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New Couple Make Their First Fight an Epic One A German couple’s marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon. Police said the couple were heading to Berlin from France when the man pulled over in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, on Thursday. His wife had been napping and got out of the car to use the bathroom, but he drove off before she returned, only realizing she was gone after two and a half hours. (AP) IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER

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AN UPLIFTING MESSAGE FROM A FEW SUPERHEROES: Window cleaners dressed as superheroes greet a patient at a children’s hospital as part of an early Children’s Day celebration in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Children’s Day is celebrated in Brazil each Oct. 12.

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Nation On Tuesday, President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, on William D. Swenson, a former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009.

Debt-Limit Deadline Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government’s borrowing authority will expire Thursday. As a result, it would have to spend only from its cash on hand and tax revenue. Lew says that the Treasury would have about $30 billion in cash.

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Senate Fails to Reach Budget Deal McConnell, Reid meet in rare Sunday session in bid to end impasse

Developments RUNNERS REBEL: Dozens of people staged a “Patriot Run” through Valley Forge National Historical Park on Sunday after a runner and others were ticketed amid the government shutdown. Since the shutdown closed the popular site near Philadelphia, at least 20 runners have gotten $100 tickets for allegedly violating the closure order.

Washington Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that’s entering its third week. After inconclusive talks between President Barack Obama and House Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took charge in trying to end the crises, although a conversation Sunday afternoon failed to break the stalemate. “I’m optimistic about the prospects for a positive conclusion to the issues before this country today,” Reid said as the Senate wrapped up a rare Sunday session. The two cagey negotiators are at loggerheads over Democratic demands to undo or change the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to domestic and defense programs that the GOP sees as crucial to reducing the nation’s deficit. McConnell insisted a solution was readily available in the proposal from a bipartisan group of 12 senators, led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., failed Sunday to agree on a plan to end the partial shutdown and avoid a default.

“We’re in a free-fall as Republicans, but Democrats are not far behind.” — SEN. LINDSE Y GR AHAM, R-S.C., WARNING DEMOCRATS SUNDAY ABOUT SEIZING ON THE GOP’S BRUISED BRAND AS LEVERAGE TO EXTRACT MORE CONCESSIONS

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., that would reopen the government and fund it at current levels for six months while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.

“It’s time for Democrat leaders to take ‘yes’ for an answer,” McConnell said in a statement. But six Democrats in the group and a spokesman for Collins said that while negotiations continued this weekend, there was no agreement. Unnerving to world economies is the prospect of the United States defaulting on its financial obligations on Thursday if Congress fails to raise the borrowing authority above the $16.7 trillion debt limit. Christine Lagarde, the Interna-

LADY LIBERTY REOPENS: The Statue of Liberty opened Sunday after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state would pay about $61,600 a day to reopen Liberty Island National Park through Thursday. Governors in several other states have asked for authority to reopen parks within their borders. Arizona reopened the Grand Canyon on Saturday. Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park also reopened. VETERANS PROTEST: Hundreds of veterans frustrated with the shutdown converged on the White House on Sunday, protesting the closure of Washington’s monuments and memorials. The veterans, who marched from the World War II Memorial at about 8 a.m., said they were also upset that they have seen their disability benefits stop because of the budget stalemate. (AP/ T WP)

tional Monetary Fund’s managing director, spoke fearfully Sunday about the disruption and uncertainty, warning of a “risk of tipping, yet again, into recession” after the fitful recovery from 2008. The reaction of world financial markets and the Dow Jones today will influence any congressional talks. DONNA CASSATA (AP)

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Study Links Gene With Negative View of Life Washington Some people just see the world more darkly than others. A group of scientists says that what people observe in everyday life may depend on their genetic blueprint. A particular gene, known to play a part in emotional memories, could also influence where people tend to focus their eyes and attention. “People think there’s a world,

and our brain just tells us about it,” said study author and Cornell University psychologist Adam Anderson. “What our brain tells us is filtered, and emotions really have a powerful influence on how we see the world.” The researchers tested more than 200 people. Subjects who had a specific form of a gene in which certain amino acids are missing — found in about half of Caucasians — had a heightened awareness of

negative stimuli. For instance, these people might look down a busy city street and catch the shady character hanging out by the ATM rather than the jubilant children playing in the park. Or during a nature hike, they would focus on the slippery rocks instead of the scenery. Typically, the more emotionally stirring an event is, the more vivid the memory — think flashbulb memories such as the moment you heard about 9/11 or JFK’s assassina-

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tion. These, along with other emotionally charged memories, are stamped into the brain with the help of the chemical norepinephrine. Individuals with the missing amino acids in the ADRA2B gene have more norepinephrine in their brains and as a result “experience the flash of the flashbulb memory more intensely,” said lead author and University of British Columbia psychologist Rebecca Todd. T he st udy wa s published online Thursday in the journal Psychological Science. M E E R I K I M (SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Top negotiator says nation won’t send any uranium abroad Tehran, Iran Tehran will not send any of its enriched uranium abroad as part of a deal with world powers to ease sanctions over its contested nuclear program, a top Iranian negotiator said Sunday. Abbas Araghchi’s comments, published on Iranian state television’s website, came ahead of new negotiations between Iran and the five permanent U.N. Security Coun-

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The Egyptian government said a U.S. citizen it detained in the Sinai Peninsula in August for violating curfew was found dead Sunday in his jail cell. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo confirmed that an American citizen held prisoner in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia died from an apparent suicide and that it was in contact with Egyptian authorities. In Washington, the State Department identified the American as James Lunn and said U.S. consular officials in Cairo were informed of his arrest Aug. 28, a day after the Egyptians detained him. (AP) NEW DELHI

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President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. It was the highest-level dialogue between the countries since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. NASSER K ARIMI (AP)

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A stampede by masses of Hindu worshippers crossing a bridge to a temple in central India left at least 89 people dead Sunday, police said. The chaos broke out as rumors spread that the bridge was collapsing over the Sindh River, D.K. Arya, deputy inspector general of police in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh state, told the Press Trust of India. Among the 89 people killed were 17 children and 31 women, he said. (AP)

withdraw “one iota” from its right to enrich uranium — a material needed to make nuclear weapons. His remarks contrasted those of Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who last week said Iran would be willing to discuss its “surplus” uranium stockpile with Western powers. Araghchi also said he will be in charge of the talks Tuesday and Wednesday. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif apparently only will attend the initial and final sessions of the talks. The nuclear negotiations come amid a thaw in relations between Iran and the U.S., which included a phone conversation between

The number of people — mostly priests and nuns — who were killed in the turmoil that led to Spain’s civil war and were beatified Sunday by the Vatican. The beatification, the last step the Catholic church takes before declaring sainthood, took place in the Tarragona region. Pope Francis spoke via teleconference to the congregation, which included almost 4,000 relatives of those being beatified. (AP)

Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer after stopping their convoy early Sunday in northwestern Syria, a spokesman said, in the latest high-profile kidnapping in the country’s civil war. Simon Schorno, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus, Syria, said the assailants snatched the seven aid workers from their convoy near the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province around 11:30 a.m. local time as the team was returning to Damascus. He declined to provide the nationalities of the six Red Cross workers and said it was not clear who was behind the attack Syria’s state news agency, quoting an anonymous official, said the gunmen opened fire on the Red Cross team’s four vehicles before seizing the workers. The news agency blamed “terrorists,” a term the government uses to refer to those opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Schorno said the team of seven had been in the field since Oct. 10

A Dangerous Job Much of the countryside in Idlib province, as well as the rest of northern Syria, has fallen over the past year into the hands of rebels, many of them Islamic extremists, and kidnappings, particularly of aid workers, have become rife. The International Committee of the Red Cross said in August that 22 Syrian Red Crescent volunteers have been killed in the country since the conflict began. Some were deliberately targeted, while others were killed in crossfire, the group said. (AP)

to assess the medical situation in the area and to look at how to provide medical aid. He said the part of northern Syria where they were seized “by definition is a difficult area to go in,” and the team was traveling with armed guards. Also Sunday, Islamic extremists blew up a shrine of a mystic Muslim saint, Issa Abdul-Qader al-Rafai, in the northern town of Busaira, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. RYAN LUCAS (AP)


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Bikeshare to Roll Into College Park College Park, Md. Capital Bikeshare is coming to College Park early next year, just in time for the spring semester at the University of Maryland, officials said. The city and the university are negotiating a one-year contract with Alta Bicycle Share, the company that runs Capital Bikeshare, to install bike stations, supply bicycles and operate the system. Terry Schum, director of planning for College Park, said plans are to have Capital Bikeshare running by Feb. 1. College Park will be the latest jurisdiction in the region — and the first in Prince George’s Coun-

ty, Md. — to join the fast-growing bicycle-sharing network. The plan is to install 10 bike stations with 62 bikes across the city, including six stations on university property and one at the College Park Metro station. Capital Bikeshare, now in its third year, has reached the 5-million-trip mark. Montgomery County, Md., rolled out the program last month with 50 stations across the county. The Route 1 corridor, which has boomed w it h more t han $450 million in development in the past decade, offers a strong market for Capital Bikeshare because it has the demographics and den-

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sity that has made the program successful elsewhere, county and university officials said. “It makes a lot of sense with all the students and public transportation that we have there,” said Prince George’s County Councilman Eric Olson. “But a Bikeshare system is even more valuable when you have a larger network. What we are hoping to do is expand Bikeshare to Riverdale Park, potentially down to Mount Rainier and elsewhere throughout the Route 1 corridor.” LUZ L A ZO (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Home for the Holidays? Germantown, Md. Nearly every holiday, the choice is hard: education or faith? But this year, with the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, the Shraim family decided against school. The Germantown family is joining others across Montgomery County in an effort to make the Islamic holy day into a full-fledged school holiday. They point out that school is closed for Christmas, Good Friday and Easter, as well as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. They ask why a holiday wouldn’t similarly be given for Eid al-Adha, one of two major Muslim holidays, in a county with a growing Islamic community? “It’s like we don’t feel equal to

Hannah Shraim’s studies and sports participation have been affected because her school isn’t closed for Eid al-Adha.

other people who get their holidays off,” says Hannah Shraim, 14, a sophomore at Northwest High School in Germantown. School officials say they give excused absences to students who miss classes on religious holidays and that they can’t simply add such an occasion to their list of days off. But the issue is gaining attention as Muslim leaders step up a call for

equity and encourage both Muslims and non-Muslims to keep children home Tuesday. In recent weeks, Muslim leaders have started a petition drive, called a news conference and won the backing of a string of elected leaders and religious groups, including a Lutheran church and a Jewish organization. Among elected officials supporting the group’s effort is Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal, who is Jewish and said he intends to keep his son home that day. “I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said. Montgomery school officials say that, legally, granting a day off requires a secular rationale, such as an impact on instruction because of a high rate of absenteeism. Figures from the past three years show Muslim holidays had little effect on attendance, school officials said. DONNA ST. GEORGE (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Mall Cleanup Crew Picks Up the Slack Washington Chris Cox, who has taken it upon himself to clean parts of the Mall during the government shutdown, is easy to spot: bushy beard, big South Carolina flag, oversize orange dolly that he uses to cart off garbage. On Saturday, Cori and Dominick Langella, who had driven down from New York, walked up to him.“You’re the reason we’re here,” Dominick said. “We’re here to support you.” Cox’s message swept across the country Wednesday after he was spotted outside the Lincoln Memorial mowing the grass. He was chased away by police that day but returned

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and said he will continue to do so until the shutdown ends. The Langellas and more than 200 others gathered at the Mall on Saturday to help Cox pick up trash.

Many were drawn by a “Fix Up DC” cleanup rally sponsored by several groups, including FreedomWorks, a Washington-based, tea partyaligned organization. At one point, Cox assembled garbage pickers around him for a photo. “This is the Memorial Militia!” he shouted. One of those who joined was Brett Canfield, who served in Afghanistan. Canfield said he found Cox’s nonpartisan message appealing given the huge gap between Republicans and Democrats. “He’s like, ‘Screw the separation. Let’s take a break. Let’s get something done.’ ” DAN MORSE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Where the U.S. Ranks Japan, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Flanders-Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and South Korea all scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test. The U.S. was below average on all measures. Tests were scored on a 500-point scale. U.S. scores are based on a nationally representative sample of 5,000 adults between the ages of 16 and 65 years old. (AP) READING SKILLS

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Also Not Doing So Great The findings were equally grim for many European countries. Italy and Spain, among the hardest hit by the recession, ranked at the bottom across generations. Unemployment is more than 25 percent in Spain and more than 12 percent in Italy. Spain has drastically cut education spending, sparking protests. (AP)

Economists say a highly skilled workforce is key to economic recovery. The median hourly wage of workers scoring on the highest level in literacy on the test is more than 60 percent higher than for workers scoring at the lowest level. American children have historically scored low on international assessment tests compared to other countries. Achievement tests have long shown that a large chunk of the U.S. student population lacks basic reading and math skills — most pronounced among low-income and minority students. This test of adults could suggest that students leaving high school without certain basic skills aren’t obtaining them later on the job or in an education program. The U.S. will have a tough time catching up with money slashed in recent years at the state and local levels, said Jacob Kirkegaard, an economist with the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “If you want to avoid having … a large group of people who are basically unemployable — this educational system is absolutely key,” he said. KIMBERLY HEFLING (AP)


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Tom Brady’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild win and knocked the New Orleans Saints (5-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten. It capped a 70-yard drive in which the Patriots marched downfield with no timeouts after getting the ball with 1:08 to go. The Patriots (5-1) survived an interception by Keenan Lewis on their first snap after Garrett Hartley’s 39-yard field goal made it 27-23.

