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Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Strange twist in D.C.’s emancipation; D.C. building height limits may be relaxed; Md. couple accused of misusing $1 million in HIV funds (A.M. Buzz)

Strange twist in D.C.’s emancipation; D.C. building height limits may be relaxed; Md. couple accused of misusing $1 million in HIV funds.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:40 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011

A.M. Buzz: Pirates beware

Navy intelligence analysts may look like office workers, but tell that to the Somali pirates they whupped.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: Is it safe to read the news?

A.M. BUZZ | It is if you skip the Salahis’ return. But, with falling SAT scores, will anyone be able to read?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Don’t disguise your mug

So many things can, and do, go wrong when criminals try for disguises.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Fear the Dino?

The fossil on Maryland’s campus isn’t an outdated prof; it’s the nodosaur.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: News redux

It’s not over til it’s over, and even then it returns: flood cleanup, MLK dedication and healthy living can be dangerous to your health.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

A.M. Buzz: Fatal floods, terror threats and good news

Amid the calamities that are striking our region, there’s also good news.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: Bike the speed cameras

Bikes are coming to the National Mall while more speed cameras are coming to D.C. streets. Hmm, do we have a correlation here?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Post-Labor Day labor

It’s back to work for most of us, with desk exercises and an inquiry into paychecks.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011

A.M. Buzz: Go-go to weekend revelry

THE A.M. BUZZ | The three-day Labor Day weekend is so close that it’s seeping into Friday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

A.M. Buzz: Defending DMV drivers

Seriously, are we really the nation’s worst drivers? We survive the commute each day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011

A.M. Buzz: A poet and a pitcher

We think Maya Angelou’s opinion will create a buzz, and we know Stephen Strasburg’s return will. We also bet there’s a meme out there in “dashboard dining.”

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011

A.M. Buzz: Working for the pay and prayer

In a lousy economy, formerly successful people struggle to keep afloat.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011

A.M. Buzz: Lost boy, Loudoun bike-car

Hurricane Irene cleanup goes on and a lost boy looks for his parents.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/26/2011

A.M. Buzz: Before the storm, local news

Local news for the Washington area before Hurricane Irene takes over.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:18 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/25/2011

A.M. Buzz: Aftershocks, hurricane warnings

There’s no trying to reason with hurricane season.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/24/2011

A.M. Buzz: Is Mother Nature mad at us?

That quake rocked our worlds and now a hurricane is bearing down. Did we forget Mother Nature’s birthday card?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/23/2011

A.M. Buzz: Perfect weather for eating your veggies

No matter what happens today, it’s sure to be defined by its perfect weather.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:18 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/19/2011

A.M. Buzz: Weird Washington, mystery dancer, smart elephant

If this past week has taught us anything, it’s this: Don’t take this place for granted.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/18/2011

A.M. Buzz: Watch your friends, door and posterior

Always listen to your friends, be wary of opening your door to young men and why haven’t they caught the buttocks slasher?

By Patricia Sullivan and Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/17/2011

A.M. Buzz: Ban violence against 90-year-olds

If you make it to your 90s (or even your 80s), you ought to be immune from violent crime.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/16/2011

A.M. Buzz: A riverfront’s blues and hopes

Oil spills on the Anacostia while developers plan a major boost for the Southwest waterfront.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:18 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: Back-to-school looms, keep the local faith

It’s mid-August, so it’s time for vaca ... back-to-school plans.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: 511 for traffic, Aruba disappearance

We’ve got 911, 311 and now 511 for traffic; the local suspect in a woman’s disappearance in Aruba has stopped cooperating and a missing dog engages Beltsville

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011

A.M. Buzz: Jobs and money, Jack Kent Cooke’s legacy

Adding up the numbers on summer jobs and training, and what it was like to work for ex-Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/10/2011

A.M. Buzz: On jobs, police and good news

Joblessness is still high, the police are fighting among themselves — where is the good news? We found some.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/09/2011

A.M. Buzz: The governor and the archbishop

When two power players go pen-to-pen over an issue in the public eye, expect fireworks.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: Coupons, fastballs, DMV blogs

