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of the 108 victims of the Houla massacre were shot at close range. The U.N. report indicated that most of the dead were killed executionstyle, with fewer than 20 people cut down by regime shelling. The massacre in Houla could prove to be a watershed moment in the Syrian crisis, which began in March 2011 with peaceful protests inspired by the wave of uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Nearly 15 months later, the country is in many ways unrecognizable from the days before the revolt. Assad, once considered a potential reformer in a region filled

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with aging dictators, is a global pariah. A country that once boasted it was the safest in the Middle East is riven with violence. The economy is in tatters. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday’s coordinated move to expel Syrian diplomats was a signal of the international community’s “absolute disgust” with Assad’s rule. Damascus has remained largely impervious to international condemnation, but Tuesday’s diplomatic squeeze will increase pressure on Syria’s remaining allies, including Russia. ELIZ ABETH A. KENNEDY (AP)

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Report: Sudanese Army Withdraws From Border Sudan withdrew its army Tuesday from the disputed Abyei border region that contains rich oil fields and is contested by South Sudan, handing it over to U.N. forces, a semiofficial media agency reported. The move came as Sudanese officials were scheduled to meet with their South Sudanese counterparts. (AP) :E>7"G7J7H

Probe Begins in Mall Fire Investigators in Qatar carried out their first extensive probes through a fire-ravaged daycare center and other charred areas inside the country’s biggest mall Tuesday after a blaze on Monday killed 19 people, 13 of them children. The findings are expected within a week, the official Qatar News Agency said. (AP)

Workers at the small machinery company had just returned for their first shift after Italy’s powerful and deadly quake earlier this month when another one struck Tuesday morning, collapsing the roof. At least three employees at the factory were among those killed in the second deadly quake in nine days to strike a region of Italy that hadn’t considered itself particularly quake prone. By late Tuesday, the death toll stood at 16, with one person missing. About 350 people also were injured in the magnitude-5.8 quake north of Bologna in Emilia Romagna, which is one of Italy’s more productive regions, agriculturally and industrially. Factories, barns and churches fell, dealing a second blow to a region where thousands remained homeless from the magnitude-6.0 temblor on May 20, which was described by Italian officials as the area’s worst since the 1300s

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Labor Minister Elsa Fornero suggested the destruction to buildings was out of proportion, considering the magnitude of the quake. “It is natural that the earth shakes,” Fornero said told lawmakers in Parliament’s lower Chamber of Deputies. “But it is not natural that buildings collapse.” (AP)

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Metro Worker Struck by Train Mechanic conscious after accident at Md. maintenance yard A Metro worker was hit by a train early Tuesday afternoon in a maintenance yard near the Shady Grove station, according to Metro and rescue officials. The worker, who is a mechanic, suffered serious injuries, but he was reported to be conscious and alert, officials said. The mishap occurred just before 1 p.m., officials said. Rescue workers were called to the

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Brown, set for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 12-3 p.m. At midday, a Howard spokeswoman estimated that 20 people per minute were passing through the theater. They came through in suits and RIP Chuck Brown T-shirts, in fedoras and straw sun hats, shuffling past the open casket.

Periodically, somebody shushed the murmuring crowd. Occasionally, people paid their vocal respects to a man whose concerts were master classes in call-and-response showmanship. “Wind me up, Chuck!” a woman shouted. Still, it was more funereal than festive, as a hushed mix of Brown’s jazz ballads played over the sound system. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

McDuffie to Be Sworn In as Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is set to become the newest member of the D.C. Council. McDuffie, a Democrat, will be sworn in Wednesday McDuffie as the councilmember for Ward 5. He won a special election last month to replace Harry Thomas Jr., who is headed to prison for three years for embezzling more than $350,000 from the city. (AP) >7DEL;H"C:$