Cam Newton threw three touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Panthers (2-3) beat the Vikings (1-4). Adrian Peterson, who learned Friday that his 2-year-old son had died in South Dakota, finished with 62 yards on 10 carries and 21 yards on three catches.

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35 19 Peyton Manning threw for two scores and Knowshon Moreno ran for three to lead the Denver Broncos to a tougherthan-expected victory over the winless Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6). The Broncos (6-0) came in as 27-point favorites, and much of the pregame hype centered on whether they’d cover the spread and when Manning would come out of the game. Neither happened.

Patriots running back Stevan Ridley rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Saints on Sunday.

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Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth, leading the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) to a victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-5). With the injured Michael Vick active but not playing, Foles made his seventh career start and beat the Bucs for the second time. He was 1-5 as a rookie a year ago, with that victory also coming at Tampa Bay.

38 13 Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes, St. Louis added a score on defense and special teams, and the Rams stunned the mistake-prone Houston Texans. The Rams (3-3) were up 24-6 early in the third quarter before rookie Daren Bates returned Keshawn Martin’s fumble on a kickoff return for a touchdown. Houston (2-4) lost its fourth straight game.

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The Chiefs linebacker had 3½ sacks against the Raiders. Hali had a total of five hits on Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who was sacked 10 times in a loss to Kansas City. Entering Sunday, Hali had just four sacks in the first five games of the year.

Since coming in for an injured Michael Vick last week against the Giants, Foles has thrown for 493 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions for the Eagles. He also led Philadelphia to a second straight win. Who will be QB when Vick is healthy?

The Packers running back had 120 yards on 23 carries in a win over the Ravens. Lacy, a second-round pick, has rushed for 219 yards in the past two weeks as the usually pass-happy Packers have established an effective rushing attack. (E XPRESS)

Late results: washingtonpost.com

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Straight games a Texans QB has thrown a pick six. Matt Schaub, who had an interception returned for a TD in four straight games, left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. In relief, T.J. Yates threw a pick six vs. the Rams.

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Turnovers forced by the Steelers this season. They recorded their first takeaway of the year Sunday with safety Ryan Clark’s third-quarter interception against the Jets.

Hearsay

“It’s tough. It’s a crazy situation. … I can’t describe it. But I’ve got a good supporting cast surrounding me.” — VIKINGS RB ADRIAN PETERSON, who learned Friday that his 2-year-old son had died in South Dakota

Injury Report Randall Cobb and James Jones, WRs, Packers both left in the first HANNAH FOSLIEN (GETTY IMAGES)

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Ben Roethlisberger threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders, Shaun Suisham kicked four field goals, and the Pittsburgh Steelers won their first game of the season, beating the New York Jets (3-3). The Steelers (1-4) were off to their worst start since 1968.

27 24 Mike Nugent hit a 43-yard field goal with 6:44 left in overtime to lift the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) to a win over the Buffalo Bills (2-4). Brandon Tate’s 29-yard punt return to the Bills 33 set up the decisive score. Andy Dalton went 26 of 40 for 337 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception.

24 7 Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, the Kansas City defense harassed Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor into throwing three second-half interceptions, and the Chiefs (6-0) remained unbeaten with a victory over the Raiders (2-4). After winning just twice last season, Kansas City continued the second-best start in franchise history. The Chiefs won their first nine games during the 2003 season. (AP)

half with leg injuries.

Matt Schaub, QB, Texans hurt his ankle when he was sacked by the Rams’ Chris Long in the third quarter. Manny Lawson, LB, Bills left the game against Cincinnati with a hamstring injury and did not return.

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 315 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Ravens on Sunday.

Rodgers Escapes With Win Packers beat Ravens despite two receivers leaving with injuries NFL For much of the afternoon, Aaron Rodgers was ducking oncoming linemen and hurrying throws. When it counted, however, he came up with the big plays. Rodgers threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, Eddie Lacy ran for 120 yards, and Mason Crosby kicked four field goals as the Green Bay Packers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-17 on Sunday. Rodgers went 17-for-32 for 315 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He played most of the game without two of his top three receivers — James Jones hurt his left knee on a first-quarter play,

19 17 and Randall Cobb left for good after being struck on his right knee on a tackle by Matt Elam. And still, Rodgers was magnificent. His 64-yarder to Nelson gave Green Bay (3-2) a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter. After the Ravens closed to 19-17 on an 18-yard touchdown catch by Dallas Clark with 2:04 remaining, Rodgers clinched the victory with a 52-yard completion to Jermichael Finley on a third-and-3. Rodgers completed only seven passes after halftime, yet those plays totaled 199 yards. “Days like today remind you of why you love this game so much,” Rodgers said. “Offensive-

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With a 2-0 series lead, the Cardinals send ace Adam Wainwright to the mound for Game 3 in Los Angeles. Wainwright is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two starts this postseason, which includes a complete-game win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 of the NLDS. The Dodgers counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu, who lasted just three innings in his lone playoff start this year. Los Angeles has scored just two runs in 22 innings in the first two games of this series. (EXPRESS)

Frustration boiled over in the Capitals’ locker room following Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the undefeated Colorado Avalanche, Washington’s third straight defeat and fourth through five games this season. Troy Brouwer lambasted his teammates for a lack of effort, and fellow veteran Martin Erat also questioned Washington’s work ethic after another loss. “We were too soft,” Eric Fehr

said. “We’ve got a lot of skill, but we’ve got to put that aside and start working a lot harder so our skill can take over.” The Capitals canceled practice Sunday, opting to hold a brief team meeting and allowing themselves the opportunity to clear their minds. “That takes a lot out of you when you lose a game like that,” Karl Alzner said. “A team that’s undefeated and they come and kind of clean you up pretty good, it’s not really good for the head, so I think

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sive zone 110 times for a total of 28 minutes and registering a season-high 41 shots. “[Saturday] we did a lot of good things,” Oates said. “The score’s not going our way, things aren’t going our way. We’ve got to be better.” That begins with the team’s start. Washington has allowed eight firstperiod goals this season, second-most in the NHL. Coincidentally, tonight’s opponent, the Edmonton Oilers, are the only team that has allowed more. ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)

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202.388.0274 M-F - 8:30-5:00, Sat 10 am - 2 pm NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management.1BR $840+. 2BR $935+. 5000 Hunt St NE. Bring ad, No application Fee! 202-399-1665 NMI Prop Mgmt. NE & SE Newly renovated,1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Centralair and heat.W/D in unit,section8 welcome.Starting@$1200 Call Jerome202-321-5596

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3217 Connecticut Ave 1 BR $1,450-Sec-Dep $700 Bright Hardwoods Laundry & Manager On-Site Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Vales de Eleccion de Vivienda Bienvenidos Call Marlon @ 202-528-0295 The Barac Co @ 202-722-2100 EHO

