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Authorities said Friday a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says a teller at a bank in Hull, Ga., inadvertently deposited a check for approximately $31,000 into the account of Steven Fields, 18. Authorities say the money was spent on purchases at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant. (AP)
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On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that the internal report clearing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing in the “Bridge-gate” scandal does not totally exonerate the fellow Republican but is “a good step in the right direction.” ON FLIGHT 370
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she sees no sign yet of a terrorism link in the disappearance of a Malaysian passenger plane that has been missing since March 8. “There’s speculation, but there’s nothing,” she said. ON UKRAINE
On ABC’s “This Week,” Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak said that Ukraine needs to change its constitution to better respect regional differences within the nation. The ambassador also suggested Russia has no intention of withdrawing from the disputed territory of Crimea. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, above, into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Bush’s advisers insist that he is not actively exploring a candidacy and will not make a decision until at least the end of this year.
Gerrymandering has helped to keep House Speaker John Boehner in his job.
level,” said Matt Bennett, a former aide to President Bill Clinton. “A bunch of these legislatures slipped by very narrow margins, and some of them ﬂipped for the ﬁrst time since Reconstruction in the South.” The Republicans’ advantage will fade as the decade wears on and the population changes. In the meantime, Democrats con-
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Rural Areas Face High ACA Costs Denver Bill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health-insurance premiums. His Cold Mountain Ranch is in western Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, a rural area where outpatient services are twice as expensive as the state average. Fales recently saw his monthly premiums jump 50 percent, to about $1,800 a month. Health care has always been more expensive in far-ﬂung communities, where actuarial insurance data show fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals, as well as older residents in need of more health-care services. But the rural-urban cost divide has been exacerbated by the Affordable Care Act. “We’ve gone from letting the insurance companies use a preexisting medical condition to jack
Sign-Up Deadline Today is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama’s health-care law. If you started an application by Monday but didn’t finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches, you can take advantage of a grace period. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on HealthCare.gov. (AP)
up rates to having a pre-existing ZIP code being the reason health insurance is unaffordable,” Fales said. Geography is one of only three determinants insurance companies are allowed to use to set premiums under the federal health-care law. Insurance ofﬁcials say they need such controls to remain viable. It’s a bumpy confrontation for
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Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill ﬁght to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The reason? Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, ﬁrst by winning key state legislatures and then redrawing House districts to tilt the playing ﬁeld in their favor. In states like Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina, Republicans were able to shape congressional maps to pack as many Democrat-
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ic voters as possible into the fewest House districts. The process, called gerrymandering, left fertile ground elsewhere in each state to spread Republican voters among more districts, increasing the GOP’s chances of winning more seats. The ﬁrst payoff came in 2012, when Republicans kept control of the House, even though GOP candidates as a group got 1.4 million fewer votes than their Democratic opponents. The next payoff is likely to come this fall. How did Republicans gain their advantage? It all started with the party’s sweeping victories in 2010. Republicans won control of state legislatures in crucial states, giving the party the edge in redistricting battles that is still paying dividends. “I think Democrats made a terrible mistake. They did not put nearly enough attention or resources into legislative races at the state
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Apple, Samsung in Court The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. The trial starting today will mark the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the tech giants. (AP) YELLOWS WTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYO.
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A 4.8 earthquake shook the northern part of Yellowstone National Park early Sunday. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reported the earthquake occurred about 6:34 a.m., and no damage was reported. (AP) SUNBURY, PA.
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People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn’t even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and elaborate maps that help residents and officials prepare for natural disasters such as ﬂoods and hurricanes, there’s no national system to monitor slide activity and no effort underway to produce detailed nationwide landslide hazard maps. The U.S. Geological Survey doesn’t track or inventory slide areas on a national scale, despite an ambitious plan to do so more than a decade ago when Congress directed it to come up with a national strategy to reduce landslide losses. “No one has pushed it, and it hasn’t been a priority,” said Scott Burns, a geology professor at Portland State University. “It’s costly to monitor it, and we don’t want to pay for it.” He added, “Now they’re seeing these large disasters and say-
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Prisoners Defiant in Egypt Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi raise the four-finger sign, a symbol of defiance, during a trial Saturday in Alexandria, Egypt. The court sentenced two Morsi supporters to death for throwing a man and a child off a roof during violent protests after the Islamist president was ousted last year. Authorities have recently intensified a crackdown on Morsi supporters; last week, a court sentenced 529 Islamists to death for killing a policeman. (AP)
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Fledgling democracy a high, corruption a low for Afghan leader Kabul, Afghanistan Afghans go to the polls next weekend to choose a new president, and that in itself may one day be considered Hamid Karzai’s greatest achievement. There has been no shortage of criticism of Karzai in recent years. His mercurial behavior and inability or unwillingness to tackle corruption in his government have been well documented. But in a nation hardened by decades of war, the fact that he is stepping down as president in the ﬁrst democratic transfer of power ever is no small matter. It is made possible by a constitution that Karzai helped draft and that prohib-
its him from serving a third ﬁveyear term. The Saturday election “is a historical marker that will in many ways determine, I think, not only how he’s seen in history if he achieves that, but will also be a very important indicator about the future of this country,” U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham said last week. Karzai inherited a broken country when the Americans and their allies chose him more than 12 years ago as a leader they hoped could cross ethnic lines and bring Afghans together. As he prepares to leave ofﬁce, Afghanistan has made great strides yet remains hobbled by a resilient Taliban insurgency and fears of a return to civil war. In many parts of the country, women have more opportunities, schools have opened and nascent governmental institutions are functioning. After ﬁve years of oppressive
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has led the country since the Taliban fell in 2001.