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Spy Virus Targets Iran BedZed Ira n a nd ot her Midd le Ea st countries have been hit with a cunning computer virus that can eavesdrop on computer users and their co-workers and filch information from nearby cell phones, cybersecurity experts said Tuesday. A nd suspicion immediately fell on Israel as the culprit. The Russian Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab ZAO said the “Flame” virus is unprecedented in size and complexit y, w ith researcher Roel Schouwenberg marveling at its versatility. “It ca n be used to spy on everything that a user is doing,” he said. Computers in Iran appear to have been particularly affected, and Kaspersky’s conclusion that the virus was crafted at the behest of a national government fueled speculation it could be part of an Israeli-backed campaign of electronic sabotage against the Jewish state’s archenemy. T he v i r u s c a n ac t iv at e a computer’s audio systems to listen in on Skype calls or office chatter. It can also take screenshots, log keystrokes and — in one of its more novel functions — steal data from Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. Schouwenberg said there is evidence to suggest that the people

D[m8h[[Ze\L_hki The Flame virus is unusually large. Malicious programs collected by the British security firm Sophos averaged about 340 kilobytes in 2010, the same year that Kaspersky believes Flame first started spreading. Flame is 20 megabytes — nearly 60 times that figure. The virus can activate a computer’s audio systems to eavesdrop on Skype calls or office chatter, for example. It can also take screenshots, log keystrokes, and — in one of its more novel functions— suck data from Bluetoothenabled cell phones, turning an infected computer into what Alan Woodward, a professor of computing at the University of Surrey in England, called a kind of “industrial vacuum cleaner.” (AP)

8WYaijeho Stuxnet, the malicious software that disabled centrifuges in an Iranian nuclear plant, revolutionized the cybersecurity field because it targeted physical infrastructure rather than data, one of the first demonstrations of how savvy hackers can take control of industrial systems to wreak real-world havoc. Its creator remains a mystery, but many suspect Stuxnet was the work of Israeli intelligence. Iran claims Stuxnet and other computer viruses have done no serious harm to Iran’s nuclear or industrial facilities. It sees them as part of a campaign by Israel and its allies to undermine its nuclear program. (AP/ T WP) ISTOCKPHOTO

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behind Flame also helped craft Stuxnet, a virus that is believed to have attacked nuclear centrifuges in Iran in 2010. Many suspect Stuxnet was the work of Israeli intelligence. Tehran has not said whether it lost any data to Flame, but a unit of the Iranian communications and information technology ministry said it has produced an anti-virus capable of identifying and removing

Flame from its computers. Researchers not involved in Flame’s discovery were more skeptical of its sophistication than Kaspersky, with Richard Bejtlich of Virginia-based Mandiant saying the virus appeared similar to spyware used by the German government to monitor criminal suspects. Udi Mokady, chief executive of Cyber-Ark, an Israeli developer of information security, said he

believes four countries, in no particular order, have the knowhow to develop so sophisticated a weapon: Israel, the U.S., China and Russia. “It wa s 20 t i mes more sophisticated than Stuxnet,” with thousands of lines of code that took a large team, ample funding and months, if not years, to develop, he said. “It’s a live program that communicates back to its master.

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It asks, ‘Where should I go? What should I do now?’ It’s really almost like a science fiction movie.” It’s not clear exactly what the virus was targeting. Kaspersky said it detected the program in hundreds of computers, mainly in Iran but also in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The company would not give details on the victims except to say that they “range from individuals to certain state-related organizations or educational institutions.” Schouwenberg said stolen data was being sent to some 80 different servers, something that would give the virus’ controllers time to adjust their tactics if they were discovered. As for Flame’s purpose, “maybe it’s just espionage,” he said. “Maybe it’s also sabotage.” (AP)


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Italian PM Eyes Soccer Ban After New Scandal Premier Mario Monti suggested Tuesday that Italian soccer be suspended for two to three years after the latest match-fixing scandal rocked the national team and again tarnished the sport’s image in the country just a week before the European Championship. A Monday raid yielded 14 arrests — bringing the total to 50 in the last year for match-fixing. (AP) IE99;H

Man U Popularity Doubles Manchester United’s pain at losing the Premier League title to Manchester City might be softened by internal research claiming the club remains the most followed in world football. United found its fan base has doubled to 659 million — almost a tenth of the world’s population — since the last survey five years ago. (AP) J;DD?I

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In the great tradition of American sprinting, strong young men run fast and talk even faster. Jerome Singleton Jr. brings the full sprintstar package, from the charming conceit to the stocked résumé. During a recent news conference in Dallas with fellow U.S. athletes, Singleton smiled broadly, tossed humility out the window and let it be known who was in the room. “My name is Jerome Singleton Jr.,” he said into a microphone. “I’m the fastest amputee in the world.” He’s America’s answer to Oscar Pistorius, the widely acclaimed South African sprinter hoping to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer. The way Singleton sees it, he and Pistorius, whom he defeated at the most recent world championships in the 100 meters for below-knee amputees, are going to have one compelling, must-watch showdown at the Paralympics in London.