We have women who coupon, a pitching phenom who’s back hurling fast balls and some new bloggers in the DMV.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: Tuskegee Airmen, MLK dedication and desegregation tales

Three stories from the civil rights era: the Tuskegee Airmen get their due, a teacher who fought for better education in Virginia turns 100 and the first black president will speak at the dedication of a memorial for a great civil rights leader.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Crime and dining on the streets

We’ll always have crime on the streets and homes in our area, but we haven’t always had dining on the sidewalks.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/03/2011

A.M. Buzz: Travel perks and woes, Obama’s 50th

Commutes can be horrible unless you have a state plane at your disposal — or your baby is born en route. And will Obama celebrate or despair on his birthday?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/02/2011

A.M. Buzz: Income and housing, mother and son

Why do we live where we do, when does a mother trust an adult son with money, and other life puzzles.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011

A.M. Buzz: Stupid criminals, sexy shopping

Two quirky local crime stories took a serious turn as victims spoke out, and is a new store in Reston a sex shop, or just sexy?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

A.M. Buzz: Redskins trades, Date Lab’s record

It isn’t just Donovan McNabb who will be hiring a moving van this summer; after five years, how are Date Lab’s matches doing?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: Curfews, ice cream and post offices

Can a curfew stop gang fights and crime? We may soon have fewer post offices. An assisted-living center may replace a beloved ice cream stand.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Teen curfew, Metro songs, slashings at the mall

Teens find a cause, a songwriter stamps his Metrorail pass and someone’s slashing people at area malls.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011

The last days of July with Mall rats, airline food makers

Heat and humidity are still with us, but nothing like last week; meet some of the people who hang out at the National Mall; how an airline meal provider makes a profit.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Heat doesn’t wither news or fun

While the extreme heat is the dominant story this weekend, plenty of other news and entertainment is going on locally.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Battling the heat, carrying on with family

It’s hot and it’s really hot out in Manassas at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run. Stick close to your family, and crank up the A/C.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Cheetah checkup is chipper

A litter of five cheetah cubs born in May at the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute near Front Royal have aced their first medical exams.

By Northern Virginia Daily  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011

P.M. Buzz: Yachts burn, politicos plead

Four yachts burned at the Washington marina this morning, aides to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich pled not guilty to trying to suppress voter turnout and a Prince George’s county developer plead guilty in another corruption probe.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Bad air, bad traffic, heat wave approaches

Welcome to Monday, where we have a Code Orange air quality alert, a heat wave approaching and the usual traffic snarl.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Teachers relax. Honesty is tested. MLK gets another street

A.M. BUZZ | Some veteran teachers receiving consecutive poor reviews can keep their jobs and more.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Baguettes and the end of hippie chic

A bakery well-known in Paris opens in the District, and a gallery well-known to ‘60s celebrities closes down.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2011

A long-neglected park and an ethics reminder

The importance of curfews, ethics, remembering local history and, oh yes, power politics.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Getting tough with Pepco, gas stations, lunch

Local government toughens up on Pepco and gas stations. Also: Secret Buddhists in our midst.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Church, Chinatown and cheesecakes

Power struggles at Jericho’s City of Praise megachurch, the dwindling number of Chinese residents in D.C.’s Chinatown and a firefighter whose cheesecakes take the cake.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: TGIF, Nats lose, schools tested

Some people have given up TGIF for TGIT. But not the Nats, who blew an 8-run lead last night. The feds investigate D.C.’s old test scores, as new ones are released.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: High-calorie, nutritious news

It’s a jam-packed news day, with Metro board meetings, the Roger Clemens jury selection, a search for a hammer-and-shotgun-equipped SUV attacker, a new obesity report, the Capital Fringe Festival, the Dalai Lama’s visit...shall we go on?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Dalai Lama prays, Clemens stands trial, Obama tweets

While 10,000 Buddhists join the Dalai Lama for a religious ritual in D.C., hurler Roger Clemens goes on trial for lying to Congress about using drugs in baseball games.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011