Taliban rule, people are allowed to express their views in public. “This is one of his greatest legacies. We are here and we can say whatever we want and we can say it to him,” said Saima Khogyani, one of 69 female lawmakers in parliament. But widespread corruption, poor governance and stubborn poverty
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No Debris Linked to Missing Flight Found Yet Despite what Australia called an “intensifying search effort,” an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago. (AP) PARIS
Paris Elects First Female Mayor in Local Elections Anne Hidalgo saved Paris for the flagging Socialist Party in Sunday’s municipal elections, becoming the French capital’s first female mayor. But the far-right National Front came through with its plan to plant local roots around France, winning 10 towns, according to Interior Ministry results. The voting for local leadership was seen as referendum on unpopular President Francois Hollande. (AP)
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Russia set out demands on Sunday for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, saying the former Soviet republic should be uniﬁed in a federation allowing wide autonomy to its various regions as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris in another bid to calm tensions. Kerry stressed that Ukraine would have to be at the table for negotiations. And he said the Russian troop buildup along the border is creating a climate of fear and intimidation in Ukraine. He noted that even though the troops are still on Russian soil, they create a negative atmosphere. “The question is not one of right or legality,” he said. “The question is one of strategic appropriateness and whether it’s smart at
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D.C.’s Clouded Campaign
Many people think that the city is on the right track. Registered voters in a Washington Post poll published last week believe the city is on the right track by a 2-to-1 ratio. Some argue D.C. will continue to do well regardless of who holds the chief executive job. “The city has evolved so much in the last 20 years, our success is not dictated on who the mayor is,” said Jerry Crute, a Capitol Hill resident.
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Quiz Answers (From Top) Muriel Bowser. The Ward 4 Council member was introduced to politics by her father, who held an Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat for 30 years. Andy Shallal. The Busboy’s and Poets owner frequently discusses issues of
Millennials probably won’t make much of a difference. The growing millennial demographic may have inspired a seemingly nonstop stream of articles, but they are unlikely to have an equally dramatic effect on the race. Although one in three registered Democrats are between the ages of 18 and 34, just 35 percent of them are likely to vote. By comparison, 57 percent of registered Democrats between the ages of 55 to 64 are likely to go to the polls. There may be a competitive election in November. Usually in D.C., the Democratic primary is the election. But independent David Catania has launched a mayoral bid, and in a recent hypothetical match-up with Vincent Gray, each was tied with 41 percent support. In the same poll, voters preferred Muriel Bowser over Catania by 56 percent to 23 percent.
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A large field, weak incumbent and early April 1 date have made the District’s Democratic primary highly unusual. In the past, the city has selected a Democratic nominee in September, followed by a two-month victory lap and a mostly ceremonial general election. Three out of four registered voters in the city are Democrats. For Mayor Vincent Gray, primary day brings two possibilities, neither entirely appealing. If he wins, he’d have the distraction of a possible court battle while he runs against independent D.C. Council member David Catania in the general election. If Gray loses, he’d be a lame duck for nine months. Five people involved with Gray’s 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, but the mayor has denied all wrongdoing. He has pledged not to drop out of the race or resign if he’s indicted. The mayor said the crimes committed by others during his campaign did not bleed over into his administration, and he’s asking voters to focus on his accomplishments. Even some critics concede he’s done a good job running the city — which is enjoying a robust economy and surging population — and polls show a disconnect between voters’ negative perception of Gray and their sunny out-
After voting in D.C. last week, Laura Lindamood, 36, said she wasn’t “super-enthusiastic” about any of the candidates.
“He’s ﬂying the plane well, but there’s this fundamental question about whether he deserved to be in the cockpit in the ﬁrst place.” — TON Y BULLOCK , WHO WAS THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR FORMER MAYOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS, ON THE PERCEPTION OF MAYOR VINCENT GRAY
look on the District’s progress. In some ways, the election is shaping up as a repeat of the 2010 contest, in which Gray defeated Adrian Fenty. Muriel Bowser took over Fenty’s council seat after he was elected mayor in 2006, aided by an endorsement from the thenpopular mayor. Former Fenty advisers are leading her campaign, and she’s raised money from donors loyal to him. But she also says she’s learned from the mistakes of Fenty, who
was accused of tuning out criticism and failing to recognize that black voters in particular had turned against him. Polls showed voters thought the city was heading in the right direction four years ago, too, but they still voted him out of ofﬁce. Bowser said it’s impossible to separate Gray’s performance in ofﬁce from questions about how he got there. Voters “want their mayor to be able to focus on the issues that
race and he hopes to get Washingtonians openly talking about the subject.
Jack Evans. The Ward 1 Council member has presided over many advances in gay rights, starting with the repeal of sodomy laws, in his 23 years in office.
Vincent Orange. The At-Large Council member is a veteran campaigner. This is his second run for mayor, his 10th race overall and his fifth citywide campaign in seven years.
