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ORIGIN OF ‘SLENDER MAN’
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Some People Will Do Anything to Get a Date A Pennsylvania man was charged Sunday with sneaking into a fire department and taking a woman on a 30-minute joyride in a fire truck. Fire officials saw Randy Allen Davidson enter the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department about midnight May 26, grab the vehicle’s keys and drive the truck away. Police say Davidson, 47, returned the truck and the keys to their original positions about 30 minutes later. (AP) NOT-SO-GREAT ESCAPES
Tortoise: Sigh. A 60-pound runaway tortoise is back home in Michigan after disappearing for several days and making it about a half-mile. The pet, named Franklin, strayed Thursday from his home in Genesee County and was found Sunday. Owner Chris Breuhan says family members walked his 10-acre property and put up fliers. The man who found Franklin saw a flier and brought the pet home. (AP) EXPECTATIONS
But Can It Paint? A German museum has put on display a copy of Vincent van Gogh’s ear that was grown using some of the artist’s genetic material. The 19th-century painter is said to have cut off his left ear during a psychotic episode in 1888. The Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe says the replica ear consists of living cells grown from samples provided by the great-great-grandson of Vincent’s brother Theo. (AP)
DOES A MOB INFORMANT CURRENTLY HOLD THE TITLE? Daredevil/clown Bello Nock sits 27 feet above New York’s Times Square in an attempt Tuesday to set a record for “the longest continuous interview on a wire.” During the eight-hour stunt, Nock answered questions from various members of the media.
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The Meme Behind a Grisly Attack ‘Slender Man’ is an Internet myth, yet girls tried to kill for him
Attorney: Stabbing Suspect Is Mentally Ill
He lurks in the background of gritty black-and-white photos — a gaunt, too-tall ﬁgure with skeletal limbs. Some say he lives in the woods and eats children. Others say he stalks human prey indiscriminately, wherever he can ﬁnd it. Some say he has no face. Others, that his face looks different to everyone who sees it. But whatever they say, everyone generally agrees that Slender Man, perhaps the Internet’s scariest legend, is indeed a legend — an invented character who can be traced back, quite linearly, to a forum where in 2009, users Photoshopped old pictures and improvised a back story for their creations. Chillingly, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wis., seem to have missed all of that. On Saturday, according to police, the girls lured a friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in some kind of tribute to Slender Man. The girl they stabbed is hospitalized in stable condition. “Many people do not believe Slender Man is real,” one of the girls said, according to the criminal complaint. “[We] wanted to prove the
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Slender Man makes an “appearance” at the University of Virginia — one of countless doctored shots that have made the Internet rounds since 2009.
“The Internet can be full of dark and wicked things.” — RUSSELL JACK , THE POLICE CHIEF IN WAUKESHA, WIS.
skeptics wrong.” But as dozens of forum posts, newspaper articles and a handful of academic papers show, there’s nothing to prove. Slender Man is a fascinating case study in the creation and codiﬁcation of Internet myth. And at the end of the day, that’s all it is: a myth. In real life, the story begins in the forums of the humor site Some-
thing Awful. On June 8, 2009, a new forum thread invited users to “create paranormal images through Photoshop,” which many users did, including Victor Surge, who posted two photos of children haunted by a tall, shadowy ﬁgure with tentacles for arms. By mid-June, the thread was solely devoted to developing the mythos of Slender Man, which now — at least according to one authoritative PDF — runs 194 pages long. Slender Man gradually spread onto other niche forums and inspired the popular horror Web series “Marble Hornets,” several indie video games and an untold
A 12-year-old girl accused of plotting to kill a friend to curry favor with a fictional character shows signs of mental illness and should be in a hospital, her defense attorney said Tuesday. The girl and another 12-year-old have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in a stabbing that nearly killed another child. The two girls told investigators they plotted for months to kill their friend because a character called Slender Man required them to kill someone before they could become his “proxy.” Both girls are being held at a juvenile detention center. Anthony Cotton, the attorney, said a judge rejected his request Monday to have the girl transferred to a mental health facility. (AP)
trove of submemes and fan art, as well as prominent pages on Wikipedia and Creepypasta, a site dedicated to Internet horror stories. Creepypasta is, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the place where the Wisconsin girls ﬁrst read the story of Slender Man. “They hoped [their friend] would die,” Ellen Gabler wrote in the Journal-Sentinel, “and they would see Slender and know he existed.” CAITLIN DEWEY (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Obama Insists Congress Knew Of Prisoner Plan Warsaw, Poland President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the decision to return ﬁve Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Taliban in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after ﬁve years of captivity and insisted Congress was in the know on the matter. “We have consulted with Congress for quite some time” about a prisoner exchange for Bergdahl, Obama said during a trip to Poland. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said such a brieﬁng took place more than two years ago and that lawmakers raised serious concerns that were never satisfactorily answered. Lawmakers weren’t informed of the timing until word came on Saturday of the exchange. Obama refused to rule out punishing Bergdahl for, as some allege, abandoning his unit in Afghanistan. ( THE WASHINGTON POST/AP)
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NRA Calls ‘Open Carry’ Rallies ‘Downright Weird’ Companies, customers and others critical of Texas gun-rights advocates who have brought assault rifles into businesses as part of rallies supporting “open carry” gun rights now have a surprising ally: the National Rifle Association. The NRA has long been a zealous advocate for gun owners’ rights. But the group’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, has called the recent demonstrations counterproductive to promoting gun rights, scary and “downright weird.” (AP)
FBI Targeting Those Who Aim Lasers at Planes Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give us a call. A new FBI campaign unveiled Tuesday will place public safety messages during movie previews and is offering rewards of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone who threatens aircraft in a laser attack. Federal officials said the deliberate targeting of planes by people with handheld lasers has increased significantly in recent years. (AP) DOVER, DEL.
