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Men and boys celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim, an ultraOrthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, on Monday. Purim celebrates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.

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Police have no idea why a 5-foot-long dead shark was left in the parking lot of a Florida Wal-Mart just days before another one was found nearby. St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the store last week after the shark was found in a shopping cart. The owner of an RV parked nearby told police he put the shark in the cart after finding it on his hood. Days later, another dead shark was reported in a driveway in Vilano Beach. (AP)

Members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, Mass., have hatched a plan to keep chickens warm during the New England winter. They’re knitting them sweaters. The project benefits birds kept on a neighboring estate known as the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust. Estate spokeswoman Erica Max says egg production has jumped noticeably since the birds began wearing them. (AP)

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday the city is preapred for snow.

a planned conference call with regional leaders at 4 a.m. Tuesday to decide if schools and city government offices would close. “We haven’t made any decisions,” Bowser said. “We’ll wait and see what’s on the ground.” Roadways throughout the region already bore telltale white streaks that showed they had been pre-treated in advance of what was forecast to begin as sleet or freezing rain before turning into snowfall near the tail end of Monday’s evening

Metro reducing service Metrorail will operate today on a Saturday schedule, with trains roughly every 12 minutes, because of the forecast for snow. Buses will start on a severe snow service plan, with only selected routes on major roadways. Metro also said MetroAccess Paratransit service is suspended today. SafeTrack single tracking will continue on the Blue and Yellow lines, but workers will be deployed for snow clearing duties instead of surge repairs. (TWP)

rush hour and continuing into the afternoon today. Snowfall predictions ranged from an inch or two in the counties southwest of D.C., to 8 inches in parts of Montgomery and Loudoun, and 15 inches near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Trundling northward, the storm was expected to bring blizzard conditions to New York and New England. The District and transportation departments in Maryland and Virginia began deploying crews as early as Sunday. D.C. officials said major roads had been treated with a brine solution, and 200 plows were ready for deployment Monday. The city also activated its cold-weather emergency plan to begin coaxing the homeless off the streets and into temporary shelters. For Washington-area commuters, there was a mixed bag of opinions on whether it would, in fact, snow — and if so, how intense the storm would be. “Some people think it’s going to be 2 to 4 [inches], some people think it’s going to be 6, 8,” said Abdrrahim Karim-James, 32. “We don’t know for sure. But I think it’s gonna be a lot.” ASHLEY HALSEY III AND LORI ARATANI (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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D.C. among ‘happiest places to live’ Be happy, Washingtonians. Or so says a recent survey done by WalletHub that ranks Washington No. 10 among the “Happiest Places to Live.” The other top places are in California, except for Sioux Falls, S.D., ranking fifth. Fremont, Calif., ranked No. 1 overall. Detroit ranked last, at No. 150. The survey looked at places with the lowest and highest adequate sleep rates, the lowest and highest depression rates, the most work hours, income growth, obesity rates and sports participation levels. (TWP)

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REGION As the first big snowstorm of the season threatened to blanket the region Monday night into today, Congress halted work, and state, county and school officials were tracking the weather to see if they should too. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser flew home a day early from a business trip to Texas, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said that despite recent warmer weather, “It’s still winter and this storm is coming. “Some people are sort of lulled into this false sense of security because we had this great 70-degree weather and I think everybody thinks it’s springtime,” Hogan said during a visit to a salt distribution facility in Annapolis. “This is a serious winter storm. It will be the biggest event we’ve had this season and people need to be prepared; they need to be safe.” Bowser, who has made it a priority to keep the city open during snow storms, said city officials would likely wait until

BILL O’LEARY (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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THE DISTRICT A California man arrested after jumping the White House fence and walking up to the grand south entrance carrying Mace was in federal court Monday amid continuing questions over how he got so close to the executive mansion without being challenged. President Trump was in the residence at the time of the breach. The accused intruder, Jonathan T. Tran, 26, of Milpitas, Calif., faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on one count of entering restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon after his arrest Friday. Jonathan Wackrow, who formerly spent 14 years in the Secret Service, including serving in former President Barack Obama’s detail, called the incident a “gut punch” to an agency still recovering from a 2014 incident in which Omar Gonzalez made his way deep into the executive mansion before being tackled by an off-duty agent. “What has changed in three years?” said Wackrow, who is now executive director of risk-mitigation company RANE. “Zero.” As in the intrusion by Gonzalez, Wackrow said, multiple layers of protection had to fail for Tran to be able to approach the presidential residence after surveillance video is said to have showed him jumping a fence near the Treasury Building on East Executive Avenue. Tran was arrested carrying