Tommy Wells. The Ward 6 Council member has said he is running to “restore integrity” to D.C. government
affect them,” she said, and “not on his own legal battles.” Two other Council members, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells, would become the city’s ﬁrst white mayor if elected, but polls have shown them struggling to build sufﬁcient support. Some voters are siding with Bowser pr ima r ily because they think she can beat Gray. Elcindor Johnson, 43, a federal employee, said he’s undecided between Bowser and Catania. If Gray wins, he said he’d be forced to vote for Catania, who was ﬁrst elected as a Republican but left the party 10 years ago and has a progressive record. “I don’t want a mayor who is under a cloud of possible indictment,” Johnson said. BEN NUCKOLS (AP) and bring the improvements his own ward has seen to other parts of D.C. Reta Jo Lewis. The former State Department official has struggled to translate her vast experience into a clear vision for the city’s future. Carlos Allen, referencing a Mark
Turnout will likely play a role in the election’s outcome. Just 54 percent of registered voters say they are “absolutely certain” to vote, down from 65 percent three weeks before the 2010 contest. Candidates are working hard to make sure their supporters are the ones who make it to the polls. The latest indictment may have been a game changer. Despite denials from the mayor, who has not been accused of a crime, Jeffrey Thompson’s indictment further damaged an incumbent whose support had already eroded amid a long-running federal investigation. Few are writing the mayor off, but the troubles have provided an opening for his challengers.
Twain quote. The property manager insists he’s the superior choice for voters who want change. Vincent Gray. The mayor has presided over significant growth since he took office and says his achievements in office merit another term. (E XPRESS/ T WP)
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Cover Story A Mayoral Matching Game How well do you know the eight candidates for the Democratic mayoral primary? See if you can match the quote to the contender. Answers on previous page.
Registered voters can find their polling place online at the website of the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
“My father’s motto is, ‘If you’re going to be in it, you might as well be running it.’ ” JACK EVANS
“It’s an issue when you are walking down the street. And it’s an issue in my neighborhood in Adams Morgan. There are bars that are black clubs, bars that are white clubs, and very few that are mixed. It’s not a healthy environment.”
“We do kind of pride ourselves on our posters.” ANDY SHALLAL
“In the way that Bill Clinton was described as being the first black president of the United States, [I] was described as being the first gay council member.”
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“We have not had this much corruption in our government since home rule.”
“When we’re talking about a war on poverty, I think there’s a war on our churches.”
“Politicians are like diapers, they need changing.” MURIEL BOWSER
“The facts are that this city was in trouble financially when I took over.”
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You can still vote early today in any of the city’s 13 early voting polling places. Voters can also avoid lines by checking a new online tool from the Board of Elections that shows wait times at each polling place.
For more information about the top six candidates’ positions on issues ranging from charter schools to marijuana policy, go to WashingtonPost.com/ wp-tran/local/2014-mayoral-issues.
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D.C.’s Famed Snow Owl at Minnesota Raptor Center Washington’s celebrated but injured snowy owl has been sent to a Minnesota raptor rehabilitation center for the painstaking repair of its damaged feathers. The raptor, which entranced the city by its presence this winter, was injured when it was hit by a bus. But in what appeared to be a separate incident, authorities said, its feathers were also singed. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Teams of law-enforcement divers continued the search for 8-yearold Relisha Rudd on Sunday, working the expansive grounds of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens as another day passed with no sign of the girl, who disappeared nearly a month ago. D.C. police spokesman Paul Me tca l f sa id d ivers worke d throughout the weekend at the 700-acre park along the Anacos-
tia River in Northeast. Foot searches will resume today, police said. Relisha was last seen March 1 with Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, a janitor at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, where Relisha lived with her mother and siblings. Police say that the following day, Tatum bought a box of black, 42-gallon contractor trash bags and was seen spending time at the park. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday that while authorities “have not given up on hope” that the girl will be found alive, the search is now considered a “recovery mission.” Tatum is accused of fatally shooting his wife on March 19 or
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The Search for Relisha Continues
Police and federal agents with cadaver dogs combed through Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens late last week.
March 20 in a Maryland motel room. He hasn’t been seen since then. Relisha’s mother, Shamika Young, had allowed Tatum to care for her daughter beginning on Feb. 26.
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The first enrollment period for health-insurance plans made possible by the Affordable Care Act ends today, so call centers in Maryland plan to stay open until midnight in a last-minute effort to boost enrollment numbers. Then on Tuesday, Maryland will formally begin the process of replacing its troubled exchange, which has had so many problems that ofﬁcials have decided it would be better to start anew. Maryland had more than two years to create its ﬁrst exchange, which has cost $125.5 million to build and operate, according to the exchange’s spokeswoman. The state now has about seven months to replace that system, a feat that will likely cost tens of millions of dollars. The second enrollment period opens Nov. 15. The exchange’s board plans to vote Tuesday to use technology from Connecticut, which has had one of the most successful exchanges in the country, and hire the contractor that built that system, Deloitte,
D.C. Region Posts Weak Annual Job Growth The D.C. area added a paltry 4,800 jobs in the year that ended in February — the bleakest showing in the region since the Great Recession. Data released Friday by the Labor Department indicate surprising weakness in the professional services sector, which includes the region’s throngs of government contractors. The sector lost 15,100 positions during the year, the largest regional decrease in the category since such data became available in 1991. (CAPITAL BUSINESS)
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Baseball Academy stand with the members of the baseball team Saturday during the academy’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. It will provide baseball activities, nutrition training and academic enrichment for at-risk youths in wards 7 and 8.
“What’s that saying about March? In like a lion … out like a terrifying ice breathing mystical creature?” — @POSTROZ (ROSA LIND HELDERM A N ) ON THE WEEKEND’S UNFORTUNATE WEATHER, WHICH RANGED FROM COLD, WINDY AND RAINY TO COLD, WINDY AND SNOWY. THE CHERRY BLOSSOM KITE FESTIVAL WAS POSTPONED FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY BEFORE BEING CANCELED. ORGANIZERS ARE “EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES” OF HOLDING IT ON ANOTHER DATE.
