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A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the unoccupied home in Narragansett, R.I., was built entirely on land owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation. The developer began building the home in 2009, but it didn’t discover the error until 2011. (AP)

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U.S. Is Doing What in Pacific? He can one-up his predecessor

You might be wondering why President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will use his executive authority to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities. Here are a few reasons: JULIET EILPERIN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

At this point, environmentalists are hoping Obama will be tempted to trump George W. Bush’s record as the U.S. president who has protected the most area in the ocean. If finalized, this would become the world’s largest no-take marine reserve.

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The original Remote Pacific Islands National Marine Monument, established in 2009, is already nearly 87,000 square miles. But many scientists — such as Lance Morgan and Elliott Norse of the Redmond, Wash.-based Marine Conservation Institute — argue that the ecological benefits expand exponentially when sanctuaries are enlarged, both because they allow species to move freely and because they are easier to enforce. The possible expansion would encompass nearly 782,000 square miles. The fish caught in this region accounts for between 1 and 3 percent of the U.S. tuna catch in the central and western Pacific, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The location is a safe place for protected species Almost everywhere in the world, small fish outnumber big fish. But in places such as Palmyra Atoll, above, and Kingman Reef, scientists have found the biomass of large predators such as sharks outweighs that of smaller fish. The area — which also includes Wake, Johnston, Jarvis, Howland and Baker Islands— also features five species of protected sea turtles and 22 species of protected marine mammals as well as several million seabirds who gather there.

Both Republican and Democratic presidents have used their executive authority to safeguard parts of the Pacific Ocean for more than a century. Theodore Roosevelt started it when he placed Midway Island under the protection of the Navy to stop the killing of seabirds there for their eggs and feathers, and then he helped usher through the Antiquities Act of 1906 to ensure his successors would also have the power to provide heightened protections for federal land and waters.

Who Wants This Job? South Carolina’s longest-serving sheriff has been indicted on bribery charges, becoming the eighth sheriff in the state to face criminal charges or investigations in the past four years. Court documents say 68-year-old Lexington County Sheriff James Metts allowed friends to buy favors. Authorities say he accepted cash in return for agreeing to assist people who were in the country illegally and who were being detained. (AP)

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Amazon Appears Set to Unveil New Smartphone Amazon appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones. The corporate juggernaut is hosting a launch event today in Seattle, and media reports indicate the product will be an Amazon phone — perhaps one that can produce 3-D photos. (AP) PHOENIX

Cesar Chavez Removed From Arizona Ballot An Arizona congressional candidate who changed his name to Cesar Chavez will be removed from the Democratic primary ballot because of invalid nomination signatures, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge John Rea ruled that almost half of the signatures gathered by the candidate who was formerly a Republican named Scott Fistler to get on the ballot were invalid. (AP) CINCINNATI

4 Gay Marriage Bans to Be Appealed Together A federal appeals court will hear arguments in five gay marriage fights in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee in a single session, setting the stage for historic rulings in each state. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal scheduled arguments for Aug. 6. (AP)

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101 Years of Butter and Margarine The war between butter and margarine, America’s two favorite fatty spreads, has been a battle of cultural norms, nutritional headwinds and, of course, cash-rich marketing campaigns. Here’s a look at when butter lost — and then regained — American tastes. ( THE WASHINGTON POST ) Per-capita consumption of butter and margarine in pounds per year, 1909-2010 20

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Hospitalizes 80 in Canada A carbon monoxide leak at a Quebec daycare center sent 71 children and about 10 adults to a hospital, officials said Tuesday. Quebec Family Minister Francine Charbonneau said five children had more intense symptoms of vomiting and headaches but others, including some of the 10 educators, had lesser symptoms. (AP) ATHENS, GREECE

Greek Satanist Arrested For Murdering Woman A self-described Satanist has been arrested in Greece on suspicion of ritually killing a homeless woman in an Athens public square and planning a second murder for this weekend’s summer solstice, police said Tuesday. (AP)

Chaos, Strife Continue in Iraq

Who’s who between Sunnis and Shiites

Since an al-Qaeda splinter group captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, last week, the country has threatened to descend into civil war. Here are the latest developments in Iraq’s battle to slow down the advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST ) Congress lacks war fever after 12 years

Cooperation between Iran and U.S. has limit

Collapse leaves Iraqi soldiers ashamed

Sectarian violence appears to increase

The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves. Lawmakers who eagerly voted to authorize military force 12 years ago to oust Saddam Hussein and destroy weapons of mass destruction that were never found now harbor doubts that air strikes will turn back insurgents threatening Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and Baghdad. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that “Iraqis have to put together and hold together” to end sectarian violence.

Any thaw in relations between Iran and the U.S. under the pressure of Iraq’s turmoil is unlikely to hasten progress in negotiations seeking limits on Tehran’s nuclear program. U.S. and Iranian officials are both concerned by the swift advance of radical Islamist forces in Iraq and officials from the two countries met in Vienna briefly Monday. But the nuclear talks, a senior State Department official said, are “its own process.” Expectations that a July 20 target date for a nuclear agreement will be met are low.

Iraq’s military has been deeply shaken by their collapse in the face of ISIS fighters. The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants. The impact is hurting efforts to rally the armed forces to fight back. Shiite militiamen and volunteers have had to fill the void as the regular army struggles to regroup. Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki retired three generals who had been deployed in Mosul and ordered legal proceedings against them.

Signs emerged Tuesday of a reprisal sectarian slaughter of Sunnis in Iraq, as police said pro-government Shiite militiamen killed nearly four dozen detainees after insurgents tried to storm the jail northeast of Baghdad. The allegation of Shiite killings of Sunnis near Baqouba and in Baghdad were the first hints of the beginnings of a return to sectarian warfare that nearly tore the country apart in 2006 and 2007. Sunni militants also have been accused of atrocities.

The U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein’s Sunni-dominated regime in 2003 propelled longoppressed majority Shiites to power. Sunnis feared the repression would flip onto them. The result was vicious sectarian fighting that lasted until 2008. The bloodshed ebbed after the so-called U.S. surge, a revolt by moderate Sunnis against al-Qaeda in Iraq and a Shiite militia cease-fire. But violence has again increased as minority Sunnis feel disenfranchised by the Shiite-led government and Sunni extremists have been emboldened by the successes of Islamic militants in the civil war next door in Syria.