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GAS HEAT, FREE GAS COOKING & WATER Central A/C, Convenient to Green Line Metro, Onsite Laundry, Parking, Vouchers Welcome

$

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GREENWOOD MANOR Apartments

M-F 8:30 - 5 PM SAT. by appt only

202.678.2548

2343 Green Street SE • Wash. DC 20020

WWW.DELWIN-REALTY.COM

FREE $

Gas Heat, Gas Cooking & Water

2 BRs @

875

Min. To National Harbor, Mins. from I295, I395, I495, On-site Laundry/Parking, Vouchers Welcome

SPECIAL! • $200 OFF 1st Months Rent

202.561.4675 4200 S. Capitol St. Wash. DC 20032 Delwin-realty.com

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You Can’t Beat Our SPECIALS !! No application fee Deposits as low as $100 1 bedrooms at $799

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Wall-to-Wall Carpet Central Heat & Air Intercom Access/Dishwashers Laundry Room in every Building Pool and Playground

Southeast

Call For Rent Specials! W/W Carpet, Modern Kitchens/Breakfast Bar, Laundry Facility In Every Bldg., Minutes to 295, 395, 495 & Downtown DC. New Application Only!

202.640.4789 Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.

SE- 4569 BENNING RD- Large 2 BR , 1 block to subway, C/A & heat, new w-w. $800 plus gas & electric. $10 app fee. Immed. Occ. 202-582-7155 SE- Furnished room, w2w carpet, CAC/heat, near bus. $165/week utilities included. 202-399-0396 OR 202-207-5569

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2 Bedroom Back To School Specials at

Washington DC Southeast Roland Park - 4801-15 Texas Ave, SE. Call to make an appointment to see our 1&2 BR, steps from Blue Line. From $805 + cooking gas/elec. 301-559-9111.

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3738 D St. SE 20019 Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.

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877-552-5071

OAKCREST TOWERS Experience Comfort & Luxury Spacious Modern Floorplans Efficiencies from $777! 1 Bedrooms from $930! 2 Bedrooms from $1220! Convenient Location

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2BRS STARTING 00 AT $899

Move In Special

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Starting @ $799

Spacious Floorplans Renovated Laundry Rooms On-Site After Care/Summer Camp MD Food Bank Donations Minutes from Addison Rd Metro Station Housing Vouchers Welcome

We Offer Second Chance Program

6617 Atwood Street 301-760-4270

Bethesda—$3400, SFH, 2 bdrm,2 ba, 2 car garage, 2 fpl, living rm/officerm/sepdiningrm, HW Flrs, DW, W/D, BurningTree Rd,WhitmanHS, 240-258-8506

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• Modern Kitchens • Convenient Clothes Care Center • Spacious Closets • Controlled Access Entrance • Separate Dining Area • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds • Plush Wall-to-wall Carpeting • Playground • Pool • On-site Management • Basketball Court • On-site Maintenance 6500 Ronald Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

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3539 A St. SE Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Sat. 10-4 Housing Choice Vouchers welcome where rents are within voucher program limits.

WASHINGTON, DC - 2BR. NE & SE. Starting at $1,200. Section 8 welcome. Please call 202-270-4279

SW- Section 8 welcome. 2 large newly renovated 2BR apts, 2 BAs, den, lots of closets. C/A, ceiling fans, recess lights. 301-379-9489, 202-321-7777

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SW-Madison Ct. Under New Management. Starting at 1BR $815+, 2BR $915+. 32 Chesapeake St. SW 202-561-7368 NMI Property Management

Cheverly- Nice Room w/ Pvt BA, Shr Kit. $600/mon or $150/wk +$150 Sec Dep. Call 240-646-6378

District Hts.

$20 APPLICATION FEE!

Convenient to shops, schools, Dishwasher. Walk-in closets., w-w carpet 5% DISCOUNT: METRO & DC GOVT employees

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(202) 584-1688

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$

College Park/Old Town- 1BR & 2BR. Garden style apts. 1 Block Metro, 1/2 mile to UMD. Call for specials! No security dep for active Military. JE Smith Corp 202-582-2473

Benning Road Apts – 4952 Benning Road, SE. Spacious 2BR with CAC, Balcony, Off-Street Pkg $1000+ elec. Call 301-559-9111.

$20 Application Fee Metro Accessible Controlled Entry Call for details

1-3 Bedroom Apartments ½ off app fee and starting at $300 off 1st month*

*move in by 10/31/13

Meadow Green Courts!

FREE HEAT, GAS, WATER

H O M E S

$500 Off

6936 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Call for details (877) 464-9774

FRIENDSHIP CROSSING APTS.

something for everyone

*move in by 10/19/13

1 BRs fr. $810/mo 2 BRs fr. $935/mo

This is not a trick It’s a Treat!!!

$ 9.99 app fee 99.99 Security Deposit Special

A P A R T M E N T

1St Month*

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

by our Specials!!!

$

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

Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits

www.theoverlookdc.com

NW-Cleveland Park

866-790-5360

M-F 9-5 • Sat 10-4

The Overlook at Oxon Run

AMES STREET APTS

116 Irvington Street SW

CAPITAL COURTS

A P A R T M E N T

With $0 Security Deposit

FREE APPLICATION FEES WITH THIS AD

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301-630-1300 Call today to schedule an appointment tour!

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• Clubhouse & Fitness Center • Washer & Dryer • Renovated Apartments Available • Less than Five Minutes from 495 • Swimming Pool • Central A/C & Heat

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• Gated community, *Income Qualifications Controlled Access #Occupants Maximum Income • Next to Green Line 1 $45,180 • Playground, 2 $51,600 • Fitness Center 3 $58,080 • Affordable Rents/ 4 $64,500 Tax Credit Property **Limited Availability

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River Hill Apartments 202-562-5060

Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.