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:_\\[h[djFWj^i The similarities between the two end at their speed. Pistorius has two prosthetic legs; Singleton, who was born without a right fibula and had his leg amputated below the knee at 18 months, only one. Pistorius has become widely known for his pursuit of a qualifying time in the 400 meters that would secure him a place in the Olympic Games as a member of the South African team. Singleton has no such hope. In the United States, an Olympic qualifying time gets Singleton nowhere, because plenty of ablebodied Americans earn that every four years. With so much competition, Singleton has little hope of ever securing a U.S. Olympic spot. He hopes, someday, merely to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. His best time in the 100 is 11.1

seconds; the three U.S. men who win Olympic team slots in the event this summer likely will run below 10 seconds. So, should Pistorius win a place in the Olympic 400 field, Singleton will be waiting for him at the Paralympics, which begin after the Olympics end. “If he goes to the Olympics and does well, I don’t want any excuses when he comes to the Paralympics,” Singleton said. “Don’t say you’re tired.”

8WYaijeho Jerome Singleton Jr.’s victory in Christchurch, New Zealand, last year ended Oscar Pistorius’ seven-year win streak in Paralympic 100 races. Singleton won in a photo finish as both clocked 11.34 seconds. In their previous two meetings, Pistorius edged Singleton by .03 seconds. At the 2008 Summer Games, Pistorius chased Singleton down to win in 11.17. He ran him down again at a Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, England a year later with a victory in 11.13. (T WP)

7B[]Kf Prosthetic legs have been the subject of controversy in some corners. The world track and field federation (IAAF) originally banned Oscar Pistorius from able-bodied races before the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, contending that his legs gave him a technical advantage. An arbitration panel overturned that decision.Jerome Singleton Jr. said he’s concluded that Pistorius does indeed have an advantage — over runners with only one prosthetic leg.Singleton said his natural left leg helps him explode out of the blocks faster than Pistorius, but the balance Pistorius gains running on two artificial limbs helps him make up ground fast. (TWP)

Singleton, who also played on school teams in baseball and basketball, said he brings hunger to every discipline in which he banks his time. He said his father, Jerome Sr., frequently told him he could use his life to be a warning or an example, and he preferred to be the latter. “I want to be the best,” Singleton said. “I know everyone has invested in me. I’m not going to sacrifice that gift.” Singleton has trained for the last five years with Curtis Frye at the University of South Carolina. Frye said Singleton’s work ethic is like nothing he has ever seen; he called his potential “limitless.” “He doesn’t have a crutch mentality,” Frye said. “That took great mentorship and great parenting. His father and mother are strong people. They never allowed him to handicap himself, and they never allowed him to entitle himself.” AMY SHIPLEY (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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The U.S. men welcome world power Brazil to FedEx Field for a friendly Wednesday night. The United States has beaten Brazil just once in 16 tries, a 1-0 victory in Los Angeles in 1998. According to a U.S. Soccer spokesman, more than 55,000 tickets have already been sold for the event featuring Brazil’s attacking stars such as Neymar and Hulk. “[Brazil] is a team that belongs in the best in the world,” U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “You can’t get tougher than

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that game on Wednesday night.” At a training session at the University of Maryland on Monday, the U.S. welcomed back striker Jozy Altidore — finally released from his club — and attacking star Clint Dempsey — returning to the field following a groin injury. Both players will take fitness tests to compete for a place in the starting lineup against the Brazilians, but even if they don’t start, they should be available to contribute off the bench to an attack that was as potent and dynamic on Saturday as any U.S. team has displayed against European competition in

recent years. Nobody on the United States is expecting things against Brazil to come as easily as they did Saturday night, when Landon Donovan marked his return to the national team for the first time since September with a hat trick. “It’s Brazil. We’ve all played Brazil. We know what playing against them means,” said midfielder Michael Bradley, one of the chief catalysts in the win over Scotland. “We know on our end we’re going to need a really strong effort, but we’re confident.” AVI CREDITOR (FOR E XPRESS)

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Serena Williams lost in the first round of a major tournament for the first time, falling to Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday at the French Open. The fifth-seeded Williams was two points from victory nine times in the second set, including leading 5-1 in the tiebreaker. But the 111th-ranked player won six straight points to force a third set, and then took control of the match. “I made so many errors today, which isn’t the game I was playing in the past,” Williams said. “That’s life.”