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Two Russian journalists for a Russian state-owned TV channel died Tuesday in eastern Ukraine after being hit by mortar fire, the Rossiya 24 network said. (AP)

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Just Buy an iPhone A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software of the Star N9500, above, when it ordered the device from a website. (AP)

French Fed Up With Violent Train Strikes Paris Even France may be getting fed up with strikes. A week into a nationwide train strike that has tangled traffic and stranded tourists, police fired tear gas Tuesday at protesting rail workers. Two polls suggest passengers have little sympathy for the train workers’ lament. Even the laborfriendly Socialist government is breaking a French taboo and is criticizing the striking unions. With sentiment piling up against them, unions aren’t backing down. Several hundred workers staged a protest Tuesday near the National Assembly on Paris’ Left Bank, waving red union flags and demanding that a train reform bill be delayed

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French police scuffle with protesters Tuesday as nationwide train strikes continued.

or changed. In northern Lille, protesters briefly occupied City Hall. The protesters blocked cars and tried to push past police to approach the parliament building,

firing flares and throwing bottles. Officers responded with tear gas and batons. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the violence “unacceptable”

The strike has heated up as a reform bill went to the lower house of Parliament for debate Tuesday. The bill would unite France’s national train operator with the French Rail Network, which owns the rail line, and pave the way to opening up railways to competition. Workers fear the reform will mean job losses and hurt the quality of France’s extensive train network. The government says the reform is needed to better streamline the railway’s administration. (AP)

on Tuesday. A day earlier, Valls said “this strike is useless and irresponsible given the situation in the country.” SYLVIE CORBET (AP)

The number of complaints of ballot box stuffing and other election irregularities filed by Afghan

voters, an official said Tuesday, as fraud allegations by the two candidates — Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani — and their supporters threaten to provoke a new political crisis. The first initial results are not due until July 2, then final results on July 22, but Abdullah has questioned Ghani’s 1 million-vote lead in the early tallies. (AP)

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In Va. Lab, Rape Evidence Is Finally Analyzed Lorton, Va. The trucks keep arriving from all over the country at an office park in Northern Virginia, each containing hundreds of envelopes marked with one word: “Evidence.” Just after 9 on a weekday morning, Kim Freeman pulls her hair back and retrieves two envelopes. Another day has begun at the Bode Technology laboratory in Lorton, Va. Another slow excavation of a national problem. The problem is a backlog of untested rape kits, tens of thousands of them. In every case, evidence was collected from victims, but it was never analyzed. Instead it sat

Backstory ... There is a reason rape kits are so expensive to process; dozens of procedures must be carried out in a tedious and specific order. Intake is followed by sample-cutting. Cutting is followed by “extraction,” in which male cells are separated from female cells. Sometimes there is not a yes or no: There are trace amounts of DNA, but not enough for a firm result. Or, perhaps, the sample got too old and degraded before it could provide an answer. (T WP)

on shelves for years, even decades. There is no federal law requiring rape kits to be tested or tracked, and only a handful of states have enacted legislation. Staffing and money shortages have contributed to the backlog; a single kit can cost more than $1,000 to process. Sometimes, if a victim had already identified

her attacker, police might not have processed her kit — though it could have contained DNA linking the assailant to other unsolved crimes. Whatever the reasons, the backlog kept growing as kits were overlooked, ignored and forgotten. Recently, as attention on the issue has increased, that has begun to change.

Twelve hundred kits were uncovered in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve thousand in Memphis, Tenn. And 6,600 in Houston, 5,000 of which were processed last year by Bode, one of several private companies contracting with local jurisdictions in a kit-by-kit effort to bring the backlog down to zero. New York’s arrest rate for sexual assaults went from 40 percent to 70 percent after its backlog was cleared. When Detroit tested 1,600 of its backlogged kits, the city came back with 127 potential serial rapists, according to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which advocates on issues related to the backlog. MONICA HESSE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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4 Students Suspected of Taking ‘Upskirt’ Photos Four students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria are suspected of taking inappropriate photos of their teachers, according to search warrants filed in Alexandria Circuit Court. The students are suspected of taking so-called “upskirt” photos of two female teachers last month. (THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON

D.C. Police Find Second Body at Shaw Rowhouse D.C. police have found a body partially buried in the backyard of a rowhouse in Shaw, where on Friday a week-old corpse was discovered in an attic, department officials said. Police said they are trying to determine if the body is that of 23-year-old Delano DeWhitt Wingfield, who lived in the house and was reported missing June 3 by his grandmother. Police grew concerned about his fate as they investigated the body that was found in the attic and arrested another occupant in that death. (TWP) BETHESDA

So, You Think You Can Raise Hens? The rent-a-chicken business is booming for one Md. company Potomac, Md. Tyler Phillips stood in the back of his parent’s home in Potomac, Md., and surveyed his burgeoning poultry empire. In front of him were the three chicken coops he’d been up building until midnight. The hens were already inside the coop he was delivering to a customer. He answered a ringing cellphone. It was another person who wanted to rent chickens. Since Phillips, 26, and his partner Diana Samata, 25, built their first coop out of scrap wood two years ago, demand for rental chickens has grown so rapidly that they can barely build enough coops to fill their orders. As of June, their business, RentACoop, had 70 coops and chick incubators out on loan. About a third of their customers end up buying the hens, coop and all. They are looking for a franchisee in New York or Connecticut by year’s end. Their success is a new twist

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Emily DiPaola, 7, is startled by a new rental hen delivered to their backyard.