I-495 Bridge in Delaware Is Closed Indefinitely An interstate bridge in Delaware that closed Monday because of concerns over stability won’t reopen anytime soon, the state said Tuesday, with the shutdown causing traffic headaches for motorists along the East Coast. The emergency closure of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River forces traffic onto the already congested Interstate 95, a major East Coast artery. (AP)
Someone’s Got a Big Job Ahead of Them The Secret Service is looking to buy software that can detect sarcasm on social media. (Whatever. Sure, that’s gonna work.) In a work order posted online Monday, the agency said it wants analytics software that can, among other things, synthesize large sets of social media data. “Ability to detect sarcasm and false positives,” the request reads. In other words, sift through the heaps of snark on Twitter and other social media services. Which we’re pretty sure is, like, 90 percent of the socialmedia world. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Former Blue Angels Leader Reprimanded A former commander of the Blue Angels was reprimanded Monday for failing to stop sexual harassment and condoning pornography, homophobia and lecherous behavior in the workplace. Capt. Gregory McWherter was given a letter of reprimand that will most likely end his Navy career, officials said. (THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON
‘Space Fence’ Proceeds Lockheed Martin on Monday won a $915 million contract to build a “space fence” for the Pentagon that can track hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris floating in orbit around the Earth. (TWP)
The proportion of Americans polled who say they support another congressional probe into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Forty-two percent say it has been investigated enough. Almost 6 in 10 say the administration has tried to cover up the facts of what happened. Half say they disapprove of how former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has handled the incident. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Syrian Election Shows Extent of Assad’s Sway Tens of thousands of Syrians pledged renewed allegiance to President Bashar Assad as they voted Tuesday in a presidential election that excluded a vast swath of the pre-war population and was decried by the opposition as a charade. Some stamped their ballots with blood after pricking their fingers with pins supplied by the government in a symbolic act of allegiance. (AP) CAIRO
Egypt’s Ex-Army Chief Gets 96.9 Percent of Vote The Election Commission said Tuesday that former army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won Egypt’s presidential elections by a landslide victory of 96.9 percent of the vote, with turnout 47.5 percent. El-Sissi’s rival, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, got 3 percent. (AP)
China Silences Tiananmen Talk On 25th anniversary of massacre, Beijing suppresses dissenters Beijing Beijing put additional police on the streets and detained government critics Tuesday as part of a security crackdown on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the crushing of pro-democracy protests centered on the capital’s Tiananmen Square. The increased security comes on top of heightened restrictions on political activists, artists, lawyers and other government critics. Dozens have been taken into detention, forced out of Beijing or conﬁned to their homes. Artist and former activist Guo Jian was taken away by authorities Sunday night, shortly after a proﬁle of him appeared in the Finan-
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Backstory China allows no public discussion of the events of June 3-4, 1989, when soldiers accompanied by tanks and armored personnel carriers fought their way into the heart of the city, killing hundreds of unarmed protesters and onlookers. Above, a rickshaw driver pedals wounded people, with the help of bystanders, to a nearby hospital in Beijing on June 4, 1989. The government has never issued a complete, formal accounting of the crackdown and the number of casualties. Beijing’s official verdict is that the protests aimed to topple the ruling Communist Party and plunge China into chaos. (AP)
cial Times newspaper in commemoration of the 25th anniversary. A writer and ofﬁcer of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, who writes under the name Ye Du, was also taken from his home in the southern city of Guangzhou to join a forced “tour trip,” his wife, Wan Haitao, said by phone. Authorities regularly tighten security ahead of June 4, but this year’s suppression is notably harsher than in the past. Activists who previously received no more than a warning have been taken into custody and police have told foreign journalists they would face serious consequences for covering sensitive issues ahead of the anniversary. A French broadcaster said its journalists were interrogated for six hours by Beijing police when they were found interviewing people on the street about the events 25 years ago. CHRISTOPHER BODEEN (AP)
Report: 15 Senior Officers Armed Boko Haram Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courtsmartial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday, though the military denied the reports. The news follows months of allegations of senior officers aiding the Islamic extremists and reports that some soldiers fight alongside the insurgents. (AP)
“Couldn’t they have aﬀorded baby coﬃns?” — Catherine Corless, who uncovered the origins of a mass grave near what used to be a home for unwed mothers in western Ireland. It is suspected that the bodies of 796 children were piled into a septic tank next to the home, which was run by nuns from 1925 to 1961. Malnutrition and neglect killed many of the children, Corless said.