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A member of the Secret Service is shown walking the perimeter of the North Lawn of the White House last year.

two cans of Mace, a book on Trump, a U.S. passport and a laptop containing a letter addressed to Trump about Russian hackers, saying he had found “information of relevance,” according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Tran stated he had jumped the fence and added, “I am a friend of the president,” Secret Service officer Wayne Azevedo wrote in an affidavit. In his letter, Tran also said that he has “been called schizophrenic,” was being followed and that his phone and email were being read by others. At the Monday hearing in Washington, federal Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather released Tran under condition that he report for supervision to the federal court in San Jose, Calif., and be subject to GPS monitoring, mental health evaluation and, if necessary, treatment. His next hearing in D.C. is set for April 13. Prosecutors requested and the

“This could have had absolutely deadly and tragic consequences. … Thankfully, it didn’t.” JONATHAN WACKROW, a former Secret Service employee, after a man jumped the White House fence Friday and made it near the building

defense also agreed that Tran not travel more than 100 miles from his home in Milpitas, that he stay away from the White House at all times and from the District except for his case, and that he not possess a firearm, destructive device, or dangerous weapon. Trump on Saturday praised the service for doing “a fantastic job last night” responding to a

“troubled person,” as security experts called the incident the latest warning of ongoing vulnerabilities at the Secret Service’s most visible and sensitive post. Wackrow said that in addition to defeating newly installed “pencil-point” spikes atop the fence at the property that are intended to slow down would-be jumpers, Tran’s alleged incursion should have triggered intrusion detection and video surveillance alarms. Tran also would have “walked by multiple, multiple uniformed division posts at the White House,” Wackrow said. “All of those things did not react to this individual traversing a significant amount of distance at the White House,” Wackrow said. If failures were not tied to the technical security system, then personnel did not respond properly despite known vulnerabilities, he said. FAIZ SIDDIQUI AND SPENCER S. HSU (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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The magnitude of an earthquake that occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday in central Virginia. Zachary Reeves, duty seismologist at the National Earthquake Information Center, said the earthquake occurred in the Oilville area of Goochland County at a depth of nearly 7 miles. He says there have been no reports of damage. (AP)

Abortion rights group NARAL endorses Northam for governor in Va. Democratic primary

Police say a passenger on Metro was punched in the face last week after sitting down next to a younger man who had refused to scoot over. Metro Transit police said the Blue Line passenger had approached a man blocking the aisle and asked him to move over so he could sit down. The man refused, so the passenger slid past him to the window seat. According to a police report, the suspect said, “You could have said ‘Excuse me’ before sitting.” Then the man punched him and fled. A Metro spokesman said police took statements Friday but couldn’t find the attacker. (AP/TWP) THE DISTRICT

Private school teacher charged with sex abuse A history teacher at Georgetown Day School accused of sexual misconduct with a student kissed a 14-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court. The teacher, Mark Elder AllenGifford, 31, of Northwest D.C., was arrested Friday and made his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday on charges of felony and misdemeanor child sexual abuse. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. (TWP) RICHMOND

Trial begins over Virginia legislative boundaries Attorneys for Virginia election officials and lawmakers are back in court defending the state’s legislative boundaries. A bench trial challenging 11 Virginia House and Senate districts opened Monday in the Richmond Circuit Court. The lawsuit was brought by OneVirginia2021, a redistricting advocacy group. The group says lawmakers during the 2011 redistricting process violated the requirement that election districts must be compact. The trial could last through Thursday. (AP)

