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Border Crisis Foreseen by Some Warning signs were there before spike in child immigrants hit

Illegal Crossings Decline The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have found fewer than 500 children crossing the border illegally this week, the officials said. Last month, agents arrested as many as 2,000 child immigrants a week. (AP)

Washington Nearly a year before President Barack Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Texas, and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children. Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team


The proportion of Americans that named immigration the most important problem facing the country today, according to a Gallup poll conducted July 7-10. That’s more than triple the June number of 5 percent. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

from the University of Texas at El Paso raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected

to grow worse. The researchers’ observations were among the warning signs conveyed to the Obama administration over the past two years as a surge of Central American minors has crossed into south Texas illegally. More than 57,000 have entered the United States this year, swamping federal resources and catching the government unprepared. “What happened this year was … off-the-charts different,” said Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s domes-

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GOP Staffer Pleads Not Guilty to Gun Charges Ryan Shucard, the press secretary for Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., has pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge after Capitol police say he carried a gun into a federal office building in Washington. Shucard’s attorney Jason Kalafat called the gun incident unintentional. (AP) FRESNO, CALIF.

Police: California Robbers May Have Struck Before Police were investigating Saturday whether the same men who robbed a bank, took hostages and led a deadly chase and shootout carried out other recent bank heists in the same part of Northern California, including one earlier this year at the very same branch. (AP) PHOENIX

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Columbus, Ohio A few weeks before their prom king’s death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world’s most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner — a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal. The teen’s sudden death in May has focused attention on the unregulated powder and drawn a warning from federal health authorities urging consumers to avoid it. A minuscule amount packs a punch.

A mere 1 ⁄ 16 of a teaspoon can contain about 200 milligrams of caffeine, roughly the equivalent of two large cups of coffee. That means a heaping teaspoon could kill, said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Stiner, a wrestler, had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system, as much as 23 times the amount found in a typical coffee or soda drinker, according to the county coroner. His mother has said she was unaware her son took caffeine powder. “I don’t think any of us really knew that this stuff was out there,” said Jay Arbaugh, superintendent of the Keystone Local Schools.

A federal appeals court on Saturday granted Arizona death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood’s request to postpone his scheduled Wednesday execution, putting it on hold until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used. (AP)


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The number of gray seals in New England waters, all but wiped out decades ago, has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. Meanwhile, bats swoop through Vermont’s grand State House, and nobody seems to mind. “I am very pro-bat,” said Vermont State Curator David Schutz, who treats them with care since so many have been dying of white nose syndrome. (AP)

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‘Only God Saved Our Souls’ Gaza town reduced to rubble in bloodiest day of conflict so far


All night, the people of Gaza heard rumors of what was happening in Shijaiyah, the town glowing orange on the horizon, the scene of the most intense Israeli bombardment of the 13-day-old conflict. Then, during a brief cease-fire, they got a closer look. After a few hundred yards, Shijaiyah’s main boulevard became impassable for vehicles because of shredded trees and downed power lines. House after house showed signs of heavy damage and fires from sustained shelling by tanks and artillery. The earliest responders found bodies in the streets. Reporters who arrived in the mid-afternoon during the ceasefire, arranged by the Red Crescent humanitarian organization, witnessed chaotic scenes of ambulance drivers struggling to fill their bays with wounded. In 10 minutes, on one street, seven stretchers were


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Palestinian civilians flee from the carnage Sunday in Gaza’s Shijaiyah district.

U.N. Meeting: U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon called Israel’s latest incursion “atrocious,” and said it must do far more to protect civilians. Several diplomats said the U.N. Security Council would hold an emergency session Sunday at 9:30 p.m. local time at the request of council member Jordan on the situation in Gaza. Kerry caught on camera: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot mic ahead of an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry says, then repeats it. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.” It’s an apparent reference to Israel’s insistence that its incursion into the region would be limited. “It’s escalating significantly,” the person on the phone replies. The conversation was then aired by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.

carried out of the rubble. Some of the injured looked near death. The Gaza Health Ministry, run by Hamas, says that at least 70 people died in the Shijaiyah offensive, including at least 17 children and 14 women. Israeli military officials said that Shijaiyah was an important and legitimate target, that the area is a stronghold for militants, a launchpad for constant rocket fire at Israel. But Sami Abu Zohri, a Hamas spokesman, called the Israeli offensive in Shijaiyah “a massacre against civilians and a war crime.” He promised that “it will not break the people’s will.” Jalal Ghoula, an unemployed police officer, said that residents had been warned by the Israelis to evacuate but that many would leave the area briefly and then return. “One of our neighbors ran out of his house and left behind his son,” a 4-year-old, Ghoula said, explaining the man was confused and terrified. “He forgot him!” Ghoula left on foot with 32 relatives, including 19 children. “Only God saved our souls,” he said. WILLIAM BOOTH (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Typhoon Claims More Than 100 Lives in Asia Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades, has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. (AP) BERLIN

Germany Honors Soldiers Who Tried to Kill Hitler Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot helped establish a principle under which German soldiers today are encouraged to defy orders if they would result in a crime or violate human dignity. (AP) VIENNA

U.N.: Iran Turns Over Sensitive Nuke Material Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations’ nuclear agency said Sunday. (AP)

In Iraq, an Old Christian Town Under Threat In the center of this hardscrabble Christian town there’s a 12thcentury church where visitors can peer into an underground passageway that once allowed the faithful to hide from Muslim marauders. The tunnels below have since crumbled, but the threat still looms on northern Iraq’s surrounding plains. When advancing Islamic State militants launched mortar attacks in late June, nearly all of Bakhdida’s 50,000 residents fled overland to Irbil, the capital of the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, for protection. In recent days, most people have come back to their homes. But dire


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An Iraqi Christian holds a cross during Mass on Sunday at the Saint-Joseph church in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