SE - 1BR & 1BR w/den apts. $750 & up + elec. No Pets. 202-265-4814, Fred A. Smith Co. SE- 30th Penn Ave. -1BR, AC, gas heat section 8 ok. 202-546-0704 SE-3BDR 1ba apt. newly renov. Sec.8 and Urban League Vouchers-OK. 1675.00. 202-744-2851 SE- Hanover Court. Under new management. 1 BR $750+. 2 BR $820+. 2412 Hartford St. SE. 202-506-6416 NMI Property Management SE/Nr St. Elizabeths- 3BR 1.5 ba. Patio, gas heat, prkg. Section 8 oK! + utilities. 202-546-0704

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Summer Specials

Stylish Floor Plans...Great Location

1 BR from $839 2 BR from $1023

MOVE-IN SPECIAL $599 price is for 1 Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only

1 BR at $800 • 2 BR at $875

(866) 574-7408

On residential street next to DeMatha HS Off-st parking • Ceiling Fans (tenant pays electric • carpet extra)

1525 Elkwood Lae • Capol Hegh, MD 20742

www.addisonchapel.com

ADDISON CHAPEL A p a r t m e n t s Rents starting at $1005 • On-site Management • On-site Maintenance • Separate Dining Areas • Convenient Clothes Care Center • Gas Cooking • Playground • Spacious Closets • Plus Wall-to-wall Carpeting • Controlled Access Entrances $500 Off 1st Month’s Rent if Moved in by October 31st 5521 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 $35 app fee

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Call 301-256-7066

FREE UTILITIES

• State of the Art Fitness Center

COLONIAL VILLAGE 908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill, MD 20745

888-583-3047

• Stainless Steel Appliances**

LANDOVER

GATED COMMUNITY

• Free gas and water • State-of-the-art fitness center • Right across from the NEW WEGMANS • Remodeled w/brand new Kitchens • Licensed daycare on premises

OPEN HOUSE FRI, OCT 11 – MON, OCT 14 – FREE OCTOBER RENT* – PLUS $300 OFF* – FREE APPLICATION FEE – FREE GIFTS AND REFRESHMENTS – DEPOSIT AS LOW AS $200 (*SELECT UNITS ONLY) 2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785

• • • • •

FREE UTILITIES

Walk to Metro Walk to Elementary School Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS Granite Countertops Stainless Steel Appliances

KINGS SQUARE

• Granite Countertops**

3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785

• Washer & Dryer**

www.kingssquareapartments.com

• Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water • Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change.

FREE RENT ‘TIL NOVEMBER 1ST (SELECT UNITS ONLY)

PARKVIEW GARDENS

6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

888-251-1872

www.parkviewgardensapartments.com Mon.-Fri. 8-6, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12.-4

$

877-898-6958

$

(A/C Extra)

* w/approved credit

HYATTSVILLE Green Line Metro 1 & 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

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GATED COMMUNITY • FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only)

Performance. People. Pride

(301) 637-7141

LANDOVER

599

1BR 850 • 2BR 950 Utilities & Carpet Included!

1829 Belle Haven Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785 Bring in ad to rec. free app. fee* 1 per unit • Electronic entry *Income Qualifications building system # Occupants Maximum Income • Computer Lab 1 $45,180 2 $51,600 • After school 3 $58,080 programs 4 $64,500 • Metro Accessible **Limited Availability

Overlook Apartments

RIVERDALE

OXON HILL • Swimming Pool • Private balconies and patios • Minutes to The National Harbor

$

301-277-6202 866.507.2283 EST HIL FOARP A R T M E N T SLS Summer Ridge

1507 Ray Road Hyattsville, MD 20782

301.277.6610

only

Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr

www.summerridgeapartments.net summerridgeleasing@comcast.net

Call Now For Details

MOVE IN SPECIAL

1st Mo. Rent/1 BR

866.464.0993

(Income Restrictions Apply)

Frank Emmet Real Estate

Arundel APARTMENTS

Hyattsville

1 BEDROOMS FROM $1175 2 BEDROOMS FROM $1350

• Selected apts. available for immediate move in • Gas & Electric Not Included Security Deposit Starting at $500 up to Two Months Rent

MT. RAINIER

(when you sign a 12mo. lease)

en t e-In Speci Mov $599 al! 1st Mon t h R (wit h a 12 Lease) On ly Mo.

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• Modern Kitchens

• Celng Fans • Lovely Settng • Near the New ARTS DiSTRiCT • Close to Shoppng & Metro

New designer kitchens with dishwasher Walk-in closets • Pets welcome Sparkling swimming pool with spacious sundeck

1BRs ...............$690 Large 1BR ...... $715 2BR ................$775 Large 2BR......$935 3BR ...............$1000

Residents pay gas & electric

www.mapleridgeapartments.com

1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. from $880

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED

Quincy Manor/ Monroe Gardens

H O M E S

888-583-3045

A part ment s

Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom apartment homes

Hyattsville

HOLLY SPRING MEADOWS

MAPLE RIDGE

CASTLE MANOR

Minutes from the West Hyattsville Metro, convenient to the Mall at Prince Georges, Silver Spring and downtown DC

301-779-1734

MD RENTALS

HYATTSVILLE

ASK ABOUT OUR NEW RENOVATIONS

(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

*Prce ubjec o verficao

877-297-3964

Hyattsville, MD 1 Bedroom apartments Starting at $875.00 Ask about our move in specials if move in by October 1st All utilities included, located on major bus route minutes from Metro, on site laundry facilities close to schools. Please contact us at (301) 779-6037

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ALL UtiLitiEs inCLUDED for a mall fee INSTANT PRE-APPROVAL

A P A R T M E N T

Arts District

Hyattsville

MD RENTALS

CHEVERLY CROSSING APARTMENTS 3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20785

Newly Renovated in 2013! Trendy Midrise Living

*32 in. Flat Screen Giveaway* • Largest Apts., in Oxon Hill • Newly Renovated Apts. • Across from United Medical Center w/ New Children’s Hospital Wing • P12 Metrobus@Doorstep • Walk to Southern Avenue Metro • Housing Vouchers Welcome (MD) • ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED *Call about our move-in specials 1439 Southern Ave. 888.480.1693 OXON HILL- 3BR, 2BA, eat-in-kitchen, LR/DR, fenced back yard, basement, near Bus line & Wash Harbor. $1,650. Call 301-375-7072 OXON HILL - Large 2BR luxury condo. Immediate move in. $1,249/month. Granite, steel appliances, patio, W/D, 24/7. Call 1-800-498-1985 Silver Spring - 1BDR apt in Senior facility. Utilities Included. Waitlist open NOW. 440 University Boulevard East. Bring: Photo ID, proof of income and assets. 301-445-5540 EHO Silver Spring, MD- Room for Rent. Shared Kit, Can have private BA. Nr Metro/Bus. Wi-Fi 5789. Walk to shops. NS/NP $600/mon 301-518-3666

DC Rider

Move in Specials! $500-$600 off 1st month Great Location! Hwy 450 Close to 295 and 495 Spacious Floorplans, Central Heat and AC

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1 Bedrooms @ $850 per month. 2 Bedrooms at $975.00 per month

Joi 1-800-473-1797 ext 107 www.novodev.com

Marlton—$1500, 3 bedrm, 1 ba, 1 1/2ba, 2 Fls, Fairhaven, 301-583-7755, DW, Form DR, Form LR, new carpet, Newly Ren, porch/patio, WW Carpet, WD, HSI, pkg, Pool, Stor.Space

Great dates start here.