on the backyard chicken boom, which has been gaining momentum in cities and suburbs for much of the past decade. Many get into it for the fresh eggs, but they stay for the fulfilling relationship. “What they don’t realize in the beginning is that the hens have a lot [of] personality,” Phillips said. The DiPaolas have had their coop for only a couple of weeks, but the youngest of their four children, 7-year-old Emily, has already fall-

en in love with Amy Fowler, a golden comet hen. “Separation anxiety set in on Day Four,” reported Lara DiPaola, who has had to tell her daughter, “No, you cannot sleep with the chicken.” Renting the chickens and their coop for four weeks is costing the Anne Arundel County family $160. Another $125 buys another four weeks. That money can be used toward the $615 price of buying the coop and the hens. (Roosters

are not part of the rental package. They are too mean and too noisy.) Lara DiPaola, 42, grew up collecting eggs in rural California, and she never thought of them as pets. When her Brooklyn-bred husband talked her into the backyard chickens, it made her an object of familial ridicule. “My parents are making endless jokes about the fact that I got suckered into renting chickens,” DiPaola said. “They laugh so hard you can’t have a conversation.” When Dane Strother, a Democratic media consultant, had his chickens delivered, he was full of questions. How long did they need to be out? How often does the coop have to be cleaned? “I’m a liberal. I don’t want to have unhappy chickens,” he quipped. Over the next few weeks, love blossomed. His 17-year-old son also took to the chickens. The 13-year-old was less enthusiastic. “The 13-year-old thinks I’m weird, but he thought that prior to the chickens,” Strother said. Not that he cared. He had made up his mind. Colonel and Sanders were staying. “I’ll have them until I die,” he declared. “Or they do.” ANNYS SHIN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Md. County Plans for the Future With a Purple Line If a Purple Line is built, Montgomery County would spend $57.6 million to link the light-rail line with Metro’s Bethesda station and another $95.8 million to rebuild a popular running and cycling trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring, under legislation approved Tuesday. (TWP) WASHINGTON

Juvenile Arrested in Attack on Northeast Trail D.C. police on Tuesday arrested a juvenile boy in connection with an attack and attempted sexual assault Monday afternoon along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast. The youth was charged as a juvenile with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse. The attack occurred in the 1800 block of Fourth Street NE. The bicycle trail has been beset by sporadic attacks in recent years. (TWP)

Tax Cuts Are in Question Washington Elements of a $160-million-a-year tax cut package passed by the D.C. Council last month may not take effect as planned after financial officials balked at the proposal, saying the revenue losses could throw the long-term budget out of balance. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Tuesday that planned cuts to income taxes, business franchise taxes and estate taxes will be “triggered” to take effect only if city revenue rises above current projections, making them dependent on the city’s continued economic growth. Mendelson acknowledged that the changes were made at the behest of Chief Financial Officer

“They may happen earlier. They may happen later. But they will happen.” — PHIL MENDEL SON, D.C. COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, ON THE CHANGES TO THE PLANNED TA X CUTS

Jeffrey DeWitt and deputies, who have yet to certify that the budget deal passed on May 28 is balanced. While tax cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1 are not threatened — including a lower-middle-income tax bracket and a higher standard deduction — deeper tax cuts scheduled for future years could be delayed. MIKE DeBONIS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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A Culprit, But No Closure THE WASHINGTON POST VIA FACEBOOK

Benghazi outrage likely to outlast terrorist suspect’s successful capture Analysis

Who is Ahmed Abu Khattala?

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President Barack Obama has long described the political aftermath of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, as a “sideshow,” a running series of partisan theatrics designed to embarrass the administration and inflame the conservative base. It is now at the center of the American political conversation on terms Obama very much favors. The weekend capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, a suspected ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2012, assault on a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIArun annex, gives Obama another told-you-so moment in Washington’s scorekeeping culture. How Obama decides to talk about the capture in the coming weeks may close the episode. Obama promised to bring the killers of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans to justice, and now, one of the alleged culprits is in U.S. hands. “It’s important for us to send a message to the world that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible,” Obama said Tuesday. For many in Washington, though, Benghazi has never been primarily about the attacks, and the achievement is likely to do little to tamp down the partisan fervor surrounding them. The capture does little to explain how the administration devised a set of “talking points,” requested at the time by members of Congress prepping for media questions, that Republicans have come to view as a politically calculated obfuscation. That has been the Republican emphasis — and it will likely remain so given that then-Secretary

President Barack Obama touted the capture of a suspected leader of the Benghazi attacks, but it may be a short-lived victory.

“The United States has once again demonstrated that we will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans.” — PRE SIDENT BA R ACK OBA M A

of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, warming up a presidential run in 2016, remains vulnerable. Recent polling suggests that much of the public, despite administration protests that the issue is a distraction, wants more answers. The capture recalls the May 2011 mission that killed Osama bin Laden, a measured gamble that focused public opinion around Obama’s foreign policy competence. But like that one, this operation, too, may have a short-lived political benefit. The nine-point bump Obama received in the polls in the days after announcing bin Laden’s death had evaporated a month later.

Iraq is crumbling along sectarian lines. Syria is failing as a state. Post-revolution and now postcoup Egypt is again in the hands of the kind of military strongman Obama had pledged to no longer support. A newly ambitious Russia has annexed Crimea from Ukraine. T he A merica n public has noticed. A Washington Post-ABC News poll published this month found that 41 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama manages international affairs, the lowest rating of his presidency. But it is more than simply the array of faltering foreign places occupying Obama’s agenda that

may make the capture less important than the White House might hope. It is also the nature of Benghazi as a political issue. In those first days following the assault, the administration’s confused response began, in D.C. and on the campaign trail at least, to seem to some Republicans as more significant than the security failure itself and what that failure said about Obama’s foreign policy. How raw Benghazi remains, particularly on the right, was visible this week at a forum on the topic hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation in D.C. A Muslim woman questioning the consensus view at the meeting that Islam is the enemy was challenged by an angry crowd, after hearing from panelists who, among other charges, accused Obama of seeking to impose sharia law in the United States. SCOT T WILSON ( THE WASHINGTON POST )

Believed to be in his 40s, Abu Khattala was imprisoned for many years by the regime of Moammar Gadhafi for his Islamist views. Within weeks of the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Abu Khattala was interviewed by reporters in Benghazi, where he said he did not participate in the initial assault on the compound but came on the scene as it was ending. The State Department designated him a terrorist in January, calling him a “senior leader” of the Benghazi branch of the militant organization Ansar al-Sharia.