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Williams had been looking for her 14th major title, and second at Roland Garros. On clay this year, Williams was 17-0 heading into the match with two titles. But she pulled out of her last match in the semifinals of the Italian Open with a bad back. “I didn’t feel anything abnormal,” Williams said Tuesday. “I was 100 percent healthy.” (AP)

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whopper of a tune, with firecracker drummer Matt Barrick leading the gallop on “The Love You Love,” one of the few tracks on which Leithauser works himself into a frenzy. The title track sounds like a less-ostentatious U2 — a decent description of the band in general — complete with a vague, wellintentioned chorus (“Remember remember / All we fight for”). But most of “Heaven” is the sound of a band that has found what it ’s look i ng for. “So it begins / Another blessed hymn / Walk around the world / Sing-

ing to my girl” begins “Song for Leigh,” a midtempo tune on which the band members sound so perfectly in step with one another, you’d think they’d been playing together since high school. (They have, at the District’s St. Albans in the mid-’90s.) “Line by Line” is a mellow detour, just Leithauser singing over elegantly plucked, echoladen guitar. “How do we know it? / I just know it,” he repeats like a mantra, and he sounds so coolly assured that it’s impossible not to take him at his word. DAVID MALITZ (THE WASHINGTON POST )

7D[m9ekhi[0 Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain will begin hosting a new show next year on — of all places — CNN. Bourdain, who hosts “No Reservations” and “The Layover” on Travel Channel, will also contribute regularly to other programs on the news network. His yet-to-be-titled series, which will air Sunday nights next year, will examine cultures around the world through the prism of dining traditions. (AP)


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Pick Up the Pieces “Melissa & Joey” (8 p.m., Fam), the hit comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, above, returns for a second season with two new episodes. The action picks up with Mel’s house still in disarray after the bathtub crashed into the living room in last season’s finale. Guest stars this season will include Debi Mazar, Cody Linley, Gregg Sulkin and Rita Rudner. (TM)

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It’s ‘Face/Off’ With a Twist! “Battleship” co-stars Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna are “envious of each other’s bodies,” said Decker. “We decided that I’m going to borrow her butt for a day, and she’s going to borrow my breasts.” Decker, who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2010 swimsuit issue, said last month that “I hate showing off my body. My stylist is always like ‘You have to show your figure.’” (EXPRESS)

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Miranda Lambert tweeted that she rescued a dog she found in a ditch. The animal, named Emmy Lou, now lives with Lambert’s “BFF Vicki!!” Lambert adopted a rescue dog six months ago after the canine, now named Ophelia, wandered onto her property. Lambert owns seven other dogs: Delta, Delilah, Jessi, Waylon, Virginia Bluebell, Black Betty and Cher. (EXPRESS)

Miranda says she’s an “animal magnet.” Neither she nor animals are magnetic.

Beckham Deemed Universally Hot

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David Beckham’s appearance on the cover of July 2012’s Elle UK magazine marks the first time a solo male has appeared on the periodical’s front. “David Beckham is a national hero,” said editor in chief Lorraine Candy. “He is an icon and Elle is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike.” (E XPRESS)

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Randy Travis is accusing his ex-wife of divulging confidential information about him in order to damage his reputation and career. The accusations were made in a countersuit filed this month. The filings include a copy of a 2011 letter sent to the ex-wife by one of the singer’s lawyers demanding that she “cease and desist from discussing Mr. Travis’ personal and/or business affairs.” (AP)

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THE MUSIC MAN IS HERE!

“Arena’s got no trouble at all … As sturdy, moving and enchantingly sung a ‘Music Man’ as you’re ever likely to come across.”–

Washington Post

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Washingtonian

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Maryland Theatre Guide

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