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The man leading a Washington Redskins foundation aimed at helping Native Americans also heads an organization that had a $1 million contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs terminated after federal investigators found the group’s work “unusable.” The creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation and appointment of Gary Edwards comes as the team faces unprecedented pressure to change its name. (TWP)
On March 19, a child welfare worker and school social worker went to the homeless shelter to ask Tatum about Relisha’s absences. The girl had missed more than 30 days of class at the time, though many were excused because her family had submitted a note from a “Dr. Tatum.” Authorities have offered a $45,000 reward for information leading to Tatum’s arrest and prosecution, as well as a $25,000 reward for Relisha’s safe return. A D.C. Superior Court grand jury is also investigating possible obstruction of justice charges against Young, 27, according to people familiar with the case. DONNA ST. GEORGE
The proportion of Maryland’s pool of potential private plan enrollees that it had signed up as of March 1, according to the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation. Connecticut enrolled more than 26 percent, one of the highest rates in the country. The national rate is around 15 percent. (T WP)
according to two people familiar with the decision. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and other state ofﬁcials have said they will not discuss their plans until a decision is ﬁnalized. As of Sunday afternoon, leading lawmakers had not been briefed on what is in the works. “There is a sense of relief now that we’re getting to the deadline [for open enrollment]. Now we can just focus on getting it right,” said state Sen. Thomas Middleton. Maryland was one of 14 states to build its own health-insurance marketplace rather than use the federal one. It has been one of the worst performing in the country. JENNA JOHNSON AND MARY PAT FLAHERT Y (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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UConn, Kentucky Make Final Four Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament. Napier hit three huge free throws with 37.6 seconds left in the East Regional ﬁnal at Madison Square Garden to carry UConn to the Final Four just as Kemba Walker did in Napier’s freshman year. The Huskies (30-8) rallied from a nine-point second-half deﬁcit to become the ﬁrst No. 7 seed to reach the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Fourth-seeded Michigan State’s seniors become the ﬁrst four-year players recruited by Tom Izzo to fail to reach the Final Four. Gary Harris led the Spartans (29-9) with 22 points. (AP)
UConn guards Shabazz Napier, far left, and Ryan Boatright combined to score 36 points in Sunday’s win over Michigan State.
No. 8 Kentucky 75, No. 2 Michigan 72 Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four. Harrison, one of ﬁve freshmen on eighth-seeded Kentucky’s starting lineup, elevated over Caris LeVert and drained it. He scored all 12 of his points over the last 8:05.
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No. 7 UConn 60, No. 4 Michigan St. 54
Kentucky forward Julius Randle had his fourth straight double-double of the NCAA tournament in Sunday’s win over Michigan.
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Nik Stauskas missed a heave at the buzzer and the Wildcats (28-10) rushed off the bench and dogpiled Harrison at midcourt. This will be Kentucky’s 16th trip to the Final Four and it marks the ﬁrst time an all-freshman starting lineup has made it there since the Fab Five took Michigan in 1992. Kentucky plays Wisconsin, while Florida faces UConn on Saturday in Texas. St ausk a s led t he secondseeded Wolverines (28-9) with 24 points. (AP)
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Terps Beat Top-Seeded Tennessee Women’s Basketball Alyssa Thomas scored a careerhigh 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as fourth-seeded Maryland upset No. 1 seed Tennessee 73-62 on Sunday in the Louisville Region semifinal. “Maybe people will start talking about Maryland and what Maryland’s accomplished,” Terps coach Brenda Frese said. “We have a story too. We have tradition. I’m so proud of how these kids fought.” The Terrapins (27-6) reached their ninth regional ﬁnal and ﬁrst since 2012. They did it against a program the Terps had beaten only four times previously and never before in the NCAA tournament. Maryland improved to 5-10 against Tennessee (29-6). Guard Katie Rutan said Frese ﬁred them up before tipoff. “No one has really been talking about us all year,” Rutan said. “Just to come out and throw that punch, show them that we’re here, we are Maryland and we are going down ﬁghting no matter what. We’re going to come out on top.” The Lady Vols’ self-titled “GrindFor9” in their chase for a ninth national title is over. They will miss the Final Four for a sixth straight season. This hurts even more with the national championship game being played April 8 in Nashville, Tenn., just 179 miles from their home in Knoxville. TERESA M. WALKER (AP)
JOHN McDONNELL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Terps forward Alyssa Thomas scored 33 points in their win over Tennessee.
Matt Williams opens his first season as Nationals manager today, as Washington heads to New York to face the Mets. The Nats’ home opener is Friday.
