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Real Question: How Driver Found Truck’s ‘Sweet Spot’ The Minnesota Court of Appeals won’t return the driver’s license of a man who lost it for driving too slowly on two-lane roads. The court said nine warnings from law enforcement officials were enough to keep Gary Constans, 59, off the roads. Constans said his Ford Ranger pickup’s “sweet spot” for gas mileage is 48 mph, which has helped him put 278,000 miles on it. (AP) RULES

Everyone Knows Motel Room’s Maximum Occupancy Is 25 Authorities seized 40 pythons at a motel in southern Ontario, Canada, last week, USA Today reported. The snakes ranged in size from 1 foot to 4.5 feet and were living in plastic storage bins. In a news release Friday, the Brantford Police Service said the snakes “were in distress.” It remains unknown whether police questioned or cited the owner. (EXPRESS) SURPRISES

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SEEING THE BUILDING THROUGH THE TREE: Painter Steve Rolle on Tuesday works on the final element of what will become the largest mural on the side of an inhabited building, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The mural, painted by French art group Citecreation in Berlin, measures 22,000 square feet.

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In Atlantic City, House Is Losing As other states build casinos, N.J. haven sees revenue drop Atlantic City, the erstwhile East Coast gambling mecca, is on an epic losing streak; over the past six years, competitive and economic forces have crushed the local casino economy, driving revenue down more than 40 percent. Once, the city that inspired the board game Monopoly had its own gambling monopoly on this side of the country. Now, it’s more Marvin Gardens than Boardwalk, with states all over lining up to join the game for tax revenue and jobs. In 2006, when gambling in Atlantic City reached record levels, there were 27 commercial and tribal casinos, slots parlors and racetrack casinos in the mid-


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Facing increased competition, Atlantic City casinos’ revenue have plummeted.

Atlantic and Northeast, according to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis. Now, there are 55 — with more casinos coming in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

There are still profits being made around Atlantic City. But the barrier-island town has been losing its lifeblood business at a breathtaking clip. In 2006, gross gambling revenue was a record $5.2 bil-

Telegram From Justice Scalia Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t the most techsavvy group of people and still communicate with one another the same way they did when she was a clerk in 1987: with paper memos. Kagan on Tuesday acknowledged that the justices have a ways to go to understand even basic technologies such as email. “It’s a challenge for us,” Kagan said. (AP)

lion. The total has gone down every year since; in 2012, the number was barely more than $3 billion — the lowest mark since 1991. “The situation there has become catastrophic,” said Steve Norton, a gambling analyst with a long history in Atlantic City. And the outlook isn’t better this year, even as surveys suggest Atlantic City’s image is improving: In the first half of 2013, gambling revenue was off by nearly 11 percent. Officials tout increased luxury-tax and occupancy-tax revenue, which indicate increased spending on nongambling activities and attractions and lodging in roughly 20,000 rooms. But Atlantic City is a gambling-dependent city with a gambling-based economy that is shrinking rapidly. And more threats loom. In November, New Yorkers will vote on a major casino-expansion measure. J. FREEDOM DU LAC (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Police Say Bored Teens Killed College Athlete With the simplest of motives — breaking up the boredom of an Oklahoma summer — three teenagers followed an Australian collegiate baseball player who was attending school in the U.S. and killed him with a shot to the back for “the fun of it,” prosecutors said Tuesday as they charged two of the teens with murder. Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, died on a city street Friday. (AP) FORT MEADE, MD.

Manning Verdict Due Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge in the case of Bradley Manning, said Tuesday that she would announce the sentence of the former private who gave classified documents to WikiLeaks today. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 cables in 2010 while working as an analyst in Iraq. (AP)



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A suspect was placed in custody after gunfire erupted at an Atlanta-area elementary school, where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police. No one was injured, and all students and teachers were and safe, authorities said. The suspect, a 19-year-old man with no clear ties to the school, fired at least six shots with an assault

rifle from inside the school, and officers returned fire when the man was alone and they had a clear shot, DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said. Students were evacuated from Ronald E. McNair Discover y Learning Academy in Decatur, a few miles east of Atlanta, and sat outside in a field for a time until school buses came to take them to their parents and other rela-

tives who were waiting at a nearby Walmart. According to WSB-TV’s website, a woman in the school office called to say a gunman asked her to contact the Atlanta station and police. WSB-TV said that during the call, shots were heard in the background. It said the woman told the station she was alone with the suspect and the man’s gun was visible. BILL BARROW (AP)

“I took [my son] to school this morning and had to be buzzed in. So I’m wondering how the guy got in the door.” — JONE SSIA W HITE , THE MOTHER OF A KINDERGARTNER AT RONALD E. M C NAIR DISCOVERY LEARNING ACADEMY, QUESTIONING HOW THE SHOOTER GOT INTO THE SCHOOL

Medical Report on Accused Boston Bomber Released Boston Newly released court documents describe the extent of injuries to the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, including multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s injuries were described by Dr. Stephen Ray

Odom during a legal proceeding at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center three days after Tsarnaev was captured hiding in a boat in a backyard in the Boston suburb of Watertown, Mass. A transcript of the testimony was unsealed Monday by U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. Odom, a trauma surgeon who

treated Tsarnaev, said the most severe injury was from a bullet that appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit the lower section of his face on the left side. He described it as a “highpowered injury” that resulted in a skull-base fracture and injuries to his middle ear, the skull base, the pharynx and mouth. DENISE LAVOIE (AP)