“They want to kill us. We are not Muslims, so they think we are enemies.” — MARTIN JA MEEL , AN IRAQI CHRISTIAN

water and fuel shortages, electrical blackouts and a lack of work are strangling returnees who must also grapple with the mental strain of living within firing range of al-Qaeda-inspired Sunni jihadists. With Iraq at risk of fracturing along sectarian fault lines, local leaders fear the loss of one of the world’s oldest Christian communities and its heritage as more and

more residents move to Kurdish cities and neighboring countries. On Friday, the exodus was accelerated when the Islamic State decreed that Christian holdouts in the city of Mosul must convert to Islam or pay a tax — with death as a “last resort.’’ Bashar Toma, a 50-year-old mason, was among those preparing to leave. Last month, a pair of Islamic State mortars crashed onto the roof of the six-bedroom home Toma had painstakingly built to accommodate his children. In the morning, Toma would move his family to a cramped apartment in Irbil. “It hurts my heart to leave,” he said, “but I fear it will only get worse here.” J A S O N M O T L A G H (THE WASHINGTON POST )


Do as He Says, Not as He Does Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, a known smoker, has signed a law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs in a country where tens of thousands of people die every year from tobacco-linked diseases, an official said Sunday. (AP)

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What About the Orange Line? The Silver Line will also mean a reduction of trains for Orange Line commuters boarding at the three stations west of East Falls Church: West Falls Church, Dunn Loring and Vienna. The number of trains leaving Vienna each hour during the morning rush will decrease from 19 to 11, Metro says. Other current Orange Line riders headed into D.C. from the west will see more trains during the peak period since they can take either Orange or Silver line trains. (T WP)

Blue Line headways are six minutes, 12 minutes, six minutes, 12 minutes, six minutes, 12 minutes and six minutes — for a total of seven trains each hour. Metro plans to switch to entirely 12-minute headways in that stretch, reducing the number of trains to five per hour. This won’t be the first time that there’s been a service reduction for Blue Line riders south of Rosslyn.

Two summers ago, those commuters saw 10 trains per hour during peak periods. Then Metro scaled back that number to the current seven per hour. Three were redesignated as Yellow Line trains (which cross the river on the Yellow Line bridge, south of Rosslyn), which was dubbed “Rush Plus” service. “We didn’t want to shock riders with this reduced realignment of service all at once” by suddenly cutting the number of trains from 10 to five with the arrival of the Silver Line, says Metro spokesman Dan Stessel. Metro has been promoting an alternative commuting route for inbound, peak-period Blue Line riders who board south of Arlington Cemetery. If the next Blue Line train is 12 minutes away, Metro says, riders should instead consider taking the next-arriving Yellow Line train. In many instances, Metro says, the trip will take less or the same amount of time as it would if the rider waited for a Blue Line train. PAUL DUGGAN (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The Uber Wars Continue: A group of taxi companies in Virginia is seeking to stop Uber and other ride services from operating in the state, the latest effort to rein in an increasingly popular transportation option. In a lawsuit filed Friday, eight Virginia cab companies contend that the drivers who contract with Uber and similar services are ferrying passengers illegally because they lack taxi licenses. The lawsuit is similar to one filed recently in Maryland. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Washington They are the building blocks of the global economy, 20 million big steel boxes sloshing across oceans on mammoth container ships. Starting today, the f irst of 18 dented outcasts are set to be stacked in a dug-out District basement, turning a deteriorating student group house into an experiment in creating eye-catching housing, fast and on the cheap. Among the questions raised by the effort: Can hundreds of thousands of discarded sea containers, long talked up by designers, really


help create more affordable housing, or is it mostly a gimmick? And just how do you bring humanity to the confines of an 8-by-40 foot box? If the economics work, the architects on the project have bigger dreams, including floating hundreds of sea container apartments on a barge in the Potomac and creating a village on the river to serve Georgetown’s homeless. First, though, things have to go smoothly this week in a booming swath of D.C. just down the street from Catholic University, where theology graduate Matthew Grace, 31, and his business partner Sean Joiner, 31, are living with the anxietyinducing results of a decision they made in February. Instead of fixing up the aging rental house they bought in 2009 as

“We don’t want people to become vigilantes, but it is nice that they took action.” — D.C. Police Sgt. James Boteler, after a posse of about 10 people chased down an alleged purse-snatcher Friday in D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The suspect was eventually tackled as he tried to hide under a car and held until police arrived.

Before his Rolex watch became the talk of Richmond, before it was known that a wheeling-dealing businessman had picked up the catering bill for his daughter’s wedding, former Gov. Bob McDonnell was known as a family man who got things done for Virginia. To beat the public corruption charges against him at next week’s trial, he will have to convince jurors that reputation was not a farce. In recent court filings, McDonnell’s defense attorneys have written that their client’s character will be the “centerpiece of his defense.”

The amount of extra money Virginia will pay to help cover the estimated cost of Arlington’s Columbia Pike streetcar project. Arlington’s County Board voted 3-2 Saturday to forgo federal funding and the requirements that go along with it, which should speed the project — slated for completion by 2020 — by as much as a year and save the county at least $25 million. (T WP)

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“There is no question that the ‘elusive quality of credibility’ is the most important factor in this case,” defense attorneys wrote. “If the jury believes Mr. McDonnell, then it will not — and cannot — convict him on any charge.” Prosecutors asked a court to limit the defense to just six character witnesses — three each for the former governor and his wife. While the judge declined to impose a limit in advance, he said he would likely limit the defense to five character witnesses each at the trial, which begins July 28. Prosecutors have also attacked the characterization of McDonnell as a squeaky-clean public servant, arguing he took steps to hide the extravagant gifts given by Jonnie R. Williams Sr. and others.

on CUA, the acronym for The Catholic University of America — the container apartment is a chance to make a beautiful and practical improvement to the neighborhood. “It’s going to make the container feel like it’s not this long corridor. It’s a full explosion into the outdoors,” said Davies, 28. The containers will be on three levels, six containers per level, with a cellar unit. Each of the four floors is designed as a single apartment, each with six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The project backers won’t say how much they’re spending overall or charging for rent. The apartments are open to all, but are being grabbed up by students from Catholic because of the convenience, Price said. MICHAEL L ARIS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Backstory The charges: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged in January in a 14-count indictment that alleges they lent the prestige of the governor’s office to Richmond area businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr., the ex-CEO of a dietary supplement company. The details: Prosecutors allege the McDonnells arranged meetings for Williams with state health officials and promoted his company’s products and, in exchange, Williams lavished the couple with money and gifts, including golf outings and expensive apparel. The case: The McDonnells have pleaded not guilty. To win convictions on the public corruption charges, prosecutors must prove the couple performed or agreed to perform “official” acts in exchange for Williams’ largesse. (T WP)