For Nats, No Time to Waste The Nationals have teased and tormented fans over the past two seasons. It’s now truly time for World Series or bust. The Nats were a big surprise in 2012 when they won 98 games and were one strike away from making the National League Championship Series. No matter, many fans thought, next year will be the breakthrough. And then Washington went 86-76 and finished 10 games behind Atlanta in the NL East in 2013. It took a late-season surge to even look that good after languishing around By Rick .500 most of the Snider year. Bryce Harper literally hit the wall, and a lineup riddled with slumps undermined a solid pitching staff. Manager Davey Johnson retired, and former major leaguer Matt Williams, known for his intensity, was brought in. And now the lineup is reset and the pitching staff is as
intimidating as ever, with Stephen Strasburg taking the mound for the season opener today at the New York Mets. The lineup should produce runs. There’s renewed leadership in the dugout. So is this the year? The one where the World Series comes to the nation’s capital for the ﬁrst time since 1933? Maybe. That’s not a lukewarm answer. The Nats have everything to win a championship. And fans are no longer simply content to see baseball is back in D.C.; it’s been nine seasons since the return. Washingtonians expect to see the postseason. But what’s considered a good season? Certainly nothing less
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than the playoffs, but really at least an NLCS appearance is expected and a World Series title desired. The Nats can look just a few blocks away at the Capitals for an example of squandered young talent. The Caps won their third straight Southeast Division title in 2009-10 with a team-record 121 points. They seemed ready to punch through with a young team. And then the Caps lost in the ﬁrst round of the playoffs. The next two years ended in secondround defeats. This season, just
The Nats can look just a few blocks away at the Capitals for an example of squandered young talent.
four years after they seemed destined to be a dynasty, the Caps are just trying to reach the postseason. The same can happen with the Nats, so winning now is imperative. Lineups don’t stay together. Players get older, arms get hurt and suddenly everyone’s wondering what happened. This season may hinge on Adam LaRoche. The slugger was miserable most of last year. After batting .271 with 33 homers and 100 RBIs in 2012, LaRoche was a paltry .237 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs last season. That slump spread through the locker room like a ﬂu virus. If he has another miserable spring, the Nats need to permanently move Ryan Zimmerman to ﬁrst. This has to be the Nats’ season to take that next step. If not now, then when? Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks
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A Staff Evaluation
Last season, the Nationals had an above-average pitching staff. Stephen Strasburg finished 13th in the majors with a 3.00 ERA. Jordan Zimmermann played in his first All-Star game. And Gio Gonzalez had a sub-3.40 ERA for a fourth straight season. Not a bad year for the team’s top three starters. But wait until this season. Here are four reasons the Nationals will have the best starting rotation in baseball in 2014. JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)
It’s time to let Stephen Strasburg loose. The Nationals have been understandably cautious since their ace had Tommy John surgery in 2010. He came back to pitch ﬁve games at the end of 2011, then had an innings limit and was shut down early in 2012. Last season, three years after his surgery, Strasburg pitched into the ninth inning just twice. Out of the top 30 pitchers in ERA last season, the Nats right-hander averaged the fourth-fewest pitches per start (95.0). He ﬁnished the 2013 season 8-9 with a 3.00 ERA, 191 strikeouts and 1.05 WHIP — pretty much top-of-therotation stats aside from his record. If Strasburg is able to stay healthy — he had a short stint on the disabled list last year for a strained muscle in his back — he should be in the Cy Young race. There’s no reason why the 25-year-old shouldn’t reach 200 innings for the ﬁrst time in his career this year.
Arms Race Here are four teams whose pitching staffs could rival the Nationals’ dominant starting rotation this season:
STRASBURG AND FISTER: JOHN McDONNELL (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Dodgers: With Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke leading this staff, the Dodgers have the best one-two punch in baseball. But they lack depth. Good luck with Dan Haren as your No. 4 starter.
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Doug Fister, below, will open the season on the DL with a strain in his right lat muscle, but if he’s able to get healthy he should be a big upgrade from Dan Haren — the Nationals’ No. 4 starter in 2013. Last year, Haren went 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA, while Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA for the Tigers. If Fister — with that 3.67 ERA — had pitched Haren’s 1692 ⁄ 3 innings in 2013, the Nationals would have allowed nearly 20 fewer runs and ranked third instead of seventh in the majors in starters’ ERA. Fister is also moving from the AL to the NL, where he won’t have to face a designated hitter on a daily basis. Lots of pitchers see signiﬁcant improvement when changing leagues. For example, Gio Gonzalez’s ERA went from 3.12 in his last season with the A’s in 2011 to 2.89 in his ﬁrst season with Washington in 2012. If Fister has even a slight improvement on his 3.53 career ERA, there won’t be a better No. 4 starter in the majors in 2014.
Prime Time The top four pitchers in the Nationals’ rotation will be from 25 to 30 years old and have four to six years of experience. Washington has a group of starters who are right in the prime of their careers. Since 2003, only four out of 22 Cy Young winners were older than 30; two have since been linked to performance-enhancing drugs (Roger Clemens and Bartolo Colon), one was out-of-nowhere knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the last was Roy Halladay. Pitchers peak in their late 20s or early 30s — which could mean a career-best year for Stephen Strasburg, 25; Gio Gonzalez, 28; Jordan Zimmermann, 27; and Doug Fister, 30.
Defense Has Their Back The Nationals’ defense didn’t exactly help the pitchers last season. Washington had the seventh-most errors (107) in the majors. Inﬁelders Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche each ranked in the bottom three in their position in errors. Zimmerman, who may see some time at ﬁrst this year, seemed to ﬁx his throwing problems toward the end of the 2013 season. LaRoche was a Gold Glove ﬁrst baseman in 2012. And Desmond has shown ﬂashes of being a top-tier defensive shortstop. At one point, he had 59 straight games without an error last year. The Nationals are not a bad defensive team, but they had a really bad defensive year in 2013. A sound defense would only help this powerhouse rotation.
Braves: A promising young rotation had an injury-filled spring that required Atlanta to sign Ervin Santana to a one-year deal in mid-March. Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy had season-ending Tommy John surgery earlier this month.
Tigers: Max Scherzer won the AL Cy Young last year and he’s Detroit’s No. 2 starter. The Tigers’ depth is comparable to the Nats’, with Justin Verlander, Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, Drew Smyly and Rick Porcello.