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Egyptian Military Continues Crackdown Egypt’s military-backed authorities on Tuesday arrested the supreme leader of the country’s Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a serious blow to the Islamist group at a time when it is struggling to keep up its street protests against the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in the face of a government crackdown. The Brotherhood’s supreme leader, Mohammed Badie, was arrested in an apartment at the eastern Cairo district of Nasr City, close to the location of the sixweek sit-in protest by supporters of Morsi, who also hails from the Islamist group. The encampment was cleared by security forces last Wednesday, along with another protest site in Giza, in a raid that

Pistorius Camp Talks Civil Deal Johannesburg The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s parents said Tuesday. The communication between the two families is over a possible out-of-court civil settlement that would compensate the Steenkamps for the killing of their daughter by the double-amputee Olympian, according to South African reports. A South African newspaper reported that negotiations were initiated by Pistorius’ lawyers, who the paper said were “desperately trying” to negotiate a settlement before Pistorius goes on trial in March on a charge of murder for Steenkamp’s shooting death. If convicted, Pistorius could be liable for a large civil suit by Steenkamp’s family. GER ALD IMR AY (AP)

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killed hundreds of people. Badie’s arrest is the latest stage in an escalating crackdown by authorities on the Brotherhood in which hundreds have also been arrested. The Brotherhood’s protests since Morsi’s ouster have somewhat petered out the past two days, with demonstrations in Cairo and elsewhere attracting hundreds, sometimes just dozens. The Muslim Brotherhood said Badie’s detention would not weaken the movement or lead its followers away from their principles. “The people will continue their peaceful struggle until they regain all their rights with his eminence, the guide (leader) in jail,” it said. Also Tuesday, soldiers killed an Egyptian journalist working for the country’s state-run flagship daily newspaper at a military checkpoint, security officials said. Tamer Abdel-Raouf ’s death brings the number of journalists who have died in the past week

Egypt released a photo of Mohammed Badie in custody after arresting him Tuesday.

because of violence in Egypt to five. The military said that AbdelRaouf from the Al-Ahram newspaper sped through a checkpoint Monday evening after a nighttime curfew began and that soldiers fired

warning shots before shooting at the car. It said the military did not deliberately shoot to kill. However, Shaimaa Abu Elkhir of the Committee to Protect Journalists quoted a witness who was

Musharraf Charged With Murder Rawalpindi, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf on murder charges in connection with the 2007 assassination of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, deepening the fall of a once-powerful figure who returned this year to make a political comeback. The decision by a court in Rawalpindi marks the first time Musharraf has been charged with a crime. Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup and stepped down


Brotherhood leader arrested, journalist killed by authorities

Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan president, faces murder charges.

from office nearly a decade later, now faces legal problems that have in many ways broken taboos on the inviolability of the military in

Pakistani society. He is currently under house arrest in connection with one of the cases against him. The retired general was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation for murder, said prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammed Azhar. The former army commando appeared in person during the brief morning hearing Tuesday and pleaded not guilty, said Afshan Adil, a member of Musharraf’s legal team. “These are all fabricated cases. There is nothing solid in all these cases,” she said. Z AR AR KHAN (AP)

First-Class Nuptials: Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau were both elated and elevated when they exchanged vows. The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by saying their “I do’s” in a plane at 39,000 feet. They even had a special appearance from “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, left, after winning a promotion by national carrier Air New Zealand. Monday was the first day same-sex couples could marry in New Zealand. (AP)

The Obama administration moved closer to a decision Tuesday on continuing or curtailing $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt amid the crackdown by military authorities there on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said a National Security Council discussion was to take place Tuesday afternoon. The announcement came after David Carle, an aide to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said his Senate Appropriations’ foreign operations subcommittee had been informed the “transfer of military aid was stopped” amid ongoing Egyptian security operations. (AP)

in the car with Abdel-Raouf as saying there were no warning shots and the incident took place before the 7 p.m. start of the curfew Monday. HAMZ A HENDAWI (AP)

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Journalists Charged in British Bribery Scandal Four journalists from the Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers have been charged with bribing officials for information as part of an ongoing probe into British media wrongdoing, prosecutors said Tuesday. Britain’s phone-hacking scandal broke in 2011, with the tabloid News of the World closing because of it. (AP) TOKYO

Radioactive Leak Spews From Japanese Plant The operator of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant, said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from such a vessel. (AP)

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A $2 million gift from businessman David Rubenstein will allow the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to nearly double the size of its Asian elephant herd. The zoo announced Tuesday that it will receive three female elephants in an open-ended loan from the Calgary Zoo in Canada. The new pachyderms will arrive sometime in spring 2014. (AP)

The D.C. fire department is investigating an alleged confrontation involving fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe and a firefighter over a picture of a burning ambulance taken before the flames were out and quickly posted to the Internet. Ellerbe said he requested the internal affairs inquiry after hearing allegations that he had forcefully grabbed a smartphone from the firefighter’s hands at the scene, which he denied. In an interview

Tuesday, Ellerbe said he asked for the phone, looked it over and returned it. He called the allegation “another attempt to distract” his efforts to reform the department. Edward Smith, the president of the firefighters union Local 36, declined to name Ellerbe the firefighter and said he is out on sick leave because of stress involving his interaction with Ellerbe. The firefighter has not filed a complaint with the department, the police or an outside agency. Both the chief and Smith said they do not know who took the

photo during the Aug. 13 emergency call in Southeast Washington. The dispute over the picture is the latest in what has become a bitter feud between the firefighters union and department leaders over equipment failures, poor response times, vacancies and stalled labor negotiations. To the union, that fire and another in an ambulance the same day served as an opportune metaphor for what they call an ailing department. To city leaders, two ambulance fires hours apart was suspicious, prompting a deputy mayor to order D.C. police to investigate to make sure “nothing untoward is occurring.”