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Ex-mayor pleads guilty in drug case Richard Silverthorne was arrested in August in sex-for-meth sting FAIRFAX CITY The former mayor of Fairfax City pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine Monday in connection with a high-profile sex-for-drugs sting that ended his political career last year. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, gave $200 worth of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer in August in exchange for what he thought would be an

orgy at a Tysons Corner hotel, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kathleen Bilton said in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Monday. The sting was staged after Fairfax County police received a tip in July that Silverthorne was using a website called Bare Back Real Time to meet men and possibly exchange methamphetamine for sex, Bilton told a judge. Police created a fake profile to lure Silverthorne, who was using an account under the name “Anotherfundcbottom.” Unaware he was communicating with

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Bilton said. A judge ordered Silverthorne to jail until his sentencing on June 9. Silverthorne had remained free on his own personal recognizance after the arrest. Silverthorne faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced, but will likely only get a light sentence — or even

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local VIRGINIA Laura Tarantino would love to adopt a child. But under Virginia law, she cannot try for now. In 2009, when she was 21, Tarantino was arrested a second time for possession of heroin and went to prison for 15 months. The felony prevents her from adopting for a decade after her conviction, under a law that imposes a ban twice as long as federal standards on adoptions. Now 28, Tarantino is mounting a challenge to a law she says is unfair, antiquated and desperately needs to be changed. “It is

like someone driving their car through the new home I am trying to build,” Tarantino said. “It hurts every bone in my body.” Adopted herself as a child, Tarantino wants to expand the family she has in Alexandria with her husband, Frederick, and their 5-year-old son, Tyler. Tarantino, who said she has written hundreds of letters to lawmakers in Richmond, hopes to persuade legislators to shorten the time period or begin case-bycase considerations, as already happens in nearby Delaware. Her challenge to the adoption

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After prison, a fight for right to adopt

A felony from 2009 prevents Laura Tarantino from adopting a child in Virginia for 10 years.

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nation+world Prosecutor says film’s edit of Ferguson video distorts the incident FERGUSON, MO. Surveillance video showing Michael Brown in a Ferguson, Mo., convenience store in the early hours of the day he was fatally shot by a police officer was heavily edited for a documentary, a prosecutor said Monday. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch dismissed the footage from the documentary “Stranger Fruit” during a news conference. “This is not new information; it’s certainly not a surprise to anyone,” McCulloch said. “It’s certainly not relevant or material to anything that occurred later

that day at the store.” The filmmakers and others say the video suggests Brown, a black 18-year-old, didn’t rob Ferguson Market & Liquor before white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot him on a neighborhood street in August 2014. Meanwhile, a lawyer for Ferguson Market & Liquor says he will release an unedited version of the video showing Brown in the store. The lawyer, Jay Kanzler, said Sunday that he wants to disprove the claims that Brown didn’t rob the store on Aug. 9, 2014. He also said the video used in the documentary was edited. The documentary premiered Saturday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. About 100 protesters gathered outside the store Sunday night in

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One filmmaker reportedly said he believes the video shows Michael Brown bartering pot for cigarillos.

response to the documentary. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that seven or eight shots were heard, but no injuries were reported. Police arrested some protesters and cleared the scene

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when the market closed. One of the filmmakers, Jason Pollock, told The New York Times he believes the footage shows Brown trading a small amount of marijuana for a bag of cigarillos around 1 a.m. on Aug. 9, 2014. The video doesn’t clearly show what was exchanged, but shows Brown leaving behind the cigarillos. Pollock reasons that Brown intended to come back later for the bag of cigarillos. But Kanzler said no such transaction took place, and that Brown stole the cigarillos when he returned to the store about 10 hours later. “There was no understanding. No agreement. Those folks didn’t sell him cigarillos for pot,” Kanzler told The Times. (AP/THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday postponed her trip to Washington for her first faceto-face meeting with President Trump due to the late-winter storm expected on the U.S. East Coast. Merkel had been scheduled to arrive late Monday for meetings with Trump today. The meeting was rescheduled for Friday. (AP) HARRISBURG, PA.