MARYLAND

RIVERDALE

1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. HUGE 2 BR TOWNHOMES

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

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS

RIVERDALE VILLAGE

5409 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

800-767-2189

Free 6-Week Summer Camp

Come Visit Us: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am - 5 pm • Sat. 10 am to 4 pm • Sun. 12 pm - 4 pm

HYATTSVILLE Oliver Gardens/Queenbury Park – 1 &2BR on treelined street near Hyattsville MS. FIOS/cable ready, off-street pkg, bus to Green Line, close to UMD, shopping & entertainment. Fr $1000 incl gas. CATS OK. all 301-864-5933, 301-559-9111 Dean Manor – HUGE 1 & 2BR, newly renovated, balcony, walk-in closets Fr. $1150. MOVE IN NOW! Walk to Green Line, shopping, restaurants. Near UMD. FIOS/cable ready. PET FRIENDLY! Call 301-559-9111

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MT. RAINIER - Newton Square –Great 2BR Apts avail now. Close to shopping, Metrobus andMt. Ranier Arts District. Fr $950 + electric. CATS OK. Call 301-864-5341.

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Silver Spring

WINDSOR COURT AND TOWER APTS

Silver Spring

HILLBROOK TOWERS MOVE-IN SPECIAL

Suitland

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

Hillbrook Towers Apartments Central Air • Disposables Off St. Parking • Elevator • Mid-Rise Apts All Utilities Included

301-637-0723

888-833-9784

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only

COME IN FOR GREAT RENT SPECIALS

Silver Hill Apartments Across the street from Suitland Metro All Utilities Included Housing Vouchers Welcomed

Limited time only.

Score a

Move In Special

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only.

Touch-Down in your NEW APARTMENT today and pay NO RENT Until OCTOBER! Contact the office for complete details.

(on a 12 mo. lease)

1-BR $1050 2-BR $1150

STATION SQUARE

Forest Glen Apts.

Prices/specials are subject to change without notice.

301.593.0485

Include All Utilities!

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

1 BR’s from $950 • 2 BR’s from $1150

HILLWOOD MANOR 202-499-2082

TEMPLE HILLS—$1950 + Sec dep. 4BR, 2.5BA, 3 Fls, 6600 Tall Oak Dr. Sec 8 vouchers welc. 301-423-1778

www.morgan-properties.com 3400 Pearl Drive, Suitland MD 20746

SUITLAND

PARKWAY TERRACE $870 1 BRs fr $860 2 BRs fr $968

H H H H

Limited time only

(a/c extra)

1 Brs: $1065 • 2 Brs: $1,150

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Great Special

MOVE-IN SPECIAL! $599

SPACIOUS APTS W/CEILING FANS LOVELY PARK-LIKE SETTING! OFF STREET PARKING HARDWOOD FLOORS

STARTING RATES

301-825-9162

(888) 450-3292

ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED

Certain restrictions apply. Offered on select apartments for a limited time. Must move in immediately to receive the special

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

MON, TUE, WED, THU 9-7 • FRI, SAT 9-5 • SUN 11-5

TAK PK—New Hamp. Ave.

MOVE-IN SPECIAL!

Free Gas, Free Water, PARKWAY Free Electric 2 Bedrooms from $1,165* All Utilities Included BIG Floorplans Huge Walk-In Closets Close to Metro Bus Stop at Entrance

877-608-6548

3415 Parkway Terr. Dr. Suitland, Md.

Alexandria

Mon-Fri. 9am-6pm. Sat.by app't. only

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LEXUS OF SILVER SPRING

Come on in and take a tour.

CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT!!!

Furnished Efficiencies: $399 Wk  $1470 Mo Cable  Internet  Utilities  Housekeeping 99 South Bragg St, Alexandria, VA 22312 703-354-6300  www.BraggTowers.com

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Alexandria—$1300, 1 bedrm, 1 ba, 1 Fls, 3309 Wyndham Circle, 202-603-1616, WD, cats, pkg, small dogs allowed, Elec, water

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WOODBRIDGE, VA 1-800-879-4701 SILVER SPRING, MD 1-800-266-4874 ROCKVILLE, MD 14211 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY. LUSTINEONLINE.COM 2505 PROSPERITY TER. LEXUSOFSILVERSPRING.COM 15911 INDIANOLA DRIVE

SILVER SPRING - Large rm in SFH. All utils. Near Metro. Female pref. WiFi. N/S. $650. Call 301-460-2883 Springfield/ Ft. Belvoir/ Woodbridge Responsible person to share 3 br house, $630 cable & utils incl., 703-919-4381 SUITLAND - Share house. Rooms for rent. 2 blocks from Suitland Metro. $190/week. + dep. Call 301-633-0993 TEMPLE HILLS Furn BR Nr bus/metro, $650+ $250 sec dep util included. F Pref. N/S, Avail now 301-312-9646 UPPER MARLBORO - 3BR available, share house & household utilities. $600/per/month. Call 301-523-4772

HOUSES FOR SALE Lanham/Upper Marlboro, MD-1/2 price homes for sale rent w/ option. Cred chk. Selling Your Home? Call Ike Metro RE 301-335-4447/982-1280

CARS JUNK VEHICLES REMOVED FREE CASH PAY FOR ALL 202-714-9835 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

LINDEN PARK APARTMENTS 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172

703-221-3146

TOYOTA 2013 CAMRY- New white, only 215 miles, $388.21 a month for 60 months, Call 703-212-8355 VOLVO 1996 960- Auto, 123k mi, Timing Belt Replaced @ 110k, 4Dr, Loaded, Clean Body & Interior, Runs Perfect. $1,800 202-510-2185

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FAIRFAX - 1 room, share bath, 1/3 utilities. Remodeled, kitchen. $500 month to month lease. Call 703-426-9652

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EXTENDED STAY HOTEL

LUSTINE DODGE

• 3Br $1310 • Renovated Apartments Available • Central A/C & Heating • 2 Playgrounds • Five Minutes for 95 South & North GYM, Lounge and Business Center

CAPITAL HEIGHTSLarge rm, 2 blocks to Metro, Male pref. $145-$175. 301-537-5433 / 301-599-6277 CENTREVILLE - Furn or unfurn. 1 room avail for $450. Master room for $600 All utils inc. Avl immed. 703-470-2800

BRAGG TOWERS

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• 2Br $999

COLLEGE PARK- furn room W/ internet & Cbl/TV $650/mo or $180/wk inc util kitchen & W/D 301-370-6587

Maximum income limits apply

METRO NEWS ON YOUR iPHONE AND ANDROID DOWNLOAD FREE.

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK MON-FRI 9-6PM • SAT 10-4PM

ROOMMATES

888.691.2507

$30 Application Fee Walk to Metro W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail Keyed entry ways Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill

• 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.