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New Digs for Iconic D.C. School

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Officials, alumni celebrate Dunbar’s new $122M building


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The old Dunbar High School building, which will soon be demolished, sits in the background of the gleaming new facility.


A Personal Investigation Alison Stewart grew up hearing her parents talk about their experiences at Dunbar High School. A journalist who has worked at MTV and PBS, Stewart was intrigued by the stories of a school that offered African-Americans a top-notch education at the height of segregation. In “First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School,” she tells the story of the school’s past and looks at what its future may hold.


There are many disputes in the D.C. education policy world. But there also are a few universally held truths, including that Dunbar High School — a dingy and nearly windowless high-rise — wasn’t built to inspire learning. “That building was built like a prison,” Principal Stephen Jackson said. Now the 1970s-era school awaits demolition as Jackson and an array of D.C. officials and alumni celebrate the construction of a new, modern building at First and N streets NW. The light-filled and airy $122 million facility is meant to inspire students in part by connecting them with the past. It appears promising for a school once known as the nation’s preeminent black public high school but one that has struggled in recent decades. Founded in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth, Dunbar was the country’s first public high school for African-Americans. It produced generations of black leaders in fields such as law, education and engineering. But as schools were integrated and middle-class families moved to the suburbs, Dunbar didn’t escape the problems that beset so many inner-city schools. By 2012, fewer than one-third of the students were proficient in reading and math. There is sure to be a discussion about whether Dunbar will be able to fill its new space. The school is built to house 1,100 students — far more than the 500 who attended last year. But for now, the Dunbar community is celebrating. School officials have begun a weeklong dedication with tours and events, which started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday and will include a speech by comedian Bill Cosby today.



“I thought to myself, the people who know that history are in their 70s, 80s and 90s, and if someone doesn’t write this down, it was in danger of being lost.”

you learned slavery, 1954, 1968, Martin Luther King. That was it until Barack Obama showed up, right? So between the 1850s and 1960s, what were black Americans doing exactly? There’s this huge void in what we teach kids.


Electric Bikes Offer New Way to Tour Monuments In a nod to the (usually) insufferable heat of summer in Washington, a local e-bike firm has begun offering electricbike tours of the National Mall and memorials. For $40, EZ Bike Rides is offering three-hour tours of the National Mall, the memorials and monuments, beginning daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Diamond Teague Park south of Nationals Park. (TWP) RICHMOND

What do you think the school’s legacy is?

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It is about education and race pride and trying to show the world that black kids could do as well, if not better, if given just a chance. It’s so funny for us to think of: People then really thought black people were inferior … and couldn’t learn.

Reading scores for the Virginia Standards of Learning test dropped by double digits following the introduction of a new, more rigorous exam last school year, according to results released Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Education. Overall, 75 percent of students passed the grade-level reading test, compared to 89 percent the previous year. (TWP)

I didn’t realize Mayor Vincent Gray was such a fan of Dunbar.

My mom and dad had always told me about Dunbar and … the amazing teachers they had and how they had master’s degrees and Ph.D.s, and, of course, I was surprised to realize that it was segregated.

hear young black men and women talk about “education is a white thing” and “you talk white.” … A lot of them don’t even know the history of this high school. I just want young black men and women to know: Yeah, it is part of your history, it’s part of black history, part of American history.

But the book is much more than a family history.

Why do you think it’s important for people to know this story?

The big picture reason [I wrote the book] is I really get upset when I

I’m of a certain age, and in school, if you learned any black history,

Alison Stewart will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; free; 202-3641919; (Van Ness)

What made you want to write about Dunbar?

Maryland Del. Donald Dwyer Jr., who recently pleaded guilty to drunken boating, was charged Tuesday with drunken driving. Dwyer The 55-year-old state lawmaker was pulled over Tuesday after an Anne Arundel County police officer saw him commit several traffic violations, according to an arrest report. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

He’s like the biggest Dunbar booster ever. … He’s another one that will tell you that he grew up in very humble means, and how important Dunbar was in instilling in him the idea that he could do anything. BETH MARLOWE (EXPRESS)


Student Struck By Metro May Have Been Lost Patrick Sibley, 21, a George Mason University student who was struck and killed Sunday around 2 a.m. by a Metrorail train, was headed home from a Clarendon bar, said his brother, Shaun. Shaun said he thinks Patrick, who Shaun said did not have a good sense of direction and wasn’t familiar with the Metrorail system, got lost. (TWP)

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The Signs of 2016

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The 2016 election only seems far away if you’re not planning to run. For those pondering their party’s presidential nomination, there’s so very much to do, starting yesterday. This is a time to get the public to know you on TV and social media, visit big primary states, produce a vanity book, take a stand, develop a world view, and scout for help powering up a campaign team. All while sounding coy about running. And in some cases, not even being sure you will. These cagey noncandidates are showing early hints of a run. (AP)

Martin O’Malley


Maryland’s Democratic governor, who seems hungry for a national stage, uses Twitter for standard governor’s fare — and also promotes his Celtic rock band, O’Malley’s March, for which he sings and plays guitar and tin whistle.