How was he caught? U.S. Special Operations forces captured Abu Khattala on Sunday in Benghazi in a secret raid, according to U.S. officials. After months of planning, American troops, working alongside the FBI, took Abu Khattala into U.S. custody and to “a secure location outside Libya.” Officials said there were no casualties in the operation and declined to comment on whether others were apprehended.

What’s next? Partisan concern has shifted quickly to where Abu Khattala would be held, at a time when Obama is seeking to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and whether he would extend legal protections given to civilians. The answer from the administration — no to Guantanamo, yes to due process — disappointed some prominent conservatives. “It would be the biggest mistake for the ages to read this guy his Miranda rights,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “We should have some quality time with this guy, weeks and months. Don’t torture him — but have some quality time.” ( T WP)

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Spain’s Diego Costa could be benched.

Spain Set for Lineup Changes World Cup Spain coach Vicente del Bosque promised on Tuesday to change his lineup for the team’s must-win Group B match against Chile as the World Cup holders look to stay in the tournament. Forwards Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas are widely seen as the most likely candidates to start today after the 5-1 thrashing by the Netherlands in their opening match, though Del Bosque was not giving away any names. While Pedro would probably replace David Silva, Fabregas could slot in for Diego Costa if Del Bosque decides to leave the physical striker on the bench in place of a “false striker” attack. Defensive player Javi Martinez is meanwhile a candidate to slot in for Gerard Pique. PAUL LOGOTHETIS (AP)

A Dream Come True for Brooks Center back said he envisioned himself scoring off a header

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World Cup Smiling ear to ear after winning a World Cup match with his first international goal, John Brooks had a story to share. “I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and we won the game,” he said. “And now it was the 86th minute and we won.” One of the surprise picks by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Brooks hadn’t been in the starting lineup for the Americans’ World Cup opener against Ghana. But after central defender Matt Besler felt tightness in his right hamstring during the final five minutes of the first half, Klinsmann sent the 21-year-old Brooks in for the start of the second. Just four minutes after Andre Ayew’s 82nd-minute goal wiped out a lead Clint Dempsey had given the U.S. just 30 seconds in, Brooks outjumped Ghana’s John Boye to meet Graham Zusi’s corner kick and bounced an 8-yard header past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey. Overcome with emotion, Brooks

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U.S. center back John Brooks, left, scored the game-winner in Monday’s win.

ran in disbelief, slumped to the ground arms first and felt teammates pile onto him. When they finally moved off, he put both hands to his lips and blew a kiss. Brooks thought back to two nights earlier and the dream. It also was on a header. From a corner kick. Just liked it happened.

“It was unbelievable,” Brooks said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Klinsmann chose Brooks over Clarence Goodson, an unused substitute on the 2010 World Cup team. Among the five German-Americans on the 23-man squad, Brooks made his national team debut last August and had only four appearances entering the World Cup. He was benched

Clint Dempsey should be able to play in Sunday’s game against Portugal despite a broken nose, the U.S. Soccer Federation said. Dempsey scored 30 seconds into Monday’s 2-1 win over Ghana, then was bloodied by a shin to the face from defender John Boye when they battled for a header in the 33rd minute. Forward Jozy Altidore and defender Matt Besler went for scans Tuesday after coming out of the game with hamstring problems. (AP)

twice last season by Hertha Berlin, his club in the German Bundesliga, for a poor performance in December and being unable to train in April because he was hampered by a tattoo on his back. Nearly two hours after the final whistle, Brooks was among the last U.S. players to leave the locker room. Someone asked whether he thinks he will start against Portugal on Sunday. “I don’t expect anything,” he said. “I just give my best in every training session, and we’ll see.” RONALD BLUM (AP)

Ochoa Saves Mexico in 0-0 Draw With Brazil 11.8 Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a pulsating 0-0 draw Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, ahead of their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet today for their second games after both opened with defeats. Ochoa’s first remarkable save prevented Neymar from scoring in the 26th minute. The Brazil striker’s powerful header looked

set to fly just inside the post when the goalkeeper dived to his right to push the ball wide. Ochoa also made three other difficult saves to keep the hosts from breaking the deadlock — a shot by Paulinho in the 44th, a second-half effort by Neymar from inside the area and a close-range header by Thiago Silva in the 86th minute which produced a remarkable block by the Mexico keeper. El Tri didn’t play defensively and created chances throughout the match, especially with longrange shots, while Brazil turned up the pressure in the second half.

Belgium 2, Algeria 1

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Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had six saves in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw.

Algeria was on the verge of a major upset in their Group H opener against Belgium, taking the lead through a penalty in the 25th minute. In the end, though, it was the Belgian bench which found the way, with substitutes scoring twice for a 2-1 comeback win. Algeria’s surprising lead stood for 45 minutes until Marouane Fellaini’s strong glancing header, with his back to goal, from a Kevin De Bruyne cross in the 70th. Dries Mertens, who went on at the start of the second half, scored in the 80th minute. (AP)

TV rating in the Washington market for the USA-Ghana broadcast on ESPN, the highest number in the country. New York (10.2), Hartford/New Haven, Conn., (10.1), Boston (10.0) and Columbus, Ohio (8.9) rounded out the top five. Through 14 matches, D.C. leads the way for average World Cup ratings on the ESPN networks. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Today’s Schedule Australia vs. Netherlands (noon, ESPN) Spain vs. Chile (3 p.m., ESPN) Cameroon vs. Croatia (6 p.m., ESPN)

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With the NBA and NHL seasons coming to an end — and the 90-degree weather forecasted this week in the District — it’s starting to feel like baseball season. If over the past few months you’ve been consumed by playoff hockey and basketball — or the start of the World Cup — and haven’t been keeping close attention to what’s going on around the diamond, don’t worry. Here are five of the biggest MLB storylines so far this year. JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)

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All Eyes on the Diamond Tiger Woods hasn’t played in a tournament since March 9 at Doral.

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Oakland leads the AL West and has the best road record (23-14) in all of baseball. The A’s entered Tuesday’s game with a run differential of plus126 — 72 runs better than any other team. They rank first in runs scored and first in team ERA. Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes are in the top 10 in the majors in RBIs, while Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez and Sonny Gray are in the top 10 in the AL in ERA.