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in scandal Two ex-Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university. Tim Curley, 62, an ex-athletic director, and Gary Schultz, 67, a one-time vice president, struck a deal in which prosecutors dropped three felony charges that carried up to seven years each. They now face up to five years. (AP) POLAND

Minn. man confirmed as Nazi commander Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday. The man has been identified as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, from Minneapolis. (AP)

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A practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely is now spreading in the U.S. Parents are bringing cardboard boxes home with their newborns. The boxes give babies a safe, decluttered place to sleep, reducing sudden infant deaths. Programs in California, Ohio and New Jersey have started giving out the boxes for free at hospitals. (AP)

CAIRO | The 3-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most famous and longest-ruling pharaohs, is pulled out of groundwater in a Cairo slum Monday. The colossus, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bulldozer on Thursday, is around 26 feet tall and was discovered by a German-Egyptian archaeology team. Egyptologist Khaled Nabil Osman called the statue an “impressive find.”

Russia-backed deal struck to allow opposition fighters to leave last rebel-held neighborhood in Homs, Syria

Once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, the man known as “Carlos the Jackal” appeared in a French court Monday for a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, 67, is accused of throwing a hand grenade into a shopping area, killing two and injuring 34. He is already serving a life sentence for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of taking part in. (AP)

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Intel makes driverless car push King stands by controversial ‘babies’ tweet POLITICS Democrats and some Republicans on Monday criticized a veteran GOP congressman for saying America can’t restore “our civilization with somebody else’s babies” and warning of a liberal effort to destroy Western civilization through immigration. On Twitter on Sunday, Rep. Steve King of Iowa paid tribute to far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who opposes immigration. King said Wilders “understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Monday on CNN, King stood by his remarks. He said, “I meant exactly what I said,” and noted that he delivers the same message to countries in Europe. “We need to get our birth rates up or Europe will be entirely transformed within a half a century or a little more.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, called on GOP leadership to condemn King’s statements. “Steve King’s vile racism has no place in decent society, much less in the U.S. Congress,” Hammill said. “But once again, disgusting hatred has been met with deafening silence from Speaker [Paul] Ryan.” AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, said that “[Ryan] clearly disagrees and believes America’s long history of inclusiveness is one of its great strengths.” KEVIN FREKING (AP)

TECHNOLOGY Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15.3 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology. The deal announced Monday combines Mobileye’s marketleading software that processes information from cameras and other sensors with Intel’s hardware, data centers and its own software, giving automakers a one-stop place to shop for fully autonomous systems. “This acquisition essentially merges the intelligent eyes of the autonomous car with the intelligent brain that actually drives the car,” Intel CEO Brian

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Mobileye’s software, which reads inputs from cameras, radars and laser sensors, can monitor speed limits and warn drivers of potential collisions.

Krzanich said. The deal, expected to close by year’s end, will allow the companies to bring components to market faster at a lower cost, solidifying Mobileye’s leadership position, officials said. Automakers and some technology companies are testing

autonomous vehicles in California, Michigan and other states. Nearly all use Mobileye’s software, which reads inputs from cameras, radar and laser sensors and makes decisions on what an autonomous car should do. Jerusalem-based Mobileye says it has contracts with

27 different automakers. It also controls about 70 percent of the market for software that runs automatic emergency braking and semi-autonomous cruise control systems that are in cars and trucks on the road today. Autonomous cars will need higher levels of connectivity to the internet and access to bigger data centers, which Intel can provide, Krzanich said. The two companies also will combine highly detailed mapping efforts. “If you put all of that together, you really get an end-to-end solution for autonomous driving,” said Mobileye Chairman and co-founder Amnon Shashua, who will continue to lead the combined autonomous car unit. In the deal, Intel Corp. will pay $63.54 for each share of Mobileye N.V. The boards of both companies still have to approve the transaction. TOM KRISHER (AP)

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Satirical bill hits men below belt A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives on Friday would fine men for masturbation and require them to wait 24 hours after a consultation to receive a vasectomy, colonoscopy or Viagra prescription. The satirical bill, filed by state Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, is meant to turn the language of antiabortion laws on men. (TWP)