Non-denial denial: “I can die a happy man never having been president. … But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.” Write a book: Not since “Promises to Keep” from 2007. In Iowa, N.H.: Iowa, in 2012 campaign; N.H., in 2012 campaign, plus a 2013 fundraiser is planned in Maine for New Hampshire’s governor. Travel abroad: Lots. Shadow campaign: Limited, given his current position, but he maintains close contact with political advisers.

Hillary Rodham Clinton


Jeb Bush

Chris Christie

Rand Paul





Non-denial denial: “My thinking is not to think about it for a year.”

Non-denial denial: “I’m nowhere near making that decision yet, at all.” In Iowa, N.H.: Went to both in 2012

Non-denial denial: “I told people I haven’t even thought about that. That’s a decision far in the future.”

Write a book: Has a memoir coming in 2014.

Write a book: Co-wrote “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution,” out this year.

Non-denial denial: “We’re thinking about growing the party. What comes after that, we’ll see.”

Travel abroad: Almost a million miles in her old job.

In Iowa, N.H.: Iowa, in 2012.

Write a book: “An American Son: A Memoir,” in 2012.

Hog the TV: Stay tuned to see if NBC airs its “Hillary” miniseries.

Travel abroad: Several overseas trips a year. Has been to Israel three times since the 1980s.

Hog the TV: On the late-night TV circuit, playing for laughs.

Write a book: “Government Bullies,” in 2012; “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” in 2011.


Non-denial denial: “I have absolutely no plans to run. … I don’t know everything I’ll be doing.”

Shadow campaign: Ready for Hillary super PAC set up by supporters is laying the groundwork for a run. Get social: Loads of Twitter followers, but few tweets.

Hog the TV: Six Sunday talk-show appearances since the 2012 election. Get social: Tweets many Wall Street Journal stories. On Facebook, he promotes immigration and education reform.

Travel abroad: Israel and Jordan in 2012.

Take a stand: He opposes gay marriage but this week backed legislation to prohibit “conversion therapy” for gay teens. Shadow campaign: Building broad coalition of donors in a national fundraising tour.

Hog the TV: With eight Sunday talk-show appearances since the 2012 election, he leads the chattering pack. Get social: Bragged on Twitter in June that he’d attracted more than 1 million likes for his Facebook page, where he lists his own books as his favorites.

Marco Rubio

In Iowa, N.H.: Iowa, in 2012 just days after the election; N.H., multiple times in 2012. Hog the TV: Six Sunday talk-show appearances since election, including all five on April 13. Get social: Second only to Clinton in Twitter, he is the king of the GOP field. On Facebook, lists “Pulp Fiction” and “The Tudors” as favorites.

Bobby Jindal Louisiana’s Republican governor has perhaps the best non-denial denial: “The reality is anybody who’s thinking about 2016 needs to have their head examined.”

Paul Ryan The Republican Wisconsin congressman is the king of Facebook among potential rivals in both parties, with nearly 4.9 million likes. (AP)

*Note: This list is not comprehensive. Look for more coverage in coming years.

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focused on the home’s overall cost, shrewd buyers and sellers go a step further and look at how much they’ll pay their real estate agent in commissions. Before you sign that agent agreement, learn about the ways their fees work so you can negotiate like a champ and potentially save yourself thousands of dollars.


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Ed Poe and Kate Debelack chose to use Redfin when buying a home, in part because the company offered to put a portion of its commission toward the couple’s closing costs.

It’s Not Hard to Bargain on Fees Shrewd buyers and sellers will negotiate on agent commissions Real Estate Imagine a world where real estate agents give house hunters money to purchase new homes. It may seem like the stuff of unicorns and elves, but it actually happens every day. Kate Debelack, 40, and her


The seller pays commissions to the buyer’s and seller’s agents; in the Washington area, the total is normally about 6 percent of the home’s price. What some don’t know is this number is always negotiable.

husband, Ed Poe, 42, purchased a Petworth rowhouse in July. They used an agent from Redfin (, a website that shares up to 50 percent of the buyer’s agent commissions with purchasers. As a result, the couple received a little more than $6,000 worth of credit that went straight to their closing costs. “It’s sort of magic money that we never saw,” Poe says. While most home buyers are

In standard home sales, the seller pays all commissions — which in the Washington area are normally around 6 percent of the home’s price. Half of that 6 percent goes to the buyer’s agent, and the other half goes to the seller’s agent. Six percent might be the norm, but it’s not mandated. “Commissions are always negotiable,” says Danny Samson, owner of Samson Properties (14526 Lee Road, Chantilly, Va., 703-378-8810,

“That one and a half percent is a nice, tidy little sum that you don’t have to pay.” — S TE V E PAY NE , WHOSE AGENT CHARGED 4.5 PERCENT IN COMMISSION RATHER THAN THE USUAL 6 PERCENT

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In 1997, to stand out from the crowd, Samson began offering his services to home sellers at a 4.5 percent commission (3 percent to the buyer’s agent and 1.5 percent to himself as the seller’s agent). To this day, all agents at Samson Properties are free to negotiate their own commission rates. Lower commissions helped motivate Steve Payne to hire Samson agent Bernie Kagan — who was offering 4.5 percent — to sell his Chantilly Highlands home in May. “With the houses in Northern

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digs Virginia as expensive as they are, that one and a half percent is a nice, tidy little sum that you don’t have to pay,” says Payne, 45, an IT professional. There is a reason that Samson decided to lower the seller-side commissions but keep the buyerside commissions at 3 percent: The buyers’ agents might be less motivated to show a home to their clients if the commissions are lower than those at comparable houses.