‘What the Heck Was That?’ If you were flummoxed by a bright red, orange and yellow glow that sliced through the darkness Thursday around 10:15 p.m., you were among those who spotted the blink-and-you-missed-it East Coast fireball. The American Meteor Society had reports of sightings from the District, Maryland and Virginia, as well as states to the north and south. Fireballs, among the most fleeting heavenly phenomena, are created as pieces of space debris plunge toward Earth and burn up as they pass through the atmosphere. (THE WASHINGTON POST/E XPRESS)

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Russia’s ‘Moment of Truth’ Video of a rocket launcher — with one surface-to-air missile missing — leaving the likely launch site. Imagery that shows the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings that may reveal a cover-up at the crash scene. There’s a powerful amount of circumstantial evidence that points toward Russia-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine being responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with the Kremlin complicit in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew members, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. “This is the moment of truth for Russia,” Kerry said. “Russia is supporting these separatists. Russia is arming these separatists. Russia is training these separatists, and Russia has not yet done the things necessary in order to try to bring them under control.” In a round of television interviews Sunday, Kerry cited a mix of U.S. and Ukrainian intelligence and social media reports that he said “obviously points a very clear finger at the separatists” for firing the missile that brought the plane down. “We picked up the imagery of this launch,” Kerry said. “We know the trajectory. We know where it



On Sunday, a pro-Russia rebel guards a train holding the bodies of plane victims.

Rebels Take Control of Bodies Armed rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of nearly 200 bodies recovered from the downed Malaysia jetliner, and Ukrainian officials said the rebels took the dead away from workers by force. U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin force the rebels to give international investigators full access to the crash site amid a wave of outrage over how the bodies of the victims are being handled, as well as fears that the rebels could be tampering with evidence. “Drunken separatists are stacking bodies into the back of trucks, removing materials from the site,” Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Donetsk rebel leader Alexander Borodai said the recovered bodies would remain in four refrigerated train cars in the rebel-held town of Torez, 9 miles from the crash site, until the arrival of an international aviation delegation. (AP)

came from. We know the timing, and it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar. We also know from voice identification that the separatists were bragging about shooting it down afterward.”

In one set of calls, said by Ukrainian security services to have been recorded shortly after the plane was hit, a prominent rebel commander, Igor Bezler, tells a Russian military intelligence officer that rebel forces shot down a plane.

On Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, released a statement saying experts had authenticated the calls. A new set of recordings apparently made Friday also appears to implicate rebels in an attempted cover-up at the crash site. In one exchange, a man identified as the leader of the rebel Vostok Battalion, Alexander Khodakovsky, states that two recording devices are being held by the head of intelligence of the insurgency’s military commander. The commander is then heard ordering the militiaman to ensure no outsiders, including an international observation team near the crash site, get hold of any material. The man identified as Khodakovsky says he is pursuing inquiries about the black boxes under instructions from “our high-placed friends … in Moscow.” In another conversation with a rebel representative at the crash site who reports finding an orange box marked as a satellite navigation box, Khodakovsky is purported to order that the object be hidden. U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have been at the forefront of accusations that the separatists, aided by Russia, are responsible. Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have blamed the government in Ukraine for creating the situation and atmosphere in which the plane was downed, but have yet to directly address the allegations that the separatists were responsible or were operating with technical assistance from Moscow. MAT THEW LEE (AP)


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An Agonizing Wait To Bury the Dead Families of the victims now face new agony — watching the fate of their loved ones’ remains play out on international TV, as rebels limit access to the crash scene. Azlin Yakob, 43, said she is holding out hope that her sister’s body will be found. Azrina Yakob, pictured above, was a flight attendant for Malaysia Airlines. “At least — hopefully! — we can still bring back her remains and give her a proper burial,” Azlin said. The wait has disrupted the traditional burial practices of some communities. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Saved, Again It sounds too surreal to be true, but multiple media outlets are reporting that Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge — who was scheduled to fly on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 but decided to reschedule for a later date — had also been set to fly on Malaysia Flight 370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March. In both cases, de Jonge — who travels for bike races — ended up changing his flight at the last minute. (E XPRESS)

The Blame Game Someone associated with the AllRussia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Co. attempted to alter the Russian Wikipedia entry on the Malaysia Airlines crash, Time magazine reports. That person changed the assumed perpetrator from “terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic” to “Ukrainian military.” The passage has since been changed. (E XPRESS)

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No One Catches McIlroy 25-year-old holds off Garcia and Fowler for two-shot victory

British media reported that Rory McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of his friends a decade ago placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) on McIlroy winning the Claret Jug before he turned 26. The odds were 500-1, so the syndicate stands to collect 200,000 pounds, or about $340,000. (AP)

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Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, McIlroy turned back brief challenges with key birdies around the turn and a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete a wireto-wire victory at Royal Liverpool. In another major lacking drama over the final hour, what brought the British Open to life was the potential of its champion. McIlroy won the U.S. Open by eight shots. He won the PGA Championship by eight shots. And with his two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland joined some elite company beyond the names on that silver Claret Jug. Jack Nicklaus (23) and Tiger Woods (24) are the only other players since 1934 to win three majors before age 25. “I’ve really found my passion


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Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under on Sunday and won the British Open by two strokes.

again for golf,” McIlroy said. “Not that it ever dwindled, but it’s what I think about when I get up in the morning. It’s what I think about when I go to bed. I just want to be the best golfer that I can be. And I know if I can do that, then trophies like this are within my capability.” McIlroy put an end to this major with a powerful drive down the fair-

way at the par-5 16th, setting up a two-putt birdie to restore his lead to three shots. He finished with two pars, the last putt from inches away. McIlroy simply smiled, shared hugs with his caddie and Fowler, and then waved mother Rosie onto the green. She was not at the other two majors he won. He turned and applauded the fans in the horseshoe

arena around the 18th green, and then returned to collect the oldest trophy in golf. This could have been another romp except for a shaky stretch early for McIlroy, and solid efforts from Garcia and Fowler. Garcia pulled within two shots with four holes to play until he put his tee shot in a pot bunker just right of the 15th green. His first shot failed to get over the 4-foot sodden wall and rolled back into the sand. He made bogey, and two birdies over the final three holes were not enough. Garcia shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time. “I think that we gave it a good effort,” Garcia said. “And there was someone a little bit better.” Fowler, playing in the final group for the second straight major, didn’t do anything wrong. He just didn’t do enough right to make up a six-shot deficit. Fowler played without a bogey and shot 67. All that’s left for McIlroy to become the sixth player to win the career Grand Slam is a green jacket from the Masters. “I don’t have any doubt he’ll win there,” Fowler said. “I just hope I get that one before he does.” DOUG FERGUSON (AP)