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Will Trump set his sights on the moon? NASA has a new rocket and spaceship. How will they be put to use? SPACE NASA is building a jumbo rocket. It’s called the Space Launch System, or the SLS. The core stage of the SLS is slowly materializing. Technicians have completed the largest component — a liquid hydrogen fuel tank that’s 133 feet from nose to tail. Construction of the core stage of the SLS program is handled in Louisiana, at the Michoud Assembly Facility. The vast structure survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then a direct hit from a tornado earlier this year. But the new rocket will have to survive the unpredictable crosswinds of Washington. President Trump is now in charge of the space program, and no one in Washington seems to have a clear idea what’s going to happen next. Trump has expressed interest in President John F. Kennedy’s vow in 1961 to put American astronauts on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Thus, everyone expects Trump to try to create a “Kennedy moment.” The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing is coming up in two years. For NASA, that’s a huge anniversary — and suddenly everyone seems to be

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talking about moon missions. President George W. Bush wanted U.S. boots on the moon by 2020. President Barack Obama killed the Bush program, saying we’d been there and done that. But with Republicans in control of both Congress and the White House, the moon looms larger. Last month, in his address to Congress, Trump made a single, enigmatic comment about space: “American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream.” Did that mean the moon? Mars? Trump hasn’t nominated anyone yet to lead NASA, nor has he picked a science adviser. He is expected to re-form the long-disbanded National Space Council, which would be headed by Vice President Pence and

oversee civilian and military space programs. In the meantime, civil servants at NASA are re-examining the current human spaceflight schedule to see whether there’s a way to do something dramatic before the end of Trump’s term. The first SLS launch, penciled in for late next year, will also be the first time it is paired with the new Orion crew capsule. The launch will test the hardware and life support equipment. Mannequins will serve as the crew. But last month, NASA’s acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, asked his team to look at the feasibility of adding astronauts to the first test flight. The study should be finished within weeks. JOEL ACHENBACH (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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POLITICS Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s healthcare system, and that figure would grow to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday. By 2026, the office estimated, a total of 52 million people would lack insurance — including 28 million already expected to lack coverage under Obama’s statute. The figures dealt a blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry. The report by the Congressional Budget Office flies in the face of President Trump’s aim of “insurance for everybody,” and he had been assailing the credibility of the CBO in advance of the release. Administration officials quickly took strong issue with it. Health Secretary Tom Price said the White House “disagrees strenuously” with the report. Price complained that the CBO only looked at the House bill, and not the two other parts of their three-phase plan. He also said that it will cover more individuals and lower costs. House Speaker Paul Ryan also defended the GOP health-care bill. A statement Monday said that Ryan is focusing on lower premiums and improved “access to quality, affordable care.” The Wisconsin Republican took the same approach as Price and said that the CBO analysis does not take into account additional steps the GOP-led Congress and Trump administration would take to lower costs and

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to millions of people who buy coverage. The budget office attributed the projected increases in uninsured Americans to the GOP bill’s elimination of tax penalties for people who don’t buy insurance, its changes in federal subsidies for people who buy policies and its curbing of Medicaid, the federal-state program that helps low-income people buy coverage. While long anticipated, the budget office’s adverse estimates provide a detailed, credible appraisal of the Republican effort by an agency with a four-decade history of even-handedness that’s currently headed by a GOP appointee. It feeds ammunition to Democrats and to some Republicans who’ve argued the GOP measure would toss millions of voters off coverage they gained under Obama’s overhaul. ALAN FRAM AND

EUROPE Scotland’s leader delivered a shocking twist to Britain’s EU exit drama Monday, announcing that she will seek authority to hold a new independence referendum in the next two years because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the EU against its will. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, above, said she would move quickly to give voters a new chance to leave the United Kingdom because Scotland was being forced into a “hard Brexit” that it didn’t support. Britons decided in a June referendum to leave the EU, but Scots voted by 62 to 38 percent to remain. Sturgeon spoke in Edinburgh hours before Britain’s Parliament approved a Brexit bill that will allow the U.K. to start the formal, two-year exit process from the EU by March 31. Sturgeon said she would ask the Scottish Parliament next week to start the referendum process, to be held between the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019. She said by then, details of Britain’s deal with the EU would be clear and Scottish voters could make “an informed choice.” The British government must agree before a legally binding referendum can be held. It didn’t say Monday whether it would do so, but the move drew a rebuke from Prime Minister Theresa May, who said a second referendum would be hugely disruptive. May accused Sturgeon of political “tunnel vision.” JILL LAWLESS AND