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Cutting Out the Middle Men If you buy or sell your home on your own using a website such as For Sale By Owner (, you could save thousands of dollars in commissions. “More and more often, you’re seeing buyers and sellers who are dispensing with using agents at all,” says D.C. real estate attorney Peter Antonoplos. If the legal stuff, such as negotiating price and writing and executing contracts, makes you uncomfortable, you could always hire an attorney or bring on a real estate agent — at a reduced commission — to negotiate the sale and handle the contracts. “For 1 percent, we’ll come in, write up the contract and make sure everything’s handled properly,” says Danny Samson, owner of Samson Properties. (E XPRESS)

If You’re Buying As a buyer, you don’t set your agent’s commission — the sellers do, as they’re the ones paying it — but that doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate. Ask your agent to share a percentage of the commission. Debelack and Poe chose to use Redfin in part because sharing

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on Redfin’s website. (The mobile app does not currently show the refund amount.) In Debelack and Poe’s case, that amounted to $6,282, which, as Debelack says, is “nothing to sneeze at.”


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Wander down just about any block in Petworth on a pleasant night, and you’re bound to encounter young families, longtime elderly residents, 20-something group-house inhabitants and multiple generations of relatives hanging out on roomy front porches. It’s the kind of place where people know their neighbors’ names and look out for one another.

Petworth has held on to a small-scale feel that inspires intense devotion in those who live there. It’s the rare city spot where neighbors know one another’s names.


Housing Options The tree-lined streets and stock of 1920s and ’30s rowhouses and single-family homes are a major draw for city dwellers long confined to cramped studios or small condos. Some places have been renovated in recent years with higher-end touches and finishes. Others offer a prime opportunity for the motivated do-ityourselfer to renovate. Many houses come with roomy front porches, backyards and parking — and all at considerably lower prices than in nearby Columbia Heights. For those looking for a smaller space, there are also a number of buildings that have been converted into condos and a handful of larger apartment buildings.


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At the southern end of the neighborhood is perhaps one of its strongest draws: the Green and Yellow lines’ Georgia Ave-Petworth station. There are also a number of bus lines that serve the area and at least three Capital Bikeshare stations.


Characterized as a “delightful suburb” of Washington a century ago, Petworth still feels removed from the hustle and bustle of D.C. It remains a place where people move for a sense of community rather than a flurry of activity. Nonetheless, a recent influx of residents has been accompanied by new restaurants, bars and amenities that have been welcomed by newcomers and old-timers alike. And though the days of truly affordable home prices are gone, it’s still one of the few neighborhoods where attaining a fairly sizable home is possible for more than just the very-well-off. R ACHEL SADON (E XPRES S) Getting Around

The Markets For a long time, the only supermarket was a rundown, suspicious-smelling

Fish in the Hood (3601 Georgia Ave. NW) in Park View is a mainstay for fresh, fried seafood, while the locally owned Domku (821 Upshur St. NW) specializes in Scandinavian and Polish food. For a higher-end option, the Hilton brothers’ Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave. NW) serves up French dishes in an elegant dining room. And, of course, every good neighborhood needs a charming local cafe. Qualia, with its in-house roaster and delicious coffee, fits the bill.

Safeway. But in 2009, a Yes! Organic Market (4100 Georgia Ave. NW) opened, and the following year, a farmers market, put together by a nonprofit organization of Petworth residents, cropped up (Upshur and Ninth streets at Georgia Avenue; Fridays, May 3-Oct. 25, 4-8 p.m.). The old Safeway has been torn down, and a new, upgraded version is slated to take its place in 2014.

The Eats There may not be a ton of restaurants and cafes, but Petworth’s offerings are surprisingly diverse. The popular

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Going Out Petworth is no bustling entertainment corridor, but there are enough local options that residents don’t have to leave the area to enjoy some evening libations. A short walk will take you to two of the best dive bars in the city — the Red Derby (3718 14th St. NW) and the Looking Glass Lounge (3634 Georgia Ave. NW) — while relative newcomer D.C. Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave. NW) has an enormous patio and a number of local brews. The nightlife on U Street and the 11th Street strip in Columbia Heights is just a short jaunt away as well.

Unexpected Benefits Sherman and Grant Circles offer some green space, as do both Rock Creek Park to the east and Rock Creek Cemetery to the west. The Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW), which was renovated in 2011, is a gem that often hosts community events. The Upshur Recreation Center (4300 Arkansas Ave. NW) has a pool, playground, baseball field and basketball courts, while the Petworth Recreation Center (801 Taylor St. NW) plays host to an annual summer jazz festival. And you can take visitors to see a piece of history without battling tourists on the Mall; President Lincoln’s Cottage (Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road) is on the grounds of the nearby Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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Losses for the Nationals entering Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Washington lost 64 games all of last season and would need to end the 2013 campaign on a 38-game winning streak in order to match its win total from 2012. (E XPRESS)

TV Lineup NATIONALS (8:05 P.M., MASN2) Washington sends Ross Ohlendorf (2-0, 1.85 ERA) to the mound to face the Cubs, who will throw Jake Arrieta (2-2, 4.91 ERA).

