• Congress’ grade so far? Incomplete at bestCongress’ grade so far? Incomplete at best

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters — and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation. Some signs are promising; others, not so much: ___ ZIKA President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request to battle the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than three months, but in only the past few weeks have GOP leaders shown any sense of urgency about passing legislation in response. Zika can cause grave birth defects and be spread by certain mosquitoes. The House and Senate have passed competing measures, with the Senate approving a $1.1 billion bipartisan bill that closely tracks Obama’s request, at least if one counts the more than $500 million Obama has diverted from unspent Ebola funding toward the total. The House measure would provide $622 million and cuts further into Ebola accounts to help pay for it. A logical outcome would be to pass a measure relatively close to the Senate’s level on funding and include offsetting spending cuts as demanded by the House. But politics have infused the Zika measure, which isn’t helping. Negotiators have four weeks to reach agreement when they return if they are to meet a July deadline. ___ PUERTO RICO Legislation to ease Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has cleared one hurdle with easy approval in a House committee. The legislation now heads to the House floor, where Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will try to unite his fractious caucus behind the bill. The bill to create a financial control board and restructure some of the U.S. territory’s $70 billion debt has support from House Republican and Democratic leaders, as well as the Obama administration. Some bondholders are lobbying against it, though, saying it gives the board too much power to decide what payments will be a priority. Senate prospects are unclear. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has suggested the Senate may take up the House bill once it passes that chamber. But some Senate Democrats have complained that the board would take away too much authority from the Puerto Rican government under the House legislation. When Congress returns in June, lawmakers will have just four weeks to act before Puerto Rico faces its largest debt payment of $2 billion on July 1. ___ BUDGET-SPENDING Republicans have given up on trying to pass a broad, if nonbinding, budget plan, instead focusing on passing spending bills for the annual operations of the government. That’s not going so well either, at least in the House. There, the issue of gay rights has blown up the appropriations process, scuttling a normally routine energy and water projects on Thursday. Whether it can be revived is unclear, but signs point to the typical omnibus spending package wrapping together most of the spending bills during December’s lame-duck session. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has made it a priority to try to revive the appropriations process in that chamber. With Democratic help it’s going reasonably well, and three of the 12 bills have already passed. But even with senators on their best behavior, the process can be halting. ___ DEFENSE Democrats blocked the Senate from taking up the annual defense policy legislation before the recess, saying they needed more time to study the more than 1,600-page bill. The postponement incensed Senate Republicans. They say Minority Leader Harry Reid — who faced comparable stalling tactics from McConnell for years when Democrats controlled the chamber — was more interested in depriving Republicans of an election-year accomplishment before Memorial Day. The defense policy bill authorizes military spending for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The legislative package also prohibits the administration from transferring detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States, requires women to register for a potential military draft, and proposes numerous changes to the military health system to improve the quality of care. The companion House measure effectively adds $18 billion to core Pentagon programs through a proposed shift of war funding to other Pentagon accounts. The Senate measure doesn’t, and the difference is likely to delay a final resolution. ___ OPIOIDS House-Senate bargainers hope to send Obama compromise legislation by July establishing grants and taking other steps to reinforce government efforts against drug abuse. ___ CHEMICAL REGULATION Also left undone is a bipartisan measure that is the first major update of the nation’s chief chemical safety law in 40 years. It would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture. Supporters say the bill would clear up a hodgepodge of state rules and ensure that chemicals and products used by Americans every day are safer. The House overwhelmingly approved the bill on Tuesday, but the measure ran into a snag in the Senate when Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., objected to its passage and said he’d not had time to read it. ___ SUPREME COURT With Republican leaders continuing to resist Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, no Senate action on filling that slot is expected until after the November elections — at the earliest. ___ Associated Press writers Matthew Daly, Alan Fram, Mary Clare Jalonick and Richard Lardner contributed to this report. The post Congress’ grade so far? Incomplete at best appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Va. woman arrested for million-dollar handbag schemeVa. woman arrested for million-dollar handbag scheme