No Loss of Confidence for Tiger: Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, wasn’t much of an audition for U.S. captain Tom Watson. Woods closed with a 3-over 75 on Sunday at Royal Liverpool and finished at 6-over 294, matching his highest score in the British Open. Woods still has two tournaments left before the end of Ryder Cup qualifying at the PGA Championship. He is No. 72 in the standings, and aside from winning the final major of the year, his best bet to making the team is to be one of Watson’s three picks. (AP)


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FSU quarterback Jameis Winston speaks at Sunday’s ACC kickoff event.

ACC Riding Buzz From FSU’s Title College Football It’s been a while since the ACC entered a season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year. The ACC stumbled through much of the BCS era, but enters the first year of the four-team college football playoff with a secure future among the power-five conferences and boasts a favorite to contend for another title in Florida State. “I think we’ve got as good a shot as anybody to be in the top four the first year,” commissioner John Swofford said Sunday, the first of the league’s two-day preseason kickoff event. At least on paper, that sure looks like the Seminoles. The defending BCS champions are trying to keep themselves at a high level. “How does it feel to have an ACC team come in here with a national championship?” Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston asked. “Can we get us, the ACC, a round of applause? Finally. We took it away from the SEC, man. It’s a blessing.” JOEDY McCREARY (AP)

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Nats outfielder Jayson Werth drove in the winning run in the ninth Sunday.

including a two-run homer, for the Nationals. Pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett singled with one out against Soriano in the ninth, took second on Carlos Gomez’s walk and scored on Weeks’ base hit. The Brewers were 1-for-8 with

runners in scoring position before Weeks’ at-bat. Khris Davis and Jonathan Lucroy drove in runs for Milwaukee. Staked to a 3-1 lead, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo allowed four runs and eight hits over six innings. Gallardo has not won since June 19 and is 0-2 with a 7.33 ERA in his last four starts. Gonzalez allowed three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts on 88 pitches over 31⁄3 innings. Gonzalez had his start pushed back one day after flight issues caused a delay in his return to Washington following the AllStar break. Craig Stammen retired all eight batters he faced after replacing Gonzalez. BENJAMIN STANDIG (AP)

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Robert Griffin III, coach Jay Gruden and the Redskins open training camp Thursday.

Players: Not Much Change to Offense Gruden’s new system is similar to former coach Shanahan’s Redskins The Redskins used their offseason practices to begin the transition from former coach Mike Shanahan’s offensive system to that of Shanahan’s successor, Jay Gruden. The early indications, according to Redskins players, are that the shift will be more about tinkering than overhauling. “It’s not much of a difference from the offense last year, to tell you the truth,” wide receiver Pierre Garcon said as he walked off the field at Redskins Park following one offseason practice. “It’s the same offensive coordinating guys from last year.” Gruden promoted Shanahan’s tight ends coach, Sean McVay, to offensive coordinator and vowed to retain ingredients of Shanahan’s offensive system, particularly those involving the running game. “I think having two years’ experience running an offense, a prolevel offense, West Coast type, this is very similar,” quarterback Robert Griffin III said during offseason practices. “So it’s not been as tough as you might think. But all the concepts translate over. They might be called something differ-

“I think me and him will be able to be like that one-two punch in the NFL and have a great year.” — DeSE A N JACK SON, ON PLAYING WITH PIERRE GARCON IN HIS FIRST SEASON WITH THE REDSKINS

ent. But the reads are similar. It’s just about the philosophy of the coach. Jay has a little bit different philosophy. We’ll find out what that is on Sundays.” The designed running plays for Griffin are likely to be curtailed with Gruden in charge. People in and around the organization say they expect the new coaching staff to emphasize Griffin’s development as a pocket passer. The Redskins have reworked their offensive line and added wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts as free agents. Those changes, plus the progress made by second-year tight end Jordan Reed, could make the biggest difference in their offense. “I have high expectations,” Jackson said. “There’s a lot of playmakers on this team all the way from … Santana Moss to Andre Roberts, [Jordan] Reed. It’s very exciting.” MARK MASKE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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After four years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, Jason Kreiselman, an engineer, decided to shift his focus on development to a different field: tourism. He saw that Ecuadoreans wanted to draw more tourists to their South American country, but they didn’t quite know the best way to do it. “People would think that if they have a waterfall on their property the world is going to come see it,” he says. “But not if there’s no road to get there or restaurants to eat at. I saw the power tourism could have as an international economic development tool, when planned properly.” So Kreiselman, 34, enrolled in George Washington University’s master’s of tourism administration program ( mta). He chose George Washington in part because of its location in a world capital. “Being right in D.C. is a huge asset,” he says. “There are just tons of opportunities to meet people making a difference in the tourism world.” That’s because the Washington area is home to the headquarters of hotel chains Hilton and Marriott, as well as all kinds of associations and nonprofits focused on tourism. “D.C. is undoubtedly the heart of the global hospitality industry,” says Gray Shealy, the executive director of the new master’s of profession-

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4273 Edson Pl NE 1 BDRM $725 - Sec. Deposit $500 Central A/C- Bright Hardwoods Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Mr. Dowdle @ 301-502-6901 The Barac Co. EHO

2520 13th St NW 1BR/Balcony & 2BR From $1399 Central A/C - Cable Ready Close to Shops - Laundry Room Close to U St Metro Station Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Rivera @ 202-702-4535 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO NE, DC- 51 St. NE, 2 mins to metro, 2BR/3BR $950/$1,200(utilitiesnot included)Section8 OK 202-388-3900x14 NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management. 1BR $860+. 2BR $920+. 5000 Hunt St NE. 888-349-3845 NMI Prop Mgmt.