888-513-2042

Windsor@zuckermangravely.com

SILVER SPR/Forest Glen Metro

Mount Vernon— Share. large, clean, mature home. nr. metro/pking, all appls. N/S, N/pets. $499 + utils, 6 month lease. Call 571-405-4319 NE/Ft Totten Metro- Prof. Female to shr unfurn BR, 4BR 2.5BA SFH. N/S, Cable, Wi-Fi, maid svc. CAC/heat $935/m incl utls. 202-494-3692 NEW CARROLLTON, MD- Shr house, 1BR. New crpt. All amens incl. Cbl/internet. Prkng avail. Nr Metro/ MDU. 301-717-2382 / 301-536-8917 NW - Small furnished room $500 all incl. Near Metro. 1 month deposit. N/S. Shr kit. Drivers lic. 202-374-2649 / 202-829-3307 SILVER SPRING/ROCKVILLE, MD 3 rooms. Near shops & trans. N/P, N/S. $500-$550 + sec, utils incl. 301-343-6198

Studio from........$900* • 1 Bedroom from....$1125* 2 Bedroom from...........$1600*

1 BR from $850 • 2 BR from $950

Save $100 off monthly rent for 2 Br (When you sign a 12 mo. lease)

4901 Seminary Rd., ALEXANDRIA, VA

SOU THERN TOWERS

(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

1 Br Special- $999 2 Br Special- $1300*

1 BR’s are $1050

ROOMMATES

Silver Hill Apartments

MOVE-IN SPECIAL

• Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Concrete Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly

VA RENTALS

FORT WASHINGTON: Furnished room, Internet ready, $550/month, close to 495, DC & VA. 202-674-0459 HIGHLAND - Share apt, nr Olney / Col, 30 min DC/Balt., NS/NP, $600 + utils. Furn/unfurn. Ava now 240-351-5150 HYATTSVILLE- Large room for rent, no smoking, no pets, close to metro, $500/mo. Call 410-216-7036 LANDOVER/SUITLAND- Home to shr, nice rms, utils incl, nr metro, clean! $500-625 240-398-4621 LANHAM, MD - Ruxton Dr. 1 Unfurn room in SFH, AC, quiet, no-smoking. $540 + dep. incl utils. Call 240-645-2380 Manassas Bsmt, full bth, sep ent, w/d, close to I66 / shopping, $600. Incl utils. NP/NS 571-247-6908

Manassas Bsmt, full bth, sep ent, w/d, close to I66 / shopping, $600. Incl utils. NP/NS 571-247-6908

355 TOYOTA

301-309-2200 ROCKVILLE, MD WWW.DARCARS.COM 15625 FREDERICK ROAD

301-309-3917 WWW.DARCARS.COM

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TV TONIGHT 8 P.M.

‘The Voice’ (NBC) The competition moves to its next phase: the battle rounds. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, below, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green get help from, respectively, Ryan Tedder, Cher, Ed Sheeran and Miguel in preparing their contestants.

Bridget Jones is older but not much wiser in the new installment from Helen Fielding

tart-tongued hater of “smug marrieds.” She’s now 51, the mother of two children and — spoiler alert — a widow. Mark Darcy, her sensible yet sexy love interest, has been dead for nearly four years when the book begins. Bridget is bereaved and, as always, frazzled. Only now she’s frazzled by semi-new things, like attempting to turn a social media flirtation with a man 20 years her junior into a genuine romance.

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‘Mondays at Racine’ (HBO) A tripleheader of films nominated for the best documentary short Oscar opens with this moving tale of a beauty salon in New York. One Monday each month, the two sisters who own the salon offer free services to women with cancer. 10 P.M.

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Ellen (Toni Collette, right) come up with an escape plan, Duncan’s ailing wife tells him she wants to discontinue treatment to focus on spending the time she has left with her family.

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‘POV’ (PBS) In 1964, Michael Apted filmed a diverse group of 7-year-old children for a documentary called “7 Up.” He’s revisited his subjects every seven years since then to see how their lives have turned out. In the eighth entry, “56 Up,’’ they reflect on how being featured in the film series has affected their lives. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

When “Bridget Jones’s Diary” became a publishing sensation in the late 1990s, times were different for women. “The End of Men” had not yet been announced. Working ladies weren’t encouraged to “Lean In.” Imagine if social media had started to blossom before Bridge was born. Instead of recording her romantic exploits and caloric intake in journals, she might have posted all of that stuff online, requiring author Helen Fielding to write “Bridget Jones’s Tumblr.” Now, almost 20 years after t hat fa mou s diary was first released in Britain and turned into a cross-continental bestseller, here comes Bridget Jones, stumbling into the allegedly more genderequal world of 2013 just as fixated on losing weight and attracting men as she was in the era of “Friends.” “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” ($26.95, Knopf) is the third novel to focus on the perpetually unglued British everywoman, and the first to be published after a 14-year absence. Since “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,” circumstances have changed for the

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Author Helen Fielding revisits Bridget Jones in her new novel “Mad About the Boy.”

Yes, Bridget Jones is on Twitter, which means she now tracks her followers with the same obsessive insecurity she devotes to her weight. “Twitter followers 1,” she notes. “Am practically viral.” While parenthood and profound loss may have forced Bridget to grow up in some ways, she hasn’t grown up much. And that’s one of this novel’s key problems. Fielding has taken the easy way out in terms of plot. Instead of placing Bridget in an entirely new situation that might have afforded her added depth, the author has turned her into a singleton again. Despite the addition of children, this seems like a Bridget Jones story we’ve already read, two times before, and that, for all its references to tweeting and texting, seems out of touch with the current moment. JEN CHANEY (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The Caped Senior Citizen: The Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary won’t be hiding in the shadows of Gotham. DC Entertainment will mark the milestone for Batman next spring with a weekly comic book, “Batman Eternal,” written by Scott Snyder, with illustrations from Jason Fabok. Snyder says the book will “set the stage for a new Gotham and new characters and a new set of stories that will take Batman into 2015.” (AP)


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George Porter Jr., above, always brings the bass. As one of the founding members of The Meters, he helped take New Orleans funk and R&B to the masses. He’s also logged session work for artists as varied as Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffett. These days, the bassist leads his own group, Runnin’ Pardners, who will perform tonight on a double bill with Dave Matthews Band guitarist Tim Reynolds and his group T3.

Here’s something new: fresh tunes from King Beatle Paul McCartney, whose album “New” features a wide range of styles.

TUESDAY Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” is a talk show, but not really. Modeled after the podcast of the same name, the TV series (Fridays, 10 p.m., IFC) has all the aspects of a late-night gabfest: couches, house band Reggie Watts and celebrity guests. But it also has comedians like Paul F. Tompkins playing weirdo characters and out-there sketches that have little in common with “The Tonight Show.” For the second year in a row, Aukerman will be in D.C. on Tuesday for live shows featuring sketch group The Birthday Boys and podcast tapings.

A reunion was once unlikely, but now D.C. post-punk band The Dismemberment Plan is back with “Uncanney Valley.”

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I actually had a weird experience with someone recognizing me at a party recently. … All of a sudden someone is waving me over frantically and it’s Jim Carrey. He tells me how much he loves the show and had a bunch of questions.