Rapes Highlight Lack of Toilets HASHTAG ACTIVISM
Lucknow, India The two teenage cousins had walked out together at night, as they did every night, into the wild bamboo ﬁelds 10 or 15 minutes from their huts to relieve themselves. Like millions of families across India, they had no toilet at home. In the dark, they were attacked, gang-raped and killed. The assailants then hung their bodies from a mango tree in their village. Beyond highlighting the rampant sexual violence in India, last week’s horriﬁc crime is drawing attention to a glaring problem across the country that threatens women’s safety: the lack of toilets. U.N. ﬁgures show that of India’s 1.2 billion people, 665 million — mostly those in the countryside —
#WakeUpAkhilesh A recent rash of grisly incidents of gang rape in India — including the jarring case of two young girls who were later found hanging from a tree — has sparked backlash against the country’s politicians on Twitter. Thousands in India targeted Akhilesh Yadav — the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh — virtually Monday with the hashtag #WakeUpAkhilesh, complaining that his government has done little to address the problem. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
don’t have access to a private toilet or latrine. Some villages have public bathrooms, but many women avoid using them because men often hang around and harass them.
The 14- and 15-year-old cousins did not go out alone, but there were just two of them. Women generally gather in groups to go to the ﬁelds to relieve themselves. To avoid embarrassment they usually go at dawn and late at night. Male family members usually don’t go with them since modesty is a consideration. The state’s top police ofﬁcial made a clear link between rape and the lack of toilets. “More than 60 percent of the rapes in the state occur when the victims step out to relieve themselves because they do not have toilets at their homes,” Ashish Gupta told reporters in the state capital, Lucknow. “It is difﬁcult to give protection to every woman who goes out in the open to relieve herself.” BISWAJEET BANERJEE (AP)
Blockbuster Move Thailand’s military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of resistance to the coup — a threefingered salute borrowed from “The Hunger Games” — and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms. A curfew remained in effect for most of the country, including Bangkok, where the salute was unveiled over the weekend as an unofficial symbol of opposition to the coup. (AP)
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3 Delayed Transit Projects, 1 Big Headache Of all the holdups, the one at the Silver Spring hub hurts the most Washington Three major transit projects in the D.C. region are behind schedule: the Silver Line, the D.C. streetcar and the Silver Spring Transit Center. The Silver Line is one of the biggest transit projects in the U.S. The streetcar will restore a form of surface transit the District hasn’t used in half a century. The transit center is just a three-deck garage. Over their long histories from concepts to construction, each proj-
ect busted through sets of targets. Each has had an impact on travelers because of the construction disruptions and the delays. But it’s the transit center construction, the smallest of the three programs and the one that should have been the most manageable, that has created the most difﬁculty for travelers for the longest time. Downtown Silver Spring is one of the major transfer points in the D.C. region. It brings together travelers using Metrorail, Metrobus, MARC trains, MTA commuter buses, Montgomery County Ride On buses, taxis, bikes and cars. The transit center will replace the old bus bays and taxi stand and kiss-and-
Streetcar, Silver Line Waits Are Tolerable Yes, commuters had to make way for all three transit projects. But the D.C. streetcar tracks were laid down as part of another effort, the Great Streets project, so that H Street and Benning Road wouldn’t have to be torn up twice. That was completed several years ago. The delays have mostly been about acquiring the streetcars themselves. The Silver Line delays are largely about construction, certification and punch-list issues. The opening isn’t delayed by traffic-disrupting road work. The delay of the Silver Spring Transit Center clearly wins as having created the biggest hassle. (T WP)
ride area by the Metrorail station. To clear space for the transit center construction, the bus bays, taxi stand and kiss-and-ride were moved away and scattered about downtown Silver Spring. That was in 2008. Since then, tens of thousands of pedestrians,
bus riders, taxi patrons, Metrorail riders and motorists have been inconvenienced by a project that county ofﬁcials said should take about two years to complete. The people who were pushed out of the old Silver Spring transit hub by the construction project
have had their commutes disrupted every single day since 2008, and for them, there’s no end in sight. Yes, the completion of the transit center will bring them beneﬁts they didn’t have at the old hub. But unlike the Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar, the greatest benefit to these thousands of Silver Spring commuters won’t be the new stuff. The biggest beneﬁt will simply be the elimination of the walk between rail station and bus stops, or between rail station and taxis, or between bus stops and bus stops, or between kiss-and-ride parking and rail station that they’ve endured for the past six years — and counting. ROBERT THOMSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Gym Buffs Balk at D.C. Proposal Workout warriors are in a lather as city defends ‘ﬁtness tax’
“The yuppie will still do yoga. It’s the person on the fringe who maybe won’t be able to aﬀord to go to a gym.”