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increase choices. The CBO report also undercuts a central argument that Republicans have cited for swiftly rolling back former President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul: that the health insurance markets created under the 2010 law are unstable and about to implode. The congressional experts said that largely would not be the case and that the market for individual health insurance policies “would probably be stable in most areas either under current law or the [GOP] legislation.” Even though Republican tax credits would be less generous than those under “Obamacare,” the combination of those credits and other changes to lower premiums would attract enough healthy people to stabilize markets under the new plan, the report said. In a talking point embraced by Republicans, the budget

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CBO premium estimates Initial rise: Average premiums for individuals would rise in 2018 and 2019 by 15 to 20 percent compared to current law, because Republicans would eliminate the penalties designed to induce people to buy insurance coverage. Decrease in 2020: In 2020, premiums would begin to fall in comparison to the current law, and by 2026, average premiums for people buying individual coverage would be roughly 10 percent lower. Age variation: Older people could be charged more for insurance under the proposed law, so premiums will vary for different ages. (AP)

office concluded that the GOP measure would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade. That’s largely because the legislation would cut Medicaid and eliminate subsidies Obama’s law provides

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Scherzer: I’ll be ready for opening day NATIONALS When Max Scherzer reported to training camp in West Palm Beach, Fla., last month, he doubted he would be ready for the start of the regular season, and the Nationals started preparing as though Scherzer would miss some time. But that was before Scherzer began experimenting with a three-finger fastball, which has allowed him to build arm strength without aggravating the stress fracture in his right ring finger. He debuted the new grip playing catch and then tried it throwing long toss, which was good enough for his bosses to allow him to throw it off a mound. After a couple of bullpen sessions, a three-inning live batting practice session and a two-inning simulated game appearance,

Scherzer said he steadfastly believes he’ll be ready for the start of the season, which falls in line with what manager Dusty Baker said Sunday. “He’s a little bit behind but not as far behind as it looked like he was going to be at the beginning,” Baker said. “He’s back on pace I think.” Earlier Sunday, Scherzer threw 28 pitches in an intrasquad simulated game on one of the back fields at the Nationals’ spring training complex. Scherzer said Monday the session went well, which was pitching coach Mike Maddux’s verdict Sunday. Maddux said Scherzer is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game against another organization — those are still controlled settings — and throw three innings. On Monday, Scherzer said that would be “TBD.” If Scherzer is able to pitch in a Grapefruit League game instead, that would give him the opportunity to pitch in three exhibition games before opening

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professing Monday morning that he’ll be ready to pitch on opening day April 3 against the Marlins despite a stress fracture in his right hand that’s altered his fastball grip

day — assuming he pitches every five days. The Nationals could also have Scherzer miss the first turn through the rotation because the team has an off-day April 4, a day

after opening the season at home against the Marlins. Scherzer then wouldn’t have to pitch until April 12 at home against the Cardinals if the four other members of the rotation pitch every fifth day. If the Nationals elect that route, they could place Scherzer on the 10-day disabled list, which has replaced the 15-day DL beginning this season, and backdate it as long as Scherzer doesn’t appear in a game during that period. That would grant them a spot on the active roster to use elsewhere. JORGE CASTILLO

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Former NFL QB Tim Tebow tallied his first hit for the Mets on Monday against Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein. Tebow was hitless in his first eight at-bats before his opposite-field single on a 2-2 pitch in the fifth inning. Tebow, 29, batted eighth in a surprise appearance. Manager Terry Collins said Friday there were no plans to play Tebow after two starts, but the team needed players because of the World Baseball Classic. (AP)

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REDSKINS Despite the uncertainty hovering over quarterback Kirk Cousins, he and his teammates are proceeding as if he will be with Washington in 2017. Newly signed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and Cousins traded text messages over the weekend and made plans to meet with other receivers soon to get a head start on offseason practices — which start late next month. In an introductory conference call Monday, Pryor said he’s looking forward to training with a “supporting cast” of new

teammates. Based on everything he’s heard from coaches, team officials and Cousins himself, he expects to play with the quarterback. Last Thursday, Pryor, 27, signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Washington. On Friday, Cousins signed a franchise tender that guarantees him $23.9 million for this season. The Redskins have reportedly rebuffed Cousins’ request to be traded. Pryor, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound converted quarterback, made the switch to receiver full-time with the Browns last season, when he