Cardinals: Adam Wainwright is the veteran ace on a staff of talented arms. But they’re inexperienced. How will 22-year-old Michael Wacha fare in his first full big league season? And how will 23-year-old Shelby Miller follow up his stellar rookie year?
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The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), announce the availability of the Anacostia Streetcar Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 106 Report for public review and comment. The EA evaluates environmental and cultural effects of extending a streetcar line in the Anacostia community of Washington DC. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the FTA regulations under 23 CFR 771.119. Consultation was conducted in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The EA will be available for public review in its entirety for 30 days, starting on March 17, 2014 through April 18, 2014, at the following District locations: District Department of Transportation Progressive Transportation Services Administration 55 M Street, S.E., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20003 Anacostia Neighborhood Library 1800 Good Hope Road SE Washington, DC 20020. DDOT staff will be available for the week Monday, March 31, 2014 to Friday, April 4, 2014 during library hours to accept comments and respond to questions/clarifications of the document during the release period. DC Department of Housing and Community Development 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE Washington, DC 20020 The EA will also be available online for public review on the project website: http://www.dcstreetcar.com/projects/ future-lines/anacostia-extension/. Comments on the EA must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm, April 18, 2014. You may submit comments electronically, via email, to email@example.com or call (202) 671-2847 or by mail to the following address: Circe Torruellas, Senior Transportation Planner, Progressive Transportation Services Administration, District Department of Transportation, 55 M Street, SE, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20003 Comments can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the project, please visit the website: http://www.dcstreetcar.com/projects/future-lines/anacostiaextension/ The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes. Additionally, in accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 21401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia and DDOT does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Circe Torruellas at email@example.com, 72 business hours in advance. These services will be provided free of charge.
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‘Eva Marie Saint: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival’ (TCM)
The beloved ‘How I Met Your Mother’ struck a chord with a younger generation
Turner Classic Movies invited Eva Marie Saint, below, star of “On the Waterfront” and “North by Northwest,” to be a special guest at its film festival last year. The interview she gave to host Robert Osborne during that visit is the centerpiece of this new special.
‘Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall’ (HBO) Volunteers from the inmate population provide much of Jack Hall’s care in his last months of his life while inside the Iowa State Penitentiary, and they, too, benefit from the experience.
‘Friends With Better Lives’ (CBS)
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This new series focuses on a group of pals who are still close years after their student days. Bobby (Kevin Connolly, center) and Andi (Majandra Delfino, right) are married, and Will (James Van Der Beek, left) is newly divorced.
‘The University of Sing Sing’ (HBO) This short documentary film profiles inmates at the infamous Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., who are pursuing college degrees. The program operating at Sing Sing gets great results. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)
The first episode opened with two bored-looking kids on a couch as Future Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) delivered the iconic line that would define the series: “Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story — the story of how I met your mother.” Over nine seasons, “How I Met Your Mother” followed Ted (Josh Radnor) and his best friends on their adventures, with every plotline anchored in Ted’s search for his future wife. There was Marshall (Jason Segel), Ted’s best friend, and his soulmate Lily (Alyson Hannigan); Robin (Cobie Smulders), Ted’s longtime love interest, and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), the Bro Codeinventing ladies man. Nostalgia drove the storylines of the sitcom, which ends tonight. Regardless of how it ends, the CBS comedy is already a ﬁ xture as a comedy beloved by millennials. There are many reasons the show caught on with the younger crowd: It launched a thousand catchphrases (“Legend — wait for it – dary”) and teachings for 20-something life (“Nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m.”). Overall though, “HIMYM” offered a much more valuable lesson about the importance of adult friendship, as the intense bonding in post-college years means that those friends essentially become your family.
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From left, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris gather for one last high-five.
“From the ﬁrst time we shot the pilot, the ﬁve of us felt like we were friends. We didn’t feel like actors.” — JOSH R A DNOR, WHO PLAYS TED
So what made it last? “The format, how bold it was in both storytelling and letting characters grow,” Radnor, a mostly unknown actor before breaking out on “HIMYM,” speculates, pointing out that in addition to all the silly storylines,
creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays weren’t afraid to get serious: Robin’s infertility, for example, or the death of Marshall’s dad. Radnor frequently sees lists ﬂoating around the Internet with titles like 20 Things I Learned from “HIMYM”; he believes that the series struck a chord because it “had a different perspective,” looking at life in a deeper way through memory and nostalgia. That technique urges viewers to appreciate the moments they might otherwise miss in their own lives. Plus, it helped that the cast had natural chemistry from the start.
“From the ﬁrst time we shot the pilot, the ﬁve of us felt like we were friends,” Radnor said. “We didn’t feel like actors who had been cast.” “HIMYM” has already left a strong imprint, no matter how it concludes. And that’s been the lesson all along. As Radnor says, despite the fact that people have developed “ ‘Lost’-style conspiracy theories” about the end, that was never the point. Ted meeting the Mother may have been what tied it all together, but as with all long journeys, the most compelling part is what it took to get there. EMILY YAHR (THE WASHINGTON POST )
The box office take of “Noah” in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Darren Aronofsky Biblical epic was followed in the rankings by “Divergent,” starring Shailene Woodley, at $26.5 million. “Muppets Most Wanted” rounded out the top three, earning $11.4 million. (E XPRESS)
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Nickel Creek, ‘A Dotted Line’ Before going on hiatus in 2006, the members of Nickel Creek proved they could pick out a bluegrass tune just as well as they could pound out a foot-stomping folk jam. They’ve reunited to release their ﬁrst album in nine years. “A Dotted Line” ($13, Nonesuch Records) is out Tuesday and features the trio’s haunting melodies and mandolin jams.