    (ARLINGTON, Va.) — Federal authorities arrested a Virginia woman on Thursday for a unique handbag-related scheme that targeted several major department stores and involved brands such as Gucci, Burberry and Fendi. The scheme was so prolific that at one point she was a major department store’s top online customer in the entire world, an agent from Homeland Security Investigations said in court documents. For years, Praepitcha Smatsorabudh would allegedly buy high-end handbags — many costing more than $2,000 apiece — from department stores online. She would then allegedly return the bags and receive refunds in-person at stores across the country. But what she really was returning were fake handbags that she ordered from suppliers in China, according to federal authorities. Smatsorabudh would then sell the authentic, high-end handbags to unwitting customers online, usually through eBay or an Instagram account, federal authorities said. In a September 2014 email to one fake handbag supplier, she allegedly wrote: “The best fake bag I’ve ever seen! Can you send me more … from this factory. They make bag IMPaCABLE!!!!” [sic] She allegedly traveled to at least 12 different states to return fake bags at various locations of one department store in particular, though authorities would not identify the store. Over the past two years, she allegedly received more than a million dollars in refunds from the one department store alone — an alleged windfall that doesn’t include the money she then allegedly made from selling the authentic high-end handbags online. Federal authorities were able to build a case against her with help from the department store’s fraud investigators, the Arlington County Police Department and an undercover Homeland Security Investigations agent, who posed as a customer and purchased an authentic handbag from Smatsorabudh, court documents show. In March, federal authorities raided her home in Arlington, Virginia, and found 572 handbags, many of them fake, according to court documents. Smatsorabudh, who is in her early 40s, has been charged with one count of wire fraud. If convicted, she could face 20 years in prison. She will be arraigned next week in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. The post Va. woman arrested for million-dollar handbag scheme appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Search for Teen Believed KidnappedSearch for Teen Believed Kidnapped

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  • Kim Davis Jailed for Refusing to Issue Marriage LicensesKim Davis Jailed for Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

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  • 3 current and ex-Navy officers charged in bribery scandal3 current and ex-Navy officers charged in bribery scandal

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three current and former Navy officers have been charged in one of the worst bribery and fraud scandal to rock the Navy. Federal prosecutors in San Diego said Friday the men are among 13 charged in connection with the scheme to provide classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, lavish trips and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor. The expanding probe has indicted now-retired Captain Michael Brooks of Fairfax Station, Virginia; Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, who is based in Singapore; and Commander Bobby Pitts of Chesapeake, Virginia. They’re accused of secretly working on behalf of Leonard Glenn Francis, whose Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, or GDMA, supplied ships in the Pacific for more than 25 years. The contractor overbilled the Navy by more than $34 million. The post 3 current and ex-Navy officers charged in bribery scandal appeared first on WTOP.

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  • D.C. Sports Finally Gets in on Running Man Fad (Video)D.C. Sports Finally Gets in on Running Man Fad (Video)

    WASHINGTON — It took a long time, but the Running Man Challenge finally hit D.C. sports teams, all at once, and only about a month after the dance craze took over the Internet. For those of you who are not familiar with the Running Man Challenge, Know Your Meme describes it as “a close-armed running man-style dance to the tune of the 1995 song ‘My Boo’ by Ghost Town DJs.” The fad has already had countless iterations, gaining quick popularity during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. At that time, the Wizards’ season was winding down and the Redskins were in offseason mode. Now Redskins players and assorted mascots have put together their best Running Man Challenge, in celebration of the four letter network’s least athletic sporting event:   The two greatest ironies of this video are that: None of the Spelling Bee participants were alive when this song came out. That dance isn’t what anyone in 1995 would call “the running man.” Regardless, watching the @Redskins isolation of their dance with the students is actually kind of mesmerizing: If you watched @ScrippsBee last night, you might have seen a few familiar #Redskins faces: https://t.co/a2yCaJImi6 pic.twitter.com/qYeNR4ZK1U — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 27, 2016 Good for Pierre Garçon, Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland and Ricky Jean Francois for taking part in the festivities. Perhaps now that the Spelling Bee has joined in on the Running Man Challenge, D.C. sports teams can be remembered for helping to put that Internet fad to rest.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Rolling Thunder Vets Begin Memorial Day Weekend With VigilRolling Thunder Vets Begin Memorial Day Weekend With Vigil