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Days after the D.C. Council gave its initial nod to a broad package of tax changes, one that could leave $225 million in taxpayers’ pockets over the next ﬁve years, objections to some revisions have mounted. Hikes that were among the recommendations of a blue-ribbon tax commission have stirred fitness buffs to action after news that gyms and yoga studios would be among businesses newly subject to the city’s 5.75 percent sales tax under the new budget, starting Jan. 1. “D.C. shouldn’t be taxing residents who want to be living healthier lives,” said businessman David Von Storch, who owns a chain of
health clubs in the District. Shortly after the initial vote last Wednesday, Von Storch’s Vida Fitness alerted its members to the “ﬁtness tax” and urged them to contact lawmakers with their concerns. A “Say NO to DC Gym Tax” Facebook group has more than 500 members, and an online petition urging the council to reverse course is past its goal of 1,000 signatures. A small group protested by exercising outside the John A. Wilson Building on Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t include the sales-tax expansion in his draft budget sent to the coun-
33-Year Md. Fugitive Gets Parole Baltimore A Maryland prison escapee who turned himself in last year after 33 years as a fugitive has been granted parole and a chance to restart his life in Oklahoma, where he had lived since the early 1990s. Anthony Rackley, now 63, slipped away from a pre-release program in Baltimore in 1980 after going to prison at 18 for armed robbery and then a parole violation. He settled in Oklahoma, where he became a paid Lions Club fundraiser under the name Jack Watson. In November, after a ﬁnancial
dispute with another Lions member, Rackley turned himself in, puzzling law enforcement officials, who couldn’t remember an escapee just offering himself up after so long. In February, Maryland authorities brought him back from an Oklahoma jail to decide what to do about the nearly six years left on his sentence. David R. Blumberg, chairman of the Maryland Parole Commission, said that, in granting release, ofﬁcials took into account Rackley’s age and the evidence of his good deeds in Oklahoma. MICHAEL S. ROSENWALD (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Yes, That’s a Bug in Your Food
Looking to lunch on larvae? Ehrlich Pest Control’s pop-up Pestaurant will dish out grasshopper burgers, crispy BBQ mealworms, scorpion lollipops and other edible insects today. The D.C. event, part of a global initiative in 12 countries, is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Occidental Grill, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The pest control company will donate $5 to DC Central Kitchen for every person who eats something. (E XPRESS)
cil in April, and the measure was made public less than a day before last week’s vote. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson defended the move to expand the sales tax — not just to health clubs, but also to storage facilities, carpet cleaning and car washes — as part of a holistic effort to improve the city’s tax policy. The D.C. Tax Revision Commission was directed by the council to, among other things, ﬁnd ways to broaden the city’s tax base. Expanding the sales tax, the group concluded, would offset a long-term consumer shift from spending on
A New Dupont Park? Dupont could be home to another green space besides its iconic circular park. D.C.’s fiscal year 2015 budget includes $10 million to fund a block-long park from Q Street NW to the circle over a section of Connecticut Avenue where cars dip underground, Greater Greater Washington reports. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2, announced the plans at Monday’s Dupont Circle Citizens’ Association meeting. The budget still needs final approval. (E XPRESS)
goods toward spending on services. In the past, the council has used targeted taxes to encourage or discourage behaviors — raising cigarette taxes or applying a tax to sweetened beverages. MIKE DeBONIS (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Police: Metro Employee Stole $2,499 in Coins A Metro employee was charged with felony theft Monday for allegedly stealing 2,499 one-dollar coins from a U Street Station vault. Alonzo W. Price, 27, is on leave with pay pending an investigation. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Sinkhole Closes G St. NW A sinkhole at 7th and G streets NW forced the closure of part of G on Tuesday. It’s unclear when the street will reopen. (TWP) ALEXANDRIA
World Record Rejected A Falls Church boy’s world record halfmarathon time for a 10-year-old was rejected because the Alexandria course was altered after its length was certified. Reinhardt Harrison’s time was 1:35:02. (TWP)
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No Added Time for Brazil
With games near, preparation for the World Cup under schedule, over cost
will be played has nearly quadrupled from initial estimates. The worst offender in terms of cost overruns is the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, where the price tag has nearly tripled to $900 million in public funds, largely due to allegedly fraudulent billing, government auditors say.
Rio de Janeiro
Poor planning With a little more than a week to go until the ﬁrst game, doubts remain about whether some stadiums will be fully ready, and it’s already clear that not all promised infrastructure work will be completed. All six venues that were expected to be ready by the end of last year missed FIFA’s deadline. Construction work at stadiums is still underway this week, including at the Itaquerao, which hosts the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12 in Sao Paulo. A FIFA ofﬁcial on Tuesday rattled off a list of things that needed to be completed there, includ-
Angry citizens Anger over perceived corruption and wastefulness helped fuel huge protests last year, and there are fears more unrest could mar the Cup. The anti-government rallies across Brazil last year overshadowed the Confederations Cup, a warm-up tournament for the World Cup. Demonstrators blasted the billions spent on the Cup and said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services. “We are the ones who should decide where the public money goes,” said Luana Gurther, a social sciences student. “More funding for schools, hospitals, housing, transportation — not the Cup.”
ERALDO PERES (AP)
Demonstrators rally on May 15 in front of the stadium in Brasilia, which cost more than triple the amount it was projected to.
The projected amount Brazil will have spent to get ready to host the World Cup — more than triple what 2010 host South Africa spent. (AP)
ing the completion of VIP areas. At a test game between two Brazilian teams Sunday, thousands of seats weren’t yet ready for fans. FIFA said recently that it was “a race” to make sure the country delivers everything it promised. “We have a week-and-a-half of a lot of work, but all is on track to being ready for the opener,” said Tiago Paes, an ofﬁcial with a Sao Paulo World Cup organizing committee, after the test event Sunday.