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‘Game of Thrones’
The biggest question lingering as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” kicks oﬀ its fourth season (9 p.m., Sun.) is obvious: Can anything top the Red Wedding? That shocking, bloody, Twitter-outrage-inducing moment cemented the fantasy series’ status as appointment TV. And based on trailers for the new season, the show — and life in Westeros — is only going to get darker, bleaker and more ruthless.
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Ever wished there were one place where you could sample the creations of some of D.C.’s ﬁnest chefs, including those behind VOLT, Taco Bamba and The Source, and the city’s most masterful mixologists, like Gina Chersevani and Derek Brown? That’s the idea behind Taste of the Nation at the National Building Museum. The event raises money for hungry kids in D.C. National Building Museum,
Wondering who to complain to about how you keep losing the New Yorker caption contest? It’s Bob Mankoff, who serves as editor of the magazine’s quirky cartoons. On Wednesday, he’ll discuss his new book, “How About Never — Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons,” which traces his life and career path in the medium he knows best: cartoons. Politics and Prose, 5015
Marvin Gaye Day
Marvin Gaye would have turned 75 on Wednesday, and what better birthday party for the D.C. native than at the U Street restaurant that bears his name? Marvin hosts local band U.S. Royalty and a pop-up vinyl shop full of 1960-1980s LPs from Som Records. All proceeds will
In a lot of ways, Real Estate hasn’t changed since the breakout success of 2011’s “Days.” On its latest album “Atlas,” the band sticks with the hazy indie rock that makes them the perfect summertime listen, but adds a new, melancholy sound. Songs like “Crime” and
Biz Stone As one of the founders of Twitter, Biz Stone knows how to tell a
story in 140 characters. But in his new book, “Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind” ($26, Grand Central Publishing, out Tuesday), he spends 240 pages telling stories about his life and career. He’ll discuss and sign his book Wednesday. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW; Wed., 7 p.m., $20; 202-4083100, sixthandi.org. (Gallery Place)
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ FRIDAY | The seemingly endless “Avengers” franchise marches on with a second “Captain America” film. In this new installment, our hero, played by Chris Evans, right, struggles to adjust to modern life and faces a new threat from the mysterious Winter Soldier. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Cap’s fellow Avenger, the Black Widow.
‘Veep’ When we last left the almostleader of the free world and her team, Vice President Selina Meyer was planning a presidential run of her own. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, above, resumes her Emmy-winning role, joined again by Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Matt Walsh. “Veep” returns at 10:30 p.m., Sunday on HBO.
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on the train before and she wasn’t my type. Two minutes of conversation changed everything.” FIRST DATE: Tapas at La Tasca, right after their first kiss. (“That’s when I knew it was official,” says Donna.) HOW HE PROPOSED: He asked her son to help pick out the ring, and then surprised her on their way to dinner. THEIR SONG: “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift. “It’s such a sweet and heartfelt song. It reminds me of Charles every time I hear it.” PET NAMES: “I call him LoveBug.” WHEN SHE KNEW: A year and a half in. “I realized he motivated me to be a better person.”
Charles, 42, is a management analyst for the Department of State. Donna, 43, is a management analyst for the VA. They live in Olney, Md. THE MAIN EVENT: They will wed April 13 on the beach in the Bahamas. Her father, who’s flying in from the Philippines, and her 12-year-old son will walk her down the aisle. HOW THEY MET: Waiting for a Red Line train in Silver Spring. “I’m not surprised I met my future husband on the Metro,” says Donna. “I commute two and a half hours a day.” FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “I had seen her
Lisa Tarpley, Scott Tarpley Lisa Tarpley (nee Yee),42, is a stay-at-home mom. Scott, 43,is a software engineer. They, and their two children, live in Arlington. THEIR WEDDING: They wed Aug. 2, 2008, in Oxon Hill, Md. WEDDING MEMORY: “After all the pictures were taken, we had a few minutes together and a romantic
woman in the world.” PET PEEVES: “He has too many cords for his electronics.” WEDDING DO-OVERS: “Every hour was planned out. I wish I had had some time for lastminute changes, because I certainly made those,” Lisa says. “Delegate more,” Scott says. “Have someone else pick up the flowers, so I wouldn’t have been late.” SAGE ADVICE: Scott: “Enjoy each moment for what it is.”
kiss by the pool,” Scott says. WEDDING KEEPSAKE: “My wedding dress. It took me months to find it and the same amount of time to fit into it. I had a goal and with determination and grit, I met it.” DATE NIGHT: “Nice dinner, followed by a coffee shop,” Lisa says. “If we’re lucky, we might get some errands in!” KEEPING THE SPARK: “When I see Lisa first thing in the morning, I still think she’s the most beautiful
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Ashley Rankin, Conor Shapiro Ashley, 28, is an attorney. Conor, 28, is an analyst. They live in Arlington. THE MAIN EVENT: They will tie the knot on April 12 in a “Jewish-ish” ceremony at a botanical garden. In addition to the chuppah and ketubah, “I get to break a glass,” Conor says. “And get picked up on a chair!” HOW THEY MET: They were cointerns together in 2006. FIRST DATE: An Everclear (Conor’s favorite band at the time) concert. “After I sang every word to ‘Father of Mine’ she told me she thought I might have daddy issues.” HOW HE PROPOSED: While on a trip to Spain, at the top of Gibraltar. MOST HATED CLOTHING ITEM: His 6-inches-too-short fleece sweatpants. STUPIDEST FIGHT: ”We fought about the quality of chocolate Rice Krispie treats,” says Ashley. MAKING IT UNIQUE: Their dog, the ringbearer, is wearing a coral and navy tux to match the groomsmen.