A.M. Buzz: July 4, crime, polls and politics

THE BUZZ | Here’s how to make the most of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011

A.M. Buzz: Gambling, drugs and alcohol

It’s a day to talk about online gambling in D.C. and drinking in Prince George’s County.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Aging in the ’burbs with drink and pickleball

We’re all getting older (if we’re lucky), especially if we live in the suburbs. Thank goodness for home delivery of liquor and the emerging sport of...pickleball.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: HIV testing, OSS sisterhood and home loans

It’s National HIV Testing Day. Two former spies found each other in a local retirement community. Big home loans may be harder to get.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Celebrity Edition: Sheen, Riggleman, Hall, Mei Xiang

How Charlie Sheen got his escort; why Nats manager Jim Riggleman resigned; when will chef Carla Hall have time to cater again and will giant panda Mei Xiang get pregnant this year?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011

A.M. Buzz: Reservist linked to building shootings, handyman says PCP made him kill

A Marine reservist who caused a horrendous traffic jam is under suspicion of shooting at the Pentagon and other landmarks last fall, and a handyman says PCP made him kill.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

There’s always more to the story

You thought you knew about the #Beltwaysex trial and the serial escapee? Wrong. There’s always the story beneath the story.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Summer night work, health worries and serial escapee

The first day of summer brings sunshine, but lots of tires to change at night. Area residents don’t get a season off from worrying about health, either.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Farewell to spring, school, Nats’ winning streak

It’s the last day of spring, the last day of the D.C. public school year and the morning after the Nats lost. And it’s Monday.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Anarchist dog-walkers, Paris for lawmakers

Only in Washington do you have anarchists walking the dogs of the powerful. Virginia’s lawmakers head to Paris on a lobbyist-paid trip.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011

New schools chiefs, Beltway driver tale

New Montgomery Co. superintendent tours the area, a hearing on interim D.C. schools chief Kaya Henderson and a Beltway driver you won’t believe.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Golf, DMV rivalry, police with guns and money

It’s time for the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Prince George’s is trying to lure the Redskins to Maryland and D.C. police shoot to kill.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:39 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Flags wave, fake SEALs, no-fly zones

It’s Flag Day, but some people are not so patriotic when they try to pass themselves off as Navy Seals. And when are pilots going to learn they can’t just swoop in over the monuments?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Gambling, federal contracts, a walk in a park

No one knows what the future brings, no matter if you’re a Maryland slots operator, a business woman looking for a federal contractor or a renowned gardener.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Hubris in politics, costs of school and waiting for the river

The cost of hubris, the cost of sports and school discipline and the cost of river views; nothing is free.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Soap opera, opera glasses and a map

The political scandals here are soap operas, Sotheby’s thinks it has Abe Lincoln’s opera glasses from that fateful night and the ACLU offers a redistricting map for Virginia’s congressional districts.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Heat, cash and a quiet dinner

Need a quick survey of local news this morning? You’ve found the spot.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011

The heat is on in weather, politics and crime

Temperatures heat up just as the city’s politics do, too. Crime can’t be far behind.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Mayor Gray chat, long marriages, Denzel in the District

After a weekend of fun, we look at marriage, Denzel, and a chat with the D.C. mayor.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Kwame’s ride, Loudoun’s Madoff and anonymous poster

D.C. Council chair Kwame Brown keeps getting in trouble over his attempt to upgrade his ride. A bank employee in Loudoun County says she stole to pay medical bills — but she must have had a doc in Vegas.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Spelling bee wizards, waiting on pandas and a tennis great gone

With the heat wave over, we’re all in better moods for spelling bees, pandas and the passing of a tennis great.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Avoid heat, crime, reclining airline seats

The heat wave is still on, more felons may soon be on the streets, and who would have thought a reclined airline seat would have caused all this fuss?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Fatal bus crash, Phillies fans crash Nats

THE BUZZ | Death on I-95, sweltering temperatures and rescues from a high-rise. Also, Phillies fans swarm to D.C.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Hot, sticky and fun holiday ahead