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The doors to Washington’s locker room in Anaheim stayed closed for roughly 15 minutes after a 5-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday. The team always meets after games, but this session ran long because the Caps reached unfamiliar territory — their first four-game losing streak since November 2014. Entering a home game against the Wild tonight (7, CSN), the team knows what it needs to fix. The Capitals have taken too many penalties while scoring too few goals, and some turnovers in their own end have cost them. The Capitals were 17-2-1 going into its bye week but are now 5-6-1 since the break. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Nick Foles is returning to the city where he had his most success. The Eagles agreed to terms Monday on a two-year contract with Foles, who will serve as the backup quarterback for Carson Wentz two years after former coach Chip Kelly traded him to St. Louis. The Eagles are expected to trade or release Chase Daniel, who signed a $21 million, three-year contract last year. Foles, 28, was drafted in the third round in 2012 by Philadelphia under Andy Reid. He thrived under Kelly a year later, going to the Pro Bowl after throwing 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in 10 starts en route to an NFC East title. (AP)

In a lopsided loss March 3 at Oxon Hill High in Prince George’s County, Watkins Mill coach Donita Adams tried to let every girl play. But, because of a rarely enforced rule, she left Je’Nan Hayes on the bench. The junior wasn’t allowed to play because she wears a hijab as part of her Muslim faith. A head official informed Adams that “documented evidence” was needed to prove Hayes, who played in 24 games this season without incident, covers her head for religious reasons. The National Federation of State High School Associations requires a state-signed waiver for “decorations and headwear.” (TWP)

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Inventory Jenny DeMarco, a D.C.-area personal trainer, suggests doing an inventory of what works and what doesn’t in your health and fitness routine. “If you made a New Year’s resolution, it’s good to check in every few months and just ask some inventory questions,” DeMarco says. Among her suggested questions: What was the original goal? Where am I now? How far do I have to go? What is helping/ hindering that goal? If you’re having a difficult time sorting through what needs to stay and what needs to go in your routine, it could be a good

time to hire a trainer. “Especially if you feel like you’ve plateaued, a trainer can help you figure out what is going on,” DeMarco says.

Switch up your routine If your routine has been consistent for a couple of months, it might be time to change things up to yield continued progress. This could mean increasing intensity, frequency or duration, or adding a new component. If there was no flexibility and core ingredient in your routine, then maybe add yoga. “We get into a comfort zone, and we tend to stay there,” DeMarco says. But it’s not just about continuing to progress, it’s also about staying injury-free. Injuries often start to pop up after six to eight weeks of a one-sided or repetitive-motion activity (such as running), says Robert Gillanders, a physical therapist with Point Performance Therapy in Bethesda.

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“A murderer? Who, me? Of course not — I’m just a guy minding my own business with my large butcher’s knife.”

Anne, an office assistant who has a host of rare disorders, including an inability to recognize faces; Steven Boyer plays Dwayne, a hilariously inept legal investigator. And “Glee’s” Jayma Mays plays Carol Anne, a harddriven prosecutor determined to use Larry’s case as a means to become the next district attorney. “Trial & Error” moves along at a quick clip (NBC sloughs it off two episodes at a time) while it wrings whatever’s left from the mockumentary glory days that brought us shows like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” It’s not nearly as funny as either of those, though, and

A multifaceted man John Lithgow, who has played a psycho killer in Showtime’s “Dexter” and Winston Churchill in Netflix’s “The Crown,” credits his work on “Trial & Error” to his versatility. “I’m someone who’s known for being really funny, very scary and occasionally very touching,” he told The Associated Press. “And the role requires all those three parts.” (EXPRESS/AP)

it sometimes sacrifices its most promising potential (making fun of true-crime serializations) to pick off easier targets (making