Toronto’s Mark Buehrle and San Francisco’s Tim Hudson are having their best seasons of their long careers. Buehrle, 35, was the first pitcher in baseball to reach 10 wins this year and is fourth in the AL with a 2.28 ERA for the division-leading Blue Jays. Hudson, 38, has allowed just three earned runs in his past four starts — lowering his ERA to an MLBbest 1.81 for the NL-leading Giants.

Despite a stint on the disabled list, the White Sox’s Jose Abreu entered Tuesday with 19 home runs — tied for thirdmost in the majors. The first baseman defected from Cuba in August 2013 and signed a six-year, $68 million contract with Chicago. The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka entered Tuesday’s start 10-1 with a 2.02 ERA. The Japanese righty signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with New York in January.

Two years ago, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967. Last season, he nearly did it again. This year, though, Cabrera (.322, 12 HRs, 55 RBIs) isn’t near the league leaders in homers. But there could be a Triple Crown winner in the NL in 2014. The Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki (.355, 18 HRs, 45 RBIs) and the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton (.305, 19 HRs, 56 RBIs) are in the top 10 in their league in each category.

Entering Tuesday, the five teams in the NL East were separated by just 5½ games — with the Nationals, Braves and Marlins within a game of each other. According to fangraphs.com, Washington has the best odds to win the division. This weekend, manager Matt Williams and the Nationals host a critical four-game series against their NL East rival Braves — a team Washington is 7-18 against since 2013.

NL MVP

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AL Cy Young

1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies The shortstop leads the majors in batting average (.355) and WAR (5.2)

1. Johnny Cueto, Reds In the NL, he’s second in ERA (1.85), second in strikeouts (109) and first in WHIP (0.77).

1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays This year he’s got the average (.314) to go along with his power (15 HRs, 47 RBIs).

1. Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees Entering Tuesday, he hadn’t had an outing all year that was not a quality start.

2. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins 3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 4. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 5. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers

2. Tim Hudson, Giants 3. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals 4. Zack Greinke, Dodgers 5. Julio Teheran, Braves

2. Josh Donaldson, A’s 3. Mike Trout, Angels 4. Nelson Cruz, Orioles 5. Victor Martinez, Tigers

2. Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays 3. Yu Darvish, Rangers 4. Felix Hernandez, Mariners 5. Scott Kazmir, A’s

Tiger Woods is making progress in his recovery from back surgery and starting to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday. Woods already has missed two majors this year while he recovers from a microdiscectomy on his back on March 31. He last played on March 9 at Doral, when he closed with a 78 despite the pain in his lower back. Woods has said he has no idea when he will be healthy enough to return to competition. A report on Golf Channel’s morning show said he was taking full swings at the Medalist Golf Club in South Florida. Woods is the tournament host next week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional in Bethesda. It is not expected that he will play. The deadline to enter is Friday. This is the first year of title sponsorship for the Detroitbased company. DOUG FERGUSON (AP)

Baseball Awards Races As next month’s AllStar break approaches, here’s a prediction on who’s got the early edge in the 2014 MVP and Cy Young races. There are a few new guys in the running. JEFFREY TOMIK (E XPRESS)

TV Lineup NATIONALS (7:05 P.M., MASN) Gio Gonzalez is slated to return from the disabled list to face the Houston Astros at Nationals Park tonight. The left-hander hasn’t pitched since May 17 because of a shoulder injury.

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Before buying a condo in D.C., David Black, 31, was told by his lender that his high credit score could rise even more with a second well-managed credit card. He got one, which helped him land a good mortgage rate.

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David Black’s parents taught him the importance of good credit. So, as an adult, he was careful about his spending and avoided taking on too much debt. When he was ready to buy a condo in D.C., he knew that his credit score would be good, so he was surprised when his lender told him that his score could be even higher if he used more than just one credit card. “I was getting points for mak-

ing on-time payments on that card,” says Black, 31, who works as a transportation lobbyist. “But having another credit card in use would demonstrate my ability to manage credit.” So he started making purchases with a second card — and paying it off regularly — to show that he could handle another layer of debt. His careful spending and strong credit history helped him get a good interest rate on his mortgage for the one-bedroom condo at CityCenterDC he purchased recently. You probably know that your credit history matters, especially when buying a home. But do you know why it matters so much? Or

how you can drive up the three-digit credit score you’ve been assigned? Once you do, you might think twice about splurging on a vacation or big-screen TV if you’re hoping to become a property owner in the not-too-distant future.

Size Up Your Spending With a home mortgage, buyers typically borrow a hefty chunk of change, and lenders want to ensure that sizable loan gets paid back. To get a sense of the risk they’ll be taking, lenders examine each home buyer’s credit history, which tracks how they’ve handled other debts like credit cards and student loans. The better the track record,

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Whether you’re a 20-something, a 60-something, a tot or even a dog, you’ll find food and fun in Shirlington. Five miles southwest of D.C. and tucked next to the “Shirley Highway” — Interstate 395 — this urban village with a mashed-up name (Shirley + Arlington) offers plenty of homes in walking distance of shops, restaurants and parks. Bordered by I-395 to the east, King Street to the south, Walter Reed Drive to the west and Four Mile Run Drive to the north, Shirlington’s center includes a grocery store, public library and Tony-winning theater. TRACY KRULIK (FOR EXPRESS) Ginger Harden, Realtor® Licensed in Virginia

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Housing Options: The newest properties in the area are the midrise Shirlington Village Condominiums (2720 S. Arlington Mill Drive; shirlingtonvillagecondo.com), built in 2006, with two-bedroom, two-bath units that can run well into the $600,000s, and Shirlington Crest Townhomes (3507 S. Four Mile Run Drive), built in 2008, with homes up to four bedrooms selling in the high $700,000s. The bulk of the properties around Shirlington are garden apartment and townhouse condominium communities that date back to the 1980s, including the Windgate Village, Heatherlea Homes, The Arlington and Court Bridge Homes, says Peggy Parker, a Realtor with Keller Williams (kw.com). Prices

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The Virginia neighborhood of Shirlington boasts plenty of shopping, dining, two theaters and a Harris Teeter in its lively town center.