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  • Scherzer’s home run woes continue, Cards slam Nationals 6-2Scherzer’s home run woes continue, Cards slam Nationals 6-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer realized his mistake, but not soon enough, not before the ball left the yard. He claimed it wasn’t the exact same issue as all those other home runs he’s allowed this season. The scoreboard didn’t recognize the difference. Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night. Scherzer allowed two earned runs in each of his previous three starts including his 20-strikeout gem on May 11 in a victory over Detroit. That version didn’t show early against St. Louis. He walked four batters and allowed five runs, all by the third inning. The right-hander surrendered three hits over seven innings. One hurt more than the others. “It was a dumb pitch,” Scherzer said of the pitch to Piscotty. “I hadn’t shown my fastball yet and I threw another slider and I hung it. He put a good swing on it, ended in a blast.” Scherzer, who finished with six strikeouts, then reversed course by retiring the final 14 batters he faced. He leads the majors with 15 home runs allowed and has alternated wins and losses over his last six starts. “I know I’ve been giving up a ton of home runs,” Scherzer said, “but that one, that’s just an execution thing. That’s just me not throwing the right pitch at the right time and with poor execution.” Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings. The Cardinals had lost four of five. Danny Espinosa’s second home run in as many games broke up Garcia’s shutout bid in the fifth. Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 after hitting the go-ahead home run in Washington’s 2-1 series-opening win Thursday. Greg Garcia homered for St. Louis. Jaime Garcia’s one-out single in the third was the first hit off Scherzer and started a stretch of five straight batters to reach base. After Scherzer walked Matt Holliday with the bases loaded to score Garcia, Piscotty made it 5-0 with his first career grand slam deep into the stands in left field. “It wasn’t the home run pitch,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said of Scherzer’s troubles. “It was the walks before the home run. That’s what really hurt.” With the victory, St. Louis improved to 25-24, avoiding falling below .500 for the first time since a 13-14 record on May 3. Garcia gave up eight runs and 15 hits combined over his last two starts. In his previous outing against the Nationals this season, he allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 home loss on April 30. “You can tell when his (sinker) is there,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Garcia. “He had very good movement and used his changeup and slider, but the sinker was a great pitch for him tonight.” STRANDED AT THE DRIVE-IN: Washington went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each grounded into double plays with two runners on base. Zimmerman’s scored Harper in the sixth to make the score 5-2. TRAINER’S ROOM Nationals: RHP Taylor Jordan, who pitched for the Nationals during each of the previous three seasons, underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Jordan, who made three appearances for Triple-A Syracuse this season, had the same procedure in 2011. UP NEXT Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (4-3, 5.77 ERA) makes his first appearance against the Nationals since 2014. He is 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA all-time versus Washington. Nationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 2.87) allowed seven runs and 10 hits over five innings in his previous start, a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets. The post Scherzer’s home run woes continue, Cards slam Nationals 6-2 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Redskins Tight Ends Approach OTAs Very DifferentlyRedskins Tight Ends Approach OTAs Very Differently

    WASHINGTON — Each Spring, organized team activities are a right of passage for NFL players (except for the Ravens), allowing for new beginnings and new scripts to be written for the season ahead. The same is true for the Washington Redskins, particularly at the tight end position. What makes this position group interesting is just how differently each player is approaching the team workouts. In 2015, Jordan Reed proved he was a stud the Redskins envisioned he could be out of Florida, smashing team records for the position and earning a massive offseason contract. No longer going into his contract season, Reed feels a tremendous sense of calm. “I felt more pressure last year when I didn’t have the security,” he told reporters this week. “Now I feel more comfortable and able to focus on football more. Don’t have to worry about being on a different team next year.” “Don’t have to worry about being on a different team next year.” ALSO READ: Jordan Reed: ‘I Don’t Want to be Anywhere Else’ Vernon Davis, a veteran offseason acquisition, knows something about changing teams. After starting his career with general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco, he didn’t change threads until midway through last season, when he was shipped to the Denver Broncos. Now, after winning a Super Bowl ring, he joins a team where he will no longer be a focal point at the position. He also has a chance to play in front of a hometown crowd for the first time since his college days at Maryland. So far, there are no regrets in coming to Washington. “I think it is one of the best locker rooms I have ever been in,” he gushed to the media. “The coaching staff, the player, and upper management, everyone is fantastic. I look forward to playing for these guys and with these guys. I say that because of my experience here. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” “I say that because of my experience here. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” Behind Reed and Davis are Niles Paul, Derek Carrier and Logan Paulsen, all veterans that ended the 2015 season on injured reserve. Paul, always an intriguing development at tight end, gave a very candid review of his mindset last season. “It was a rough time for me to watch football, period. It was depressing. I was depressed,” he said. “I had never been hurt before and never had a season ending injury, or possibly a career ending, so, to sit out a year and watch my boys go to the playoffs and knowing that I could help in certain areas hurt. “It was painful, but it became motivation for me. I had my family, I had my teammates, and I had people in my corner motivating me and I’m here now right on schedule.” Reed, Davis, Paul, Carrier, Paulsen and some combination of rookies will look to battle it out for maybe four roster spots. Just considering the talent at the top of the depth chart, this has a chance to be one of the deepest tight end positions in franchise history.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Arlington Police See Spike in High-Quality Fake IDsArlington Police See Spike in High-Quality Fake IDs