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Ryan Dempster of the Boston Red Sox was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend. The penalty was announced Tuesday by MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr., two days after Dempster hit A-Rod in the second inning at Fenway Park. Garagiola also fined Yankees manager Joe Girardi for arguing with plate umpire Brian O’Nora on Sunday night. Dempster could still play if he appeals the penalty. Boston has off days Thursday and Monday, allowing him to serve the suspension while getting pushed back only a couple days in the Red Sox rotation. Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod’s knees and two more inside in the second inning. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez’s left elbow pad and ricocheted off his back. RONALD BLUM (AP)

President Barack Obama, center, poses with Bob Griese, left, and Don Shula. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, center, left Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a foot injury. An MRI on Tuesday revealed no major ligament damage.

QB Status: It’s Complicated Dolphins, Obama The triumvirate once again requests patience. Coach Mike Shanahan says it’s Dr. James Andrews’ call to declare whether Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is ready to play in the Sept. 9 opener against Philadelphia. But it’s Shanahan who really has the final say. At least this time it’s not Griffin’s call. Owner Dan Snyder met with Andrews and Shanahan on Monday to discuss Griffin’s readiness. The quarterback’s rehab following offseason knee By Rick Snider surgery has moved quickly but has gone perfectly. Barring a setback, Griffin will start against the Eagles. Nobody’s rushing Griffin except the passer himself. That is, until Plan B took a big hit when backup Kirk Cousins sprained his foot against Pittsburgh on Monday, and third-stringer Rex Grossman followed a sharp scoring drive

with an ugly interception. Washington needs Griffin to defend its NFC East crown. Cousins was a viable short-term option who’s now dinged up. It’s a minor sprain, but Cousins may still need a little time to recover. Grossman’s turnovers make him unpredictable, and there’s still a chance he ends up the opening-day starter. With less than three weeks remaining, the Redskins really don’t know if Griffin will be ready. They’re holding firm at maybe, and if Andrews is going to fully clear Griffin, it won’t happen until days before the opener. The Andrews-ShanahanGriffin triangle has been

ongoing since the Seattle playoff loss seven months ago. Nobody wanted to accept blame for Griffin remaining on the field injured, but it was collectively their fault. Now Shanahan is smartly waiving the choice to Andrews, who’s known as the nation’s best knee surgeon. But what if Andrews and Shanahan don’t agree? Would the coach override the doctor? Griffin should be the last one to decide, even though it is his own body.

Stress levels will only rise over the next two weeks. All eyes are on Griffin, but nothing can be decided until days before the Redskins play the Eagles.

It’s a scary time for the Redskins. The team looks mortal with nose tackle Barry Cofield now forced to play injured, and rookie safety Bacarri Rambo and right tackle Tyler Polumbus taking more whiffs Monday night than a perfume-maker. Stress levels will only rise over the next two weeks. All eyes are on Griffin, but nothing will be decided until days before the Redskins play the Eagles in the opener. Griffin will become increasingly frustrated over not playing, Shanahan will get tired of being second-guessed and Andrews won’t offer an opinion until he’s forced to, which is normal for most doctors. Cousins may be ready for Philadelphia. So might Griffin. And Grossman is still there if the Redskins need him. The triumvirate’s decision won’t come quickly enough. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

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Some were gray-headed, others a bit stooped, at least one carried a cane. But despite age, there were still hints of the large frames that once had been covered in football pads during an unforgettable season. Nearly three dozen members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins finally received their White House moment Tuesday, 40 years after they made history by winning 17 games and losing none — an undefeated NFL feat that still stands today. President Barack Obama welcomed the former players to the

East Room, a periodic occurrence at the White House these days for current sports champions. Four decades ago, however, saluting athletes was not an established tradition. And the Watergate scandal was preoccupying President Richard Nixon back then anyway. So the men of that historic Dolphins team had not received their due. “I know that some people may be asking why we are doing this after all these years,” Obama deadpanned. “My answer is simple: I wanted to be the young guy up here for once.” The faces were still recognizable: Hall of Famers Larry Csonka, the team’s star fullback; quarterback Bob Griese; offensive lineman Larry Little; linebacker Nick Buoniconti; and of course their leader, coach Don Shula. JIM KUHNHENN (AP)

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Eagles first-year coach Chip Kelly has named veteran Michael Vick Philadelphia’s starting quarterback. Vick has been solid in two preseason games, and backup Nick Foles, in his second season with the Eagles, has struggled to grasp Kelly’s multifaceted offense. Vick has thrown for 199 yards this preseason and will take a 113.2 quarterback rating into Friday’s game




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Mike Tyson Back in the Ring as a Promoter Boxing More than eight years after walking away from the sport he commanded like no other, Mike Tyson is giving boxing another go as a promoter. The former heavyweight champion of the world who captivated audiences with his brutality in the ring and antics outside of it is a partner in Iron Mike Productions, which has its first card set for Friday night at Turning Stone Resort Casi-

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Just Like Us The first shots of Prince George come via a common person — Kate’s dad 27

Shrouded in Secrecy

Inside Jokes

Purple Pancakes Prince is having a moment. And I’m having a Prince moment. The Purple One has been the talk of the Internet for the past week, following his sudden, hilarious mastery of Twitter. And, as it happens, “Purple Rain” is the soundtrack of my new apartment thanks to the vinyl copy I recently bought for $1. Prince frenzy reached peak levels over the weekend when he tweeted (from @3rdeyegirl, one of his band’s accounts): By Rudi “Game: Blouses” with Greenberg the cover for his new single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” featuring Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince and holding a plate of pancakes. It’s a nod to the “Chappelle’s Show” sketch in which Charlie Murphy recalls the time he played Prince in basketball, then ate breakfast with him. The reference shows that Prince has a sense of humor about himself, but it’s also shrewd marketing: Chappelle is about to tour after years in hiding, and the cover has renewed interest in Prince’s music, which has been hit-or-miss ever since he changed his name to a symbol in 1992. Prince is no comedian, but his eccentricities are inherently funny. And the more he embraces humor, the more I get sucked into his music. For more of Rudi’s comedy musings, follow him on Twitter: @rudigreenberg

ures for the book, out Sept. 3, which runs 700 pages and was co-authored by Salerno and David Shields. Salerno, 40, is best known as a screenwriter, with credits that include “Savages” and a planned sequel for “Avatar.” Salerno, who declined to be interviewed, reportedly spent some $2 million of his own money for the project and traveled around the country and in Europe to research it.