Cost overruns Brazilians have deep suspicions that preparations for soccer’s premier event are tainted by corruption, raising questions about how politicians who beneﬁt from construction ﬁrms’ largesse can be effective watchdogs over billiondollar World Cup contracts. The price of building or refurbishing the 12 arenas where games
Unprotected visitors ANDRE PENNER (AP)
Soccer-mad Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup ﬁve times, more than any other country, and the 2007 decision to award the country the tournament this year was greeted with euphoria. “Football is not just a sport for us,” then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said at the ceremony at the time. “It’s more, it’s a national passion.” Seven years later, with the tournament set to open on June 12, the euphoria has faded, replaced by disappointment and anger. A new Pew Research Center survey shows that just 34 percent of the country thinks that it’s a good thing that Brazil is hosting the event. World Cup preparations have cost more than anticipated, and promised beneﬁts to citizens have yet to — or never will — materialize. Infrastructure projects that would help Brazilians have been delayed or canceled outright, and many feel the nation blew its chance to improve the country.
Some of the seats at the Itaquerao in Sao Paulo are not yet ready, part of why only 37,000 people were in attendance Sunday at the 70,000-capacity stadium.
Next Up: Getting Ready for Rio It’s not just the World Cup that has international observers concerned. Rio de Janeiro’s organization of the 2016 Olympics is also facing widespread criticism with many International Olympic Committee members speaking openly about poor planning and delays. In a public warning, a vice president of the IOC in April called the delayed preparations for the 2016 Games “the worst I have experienced.” John Coates, who has made six trips to Brazil as part of the IOC’s coordination commission for Rio, said the Brazilians are behind “in many, many ways” and are in worse shape than Greek organizers were in preparing for the 2004 Olympics. The London Evening Standard reported last month that the IOC informally asked officials in London, which hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, if the city could take over the games — a report the committee denied. (AP)
Police are inching toward resignation in regards to Brazil’s rise in muggings, compiling a list of tips on navigating the city’s violence, including asking tourists to refrain from screaming if someone robs them. “Do not react, scream or argue,” says a brochure that will be disseminated at Brazilian embassies, according to the BBC. Still, with about 150,000 security personnel available, the Brazilian government promises the safest World Cup ever. Despite all the problems, there is little doubt organizers can’t wait for the opening kickoff. Then, it will all be on the shoulders of Brazil’s star player Neymar and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who will have a better chance to give Brazilians reason to celebrate. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Sports Switching positions may lead to changes all over the diamond Ryan Zimmerman came off the disabled list Tuesday and was in the Nationals’ lineup playing left field. One of the best third baseman in the majors for nearly a decade is changing positions on the fly. The process of moving Zimmerman around the diamond produces so many ripples. The most immediate question is, how much is Zimmerman going to play in left? No one has an answer, not even Zimmerman. But he seems to believe it might just be on an everyday basis until Bryce Harper returns, which should happen in early July. Once Harper returns, the lineup becomes especially tricky for manager Matt Williams. He has said left ﬁeld, third base and ﬁrst base are all “options” for Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s defensive whereabouts upon Harper’s return is a cross-that-bridge situation for the
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Ryan Zimmerman, left, came off the DL after missing 44 games with a broken thumb.
time being. Will another injury arise? Which hitter will go cold? Which will be hot? How does Zimmerman look in left ﬁeld? All those will factor into Williams’ decisions. But assuming the Nationals stay
healthy, there is no perfect way for Zimmerman to ﬁt into the lineup without potentially rufﬂing feathers or sacriﬁcing some attribute. If Zimmerman plays left ﬁeld, that means Harper would move to
center and Denard Span would sit. Span is the Nationals’ best defensive outﬁelder by a lot, his bat has been coming on recently and he’s even been stealing more bases. He’s been an everyday player for years. How would he respond to frequent benching? If Zimmerman plays ﬁrst, that means Adam LaRoche would sit. LaRoche has been the Nationals’ most productive hitter this season. So aside from a once-a-month day off against a tough lefty, that’s a nonstarter. If Zimmerman plays third, that means Danny Espinosa would sit and Anthony Rendon would move to second base. The Nationals would give themselves their best possible lineup. But their inﬁeld defense would suffer greatly. Williams will have to sort all of that out while keeping everyone happy and giving the team its best chance to win. General manager Mike Rizzo will have to gauge how Zimmerman’s position change should affect the future of the roster. It won’t be an easy for either. ADAM KILGORE (THE WASHINGTON POST )
U.S. Formation Still Unformed
Parker Good to Go Tony Parker plans to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Spurs open their rematch with the Heat on Thursday, and their star point guard is nursing a balky left ankle. “He’s getting better every day, and I expect him to play,” coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday. Parker is averaging a team-leading 17.2 points and 4.9 assists this postseason. (AP)
When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-23-1. 4-3-3. Two weeks before the Americans’ World Cup opener, they’re still tinkering with their formation. “There’s no such thing as a best system,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It’s the whole team, how it shapes up and how it works as an entire unit, how it attacks collectively and how it defends collectively.” After replacing Bob Bradley as the Americans’ coach in July 2011, Klinsmann most often used a 4-23-1 formation: four defenders with
MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ (AP)
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann switched to a 4-4-2 formation last month.
