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I have an answer to 1 and 3. The trop in the haftara beracha serves as a warm up so the layner can adjust to the haftarah trop after using the different torah trop. When I read the after beracha, I do read it with a tune just as I read the before beracha.
I once read Megillat Esther privately to an elderly student of R Ahron Solveichik who could not attend a public reading for health reasons. Before he recited the blessings he told me that R Ahron Soloveichik once reported to him that his grandfather, R Chaim Soloveitchik, believed that the blessings attached to the Torah readings are part of the Mitzva of ...
In my experience as a קורא (reader of the Torah), I have appreciated the placement of trup on the bracha before the Haftorah as a way to "get in the mode" of laining with the Haftorah trup, as it can be hard to remember not to use the Torah trup (and, sometimes, even if you do remember, it's still hard to switch). As Daniel said, that bracha is really just ...
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