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2PC Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set $139, King Pillowtop Set $229. Brand-new in plastic, Delivery available. 301-399-7870 2pc Sectional $295, 4PC Cherry Bedroom Set $185!! Both never used Still boxed. Deliverable. 301-343-8630 Adjustable Dual Control Split King Bed—$2300, 202-441-0415, Alexandria, VA

No Application Fee! Available for Immediate Move In!!!! • Energy-efficient systems • Brushed Nickel Accents • Stainless steel appliances • Large Closets • Microwave • Dishwasher • Central Air Conditioning • Kitchen Breakfast Bars • On-site Management • Washer & Dryer • On-site Maintenance Professionally Managed by

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202.683.7371 NW- Dupont Circle 1512 Corcoran St. NW Eff $1,099- Sec. Dep $600 Close to Shops & Metro Bright Hardwoods Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call AJ Coley @ 202-999-0793 or The Barac Co. @ 202-722-2100 EHO NW- Dupont Circle 1603 U St. NW Eff $1150-Sec-Dep $600 Heat & H/W Incl/Bright Hardwoods Manager On-Site Housing Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Diguez @ 301-642-7948 or The Barac Co. @ 202-722-2100 EHO


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SE- 3BR apt, CAC, hardwood/carpet, new kitchen & bath. Section 8 welcome. $1500/month. Call 202-285-5817 SE DANBURY ST - Attractive 1BR $805. 1st months rent free. Good credit req. Metro Bus at corner. Call 202-563-1791

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Application Fee $25.00

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2629 Douglas Rd., SE • Washington, DC



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• Renovated Apartments • Patios/Balconies • Ask About Our Government and Senior Discounts

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2942 2ND St. SE Wash, D.C. 20032 Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.



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1 BRs fr. $860/mo 2 BRs fr. $985/mo Meadow Green Courts! $20 APPLICATION FEE! Convenient to shops, schools, Dishwasher. Walk-in closets., w-w carpet 5% DISCOUNT: METRO & DC GOVT employees

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Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Sat. 10-4

Housing Choice Vouchers welcome where rents are within voucher program limits.



Arts District


1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms Available

Call for pricing

On residential street next to DeMatha HS Off-st parking • Ceiling Fans

4 Bedroom Specials!!

(tenant pays electric • carpet extra)


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• Studios & 1 Bedroom Apartments • All Utilities Included M-F 9-6 • Fitness Center/Swimming Pool Sat. 10-5 • Ask about our Tax Credit Program*

1.877.870.0243 201 I Street, SW • Washington, DC 20024 Located NearThe S.W. Waterfront SW-Madison Ct. Under New Management. Starting at 1BR $845+, 2BR $945+. 32 Chesapeake St. SW 202-561-7368 NMI Property Management Washington DC Southeast Roland Park - 4801-15 Texas Ave, SE. Call to make an appointment to see our 2BR, steps from Blue Line. $1000 + elec. 301-559-9111. Benning Rd Apts - 4952 Benning Rd. SE-NO VACANCIES.


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301-735-2104 LIVE LARGE FOR LESS At Spacious Modern Floorplans Pool, Fitness, Tennis and so much more ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED *for a small fee

$35 App. Fee • $408 Security Deposit


4511 B Street SE, Washington, DC 20019 • 202-621-6836

SOUTHWEST/Metro Convenient!


116 Irvington Street SW


W/W carpet, CAC/1 Air/Heat, Dishwasher, Laundry facility, fee

EFFICIENCY $700 1BR fr. $775 2BR fr. $870

M-F 9-5 • Sat 10-4

Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits

*limited time offer. Ask for details

Efficiencies from $777! 1 Bedrooms from $930! 2 Bedrooms from $1220! Let us find you the perfect home!

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*ask for the July Special

• Renovated Kitchens • CloseTo 295, 495 & RTE 50 • Spacious Floorplans • Central HVAC 3 Bedrooms @ $1199 per month *Vouchers Welcome

COLLEGE PARK- Efficiency for rent, $800 utils incl., close to metro. Call 301-213-7017

• Ceiling Fans • Lovely Setting • Near the New ARTS DISTRICT • Close to Shopping & Metro

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Great Location

• Spacious Floorplans • Fully equipped contemporary kitchen • Washer and Dryer in each home • Fitness center, clubhouse and pool

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1BR $825 • 2BR $925 Utilities & Carpet Included! (A/C Extra)



Landover, MD Saturday, July 26th 9-5 Sunday, July 27th 12-5 $0 Application Charge / Light Refreshments All Credits Considered Newly Renovated 1 & 2 bedroom Apts & 2 bedroom Townhomes Close Walk to Metro 877.254-7604

1 BR $1021 All Utilities Included 1 BR + Den $1132 2 BR $1255 2 BR + Den $1522 3 BR 1599 3 BR + Den $1746

2 BRS $995 3 BRS $1,195

*Call about our move-in specials

• Renovated Kitchens w/Dishwasher • Central HVAC • All Floorplans w/Balcony or Patio

1439 Southern Ave.


• Mins from 495, Rt. 50, 295

Oxon Hill - 3BR, 1BA, eat-in-kit, living room, bsmt, fenced back yard, near bus line & Washington National Harbor, drive way/carport. Immed occupancy. $1,550.301-375-7072 7742 Finns Lane Lanham, MD 20706


1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only

Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr

Open House

1 Bedrooms from the $1000’s 2 Bedrooms from the $1300’s

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Cypress Creek

301-289-9590 3301 Chillum Rd. 20712


• Computer Lab & Classes • Metro Accessible • After school and Summer program for the kids • Easy access to 495/295, Metro and Shopping

1829 Belle Haven Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

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1 block to West Hyattsvile Metro Newly Renovated Apt Homes* FREE after school program Swimming Pool Oasis Fitness/Business Center Hablamos Español



1525 Elkwood Lane Capitol Heights, MD 20742

1 and 2 BRs available • • • • • •

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HYATTSVILLE Green Line Metro 1BRs & 2BRs Available Ask For Specials!!! Walk to Metro, parks & community center. Bus F-6 & 13 at your door. Rosa Parks Elementary School across the street. Se habla español! 888-735-6478

(202) 553-3814


$300 off 2 BRs. Must move in by August 1, 2014.