NEED TO KNOW Average Home Sold Price: $382,726 ZIP Code: 22206 Owner-Occupied Homes: 44 percent Renter-Occupied Homes: 45 percent Median Age of Homes: 34 years

Population: 11,885 Median Years in Residence: 2.6 Median Age: 37 Households With Children: 18 percent Average Number Of Residents Per Home: 2 Vacant Homes: 11 percent

for a two-bedroom tend to range from the low-$300,000s up to the low- to mid-$400,000s. Fairlington — a neighborhood within walking distance of Shirlington’s shops and dining — is made up of condos that start in the mid-$200,000s for a onebedroom and townhouses.

Getting Around Shirlington does not have a Metro stop, but it does have an indoor bus station located a block from the intersection of South Randolf Street and 31st Street. Metrobus’s 7ACEF, 10B, 22A, 23AC and 25A connect commuters to the Pentagon, Ballston, Crystal City, Braddock and forthcoming Tysons-Westpark Metro stations. The Arlington Transit buses 75,

From top: Busboys and Poets draws a cafe crowd in Shirlington. Colin Collins and his pups Boo and Chille visit the Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery. Cheesetique draws fans of cultured meals or fresh-sliced cheese and wine.

77 and 87 also run through Shirlington. Capital Bikeshare has six stations close by, including one outside of the bus station and one at the eastern entrance to the W&OD Trail, which leads 45 miles west to Purcellville, Va. The Four Mile Run Trail connects Shirlington to the Mount Vernon Trail.

The Eats No car is required when you’re looking for food — there are more than 20 restaurants, dessert spots and coffee shops located within a one-mile radius of Shirlington’s center. Be sure to brunch at Carlyle (4000 Campbell Ave.; 703-9310777, greatamericanrestaurants.com) where you can wolf down warm, sweet and buttery beignets before your brioche French toast arrives. Busboys and Poets (4251 S. Campbell Ave.; 703-379-9757, busboysandpoets.com) has fare for all kinds of eaters — omnivores, gluten-free dieters, vegetarians and vegans alike. Do what Elvis Presley would have done

and order the peanut butter and banana sandwich.

The Markets Harris Teeter sits in the town center next to the Shirlington Branch Library. You’ll also find a new Fresh Market and an upcoming Safeway in the Bradlee Center on King Street, a short drive away. The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave.; 4mr market.org), which is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., late April through November, is a 1.5-mile bike ride away along the Four Mile Run Trail into Del Ray.

Parks & Rec You can hike or bike on a wooded trail, play tennis, baseball, basketball or volleyball, spar in the boxing gym or even play horseshoes at the nearby Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive; 703-228-0701), next to Barcroft Park. For those who prefer the gym, The Energy Club (2900 S. Quincy St.; 703824-0600, theenergyclub.com) is located across from the bus station. The Shirlington Dog Park (2601 S. Arlington Mill Drive) is a popular destination for Shirlingtonian pups and their two-legged family members. There’s a stream for the dogs to splash in, plus a dog wash at the exit to rinse off General Woofington before you and he depart.

Shopping Shirlington was once home to midcentury powerhouse department store Lansburgh & Brothers, which opened in 1959 where the restaurant Carlyle now sits. Today, most of Shirlington’s shops are locally and independently owned. In a day, you could pop by Periwinkle (4150 Campbell Ave. No. 104; 703379-5242, periwinkleshop.com) to find a Shoshanna Leia dress for an afternoon wedding, sample a semi-firm manchego at Cheesetique (4056 Campbell Ave.; 703-933-8787, cheesetique.com) and buy a Thomas train for your little one at One, Two Kangaroo Toys (4022 Campbell Ave.; 703-845-9099). While you’re busy shopping, your puggle can get a bath and blow dry at Dogma Bakery and Boutique (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive; 571-422-0370, dogmabakery.com).

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Home Buying, Made Smarter Try an app to save time while scoping out the market App Review The old-fashioned method of driving around to check out homes and neighborhoods hasn’t entirely disappeared, but it’s definitely received a 21st-century makeover with the introduction of mobile apps. There are lots of apps — potential buyers can look for a home, check out the neighborhood and even connect with a Realtor. It can be tough to decide which one to download, but here are a few that are useful at different points

during the home-buying process: Homesnap Free; available for Apple or Android

Users take a photo of a home with their smartphone and the app generates a variety of data, including the most recent sale price and a tax assessment. The data available vary according to how recently the home sold or whether it’s listed for sale. You can also share the data with others, and buyers can see the same information as agents. Sitegeist Free; available for Apple or Android

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Rathbun also recommends the iPMT app for financing questions, as you can include property taxes and homeowner association fees in the mortgage calculator.

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This app “is like Turbo Tax for real estate transactions,” says Todd Ewing, president of Federal Title & Escrow in Washington. “The app immediately produces a cash-toclose estimate along with an estimated mortgage payment.” It also lets users modify the details of each transaction for individual accuracy (and sellers can use it too).

Agent-branded Buyers’ Apps A screenshot of Doorsteps Swipe shows how you can like a home (or not).

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Some Realtors recommend asking your agent about apps they are using, including those providing third-party information. MRIShomes or an agent-branded app with MRIS information will typically provide the most up-to-date listing information. MICHELE LERNER (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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a decent dinner,’ ” says Gerri Detweiler, director of consumer education at Credit.com. “But over the life of a loan, it’s a huge difference.” For the example above, that would be a difference of $13,680 over the full 30 years of the loan. And as the interest rate climbs, that number goes up. Another benefit of a good credit rating: The stronger your financing package, the more appealing you are to sellers. They want buyers who won’t have trouble sealing the deal. “In a market that moves as quickly as ours, this helps to strengthen your case that you’re a well-qualified candidate,” says Thomas P. Daley, an associate broker at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (202-333-1212, ttrsir.com). Understand Your Score Your credit score takes into account things like your ability to pay your

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Make Adjustments Most lenders want to see a credit score of 720 or higher. If you’re not there yet, you can take steps to improve your rating. One of the easiest? Pay down some of your credit cards and other debt. “Reducing your debt level is very doable and can have quick results,” says Detweiler. Comb your credit report for mistakes, which can happen, or things like unpaid medical bills, which show up on your credit history. Take care of any missing payments and contact creditors to get errors removed from your report. Don’t be afraid of using plastic. “You want to have a credit history,” says Corey Carlisle, senior vice president at the American Bankers Association (aba.com). But don’t go overboard with too many credit cards. Hold Tight Until Closing Once you’ve been approved for a loan, don’t do anything that would change your financial profile. Don’t close existing accounts — that can affect your debt-to-credit

