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What will Fidel binge-watch? Thanks to the recent thaw in diplomatic relations with the U.S., Netflix is now available in Cuba to anybody who has broadband Internet access and can afford the $8 monthly fee (Page A7).

In this case, “anybody” means the Castro family, the Castro family’s close friends, national baseball team members who haven’t yet defected, and Canadian embassy staff.

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: Tuesday’s episode of “Supernatural” concerns a ghost that kills people through electronic gadgets (The Clicker, Page B4).

That explains the cold chills we feel whenever we see someone texting while driving.

Washboard abs and a 780 FICO score: A new survey commissioned by a bank says that 55 percent of Americans are attracted to people who are very adept at budgeting and saving (Michelle Singletary, Page A7).

Because everybody knows that there’s nothing more romantic than interrupting a candlelit dinner to record its cost in an expense tracker app, then announcing, “Well, there goes the entertainment budget for the month.”

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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