• July Free plus TV

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3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20784

*with no carpet


from $950


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from $910*





from $850*


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1 BR from $879 2 BR from $1049

Ask about our specials* Community Center Pets Welcome Walking Distance to Bus & Metro

price is for 1st Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only

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Move In Special


• Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly • Washer & Dryers in all 3 BR units


Close to the Forest Glen Metro Off-Str. Parking/Controlled Access Ceiling Fans Housing Vouchers Welcome UTILITIES INCLUDED


Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.



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Enjoy the HI-Rise Living

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only (when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

1 BR’s are $1050

Walk to Metro, Shopping and Dining

Central Air • Elevator Off St. Parking • Mid-Rise Apts All Utilities Included

(301) 955-1197



Andrew’s Ridge Up to 1½ Months Free* Rents from $1050 $500 Off 1st Month*

• Classic & Renovated apartments available • Spacious bedrooms • Ample closet space • Exciting community renovations underway!


5601 Regency Park Court • Suitland, MD 20746 *Limited time offer on select apartments

SOUTH POINTE APARTMENT HOMES 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rents Starting at $885*

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3901 Suitland Rd. Suitland, MD 20746

710 Roeder Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910

Conveniently located near Beltway (495, 95, 295) Pennsylvania Ave.




Under New Management Newly Renovated Apartments

APARTMENT FEATURES Dishwasher Wall-to-Wall Carpet Cable Ready • Central Heat Building Control Access Newly Renovated Apartments COMMUNITY FEATURES Sparkling Swimming Pool Fitness Center Laundry Facility • Metro Accessible


Huge closets, balcony, granite counter and all utilities included!


3415 Parkway Terr. Dr. Suitland, Md.

1 Bedroom from $1599 2 Bedrooms from $1899


$30 Application Fee

$100 off per month OR $500 worth of coupons that can be used over a 12 month time frame. Price subject to change.


2 BRs fr

• Walk to Metro • W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail • Secure Buildings • Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill

1 BR Special- $1168 2 BR Special- $1300 3 BR Special- $1650

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$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only. (on a 12 mo. lease) 1-BR $1100 | 2-BR $1225



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VA RENTALS Alexandria


Furnished Efficiencies: $399 Wk  $1470 Mo Cable  Internet  Utilities  Housekeeping 99 South Bragg St, Alexandria, VA 22312 703-354-6300 4901 Seminary Rd., ALEXANDRIA, VA

SOUTHERN TOWERS Studios from the $1000s* 1BRs from the $1200s* 2BRs from the $1700s*


• All utilities paid • No Security Deposit or move-in fees • Metrobus at front door to Pentagon & Van Dorn Metro • Free parking • Convenient to Pentagon, Shopping & I-395 *All Prices & Specials Subject to change without notice.

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• Roomy, modern apts. • Private balconies/patios • Cathedral ceiling


5409 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737



• Free gas and water




• Right across from the NEW WEGMANS • Remodeled w/brand new Kitchens • Licensed daycare on premises


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Highrise or garden style apts Dishwashers Gas cooking & heat Swimming pool Pet friendly (some restrictions)

Marlow Plaza

Walk to Metro Walk to Elementary School Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS Granite Countertops* Stainless Steel Appliances* *Select Units Only

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1brs from $899*


3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785


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3817 64th Avenue • Landover Hills, MD 20784


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ADELPHI, MD - Very large room for rent in walk-out bsmt. Close to UMD & bus routes $800/mo incl util. Call 240-280-5289

FT WASHINGTON-Furn modern LL w/ extra trundle, pvt BA, W/D, Microwave, & Refridg. Direct TV, lounge. Pref Prof F or retirees. Utils incld. NS/NP. Nr. Metro & Shopping. Avail Immed. $795/mo. 301-523-9293

SILVER SPRING- 1 rm avail now. $475/mo utils, internet & cable incl. Near UMD. Int, Call 240-5522880 Students Preferred SUITLAND- Large 1BR Pvt BA in TH. College Student pref. Across from metro. $700 utils incl 917-449-4308 TEMPLE HILLS- Large furn rm for 1 person. Satellite TV. Near subway & metro. Utilities incl. $170/wk + $100 move in fee. N/S.301-919-5150 Temple Hills, MD/Branch-SFH Near Metro. Large lovely full basement, share kitchen, pref F, NS, NP. $1350 utils inc. 240-898-7049 TEMPLE HILLS & WALDORF Rooms at $595$955//utils incl/public transp./ newly renovated, Very NICE!Call 301-537-2247 or 240-432-0751 UPPER MARLBORO- Route 4 & 301. SFH 2BR. $600 & $550. Shared BA, Deposit Leave Msg. 301-627-7726

CHRYSLER 2006 PACIFICA- 79k mi, PDB, PS, CC, A/C, PW, PL, AM/FM stereo, CD, 4 door, AWD, 3.5L V6, red, great cond. $6,995. 703-815-1942 PUBLIC AUTO AUCTION EVERY SAT Over 500+ Cars, Trucks, Boats, RV's 301-563-9571 JUNK VEHICLES REMOVED FREE CASH PAY FOR ALL 202-714-9835

CAP. HGHTS/Seat Pleasant- Male to share house. $155 and up/week. Good transportation. 301-499-6323

1, 2 BRs Starting at $1269

CAPITAL HEIGHTS/Suitland - Furn rm, Quiet area, nr metro. N/S. $160/wk & up + Dep. Cable Incld. 301-602-9120

805 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204

Capital Heights/Bowie- Large room, 2 blocks to Metro, male pref. $165-$175. 301-437-6369 / 301-537-5433

An affordable community nestled among tranquil trees and in the heart of Arlington. • Close to cutting edge restaurants, lively clubs and quick access anywhere in DC • Spacious units with lots of light • Free utilities

CAPITAL HGHTS-$179Wk. Nr. metro, Lrg furn BR, clean & quiet; FIOS TV, Wi-fi, lndry & utils incl. 301-442-6458


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MANASSAS - 3 level TH, 4BR, 3.5BA, new carpet & paint, finished w-o basement, deck, fpl, W/D. $2,000. 703-498-5765 or 703-330-2717


FAIRFAX - Mstr room $750/mo. Ready now. N/S. Must have trans Call 703-868-0938, after 4:30

FORT WASHINGTON- Large house to share. Free cable. Close to Metro. W/D. $150/week. 240-882-8973