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  • How Alibaba won – and lost – a friend in WashingtonHow Alibaba won – and lost – a friend in Washington

    SHANGHAI (AP) — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. That lobbying group, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, called Alibaba “one of our strongest partners,” welcomed it as a member and invited its founder, Jack Ma, to speak at its spring conference. Alibaba won — and ultimately lost— a friend in Washington using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and influence. A month after it became the first e-commerce company to join the IACC, Alibaba got kicked out. An Associated Press analysis of public filings shows that as personal and financial ties between Alibaba and the coalition deepened, the group’s public comments shifted from criticism to praise, even as others — including the U.S. and Chinese governments — took a harder line. Those who believe Alibaba intentionally profits from the sale of fakes fear the company could lobby its way out of having to make meaningful changes. That, critics say, would benefit the multibillion-dollar counterfeiting industry, which costs U.S. companies money, can imperil consumers’ safety and feeds an underground money-laundering industry. Alibaba is at the forefront of China’s rise on the global stage, and the anxiety and suspicion that have greeted the company abroad are, to some extent, anxiety and suspicion about China itself. Alibaba was among the first Chinese companies to play politics seriously inside the beltway, and may not have realized how even the smallest misstep can backfire, said Sean Miner, China program manager for the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “Their reputation has preceded them,” he said. “Some Americans might think, ‘Why don’t you go home and fix the problems first?'” When Robert Barchiesi, a gruff-talking former New York cop, took over the IACC, the coalition singled out Alibaba and its Taobao platform for facilitating the large-scale sale of fakes. The U.S. Trade Representative placed Taobao on a blacklist in 2008. Alibaba ramped up its game in Washington. In 2012, Alibaba’s lobbying expenditures shot up from $100,000 a year to $461,000, and has remained fairly steady since, according to Opensecrets.org. It has hired several well-connected people, including a former general counsel for the U.S. Trade Representative and a former White House senior director for intellectual property enforcement coordination. “Alibaba has engaged in a thoughtful, customer-focused dialogue with policy makers,” said Eric Pelletier, head of international government affairs for Alibaba Group. By the end of 2012, Alibaba was off the notorious markets list. The U.S. Trade Representative commended Taobao for its “notable efforts” to work with rights-holders. Alibaba says the positive developments in Washington reflected its measures to address counterfeiting. “Alibaba has created extensive anti-counterfeiting efforts including working with many industry groups and government agencies,” Alibaba spokesman Bob Christie said in an email. He cited a program the company developed with the IACC. In 2013, the coalition signed an agreement with Alibaba to expedite removal of counterfeit goods through a program called MarketSafe. The coalition charged its members $12,500 last year to participate. The coalition had found a way to monetize brands’ frustration with Alibaba’s take-down procedures. Barchiesi’s daughter-in-law, Kathryn Barchiesi, provided “investigative support” for MarketSafe. The coalition says the program is not profitable, but those fees helped the IACC more than double revenues, to $2.6 million, during Robert Barchiesi’s tenure. Five weeks before Alibaba’s 2014 public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, Barchiesi went on CNBC and deflected attention from Alibaba, saying counterfeiting on Alibaba’s sites was a “microcosm of a bigger problem.” He praised the company for working “in good faith” with the coalition. What Barchiesi didn’t say is that he too would buy shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. He bought shares on that first wild day of trading, at $91 each, according to the coalition, which says his holdings represent a “small percentage” of his portfolio. Alibaba’s shares shot up 38 percent in one day. It was the largest IPO in history, catapulting Ma to near-mythic status. By 2015, the coalition had stopped complaining about Alibaba to U.S. officials, focusing instead on the “true cooperation and partnership” they enjoyed through MarketSafe. But neither the U.S. nor China was convinced the company had turned a corner. In January 2015, Chinese regulators published a report stating that just 37 percent of the goods purchased on Taobao were genuine. Alibaba disputed the accuracy of the report, which disappeared from the Chinese internet. Meanwhile, the American Apparel & Footwear Association, which represents over 1,000 brands, urged U.S. authorities to put Taobao back on the counterfeiting blacklist. “The slow pace has convinced us that Alibaba is either not capable of or interested in addressing the problem,” the group told U.S. authorities. In December, the U.S. Trade Representative reported that Alibaba’s platforms had been “widely criticized” for selling large quantities of counterfeit goods. It urged Alibaba to “enhance cooperation.” The next month, Matthew Bassiur, a longtime friend of Barchiesi’s with deep ties to the coalition, started work as Alibaba’s chief of global intellectual property enforcement. The coalition continued to praise Alibaba to U.S. officials and in April welcomed the company as its first e-commerce member. Members revolted. Michael Kors and Gucci America quit in noisy protest. Tiffany left soon after, citing governance issues. The coalition suspended Alibaba’s membership category the same day the AP published an investigation revealing Barchiesi’s Alibaba stock ownership. The coalition’s board vowed to commission an independent review. Ma’s keynote speech at the coalition’s conference was called off; Alibaba’s president spoke instead. But Ma came to America anyway, and left no doubt that despite its public relations debacle, Alibaba has succeeded in making inroads with Washington. Reporters spotted him leaving the White House in a crush of black umbrellas last week after a quiet lunch with President Barack Obama. He pronounced the meeting “very good,” ducked in a waiting car and was gone. ___ Associated Press reporters Stephen Braun and Josh Lederman in Washington and researcher Fu Ting in Shanghai contributed to this report. ___ Follow Kinetz on Twitter http://twitter.com/ekinetz and Butler at http://twitter.com/desmondbutler The post How Alibaba won – and lost – a friend in Washington appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Md. health department building deals with bedbugsMd. health department building deals with bedbugs