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Children’s author Lemony Snicket will discuss and sign copies of “When Did You See Her Last?” The new book, the second volume in the “All the Wrong Questions” series, deals with the disappearance of Miss Cleo Knight. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fresh off his appearances at the Bentzen Ball, comedian Brandon Wetherbee brings his local variety/talk show “You, Me, Them, Everybody” to the Kennedy Center. Author Jennifer Tress, the band Lenorable and comic Adam Friedland are his guests. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St.

WEDNESDAY

Who says the cello can’t rock? Primitivity turns that notion on its head as the rock cello band performs takes on songs by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Metallica. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $17; 301-581-5100, strathmore.org. (Grosvenor-Strathmore)

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Au Revoir Simone puts a dreamy, electronic twist on girl groups. Expect to hear the hazy, infectious pop from this year’s “Move in Spectrums” when the Brooklyn trio plays live. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Tue., 7 p.m., $20; 202-588-1880, ustreetmusichall.com. (U Street)

Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW; Thu., 6:30 p.m., free; 202-727-0321, dclibrary.org. (Metro Center)

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You could say the new TV show “Reign” (Thu., 9 p.m., The CW) is “Downton Abbey” for tweens. It’s set in the 1500s, with Australian actress Adelaide Kane starring as Mary, Queen of Scots. In the series premiere, the 15-year-old arrives in France to make her engagement to Prince Francis official, but plenty of melodrama stands in the way.

I’d like to. You never know what Jim Carrey’s up to. He’s a mysterious man. What’s the format for this tour?

I’m going to come out and do some bits that I’ve been working on and then we’re going to do a podcast. Sometimes it will just be [Tompkins] and I, sometimes there will be special guests. I’ve been experimenting with new things to do and ways to incorporate the crowd.

Benedict Cumberbatch transforms into Julian Assange for WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate.” Scary “Carrie” gets a remake with Chloe Grace Moretz starring as the titular tortured teen. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” is already garnering Oscar buzz for star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The TV show returns for the second half of Season 2 Friday. What can we expect?

[There’s] the Pee-wee Herman Halloween episode, which was such a thrill to make. … He does all new Pee-wee bits. … The last episode is our Christmas episode with my favorite guest, Santa Claus. Who is playing Santa?

It’s the real Santa Claus. It’s not Mommy or Daddy, if that’s what you’re asking. RUDI GREENBERG (E XPRESS)

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“It’s also no surprise that Netflix hires Trekkies. After all, the company did briefly yank Star Trek III from its streaming library while it added proper Klingon subtitle translations.” — TOM CHEREDAR AT VENTUREBEAT .COM analyzes a recent exchange

between Netflix and a customer last week. The customer contacted Netflix after running into a streaming problem. He was greeted by “Captain Mike of the good ship Netflix,” who stayed in character throughout the entire customer-service exchange.

“This squirrel is four feet wide. Four feet! That’s basically as tall as Peter Dinklage!” — SAM MAGGS AT GEEKOSYSTEM.COM

finds the discovery of a new species of squirrel utterly fascinating. Named Biswamoyopterus laoensis, the giant flying squirrel was first seen on display for sale at a bush meat market in Laos last year. The new species was confirmed over the summer. (For the record, handsome “Game of Thrones” star Dinklage is 4 feet 5 inches tall.)

“Although they’re pretty to look at, the overabundance of ginkgo droppings is one of the few things I do not miss about living on Corcoran St.” — COMMENTER JUSTINBC AT POPVILLE .COM complains about an unfortu-

nate side effect of having Ginkgo biloba trees in the neighborhood. Ginkgo trees are one of the species that Casey Trees — a nonprofit whose mission is to restore and protect the tree canopy along D.C.’s streets — put on its newly released interactive fall foliage map. The leaves on Gingko trees turn a lovely golden-yellow hue in the fall, the organization says.

“I think the logo at the top of the article is just boring, and it celebrates government power, which some people rabidly detest (not me).”

“You might have a right to call me crazy but I actually stopped drinking Snapple for this reason. I got about 3 ‘facts’ in a row that were dubious or I already knew were false.”

— COMMENTER WIGGLYWEASEL AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM critiques the win-

with Snapple’s “Real Facts,” which the beverage company prints on the inside of its bottle caps. It turns out that many of the facts that the company maintains are true are actually false or at least highly arguable, according to a report in The Atlantic.

ning design of an online contest to find a new name and logo for D.C.’s football franchise, the Redskins, which has come under intensified scrutiny for its racial connotations. The winner, above, was designed by a Serbian freelance artist and features the Pentagon and Washington Monument.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A rival tests you. Give yourself over to the desires of a loved one, and you can make the most out of your evening hours. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) A teammate is getting better and better at the game, but you can remain one step ahead of him and offer a few surprises as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your personal affairs will inform your professional activities more than usual. You can indeed combine business and pleasure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your expectations may be so weighty that it is virtually impossible for you to be completely satisfied. Little pleasures do count! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’ll be able to chart most of your day in a clear, organized fashion — but one episode later on defies any sort of anticipation.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You are not wholly suited to the task that lies before you, but a friend can give you some pointers and you can acquit yourself well. ARIES (March 21-April 19) It’s up to you to determine just what the true results of a given endeavor will be. Enjoy being in charge for a while!

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) In your case, practice can indeed make perfect, or at least make it possible for you to score very high, indeed.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Home is where the heart is, so fret not if you find yourself far afield. You can maintain a strong bond with those who really matter.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may have to pretend to be someone else in order to get around certain obstacles that are placed in your way by a rival.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You are likely to be reminded of what is most important, though you may not be reunited with it for another day or two.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have your priorities in proper order, but there may be a few difficulties that result from an unexpected lapse in your thinking.

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72 60 Tomorrow: Sun and some clouds tomorrow. Cloudy and mild tomorrow night.

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Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeat the English at the Battle of Hastings.

1912

Former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive candidate, is shot in the chest in Milwaukee by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank.

1964

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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DJ Freaked When Gollum Appeared A shirtless Justin Bieber may or may not have attacked DJ Michael Woods’ manager at a club in South Korea, TMZ reported. On Twitter, Woods said Bieber punched the man after Woods told the singer, who had climbed into the booth, to “f--off and put some clothes on.” The party’s host told TMZ that no violence occurred. (E XPRESS)

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Who Are You, Obama? Drop the Legacy Crap. Charlie Hunnam is dropping out of the big-screen version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” just weeks after being cast as the lead. Universal Pictures and Focus Features called it a mutual decision because the “Sons of Anarchy” star’s preparation time was limited by his television schedule. Perez Hilton quoted an unnamed source who said, “Charlie got cold feet. He wanted to get out of the movie because he was feeling like it would be his version of ‘Showgirls’ and he didn’t want to be remembered for that.” (AP/E XPRESS)

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