GREENBELT MD - Quiet TH to share, 1 small room to rent, N/S, no pets. $550 inclds utils & cable. Call 301-440-8108 LANDOVER HILLS, MD - Room in pvt home. Pvt entr, nr Metro, NS/NP. $570 utilities included & basic cable. Call 240-296-0498 NE/Ft Totten Metro/Red Line- Female Pref $935 unfurn BR shrd Single Family Home in 3BR, 2.5BA. W/D, Cbl, int, maid svc. utils incld 202-494-3692

ROCKVILLE-Shrd House. NS/NP Nr Transp & Shops. 2 Small Rms $625 incld utils. Furn Med Rm $700 incld utils. Avail Immed 240-351-5150 SIL SPRG- Prof M/F to shr hse. 1 unit w/ 2BR Overlooking Garden, Near NIH/495/metro. Cable, Int, Refrig. & utils incld. $795. 301-962-9595 Silver Spring- NS, W/D, nr trans & shop, furn. $375/bi-wk inc Utils, internt & cbl. Sam-240-286-5451 SILVER SPRING, MD - Room for rent. $600/mo everything incl. Close to bus & shopping. N/S. Call 240-380-8446 SILVER SPRING/WHEATON, MD Furnished room for rent. Walk to bus/rail. $620/month utilities included. NS. 301-942-1209


WHITE OAK- TH, 2BR to Shr BA & Kit. Nr Public Trans, 495, Shopping. $600/month. Call/Text 202-294-7803

MAZDA 1999 626 Good condition but needs engine. $400/obo. Call 301-332-2444 NEED A VEHICLE? Over 1,000 Cars, Trucks, SUV’s! You need 2 Paystubs & 1 Bill - Laurel, MD. Gross income must be $2k mo+. Jason 202.704.8213 TOP CA$H FOR ANY CAR FAST,FREE PICK-UP 202-517-2579 CA$H ON THE SPOT

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James Garner was best known for his starring role in “The Rockford Files.”

‘Maverick’ Actor Dies James Garner took on action and comedy in his lengthy career Obituary Actor James Garner, who was found dead at 86 of natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, was adept at drama and action. But he was best known for his wisecracking style, especially on his hit Western series “Maverick” (1957-62). After “Maverick,” Garner demonstrated his versatility in his film career, mastering comedy (“Boys’ Night Out,” “The Thrill of It All”), suspense (“The Great Escape,” “Marlowe”) and Westerns (“Duel at Diablo,” “Hour of the Gun”). Garner won an Emmy for his performance in the NBC series “The Rockford Files” (1974-80), in which he played an L.A. private eye and wrongly incarcerated ex-con who thanklessly solved cases. Well into his 70s, the handsome Oklahoman remained active in both TV and film. In 2004 he starred in the romance film “The Notebook.” “My wife [actress Lois Clarke] and I felt … we’d just watch the sunset from the front porch,” Garner said in 2000. “But then the phone started ringing with all these wonderful offers, and we decided, ‘Heck, let ’s stay in the business for a while.’ ” FR A ZIER MOORE (AP)

Jason Mraz’s ‘YES!’ has an optimism that is worthy of the album title’s enthusiasm

Jason Mraz tackles the ups and downs of love on “YES!”

Album Review On his fifth studio album, singersongwriter Jason Mraz returns to familiar lyrical territory, exploring the highs and lows of love in his bright, folk-pop style. This time, though, the sound is both richer and more stripped down — an acoustic ride enriched by the vocals, strings and percussion of his partners on the album, the all-female quartet Raining Jane. Their layered harmonies lend an ethereal vibe throughout, and an almost gospel quality to the album’s best song, the closing ode to love, “Shine.” Mraz co-wrote every song on “YES!” with the indie group, except for the worthy resurrection of the Boyz II Men classic, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” “YES!” tells a love story, from the initial intoxication to the inevitable goodbye. Every moment of an ordinary day is magic in “Hello, You Beautiful Thing.” “I know it’s gonna be a good day,” he sings over bouncy guitars and marimbas. “This is what I’ve been waiting for.” After heartbreak, he goes “Back to the Earth,” an enthusiastic singalong about nature’s solace. “I try to stop the world from moving so fast, try to get a grip on where I’m at,” he sings, “and simplify this dizzy life and put my feet in the grass.” Like Mraz’s previous albums, “YES!” is cheerfully optimistic,




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as evidenced by the single, “Love Someone.” But the real standouts are the more introspective tracks, like the cello-driven “You Can Rely on Me” and the downbeat “A World With You.” “Let’s throw caution to the wind and start over again,” he sings as a cello cries. “I want to see the world the way I see a world with you.” SANDY COHEN (AP)

Happy and Healthy Jason Mraz’s upbeat pop songs have won him two Grammys, for the love song “Make It Mine” and “Lucky,” his duet with friend and fellow singersongwriter Colbie Caillat. Mraz has said his love of surf culture inspires his carefree music. “The fact that surfing serves no point, really, I think that brings to my music a sort of carefree, ‘everything is going to be OK’ kind of quality,” Mraz told CBS Sunday Morning. “Because when you’re out in the water, that’s how you feel: ‘Everything is going to be OK.’ ” His love of nature extends to his vegetarian lifestyle, which he maintains by growing most of his own food. But even the most dedicated vegetable lover couldn’t eat the fruit from his 300 avocado trees, so Mraz sells part of his crop to Chipotle restaurants in San Diego. (E XPRESS)

The box office take of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” this weekend. The sci-fi blockbuster beat out another sequel, the horror film “The Purge: Anarchy,” which opened with $28.4 million. Disney’s animated film “Planes: Fire & Rescue” rounded out the top three, taking in $18 million. (AP)

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HOW HE PROPOSED: At the beer garden right after New Year’s Eve. He propped her up on a stool and dropped to one knee. “The world melted away,” Dawn says, “and I yelled ‘@%$# yeah!’ ” STUPIDEST FIGHT: They argued about whether a song played on Spotify or not. “That was pretty stupid,” Greg says. MAKING IT UNIQUE: After the boat leaves the dock, the ceremony will start with Dawn walking down the aisle to “Hard to Explain” by The Strokes. A friend from Westover will officiate the “short and sweet” ceremony. Then the boat bar will serve Bell’s Two-Hearted, the beer they drank on their first date.

