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Shakira and Pique may have another athlete in the family

MIAMI — Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family. On Wednesday, Shakira, 38, posted a video to Twitter and Facebook of the couple’s youngest child, Sasha, who was born in January, in which she appears holding her son in front of a soccer ball. “Kick,” the Colombian star […]

‘Go Set a Watchman’ sales drop, but it’s still top seller

NEW YORK — Sales dropped sharply for Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” in its second week of publication. But it remained the best-selling book in the country for the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen BookScan. On Wednesday, Nielsen reported sales of 220,000 for “Watchman,” less than a third of Nielsen’s total for […]

New ‘Daily Host’ host says tenor will change, not targets

BEVERLY HILLS — Incoming “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his. “The show still has its voice. It’s just I’m at the helm taking things in a slightly different direction, but still trying to get to the same end […]

Bathroom becomes a battleground for this preschooler

By Meghan Leahy, Special to The Washington Post Q: My 4-year-old grandson refuses to use the toilet to poop. He does it on purpose to get back at his parents. He has an 11-month-old sister. He has always been strong-willed toward his parents, and he fights them constantly in every request: eating, bedtime, cleanliness, etc. He […]

Bridge July 28

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder REDOUBLE CAN LEAD TO A JUICY PENALTY This week, we are looking at redoubles. The most common is by responder after partner opens with one of a suit and the next player makes a takeout double. What does responder’s redouble mean? First, that he has at least ten high-card […]

Horoscopes: July 28, 2015

There is no one standard of success that applies to all people. The people who wonder why “so-and-so” hasn’t “made it big” are frustrated in their own lives. As the moon moves from Sagittarius, the station that sees greener grass on the other side, to ambitious Capricorn, try to stay focused on what makes you […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Sunday, July 26, 2015

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, Hungarian Grand Prix, at Mogyord, CNBC, 4:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Jeff Kyle 400, at Indianapolis, NBCSN, 12:30 p.m. •Global Rally Cross, at Detroit, ch. 3, 1:30 p.m. (taped) •NHRA, Mile-High Nationals, at Morrison, Colo., ESPN2, 6 p.m. (taped) Baseball MLB •L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, TBS, 10:10 a.m. […]

This date in sports history for July 26

July 26 1859 — The first intercollegiate Regatta is held in Worcester, Mass., with Harvard beating Yale and Brown. 1928 — Gene Tunney beats Tom Heeney on a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title. 1952 — Bob Mathias wins his second Olympic decathlon in Helsinki, Finland. […]

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

NEW YORK — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country’s biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. It got its regulatory approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission after more than a year. The Justice Department had already cleared the deal on Tuesday. AT&T Inc. now […]

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Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already ban grisly content like beheadings […]

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