two defensive midﬁelders in front of them. Higher up the ﬁeld were three advanced midﬁelders supporting a lone forward. Jozy Altidore usually was the
striker when Klinsmann had his full player pool available, and Clint Dempsey was in the central attacking midﬁeld role or advanced to a withdrawn forward. But Klinsmann switched to a 4-4-2 for last month’s exhibition against Mexico with a diamond midﬁeld that pushed midﬁelder Michael Bradley into an attacking position and moved Dempsey closer to goal, where he could link better with Altidore. “You can win a tournament like Spain did two years ago, play a 4-6-0, leave all the strikers out and have midfielders that score all the goals,” Klinsmann said. “Systems in the near future have no meaning anymore, really.” RONALD BLUM (AP)
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The Ripple Effect of Zim in Left
Randy Wittman led the Wizards to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Wittman Agrees to Extension Wizards Wizards coach Randy Wittman signed a contract extension Tuesday after leading the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Wittman, in the ﬁnal year of his contract, operated under a playoffor-else edict from owner Ted Leonsis this season. “It’s really the players who made the big decision, not only in the exit interviews the last couple of years and this offseason, but the way they responded to him on the court,” Leonsis said on the team’s website. “They respect their coach, they listen and like playing for him, and it shows.” This season, Washington went 44-38, a 15-win improvement from a year ago, to ﬁnish ﬁfth in the East. Washington beat the Chicago Bulls in the ﬁrst round before losing to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semiﬁnals. (AP)
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California Chrome is undefeated since jockey Victor Espinoza began riding him in December, winning six races by a combined 27½ lengths, including the ﬁrst two legs of the triple crown. But, according to the New York Daily News, Espinoza has a horrid record — just two wins in 67 races — at Belmont Park, where on Saturday California Chrome will attempt to become the ﬁrst triple crown winner since Afﬁrmed in 1978. “I don’t follow records and I don’t really care about records,” Espinoza told the Daily News. “I just care about the horses I ride.” By comparison, John Velazquez has won the Belmont Stakes twice since 2007. He will ride Ride On Curlin — which ﬁnished a close second at the Preakness Stakes — on Saturday. M AT T B O N E S T E E L (THE WASHINGTON POST )
The proportion of people who said Donald Sterling should be required to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, compared to 48 percent who thought he should not. Sterling’s estranged wife arranged the team’s sale. (T WP)
NBA For the Miami Heat, it’s all about June. July can wait. Four years ago, when LeBron James uttered that now-infamous phrase — “not two, not three, not four, not five ...” — about how many championships he hoped to 9 P.M. Thursday | ABC
win with the Heat, it was almost immediately turned into a punch line. It rings prophetic in some ways now, with the Heat back in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive season. How the Heat fare in their NBA Finals rematch with the San Antonio Spurs might dictate what happens in July, when James, Chris Bosh and Dw yane Wade can become free agents if they choose. A looming offseason of decisions
Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, from left, have two titles together.
has been a taboo subject for the Heat “Big 3” this season, and Wade insisted Monday that Miami’s stars have not said a word to each other about what may or may not happen. “I’m not lying,” Wade said.
Still, as long as Miami keeps winning, it seems logical the “Big 3” will stay together. “I want to come back. That’s OK to say, I think,” Bosh said Monday after the Heat ﬁnished their ﬁrst
workout in preparation for the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday in San Antonio. “I can’t speak for anything else and I don’t want to take away from the subject at hand, but I like it here. It’s Miami. Enough said. People are dying to get here.” Regardless of the outcome of this Heat-Spurs series, there will be changes to the Heat, which is an annual rite for just about every team. James, Wade and Bosh can all opt out of their current deals. Shane Battier is retiring, Ray Allen may think about doing the same, while Mario Chalmers, James Jones and Rashard Lewis are notable free-agents-in-waiting. It’s not just the “Big 3” who aren’t thinking too far ahead, yet. “That’s the great thing about having veterans,” Allen said. “Nobody worries about what’s not here yet.” TIM REYNOLDS (AP)
French Open Maria Sharapova needed a set to get going, and once she got going, she couldn’t be stopped. The seventh-seeded Russian advanced to the semifinals of the French Open for the fourth straight year, rallying to beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tuesday. It’s the second straight match in which Sharapova lost the ﬁrst set but completely controlled the third. Against Muguruza, Sharapova won nine of the last 10 games. In the previous round against Samantha Stosur, she won the last nine. “When you just don’t feel like anything is going your way, you
Maria Sharapova overcame a bad first set Tuesday in her quarterfinal win.