Greg, 30, works for an association management firm. Dawn, 33, is a QA editor. They live in Arlington. THE MAIN EVENT: They will marry Aug. 8 on a riverboat on the Potomac. HOW THEY MET: OKCupid. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “Hot guy alert!” “So tall! Won’t have to bend down to kiss this cutie!” FIRST DATE: They met at the Westover Beer Garden in Arlington on Aug. 8, 2012, two years to the day that they’ll be getting hitched. They bonded over music, gaming and sci-fi.

Bruce Gross, Nichole Townes Bruce, 27, is an electrical engineer. Nichole, 25, is a contract specialist. They live in Cheverly, Md. THE MAIN EVENT: The couple will jump the broom (literally) July 26 in Beltsville, Md. They will walk down the aisle to Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky.” HOW THEY MET: In art class, his senior year of high school. They remained strictly friends until reconnecting years later while on the town with friends. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “Not only is

she cute, but well educated, down to earth, goofy and fun to be around.” FIRST DATE: Bowling (Bruce won) followed by dinner at Applebee’s. FIRST KISS: A few dates later. “We were about to go our separate ways and Bruce just kissed me out of nowhere. I was shocked.” HOW HE PROPOSED: In Mexico on vacation. He’d hired a photographer to approach them, calling them a “beautiful couple” that he simply had to photograph. While she was distracted, Bruce pulled out the ring. MOST HATED CLOTHING ITEM: His tuxedo T-shirt. “He thinks he’s dressed up when he has it on!” STUPIDEST FIGHT: Over the remote control.

Nat Keller, Ashley Lear Nat, 29, is a marketing manager for a trade group. Ashley, 28, is an analyst. They live in Alexandria. THE MAIN EVENT: It’s Nov. 7 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. The reception room at the Nixon library is a repilca of the East Room in the White House. “It felt like the perfect way to bring D.C. to our friends and family in California,” Ashley says. HOW THEY MET: He was working at Elephant & Castle and she applied for a job there. FIRST DATE: She took him to the top of the Old Post Office Pavilion to show him the D.C. skyline. Then he reminded her he’d been in D.C. for two years and had already seen it all. HOW HE PROPOSED: While shopping in Old Town Alexandria, they passed the city’s Christmas tree. Nat handed the camera to his sister and popped the question. PET NAMES: “I call her ‘Sweets’ and ‘Sweet Pea.’ ”

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“So upset with your lack of mozzarella stick ordering. Only seven orders? For real?” — COMMENTER TACOBELLCOW AT GAWKER.COM isn’t

impressed with Caity Weaver, the Gawker reporter who set out on a marathon mozzarella-stick-eating challenge to test the validity of TGI Friday’s $10 Endless Appetizers promotion. Weaver sat in a Brooklyn, N.Y., TGI Friday’s for 14 hours, with the sole intention of eating as many orders of one appetizer as she could. At the end of the day, she ordered seven plates, consuming 32 mozzarella sticks — only a little more than two an hour.

“I feel that for example Beef Stroganoff is more American than Russian.” — A CIA EMPLOYEE, ACCORDING TO DAILYDOT.COM, in an anonymous

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“Hey, Congress, your Wikipedia edits are showing.” — TIM MAK AT THEDAILYBEAST.COM

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) Correspondence teaches you much, particularly when it comes to that which is unstated. Read between the lines. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may recognize certain developing trends and make the decision to undo much that you have recently done in preparation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Overlook even the most minute detail, and you’re sure to find yourself somewhere you never planned to be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You are ready to unleash certain powers that have been held in restraint for a while. Opportunities ask for bold action.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Keep your eye on the clock and your ear to the ground. What you learn will affect your pace, and pace is everything. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) There’s no accounting for taste — and today, divergent tastes are likely to drive you and a close companion apart for a few hours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s time to get moving, and you’ll have to alert others about your plans. You needn’t upset the whole apple cart, however! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Others may be wondering where you get it, or how you learned how to do it, or why you are always so lucky — in love and other things.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Keep yourself moving, especially when you feel the urge to slow down or even stop. Forward motion cures all ills — almost!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You will be thinking all day long about someone who is doing what you had hoped to be doing. All in all, things are better this way.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can step in and show those less experienced than yourself how to do it. Take care, however, that you don’t do it for them!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) It’s time for you to put your foot down and insist that those around you follow your rules, heed your warnings and focus on safety above all.

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In Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” ends with John Thomas Scopes being convicted of teaching evolution in violation of state law. He is fined $100. The seventh and final Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” is released.

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NASA’s space shuttle program completes its final, and 135th, mission, when the shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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He Declined Hugh’s Workout Playlist of ‘Les Mis’ Songs Hugh Jackman has persuaded a childhood friend, Australian radio host Gus Worland, to get in shape for the TCS New York City Marathon in November, The New York Post reports. Jackman also offered to cheer Worland along the course and celebrate with him at the finish line in Central Park if his schedule allows. (EXPRESS) GOOD RIDDANCE

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He’s Just Getting Sick of Explaining Which One He Is To Distant Family Members Kim Kardashian’s stepbrother Brody Jenner revealed on Thursday on his podcast why he didn’t attend her wedding to Kanye West in May. “She didn’t let anybody know in the family until like right before,” he explained, according to Us Weekly, adding, “I don’t know Kanye. Like at all. I really don’t.” (EXPRESS)


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Jason Biggs apologized on Thursday for his harsh tweets after the Malaysian Airlines tragedy. The now-deleted tweet read, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” After criticizing fans who said the tweet was in poor taste, Biggs wrote, “Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.” (E XPRESS)

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Babies as Therapy A source close to Beyonce and Jay Z told The New York Post that the couple is close to splitting up. Jay Z has hired marriage counselors to accompany the two on their joint “On the Run” tour, in a last-ditch effort to save their relationship. The source said this will almost certainly be their last tour together, noting that neither has worn their rings during their performances. Beyonce and Jay Z thought the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in 2012, would “rekindle the initial fire, and it didn’t,” says the source. (E XPRESS)

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo tied the knot on Saturday in Los Cabos, Mexico, in front of about 300 guests, including Jason Segel, Stevie Nicks, Jonah Hill and Candice Swanepoel. People magazine reports Levine and Prinsloo, a model for Victoria’s Secret, began dating in 2012, and have been engaged since July 2013. (EXPRESS)

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