    WASHINGTON — It was a bedbug-sniffing canine that first detected the little bloodsuckers at a Montgomery County government building. After an initial report on May 18, contractors used bug-sniffing dogs to check for bedbugs — and they found them at the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. After initial treatment of affected offices, several workers complained they were bitten by bedbugs and the entire building was treated on May 24. Concern about lingering odor from the treatments by staffers on May 26 led DHHS officials to find other locations for workers and Montgomery Community Media reported that Friday afternoon, workers got a briefing from their bosses on the issue. Following the briefing, county employees assigned to the 401 Hungerford Ave. offices in Rockville, Maryland were told the building will remain closed until June 2 and that they ought to keep in touch with their supervisors on their status. Some staffers are working from home, others have been assigned to work out of other government buildings. The post Md. health department building deals with bedbugs appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Scherzer Falters in Big Inning, Nats Bats Quiet in LossScherzer Falters in Big Inning, Nats Bats Quiet in Loss

    WASHINGTON — Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night. Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings. The Cardinals had lost four of five. Scherzer allowed two earned runs in each of his previous three starts including his 20-strikeout gem on May 11 in a victory over Detroit. That version didn’t show early against St. Louis. He walked four batters and allowed five runs, all by the third inning. Scherzer surrendered three hits over seven innings. Danny Espinosa’s second home run in as many games broke up Garcia’s shutout bid in the fifth. Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 after hitting the go-ahead home run in Washington’s 2-1 series-opening win Thursday. Greg Garcia homered for St. Louis. Jaime Garcia’s one-out single in the third was the first hit off Scherzer and started a stretch of five straight batters to reach base. After Scherzer walked Matt Holliday with the bases loaded to score Garcia, Piscotty made it 5-0 with his first career grand slam deep into the stands in left field. Scherzer, who finished with six strikeouts, then reversed course by retiring the final 14 batters he faced. He leads the majors with 15 home runs allowed and has alternated wins and losses over his last six starts. With the victory, St. Louis improved to 25-24, avoiding falling below .500 for the first time since a 13-14 record on May 3. Jaime Garcia gave up eight runs and 15 hits combined over his last two starts. In his previous outing against the Nationals this season, he allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 home loss on April 30. TRAINER’S ROOM Cardinals: 1B Matt Adams did not start, but was available despite leaving in the fifth inning of Thursday’s loss due to mid-back stiffness. Nationals: RHP Taylor Jordan, who pitched for the Nationals during each of the previous three seasons, underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Jordan, who made three appearances for Triple-A Syracuse this season, had the same procedure in 2011. UP NEXT Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (4-3, 5.77 ERA) makes his first appearance against the Nationals since 2014. He is 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA all-time versus Washington. Nationals: LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 2.87) allowed seven runs and 10 hits over five innings in his previous start, a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.   