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ratio — and resist the urge to sign up for, say, a Target credit card, no matter the savings being pushed on you at the cash register. “I was told that I needed to keep everything as it was when I started the process,” says Bevin Padden, 29, a federal consultant and first-time homebuyer who bought a co-op near Adams Morgan. “I became very aware of everything that I was spending.” Your loan isn’t finalized until you officially close on a property (a process that typically lasts 30 to 60 days), which means a lender could change its mind at the last minute if you make any risky moves. “You would be surprised how many people go out and either quit their job or open a retail account to buy furniture before their loan is done,” says Detweiler. The key is appearing responsible, not rash. “Living within your means is always going to be the best answer,” says Carlisle. BETH LUBERECKI (FOR E XPRESS)

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Lana Del Rey’s press tour for the new album has been predictably odd. Below, her strangest soundbites from an interview Thursday in The Guardian.

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“I wish I was dead already.” “Family members will come on the road with me and say: ‘Wow, your life is just like a movie!’ And I’m like: ‘Yeah, a really f---ed-up movie.’ ” “I don’t think there’s any shock value in my stuff — well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric … ” (On her radio-unfriendly songs): “My life was feeling murky, and that sense of disconnectedness from the streets is part of that.” (E XPRESS)

When The Onion ceased print publication last year, it didn’t signal the end of the satirical news publication. It just meant that The Onion was going after a new target: the viral, click bait culture that’s made BuzzFeed and Upworthy thrive. Enter ClickHole: a new Onion website with content unabashedly meant to pander, mislead and ultimately go viral. Because BuzzFeed tries to be funny, ClickHole has a tougher By Rudi task than The Onion. Greenberg It’s easier to parody the serious than the silly. So far, ClickHole is best when it’s a funhouse-mirror reflection of click bait sites. For example: “10 Hilarious Chairs That Think They’re People,” with a picture of an empty chair watching TV. The Upworthy-style “You Won’t Believe How Cheap This Stock Video of a Woman Sitting on a Swing Was.” A “Which ‘Mad Men’ Character Are You?” quiz that reminds clickers with each new question that they’re not getting Don Draper as an answer. While ClickHole is already very funny, its mere existence confirms a sad fact about the state of journalism: Even satirical news has turned into BuzzFeed. For more of Rudi’s comedy musings, follow him on Twitter: @rudigreenberg.

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Gloom, Not Doom Lana Del Rey finally seems at home on her morose new album ‘Ultraviolence’ Album Review Everyone used to be really mad at Lana Del Rey. She was a hack, a fraud, a blank-eyed Frankenstein born out of the imagination of a failed New York singer-songwriter once named Lizzy Grant. Then “Born to Die,” her 2012 major-label debut, moved 7 million copies worldwide. Del Rey had a

few hit singles, and the outrage machine happily moved on to Mi ley Cyrus. “Ultraviolence,” out now, is her second majorlabel full-length album — her first since becoming America’s Saddest Pop Star — and Del Rey has never sounded better in her brief life. “Born to Die” was scattered, rambling and occasionally off-message, but “Ultraviolence” offers the first glimpse of her now fully realized id: Del Rey is beautiful, jaded and

doomed, in love with some American past that has never existed. She’s the star of her own psychodrama, happily subservient to a parade of loser boyfriends. For teenage girls weary of soundalike, electro-obsessed female pop stars produced and packaged by men, Del Rey offers an injection of faded, old-timey glamour. She feels new, although her persona — suicidal doormat with a bad-boy fetish — would have seemed dated in an Edith Wharton novel. Next to Del Rey, Selena Gomez is Gloria Steinem chairing a National Organization for Women meeting.

Co-producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys puts meat on the bones of songs that often feel like little more than drowsily repeated phrases. If “Born to Die” was a collage of trip-hop, rap and pop that never really cohered, “Ultraviolence” has the opposite problem: Virtually every track is gauzy, downtempo and slow. Its melodies are haunting; its ballads toggle between minimalist and baroque, sometimes in the same song. It rewards repeat listenings, as rock critics like to say, although not close ones. The drubbing that Lana-asmeme took circa 2011-12 clearly still stings. Gone is the eternally game, ride-or-die Del Rey of her debut, along with almost all of the hip-hop bravado that went with it. Future pop historians will one day argue about how much of Del Rey’s persona is satire, but this time around, the fables she’s selling are more noxious and dark, delivered with less of a wink. ALLISON STEWART (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Making Teenage Dreams Come True: Katy Perry announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday. It’s a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records. The first to sign with the label is pop singer Ferras, who released his EP, which Perry executive produced and on which she is featured, on Tuesday. Capitol is one of many labels under Universal Music Group, home to Def Jam and Republic Records. (AP)

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time investigator for the Royal Military Police, in which capacity he lost the lower half of his right leg. Strike’s private-detective business, at least, is on the upswing. He has recently solved the murder of a famous supermodel (a coup chronicled in Rowling’s earlier mystery, “The Cuckoo’s Calling”) and has acquired a new client in the wife of Owen Quine. Quine is a fleshy, impecunious writer who, despite regarding himself as a genius, is written off by the rest of the publishing world as a “monumentally arrogant, deluded bastard.” The sphere of suspects is thus gratifyingly small when Quine turns up in an abandoned house, savagely mutilated and doused for good measure in hydrochloric acid. Rowling, as you may have gathered, does not flinch from violence — or sex or obscenity or technology or most any other aspect of modern London life. And yet this is the