want to try to ﬁnd a little door to get into,” Sharapova said. “It’s always that little part that’s the toughest.” Sharapova will face Eugenie
Bouchard in the semiﬁnals. The 18th-seeded Canadian beat Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-5. Bouchard is playing in only her ﬁfth Grand Slam tournament, but she is already into her second major semiﬁnal. CHRIS LEHOURITES (AP)
Winningest Woman on ‘Jeopardy!’ Ends Streak The reign of the winningest female contestant in “Jeopardy!” history has come to an end. Julia Collins, 31, lost during her 21st appearance on the pre-taped episode that aired Monday. She accumulated a total of $428,100 during her 20 victories on the series. Collins holds the No. 2 spot for most consecutive wins behind Ken Jennings, who won 74. (AP) COMMENTERS
After John Oliver implored fans during Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” to complain to the Federal Communications Commission for the way cable companies are manipulating Internet speeds, the Commission says its site’s comments section has crashed. The FCC tweeted Monday evening that “heavy traffic” led to technical difficulties. (E XPRESS)
Djokovic Wins Novak Djokovic advanced to the French Open semifinals for the sixth time in his career, and he’s looking for only his second win at that stage. The second-seeded Serb beat eighthseeded Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday on Court Philippe Chatrier, Roland Garros’ main court. (AP)
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Marino Backs Out Dan Marino plans to withdraw from a lawsuit over concussions that was filed against the NFL, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The Hall of Fame quarterback, who has said he had two reported concussions in his career, had joined 14 former players in litigation involving the NFL over concussion-related issues, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. (T WP)
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‘Ice and Fire’ Series Might Get an Eighth Book In a Q&A with “A Song of Ice and Fire” fans on Suvudu, the editor of the books, Anne Groell, hinted that the series might extend to an eighth book, instead of the planned seven. “As I recently learned, … there are technically eight kingdoms,” she said. Currently, five books are published in the series, on which HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based. (EXPRESS)
‘Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green is Hollywood’s most unlikely new celebrity Books When “The Fault in Our Stars” landed on bookshelves more than two years ago, John Green’s enthusiasm was nonexistent for a screen version of his story featuring teens with cancer. “I had had some Hollywood experiences before that weren’t great and I felt like Hollywood would struggle to make a movie where the female romantic lead has nasal cannula tubes in her nose for the entire movie,” he said. “Fault” is the first of Green’s best-selling books to go Hollywood after he was won over by the script’s dedication to his characters in the clutches of adolescence. The highly anticipated ﬁlm hits theaters Friday. Green, 36, won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, “Looking for Alaska,” and his fans have kept all four of his books high on bestseller lists since. This year, Green made Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most inﬂuential people. He was initially inspired to write “The Fault in Our Stars” through his friendship with Esther Earl, a teen he met at a “Harry Potter” event. She died of thyroid cancer in 2010 at age 16. “Esther had a wonderful gift for imagining others and for imagining them very complexly,” Green said. “That was important to me in thinking about this story, but it
Postseason games played by LeBron James since 2010-11 — his first season with the Miami Heat. James has made the NBA Finals each year with Miami.
Chrome Rider’s Hex At Belmont
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John Green, author of “The Fault in Our Stars,” says he objects to the label “Teen Whisperer,” given to him by The New Yorker.
was also important to me to come to the belief that a short life can still be a meaningful life, that a short life can still be a good and full life.” Already a rock star among young readers (his fans call themselves “nerdﬁghters”), the Orlando, Fla.raised Green, the guy who looks straight out of casting as Unassuming Writer, now walks red carpets with the movie’s other young stars, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. So, can Green hold on to his mojo? His is the kind of authenticity among young people that led a headline writer at The New Yorker to dub him the “Teen Whisper-
Meanwhile ... John Green was an early YouTuber. He has a rapid-fire delivery in an ongoing series of videos he exchanges with his brother, Hank, who lives in Montana. Their Vlogbrothers channel has attracted millions and showcases Green’s goofy side (like smearing his face with peanut butter) as he weighs in on everything from Hitler’s sex life to how to stamp out bullying. Green also commands a community of fans, who call themselves “nerdfighters” and greet using the phrase “Don’t Forget to Be Awesome!” (AP)
er.” Green doesn’t love that term. “I don’t whisper to teens very often. I think whispering to teens would be weird and creepy,” he joked. “I love talking to teenagers. I love making stuff for teenagers and making stuff with them.” And it’s that closeness to his fans that Green hopes to maintain. “I hope that I’m not developing a Hollywood brain,” he said. “I love books. I love writing books. I love movies, too, but I am a book writer and if I’m lucky enough to be able to work with people who are great at making movies then I feel very fortunate.” LEANNE ITALIE (AP)
The average number of people who saw tweets about “Breaking Bad” during each episode of the AMC drama, according to a new study from the Nielsen company. Last September’s action-packed series finale hit 9.1 million, boosting the season average. “The Walking Dead” came in second with an average of 5.17 million people seeing related tweets. (AP)
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50 Cent made an enormous splash more than a decade ago with his multiplatinum debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” pushing out early career hits “In da Club” and “P.I.M.P.” But the rapper has been unable to live up to his ﬁrst album’s success, which ultimately led to his departure from Interscope Records and Eminem’s Shady/Aftermath. He’s since found a new home with Caroline, the independent label at Capitol Music Group. Now, as an independent artist, 50 Cent releases his ﬁrst album in ﬁve years with “Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win.” He often shows rust on his ﬁfth studio offering, but the 11-track set is not