Follow 106.7 The Fan on Twitter (© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Nats Fan Surprise Interviews Ryan Zimmerman (Video)Nats Fan Surprise Interviews Ryan Zimmerman (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Imagine starting a somber interview and getting the chance to turn the microphone on one of your favorite sports superstars. That was the experience for Justin Stubenhofer, who thought he was on the field to talk to MASN broadcaster Johnny Holiday about the Washington Nationals’ partnership with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Stubenhofer lost his dad, who died in Iraq in service to the U.S. military in 2004, and was on the field with TAPS before tonight’s game. His interview with Holiday was interrupted by Ryan Zimmerman, who changed the mood of the interview 180 degrees just by showing up: Stubenhofer is clearly a big fan and was actually caught speechless when Zimmerman introduced himself. He recovered in time to ask some questions that were on par with those asked by members of the media. After discussing what it will take to win tonight’s game, Stubenhofer reminded Zimmerman, “but you also have to have fun.” Zimmerman responded: “Oh yeah, but winning is fun.” After a shared chuckle, he followed up saying, “Yeah, but the most important thing is to always have fun. Whatever you do, fun is the name of the game, that’s for sure.” After some more handshakes, Zimmerman went off to prepare for the St. Louis Cardinals and Stubenhofer was left with a ball and a lifelong memory. The Washington Nationals play their home games within 100 miles of dozens of military installations, making the community work they do with military families all the more important.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, diesCassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

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    WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer was in the process of explaining his heavily regimented four-day ramp up to each start when a topic familiar to sports talk radio, fast food, just kind of came up. “I didn’t hear, like, Wendy’s double-bacon cheeseburger with ketchup, mustard and pickles,” Grant Paulsen noted an omission from the pitcher’s diet. “Nope,” Scherzer said with a chuckle. “I haven’t eaten fast food in a really, really long time.” “Like a week?” Danny Rouhier asked. “Nope,” Scherzer said. “It’s probably been over 10 years since I’ve had like a McDonald’s lunch or dinner. …If not longer. Probably since college, at least.” “See, I’m all about Chipotle,” he added. “I can just go to Chipotle. I’ll crush Chipotle, that’s my bread and butter. …On my Google search, as soon as I press ‘c’ it’s pulling up ‘Chipotle.'” Baseball players are notorious creatures of habit, but that’s especially true of starting pitchers. When asked to recite his typical Chipotle order, something extraordinary happened. “The usual?” Scherzer said. “That’s white rice, black beans, chicken and steak for a double, little hot sauce, extra cheese and lettuce. ” “Have you ever heard a more concise, prepared order than that?” Paulsen said. “Oh, I’ve said it a thousand, thousand times,” Scherzer said. “I’ve been doing it for 15 years now.” Lost in the text is Scherzer rattling off his order with the efficiency only a Cy Young Award winner could muster, in just a hair over five seconds (clocked at 5.2, officially). That’s a big league order, which you should listen to here for the full experience. Put yourself to The Chipotle Test. Think, for a brief second — all Scherzer was afforded — of your standard Chipotle order and time yourself uttering it aloud. Able to get it off in under six? If so, that’s something you have in common with Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter.