fun of the South). Lithgow, of course, is great at just about anything he sets his mind to. His effort rubs off on his energetic co-stars, who elevate the material and give it a spark it otherwise wouldn’t have. D’Agosto is especially entertaining as an attorney exasperated by a difficult client — his straightman setups help many of the bumpkin jokes along, even when they’re predictable: “My client is innocent,” Josh tells reporters gathered at the courthouse. “This whole trial is a witch hunt.” “Uh, no,” Dwayne corrects him. “The witch hunt is on Nov. 4.” HANK STUEVER (THE WASHINGTON POST)

verbatim

“[Diana] was an ordinary person put in an extraordinary circumstance. I admire her a great deal. … It’s a big role.” RYAN MURPHY, creator of FX’s “Feud” anthology, sharing with Entertainment Weekly that he’s casting for the series’ second season, about British royals Charles and Diana. The first, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” debuted earlier this month.

Ed Sheeran to guest star on upcoming season of “Game of Thrones”

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TV REVIEW After HBO and Netflix struck gold with serialized true-crime documentaries (“The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer”), a flood of similar projects followed, in which cold cases and suspiciously prosecuted crimes have been stretched into elaborately layered whodunits that last several episodes. It was inevitable, then, that satire would want in on this game, and that seems to be the point of NBC’s new mockumentarystyle comedy “Trial & Error” (premiering today at 10 p.m.). In it, John Lithgow stars as Larry Henderson, a South Carolina poetry professor accused of pushing his second wife, Margaret, through a plate-glass window and killing her. A similar fate befell Larry’s first wife, and that, combined with his tonedeaf reaction to both incidents, makes him a particularly unsympathetic defendant. His rich brother-in-law tells the camera that this case calls for “a Northeastern” attorney, which is how a young New York law firm associate, Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto), is sent to the small town of East Peck to handle Larry’s defense. Forced to share office space in a taxidermy shop, Josh discovers just about every yokel cliche there is. Sherri Shepherd plays

AP

NBC attempts to get in on the true-crime genre by spoofing it

TELEVISION

Tyra Banks set to host ‘America’s Got Talent’ Tyra Banks is hosting Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent,” NBC announced Sunday. The supermodel, Emmy winner and creator of “America’s Next Top Model” will be taking over hosting duties from Nick Cannon, who left the show earlier this year after eight years in the post. Banks said she looks forward to “connecting with the dreamers” and will try to get a few to “smize” for the audience. Banks will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. (AP)

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” to hit theaters Oct. 5, 2018


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1907: President Theodore Roosevelt signs an executive order designed to prevent Japanese laborers from immigrating to the United States as part of a “gentlemen’s agreement” with Japan.

1967: The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

1975: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a sendup of the legend of King Arthur, has its world premiere in Los Angeles. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Hayward, 57, dies in Los Angeles.

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Actor Colton Haynes and celebrity floral designer Jeff Leatham are engaged. The couple announced the news on Haynes’ Instagram with photos taken under fireworks just after Leatham’s proposal. They both also thanked Cher, who sent a message in a pre-recorded video that played before the proposal, on Instagram. (EXPRESS)

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Brangelina’s marriage might be over, but large back tattoos are forever.

Mark Wahlberg has signed a “massive eight-figure deal” with AT&T, the New York Post reported. The actor will serve as a spokesperson and will create original content for the mobile service and network. His deal is said to be worth at least $10 million. Wahlberg joins fellow AT&T ambassador Taylor Swift, who signed a multiyear contract with the service last year.

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J.Lo reaffirms title as Shadiest Celebrity Dater Jennifer Lopez posted to her Instagram story on Sunday a photo of herself and a man, who appears to be Alex Rodriguez, kissing her head. The singer and the former MLB star are rumored to be dating and were spotted on a Bahamas getaway together last week. Neither has confirmed or denied the rumors. However, Lopez quickly took down the photo. (EXPRESS)

They could’ve said ‘Brangelina 4ever’ Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly received tattoos commemorating their relationship a few months before announcing their divorce last September. Newly surfaced photos supposedly taken in February 2016 show Ajarn noo Kanpai, a Thai former monk turned tattoo artist, inking Jolie’s back with “three intricate ‘magical’ Sak Yant tattoos,” according to Entertainment Tonight. Pitt received a Buddhist symbol branded on the side of his stomach. A source told ET that the same ink was used for both their tattoos to “symbolically bind them as husband and wife.” (EXPRESS)

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