a total disappointment. 5 0 C e nt still possesses a high level of cockiness, ef fe c t ively displaying his street mentality on “The Funeral,” “Chase the Paper” and “Irregular Heartbeat,” with Jadakiss and Kidd Kidd. He raps about still keeping a gun under his pillow on “Hold On” and talks about his thirst to become more successful on “Winners Circle,” featuring Guordan Banks. But while “Animal Ambition” shows some promise, there are some missteps. His rhymes are too simple and easily forgettable on the title track. He teams up with Trey Songz on the Dr. Dre-produced “Smoke,” but the track lacks the infectious spirit that lived in past club hits such as “Candy Shop” and “21 Questions.” JONATHAN L ANDRUM JR. (AP)
D.C. Drama Regular “House of Cards” star Corey Stoll will appear on Season 4 of “Homeland,” according to Vulture. According to a statement from Showtime, Stoll will play a CIA operative working in Pakistan, and “In Treatment” star Laila Robins will portray the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan. (E XPRESS)
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price is for 1st Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only
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4 BR from
Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits
2 BRs fr. $985/mo
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305 37th Street SE
(202) 553-3814 www.novodev.com
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201 I Street, SW • Washington, DC 20024 Located NearThe S.W. Waterfront
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3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20784
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M-F 8:30 - 5 PM SAT. by appt only
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• Studios & 1 Bedroom Apartments M-F 9-6 • All Utilities Included Sat. 10-5 • Fitness Center/Swimming Pool Sun. 12-4 • Ask about our Tax Credit Program*
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$ 2 BRS 895
CHEVERLY CROSSING APARTMENTS
116 Irvington Street SW
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11658 South Laurel Drive Laurel, MD 20708
*with no carpet
• Ceiling Fans • Lovely Setting • Near the New ARTS DISTRICT • Close to Shopping & Metro
MOVE-IN SPECIAL! 1ST MONTH RENT ONLY $599 (WITH A 12 MO. LEASE)
Oliver Gardens/Queensbury Park – 1, 2 & 3BR Great Location near Hyattsville MS, UMD, Green Line. A/C, W/W, FIOS/cable ready, off-street pkg, bus to Metro, shopping & entertainment. Fr $950, includes gas. CATS OK. Call 301-864-5933, 301-559-9111 Dean Manor – HUGE 2 & 3BR, newly renovated, balcony, W/W, walk-in closets, cable/FIOS, off street pkg, fr. $1250. Walk to Green Line, shopping, movie theater. 2mi to UMD. FIOS/cable ready. PET FRIENDLY! Call 301-559-9111
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6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737
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• Remodeled w/brand new Kitchens
• Licensed daycare on premises
FREE 1 MONTH OF RENT (Select Units Only)
MAPLE RIDGE 2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785
FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) State of the Art Fitness Center Stainless Steel Appliances** Granite Countertops** Washer & Dryer** Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change.
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• Right across from the NEW WEGMANS
• • • • • • •
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www.morgan-properties.com 3400 Pearl Drive, Suitland, MD 20746
1 BR $1021 All Utilities Included 1 BR + Den $1132 2 BR $1255 2 BR + Den $1522 3 BR 1599 3 BR + Den $1746
1 BRs fr $
MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1 BR’s are $1050
Central Air • Elevator Off St. Parking • Mid-Rise Apts All Utilities Included
• Walk to Metro • Walk to Elementary School • Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS • Granite Countertops* • Stainless Steel Appliances* *Select units only
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3415 Parkway Terr. Dr. Suitland, Md.
888.480.1693 Oxon Hill-3BR, 1BA, eat-in-kit, living room, fenced back yard, near bus line & Washington National Harbor, drive way/carport. $1600. 301-375-7072
• Walk to Metro • W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail • Secure Buildings • Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill
(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).
1439 Southern Ave.
2 BRs fr
$30 Application Fee
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*Call about our move-in specials
2 bedroom $1,205
5409 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737
1 bedroom $1,075 Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
Ask about our rental coupon special!
Walking distance to Suitland Metro
Save $100 oﬀ monthly rent for 2 & 3 Br
Offered on select apartment homes all utilities included.
1 BR Special- $949 2 BR Special- $1400* 3 BR Special- $1750*
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The Villages At Montpelier
1BR $825 • 2BR $925
Reduce application fee, 1 month FREE rent on 1 and 2 bedroom apartments must move in by 6/8/2014.
• Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly • Washer & Dryers in all 3 BR units
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Close to the Forest Glen Metro Off-Str. Parking/Controlled Access Ceiling Fans Housing Vouchers Welcome UTILITIES INCLUDED
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED (a/c extra)
Up to 1½ Months Free* Rents from $1050 $500 Off 1st Month*
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments $915*-$1,005*
• Classic & Renovated apartments available • Spacious bedrooms • Ample closet space • Exciting community renovations underway!
• Walk to Metro • Immediate Move-In
5601 Regency Park Court • Suitland, MD 20746
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ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED
*Restrictions apply, prices subject to change daily. Please ask a Leasing Consultant for more info.
*Limited time offer on select apartments
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Immediate move-in specials
1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only
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“We could be wrong, but we’re pretty sure this is what the young folks mean when they say you look like ‘sex on a stick.’ ” — SORAYA NADIA MCDONALD AT WASHINGTONPOST .COM speculates over the “sparkly naked
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new “Rockville Rap” video to be a weak and really belated rip-off of the popular Arlington version that hit YouTube in 2009. “It’s MD vs. VA, it’s Red Line vs. Orange Line,” the video’s author, identiﬁed only as “Rockville Slim,” told the City Paper.
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observes a very modern hierarchy of needs in an Instagram video from a disabled, smoke-ﬁlled New York subway car. After the Queens-bound train stopped just outside a tunnel, smoke began to ﬁll the cars. Twenty minutes later, the conductor returned the train to Grand Central so passengers could disembark. No ofﬁcial word on what caused the nightmarish situation.
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