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    WASHINGTON — Don’t take that crab feast for granted this Memorial Day weekend. Seafood sellers say they are scrambling to make sure they have enough live crabs to meet demand. “Right now, it’s a day-by-day thing,” said Clarence Goodman, with Jessie Taylor Seafood on the Southwest waterfront. “We’re grabbing every crab we can.” Related Gallery Steamin’ summer: 12 places to find local crabs in the DC area You don’t have to battle beach traffic to get a taste of summer. There are plenty of places west of the Bay Bridge that sell and steam Maryland crabs. So grab a bib and a beer — it’s time to get cracking. Goodman said he and others were expecting locally-sourced crabs to be more plentiful, and in turn cheaper, following a report that the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population rose by 35 percent in the past year. However, he said local distributors have come up short, and only 5 to 10 percent of their supply is coming from the Chesapeake Bay. He said they’re getting the bulk of the crabs from wherever they can, including southern states along the eastern seaboard all the way down to Florida, as well as from Louisiana. “We were thinking we might not even need the South,” Goodman says. The competition for out-of-state crabs has kept prices up, with a half bushel coating $60 as of Friday morning. Still, Goodman says what they are getting appears to be of high quality, with shipments full of big, heavy crabs. “The medium crabs, they look like to me they’ve got a lot of large [crabs] already mixed in them,” he said. He said many customers have offered to pay now in order to pick crabs up on Memorial Day, but the ongoing scramble for live crabs makes that unworkable. “I’m just hoping we have crabs Monday,” he said. The post DC-area seafood sellers work to stay afloat with crab demand appeared first on WTOP.

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  • What to Expect for the Capitol Hill Area This WeekendWhat to Expect for the Capitol Hill Area This Weekend

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  • 5 Observations from this week’s Redskins OTAs5 Observations from this week’s Redskins OTAs

    ASHBURN — The Redskins began their organized team activities this week as the offseason program continues. Minicamp is not far off and training camp is on the horizon now, too. After a Memorial Day weekend off, players return to the field on Tuesday. But here are five observations from this past Wednesday’s session that was open to reporters: Strong safety will again be a battle This is a lingering issue. Last year Duke Ihenacho and Jeron Johnson competed for the starting job at strong safety. But Ihenacho, who decisively won the gig, fractured and dislocated his left wrist in the season opener and Johnson quickly faded from relevance. The Redskins turned to other options. That didn’t pan out too well. Ihenacho is back, but this time he has better competition: David Bruton, Jr., a former teammate in Denver. Bruton started three games for the Broncos last season and has far more experience than the since-cut Johnson did. Bruton took repetitions with the first teamers in OTAs last Wednesday, but you can expect Ihenacho to get his share during OTAs and minicamp. Preston Smith can MOVE That shouldn’t be. Smith is an outside linebacker and listed at 6-foot-5, 271 pounds. But he’s noticeably lighter this spring and somehow kept up with tight end Jordan Reed on a throw downfield from quarterback Kirk Cousins. The pass was a little beyond Reed, but Smith was there to make a play if needed. Smith said later he’s dropped just three pounds so it’s not a huge difference. But let’s just say that weight looks re-distributed. He looks leaner and should be an impact player all year after a strong finish to his rookie campaign. Spencer Long an option at center This has been expected all offseason. But it’s clear the Redskins want to have someone else to turn to if starter Kory Lichtensteiger gets hurt again. The Josh LeRibeus experiment last year didn’t always go smoothly. Long, the left guard last year after Shawn Lauvao was injured in Week 3 and lost for the season, took snaps with the second teamers. The coaching staff will continue to get him some experience the rest of OTAs and minicamp. LeRibeus remains an option there, too, but he worked primarily at left guard with the second team during the practice open to reporters. “Kory [Lichtensteiger] is doing an excellent job so far for the first two days and obviously [Josh] LeRibeus got his experience last year,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “But, we don’t want to run into a situation again where we lose somebody and something happens to the next guy and then we can’t even function. So, we want to make sure we have players in-house that know how to play the position.” Su’a Cravens continues to learn linebacker The rookie second-round pick is learning the defense from inside linebacker on out. The hope is he can transition between that spot and safety depending on the team’s needs and what offensive packages it’s facing. But he has to show he can play at both spots first. On Wednesday he stayed at inside linebacker working with the second teamers. Work at safety will likely wait until training camp. It’s a lot to process for a rookie so it remains to be seen if Cravens can contribute all over the field right away. Injury watch Outside linebacker Junior Galette (torn left Achilles), running back Chris Thompson (torn labrum, left shoulder) and left guard Shawn Lauvao (torn ligaments, left ankle, right foot surgery) all sat out this week and won’t participate until training camp. The team still awaits word on safety Kyshoen Jarrett, who suffered nerve damage in his shoulder on Jan. 3 in a game against Dallas. He has seen specialists in Denver, but the team still won’t say what those findings are. Inside linebacker Perry Riley, Jr. (broken right foot) was hurt in December. He tried too hard, too fast to return to the field for Washington’s playoff game against Green Bay and has been in a walking boot during OTAs. He insists he’ll be ready for training camp, however. One injury to keep an eye on for next week: Rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson, the Redskins’ first-round pick, has a sore Achilles tendon and didn’t participate in team drills on Wednesday. Also Read: Redskins Content with RBs, For Now Follow Redskins reporter Brian McNally on Twitter