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“A controversy erupted in my office on Monday morning when my colleagues took issue with the #2/#7 upset: there are a lot of ‘Man Outta You’/Mulan fans out there, but ‘Go The Distance’ is perhaps the best song from Hercules, one of Disney’s strongest musicals.” — ADAM PECK AT MEDIUM.COM recounts
the behind-the-scenes making of a bracket that breaks down the best Disney songs of all time. Peck whittled 32 songs down to a ﬁnal winner: Aladdin’s “A Whole New World.” Disagree with this as much as we do? Tweet us at @WaPoExpress.
“A mani and a pedi-atrician, please.” — COMMENTER GLENN GARVIE AT NORTHJERSEY.COM jokes about a
pregnant woman who gave birth at Eden Nails in Glen Rock, N.J. The woman arrived at the salon already in labor, but ﬁgured that she had time for a manicure, pedicure and foot massage because she was in labor for 44 hours with her previous child. Then, before her nails were even dry, she gave birth on the salon’s tiled bathroom ﬂoor.
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“On Saturday he ate through one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, one slice of watermelon, because he was an emotional eater, and that’s fine.” — KEELY FLAHERY AT BUZZFEED.COM
reimagines “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and 15 other classic children’s books for adults.
“Hey, you know what sucks about weightloss shakes, aside from ‘everything?’ ” — C.A. PINKHAM AT JEZEBEL.COM highlights a
line of bacon-ﬂavored weight-loss shakes that are intended to improve upon the usual chalk-ﬂavored drinks. In addition to chocolate bacon, Pinkham notes that other ﬂavors include: “bacon popcorn (with you so far), bacon salt (OK, sounds alright), baconnaise (weird, but I’m still with you), bacon deodorant (uhhhh), bacon sunscreen (what the hell?), bacon shaving cream (WAT), bacon-ﬂavored lube (NO PLZ TO STAHP).”
“Lobbyists for Arial and Cooper Black immediately invited the members of the Senate Printed Materials Committee on an all expenses paid trip to the newly opened Font Institute, located in the Bahamas.” — COMMENTER JOHN M. AT HUFFINGTONPOST.COM speculates on the
response to a 14-year-old’s ﬁndings that the U.S. could save hundreds of millions of dollars if it switches fonts. Suvir Mirchandani concluded that annual ink expenditures would drop by $470 million if federal and state governments switched from Times New Roman to Garamond.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re interested in developments that allow you to explore yourself more freely. Not everyone will respond as you do. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The only thing you need in order to progress apace is information that is accurate and up-to-date. Guesswork must not be a factor. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re used to working with two layers of meaning, but you’re likely to discover a third or even a fourth that are significant to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You may want to put someone else in his or her place, but you mustn’t let things get personal in that way. It’s strictly business.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Others are likely to react to you in ways that baffle you — until you learn to use those reactions to influence your decisions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) What you’re expecting is likely to reveal itself in a manner that takes you somewhat by surprise, but it’s still beneficial to you.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re not happy with the way things are, but you can change them dramatically if you’re willing to be more vulnerable.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Developments that others consider secret are anything but secret to you because you have been paying close attention all along.
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President Lyndon B. Johnson stuns the country by announcing he will not seek re-election.
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Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, is shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar.
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When Imitation Is Not the Sincerest Form of Flattery Comedy Central deleted a tweet Thursday from its “Colbert Report” feed showing a still from Wednesday’s show where Stephen Colbert joked about starting a “Ching-Chong DingDong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” Colbert was joking about controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ name. Angry Twitter users started a #CancelColbert hashtag. (AP)
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A friend of Kesha (formerly Ke$ha) tells People magazine that the pop star is “in a really good place” after leaving rehab for an eating disorder earlier this month. The source says Kesha “has eliminated all the negative people and influences in her life,” and is focused on settling in to her new home in Los Angeles. (EXPRESS)
Justin: “I have a great idea for our next date: you, me and our lawyers!”
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It’s not clear if Kesha got rid of whoever told her rainbow hair was a good idea.
New York State officials have filed a judgement against Tina Fey for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance. TMZ reports the judgement alleges Fey owes $79,000. Though the documents name Fey specifically, they were delivered to the address of her production company, Little Stranger Inc. (E XPRESS)
CVS, Gym, Testimony Selena Gomez on Thursday was subpoenaed to testify as part of a lawsuit against her on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. Us Weekly reports Gomez was returning to her car after visiting a Los Angeles convenience store when a woman approached her to serve her legal documents. The lawsuit involves a May 2012 incident in which Bieber allegedly assaulted a photographer at a shopping center in Calabasas, Calif., while on a date with Gomez. The couple left the scene before authorities arrived. (E XPRESS)
Filming for Jesse Eisenberg’s new movie, “End of the Tour,” clogged up traffic along 81st between Columbus and Amsterdam streets in New York — the same block where “Seinfeld” was set. The New York Post reports vans and trucks blocked the alwaysbusy street for 20 hours, prompting residents to lean out their windows and yell at the crew. (EXPRESS)
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