Movies For much of the nine years that Shane Salerno worked on his J.D. Salinger documentary and book, the project was a mystery worthy of the author himself. Code names. Hidden identities. Surveillance cameras. Until 2010, when “The Catcher In the Rye” novelist died at age 91, only a handful of people were fully aware of what he was up to. Even now, with the release date of the film “Salinger” less than three weeks away, little is known about a production that draws upon more than 100 interviews and a trove of documents and rare photographs and promises many revelations about an author who still fascinates millions. “I have worked more than 200 documentaries in my career, and ‘Salinger’ was the most secretive and the most intense film I have ever worked on,” says Buddy Squires, the film’s cinematographer and co-producer who worked on Ken Burns’ “Jazz” and “The Central Park Five.” “This film was not run like a film production,” said Jeffrey Doe, a co-editor and co-producer. “It was run like a CIA operation. Everything was compartmentalized, top

“This film was not run like a film production. It was run like a CIA operation.” — JEFFRE Y DOE , A CO-EDITOR AND CO-PRODUCER OF THE FILM “SALINGER”



Just like their subject, the film ‘Salinger’ and its companion book are full of mystery

This rarely seen, undated photo of J.D. Salinger, right, at home in Cornish, N.H., with Emily Maxwell is part of a new documentary and book by filmmaker Shane Salerno.

secret and on a need-to-know basis.” More than three years after Salinger’s death at his New Hampshire home, numerous questions remain unanswered, notably what — or if — he wrote during the selfimposed retirement of his final decades. The new Salinger book and movie are not the first projects ever billed as cracking the Salinger code, and the author’s literary estate did

not participate. But Salerno has won some important converts. The Weinstein Company quickly signed up for the movie, which is in theaters Sept. 6, after seeing it earlier this year, as did PBS, which reportedly paid seven figures and will air the documentary in January as the 200th installment of its “American Masters” series. Simon & Schuster reportedly paid seven fig-

As if internalizing the Salinger legend, he made secrecy not just a priority, but an obsession. Virtually everyone involved had to sign nondisclosure agreements, including Shields, Doe and Squires, and even Squires’ wife. At Technicolor, where post production took place, the film was called “Project Y” and stored in a vault, as if in homage to the vault where Salinger allegedly stored unpublished manuscripts. The Technicolor vault was kept in a room under the watch of seven surveillance cameras. “Crew members knew about their part and not other parts of the film,” Squires says. “Everything was on a very strict need-to-know basis and the only person who knew everything by design was Shane.” HILLEL ITALIE (AP)

Here We Go (Again): It’s a reunion 10 years in the making: Justin Timberlake on stage with former bandmates JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass, left. The New York Post is reporting that *NSYNC, which gave its last TV performance at the 2003 Grammys, is set to perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Timberlake has six nominations and will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Men Behaving Domestically ‘Mr. Mom’ becomes reality TV fodder on A&E’s ‘Modern Dads’ From the network that brought you the reality show “Duck Dynasty” (10 p.m. Wednesdays, A&E) comes “Modern Dads” (10:30 p.m., A&E), which sounds exactly like the failed NBC sitcom “Guys With Kids.” But with “Duck Dynasty” as a lead-in, “Modern Dads” may attract more viewers than “Guys.” That won’t make it any better, though. “Dads” is a reality show that follows three stay-at-home fathers who have assumed child, toddler and infant care as their wives climb the corporate ladder. Another dad is single, and blissfully so, providing his pals with vicarious tales of swinging conquests. This comedy concept is hardly new. These “Dads” were themselves probably in diapers around the time Michael Keaton starred in “Mr. Mom.” The four fathers possess varying


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Sean, center, stays at home to raise his girlfriend’s two kids: Joopsey and Arwen.

levels of testosterone. Rick’s four kids range from 1 to 10. He puts on a macho facade and acts as if he’s seen it all but is overwhelmed by his toddler twins. First-time father Nathan plays the sensitive male role, exulting in

his baby’s every move as if he were the first father ever. Sean is a “fun” stepdad to his ambitious girlfriend’s two daughters, whose biological dad decamped for Belgium some time back. And Stone is the so-called

“player.” One has to wonder who will watch this show. The notion of sensitive guys who do diapers may be catnip to women raised on “Sleepless in Seattle,” but in most romances of that ilk, the love interest is alone and available until the third act. These guys are devoted to their mates and quite eager to admit that they’ve married up and have no problems relinquishing the alpha-breadwinner role. Are these guys “Mr. Mom,” or just overgrown baby sitters? And as such, are they attractive to female viewers? Will men tune in to this? By contrast, the guys on “Duck Dynasty” often behave like boys who have never grown up. They spend their days bickering, hunting, fishing and hiding from their wives. For all of their sitcom contrivances, the men on “Duck Dynasty” appear genuinely mischievous. For all of the apparent realism of “Modern Dads,” this series comes across as terribly contrived. It doesn’t help that the characters talk as if they’re still auditioning for a reality show.