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That is your right and your privilege. I am willing to extend my hand to every one of you,” Johnson said. “In our democracy, the people do not owe their government leaders any form of reverence. If anything, it is the other way around. We are public servants. We work for you.” Johnson said that even though he is mandated to enforce current immigration law, he has sought to work with President Obama to reform immigration enforcement. 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Each week, students brought hungry appetites, curious minds and occasionally broken hearts. Over dessert, I raised questions: What gives you joy? What matters most to you? What do you most deeply desire in life? Jesuit education incites conversations that matter, those that go deep. We walk over to Dahlgren Chapel, the spiritual heart of campus. I love Dahlgren because the walls hold countless prayers, including my own, uttered across the decades. The walls echo with joy, hope, grief, fervent petition and gratitude. I have celebrated innumerable Masses, baptisms and weddings there. Too often, we have also gathered in times of loss, when a student dies or when violence rocks our world. Dahlgren stands as an important symbol that learning, faith and service can go together, and that community makes our individual journeys all the more meaningful. Within the chapel, the transcendent gently breaks into our ordinary lives. Crossing the quadrangle into Healy Hall, we visit my classroom. Every semester in Healy 104, students and I grappled with questions about the meaning of faith and the role of the Catholic Church in the 21st century. Pope Francis stirred things up midway during my time here, enlivening the conversation even more. I can still hear my constant refrain about the meaning of Jesuit education: “Be attentive, be reflective and be loving.” Go deep, I pleaded. To borrow an image from a favorite book, we are made to scuba dive, not Jet Ski through life. Down the hall are the Campus Ministry offices. As I leave a second time, I am even more convinced that the path to enduring peace in our world will come through faith communities. There is no university as committed to this earth-saving project as Georgetown. More personally, I know that I am a much better Catholic priest and person because of my friendship with the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox Christian and Hindu communities. Our diversity reflects the utter creativity of God. We walk out onto Healy steps and to the right, through the large windows of Lauinger Library, we see the often unnoticed Latin phrase etched on the high wall. It is from John’s Gospel: “Know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Recall the freedom when a new idea explodes tired intellectual categories and self-awareness exposes bias, renewing relationships once stagnant. Savor the freedom that pushes aside fear to realize new opportunities. Relish the joy we experience when what we do flows from the deepest sense of who we are most truly. On the other end of the quad is White-Gravenor Hall, with the statue of St. Ignatius before it. The founder of the Jesuits carries the staff of a pilgrim, his chosen self-description. His home was the road. Learning and faith are more like journey than a destination. We live our questions and wrestle with doubts, loving the best we can along the way through the beauty and messiness of human living. Look closely at his feet: One is firmly planted, the other steps forward. This is the stance of a Jesuit, ready to go when called to serve another need. We who leave the Hilltop adopt Ignatius’ stance. We will always have a firm footing on this holy ground, yet we step forward toward a future not yet our own. Finally, in Healy Circle, we come to John Carroll’s statue, another pilgrim Jesuit. He greeted us when we first walked through Healy Gates. Look carefully at Carroll’s gaze as his eyes are fixed well beyond the hilltop to the city and the world. That gaze missions us to go and put everything we have learned here in service of others. We arrive here only then to be sent back into the world beyond the gates. In the end, Georgetown is not just a collection of nice-looking buildings and beautiful landscape. Georgetown has a soul, a spirit that animates this place. God is at work here in every approach to truth, beauty and goodness, in every conversation that matters, and in every impulse to make the world a more just and gentle place. Whether we leave a first or second time, we carry that spirit with us. Fellow pilgrims, Godspeed on the great adventure ahead.   Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., is vice president for mission and ministry.The post The Journey in Learning and Faith appeared first on .

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