Book Review It takes a particularly twisted mind to conjure up some of the most gruesome passages in J.K. Rowling’s latest mystery (“The torso had been slit from throat to pelvis. … The intestines were gone, as though they had been eaten”). Why, then, is “likable” the first word that comes to mind upon finishing “The Silkworm” ($28, Mulholland, out Thursday)? Surely, that has something to do with Rowling’s palpable pleasure in her newly chosen genre (the jig may be up with her Robert Galbraith pseudonym, but the bloom is still on her homicidal rose) and even more to do with her detective hero. Meet, if you haven’t already, Cormoran Strike. He’s a bruiser in his mid-30s, “large and dark,” with “dense, short, curly hair” and “a boxer’s broad nose and thick, surly brows.” He owes most of his grouchy personality to being a one-

kind of traditional mystery in which motives and red herrings are dispensed in syringe-like doses from character to character and in which the guilty party stands obligingly in place while being walled around with deduction. The title of Quine’s final novel is Latin for silkworm, a creature that, we learn in passing, is boiled alive for its silk. Rowling seems to offer this as a metaphor for the agonies of art, but has any writer ever been less boiled alive by writing? If anything, what makes “The Silkworm” such a pleasurable read is how avidly Rowling accepts the old rules and embraces (once more) the stability of genre. Genre is, in fact, the foundation from which her grace notes emerge. She gives us women with “the flickering intensity of badly wired lamps.” The “respectful little distance” that is left around a CEO “like the flattened circle of corn that surrounds a rising helicopter.” Again and again, under the most arduous of plot pressures, Rowling finds her threads of silk.

Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, will make his Broadway debut in “It’s Only a Play” alongside Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham and Megan Mullally. The revival will open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Oct. 9. (AP) GOODBYES

Buena Vista Social Club Announces Final Tour The Cuban musical group Buena Vista Social Club is going on a global farewell tour before disbanding next year after nearly two decades. The tour will kick off next week and travel to the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. (AP)

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Zendaya, above, will play R&B artist Aaliyah in a new Lifetime biopic. CASTING

Zendaya Will Star in Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Recording artist Zendaya will play Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B singer who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced. Zendaya will also record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the film. (AP)

“So excited to read I’m doing Father of the Bride 3 since I haven’t seen a script or been offered the role!” — STEVE MARTIN, TWEETING MONDAY THAT HE IS AS SURPRISED AS WE ARE TO HEAR THAT “FATHER OF THE BRIDE 3” IS IN THE WORKS. ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST NIKKI FINKE REPORTED ON SUNDAY THAT MARTIN WOULD REPRISE HIS ROLE FROM THE FIRST TWO FILMS.

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“You’ve circled the red dye in your local pharmacy, unable to quell fantasies of giving your white jeans the ‘Prince George treatment.’ ” — JOSH DUBOFF AT VANITYFAIR.COM gives one symptom you may be exhibiting if you too are obsessed with the overalls Britain’s Prince George sported on Father’s Day. Made by Spanish children’swear label Neck & Neck, all three colors offered of the $68 outfit have sold out.

“Perhaps because many people think of reality shows as a desperate way to get buzz, you don’t really hear the harsh truth too often on the positive side of the spectrum: That when it works, it works brilliantly.” — EMILY YAHR AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM/ BLOGS/STYLE-BLOG describes how

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You have the chance to make a great deal of headway on a project that is near and dear to your heart. Today’s journey is one of discovery. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Once you put the pieces into place, you’ll see just what you’ve accomplished overall. It’s important to have a broad perspective. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may be slipping into a quieter, more introspective phase, but this isn’t a bad thing! You can learn a lot about yourself at this time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’ll want to pay attention to what others are telling you, and the most important messages will come to you in code. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Progress is made slowly at first, but you can pick up the pace once you realize just how straight and narrow the path really is.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Put things on paper; make lists and charts! You mustn’t try to commit everything to memory; it’s a busy time.

FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Someone is looking over your shoulder, but you should have nothing to worry about if you keep things on the up-and-up. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re eager to give a friend or loved one the help he or she really requires, but first you may have to clear your docket quickly.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You may be doubtful about a certain endeavor, but a friend gives you the boost you need — emotionally and perhaps physically, too. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The time spent with a partner talking about a current project may be more valuable than taking any direct action, at least for today.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ll be aware of certain ironies that have you wondering if everything else is really the way it seems. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Keep track of deadlines and due dates; it’s not up to anyone else to ensure that you complete your tasks on time or under budget.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1815

At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

1923

The first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich.

1983

Aboard the Challenger, Sally Ride, a mission specialist, becomes the first American woman in space.

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Mom Also Not Sure What Twerking Is, Pretty Sure She Doesn’t Like It

Tracy Morgan’s Condition Lifted from Critical to Fair

Sarah Jessica Parker revealed during an appearance in Cannes, France, on Monday that she fears Twitter could “destroy her.” “Should I open up a conversation with someone who is saying unlikable things?” she said, according to The New York Post. Parker seems just as flummoxed by positive interactions. “I feel like I need to respond to every single solitary plea for a retweet.” (EXPRESS)

Tracy Morgan has been upgraded to fair condition following a June 7 highway crash, his spokesman said Monday. “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well,” the spokesman said. Morgan suffered broken ribs and a broken leg in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike when a Wal-Mart truck hit his limo. The crash killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured two others. (AP)

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Passive-Aggressive Social Media Award Goes to … TMZ reports Kourtney Kardashian threw boyfriend Scott Disick out of their home in the Hamptons. Sources said Kardashian was fed up with Disick’s partying. It’s unclear if Disick has been let back in the house, but Kardashian posted a photo of him on Instagram on Sunday with the caption, “Thanks for being a loving daddy more than anything else.” (EXPRESS)

Miley Isn’t That Great at Being Inconspicuous A judge granted Miley Cyrus a restraining order Monday against an Arizona man who, according to court documents, “thinks Miley is talking to him through the radio,” E! News reported. Police arrested the man in May, and he has remained in psychiatric hold since. He has said he will seek out Cyrus after his release. (E XPRESS)

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Guess It’s Back to That Whole Music Thing The city attorney in Los Angeles has rejected a case alleging Justin Bieber stole a woman’s cellphone at a batting cage in San Fernando Valley, Calif. The city attorney rejected the case based on a lack of evidence. This news comes just days after Bieber reached a deal to avoid trial in a DUI case. TMZ reports Bieber’s only remaining legal issue is a neighbor’s claims that he egged their house in January. (E XPRESS)

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