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‘Royal Pains’ (USA) When Molly runs off, Hank and Don’s attempt to retrieve her takes a dangerous turn. Divya (Reshma Shetty, above) goes to Italy to tell her mother about her pregnancy and learns she’s not the only one with big news to share. Evan, who tagged along, quickly realizes he was mistaken about the nature of the trip. 10 P.M.

‘The Soup’ (E!) Joel McHale’s acerbic assault on reality TV celebrates its 500th episode by going live for the first time. Expect celebrity guests, ridiculous clips and plenty of mistakes. “We’re very excited to be at the forefront of this incredible technology,” McHale joked in a news release.


Obituary He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime. Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knows his name. Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 due to complications from a stroke, helped achieve for crime writing what Stephen King did for horror. He made it hip, and he made it respectable. Here are five things you should know about him:

He Wrote on Paper Leona rd w rote longha nd on 63-page unlined yellow pads that were custom-made for him.

He Believed in Word Economy Leonard tried to keep his books under 300 pages.

He Hated Many Of the Films Made From His Work 1969’s “The Big Bounce,” which starred Ryan O’Neal, “was probably the second-worst movie ever made,” Leonard said in 2004.

He Never Got to Finish Novel No. 46 “Raylan,” which was out in 2012, now stands as his final novel. He said last year that he was excited about his next work, which centered on a rogue Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and bull riding. The book also would have featured Raylan Givens, the Stetson-wearing U.S. marshal from “Raylan” and his short story “Fire in the Hole” — the basis for the FX series “Justified.” MIKE HOUSEHOLDER (AP)

He Had 10 Writing Rules Often quoted by aspiring (and existing) authors, Leonard’s list of writing do’s and don’ts, which he wrote for The New York Times, includes “try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”


Elmore Leonard was a writer who helped make a genre cool

Elmore Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole” inspired FX’s “Justified.”


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‘Camp’ (NBC) Mack (Rachel Griffiths, above) announces that the new mayor is encouraging same-sex couples to marry before the state outlaws such unions. Thus, Grace’s dads, Raffi and Todd, agree to have a wedding at Little Otter. As everyone springs into action to plan the event, Kip decides it’s finally time to pursue the girl he truly wants — Marina. 10 P.M.

‘The Bridge’ (FX) As the EPPD corners its prime suspect, Charlotte questions Ray’s intentions. Linder crosses the border to take on a difficult case. (TRIBUNE MEDIA/EXPRESS)

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product for Pepsi-avored Cheetos, which were recently introduced in Japan. According to The Impulsive Buy’s food blogger who sampled the snack, the avored corn puffs taste more like citrus than cola, and the most surprising characteristic was that the snack seemed ďŹ zzy when chewed.

popular Clarendon bar Galaxy Hut tweeted Tuesday, “galaxy hut for sale.â€? The tweet linked to a Craigslist post, which speciďŹ cally noted that only a set of the bar’s beer taps was on offer. Many Galaxy Hut fans, however, reacted without clicking on the link, resulting in much chatter about the false closing.

“Instead of petition to stop rebel flag over 95, why not raise $ to hire Gwar to put up something next to it?� — @ABEAUJON suggests that Gwar, a Richmond-

based heavy-metal band, might better deter a group from hoisting a 10-by-15-foot Confederate ag along a stretch of Interstate 95, just south of the Virginia capital. As of Tuesday afternoon, a petition to stop the ag-raising had collected 10,059 signatures; the ag, however, is still scheduled to go up Sept. 28.

“Totally unrelated question: When Obama’s term is over and Michelle Obama is no longer FLOTUS, does she hand over the Twitter account to her successor?� — COMMENTER THESTRATEGERIST AT GAWKER.COM points out an interesting,

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) What another does or says in a work situation is likely to get you hot under the collar — but is it your place to say anything?

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Take care that what you are seeking doesn’t elude you for too long. You can maneuver carefully to get closer to your goal. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) The start of something very big is likely to begin in a very small way. A lot can be said with nothing more than a glance.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You can have your voice heard, but only if you wait until the timing is just right. Otherwise, it will be lost among many other voices. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You and a friend can combine forces and accomplish something that others find quite remarkable.




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Today: A shower or thunderstorm in spots today and tonight.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) An accidental encounter yields you a great deal of valuable information. You can change directions with confidence if you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may have your doubts about a certain partner, for he or she doesn’t seem to be warming to you or your ideas in the way you had hoped.

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90 72 Tomorrow: A heavy thunderstorm tomorrow.

A thunderstorm in spots tomorrow night.


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Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting is recovered two years later in Italy.


President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state.


NASA engineers lose contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft as it is about to reach the red planet on a $980 million mission.

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A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. Lopez, who was an “Idol” judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, decided to rejoin the show because its production schedule will allow her to spend more time with her 5-yearold twins, the source said. (AP)


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Lindsay Lohan kept a secret diary throughout rehab, Radar Online reported. “She scribbled in her diary a lot during the group sessions, which angered the other patients,” said an unnamed source. Radar Online does not have this diary. (EXPRESS)

Dick Van Dyke was uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway early Monday. Passers-by stopped to help Van Dyke, 87, escape. Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed the remains of his scorched car and her husband speaking with police. (AP)

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of Prince George. Royal officials on Tuesday released the photos, taken by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, in the family’s backyard. (AP)



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