMan” character Common Polynesian food Maternally related “Planet of the ___” Aesthetic Feature of vast meadows
MORE OOPS 47 Dressed 49 Infamous emperor 50 Plague-carrying rodent 51 Hardwood installer 54 Frees oneself (of) 56 Explorer Ponce de ___ 57 Eight fluid ounces 59 Leave jail prematurely 63 Piece of concert equipment 64 Person who’s jumpy on airplanes? 66 Have regrets 67 Old saying 68 Commercial refrigerant 69 Make an incorrect choice, e.g. 70 Confused, wild fight 71 Some common houseplants
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Spaces between things Like history passed along by storytellers
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Shrek is an animated one Lavishes affection (on) Pencil that limits bleeding “Long ___ and far away ...” Annoying bird on a farm Native American shelter of old Swelling reducer Negative linking word Certain aerial stunt “Nixon in China,” for one Sag The mind Indoor throw? Making do, barely Charles Dutton sitcom role Has some chow Airborne pest Legendary Hollywood actor Crave Type of deodorant applicator Grab the wheel City near Tempe Whispered attention-getter
41 More weird and creepy 44 Van Gogh had one in his later years 46 Falls asleep 48 3,650 days, roughly 51 Gun for the road 52 Madagascar primate
53 Way out in the country 55 Make a goal 58 Book unit 60 Impersonator 61 Servant or serf relative 62 Sea-going eagles 64 Grier or Tillis 65 Titleist prop
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people VERY LONG FEUDS
Remy responds with diss track: ‘This Won’t End’
Let’s alert the T-shirt presses Lindsay Lohan revealed on Instagram that she is launching her own fashion line. She shared a black-and-white photo of herself wearing a jeweled headscarf with the caption: “New Fashion Line coming soon.” Further details remain unknown. Lohan teamed with brands in the past on clothing lines, including a men’s line with PacSun. Most recently, she put out a T-shirt that read, “I only speak LiLohan,” which poked fun at her new accent. (EXPRESS)
Nicki Minaj responded to Remy Ma’s diss track in a new song with Drake and Lil Wayne. In “No Frauds,” released Friday, she raps about Ma’s six-year jail stint and her record sales. Minaj also says Jay Z didn’t clear his rap verse for Ma’s album. Minaj also released “Regret In Your Tears” and “Changed It,” featuring Wayne, as two additional tracks. “Here @ Young Money, we don’t do diss records, we drop HIT RECORDS & diss u ON them,” she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram. This comes two weeks after Ma released “Shether,” where she claims Minaj uses ghostwriters and attacks her appearance. Ma put out a second diss song, “Another One,” days later. (AP)
Joshua clearly just dodging Leo’s Wolf Pack recruits
Lack of Instagraming signals very big breakup
Joshua Jackson, who split last year from Diane Kruger after 10 years together, was spotted in New York City kissing “a mystery woman during a romantic date” on Thursday night, Us Weekly reported. After dining at The Immigrant wine bar, the two left holding hands around midnight to head to his hotel. “[They] looked super happy,” a source said. (EXPRESS)
Jaden Smith, 18, and girlfriend Sarah Snyder, 21, broke up about two months ago, according to Us Weekly. An “insider” said the couple “started growing apart.” “They had been on the rocks for a while … and stopped having shared interests,” the source said. Us Weekly pointed out that neither of the two have posted images of each other on social media in months. Smith and Snyder started dating in early 2015. (EXPRESS)
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These adolescents have hopes of finding love elsewhere one day.
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