Staying in? Leaving town? It doesn’t matter — we have ideas for you.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Heat kicks in, Asians move in and new taxes roll in

Summer heat kicks in; more Asians move to Washington region; and D.C. taxes are on the rise.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Baseball, taxes and stone carvers

The Nats’ hot prospect from the Dominican Republic died of a sinus infection, D.C. may be overlooking millions in tax revenue and a stone carver reflects on his timeless art as the deadline for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial draws near.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/24/2011

A.M. Buzz: Heat and humidity, D.C. principal under investigation, ‘squids’ on the road

A.M. Buzz: Heat and humidity, principal investigated, ‘squids’ on the road

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Bicyclists in the lanes, goat on the lam

It’s Bike to Work Day, so beware, no matter if you’re driving, riding or afoot. And watch out for a goat on the loose in Gaithersburg.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Bike to work, root for your horse, watch where you park

Bike to Work day is Friday, the Preakness is Saturday and there’s a parking enforcement officer looking for you who writes 50 tickets a day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

A.M. Buzz: Gas prices, plea deals and best burgers

Those high gas prices hurt the seller, too, gas station mogul Joe Mamo; a former prosecutor admits he sought bribes; and what’s the best burger in the DMV?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Panda preggers?

Scientists at the National Zoo say they have detected a rise in hormone levels in the female giant panda, Mei Xiang, that could indicate that the panda may give birth or end a false pregnancy by early July.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011

A.M. Buzz: Politician’s plea, Metro maps, Academic quiz

It’s time for Jack B. Johnson to decide whether to accept a plea bargain, it’s time for us to advise Metro on a new subway map, and how did you do in high school?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Intern season, shad season, construction season

The earthmovers are out, soon to be followed by two other spring regulars in the Washington region: interns and shad.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Gas prices hit record on a weekend of festivals

Gas prices hit an all-time high in the area this week. Don’t despair! Feed your pain at St. Sophia’s Greek fest, or chill out with yoga on the Mall.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 05/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: Untimely deaths, unreal gas prices and working toward success

Two murders reported in Pr. George’s overnight; an attorney general probes gas prices; and students work toward aerial success.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:18 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

A.M. Buzz: 10 seconds of flight or bust, the sweet sound of history

U-Md. engineering students try to break the 9-second record of human-powered helicopter flight; pile driving on the Mall; Harry Connick Jr. plays an old tune.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

A.M. Buzz: Work takes a toll

D.C. teachers looking for work; Haynesworth v. waitress; how much work did tourism industry have last year?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011

A.M. Buzz: Political polls, classic tunes

The Post’s polling staff took on the U.S. Senate race in Virginia and D.C. budget cuts; today, the Library of Congress will create a digital jukebox.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 05/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Powder in the mail, flowers at church

Despite the scary news of suspicious powder in the mail at some schools, it’s a weekend to celebrate: festivals, horse races and Mother’s Day.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:20 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011

D.C. area blogs

It’s been awhile since we took a look at other area blogs. Let’s catch up.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. feels youthful, dangers of DIY projects

Are you feeling younger? D.C. is, as the census says nearly one-third of residents are in their 20s or 30s.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Rockville explosion, green bullets, a prince of a visit

Who’s brave enough to attend the Army’s live-fire demo for the media of its new lead-free bullets? Meanwhile in D.C., Prince Charles thinks about food.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A.M. Buzz: Virginia’s SEALs, making movies, embassy tours, Ticketmaster nicked

The springtime embassy tours start this weekend, local movies made in 48 hours screen tonight and Ticketmaster is fined over the 2009 Springsteen show at the Verizon Center.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:26 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011

A.M. Buzz: Cats, catfish and becoming a plebe

THE BUZZ | Giant catfish and sick cats in Virginia and wannabe Naval officers in Annapolis.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Hope anew: Toward war’s end, a cleaner river, better oysters and bagels

The news this morning makes us hope for war’s end, a cleaner Anacostia and better bagels.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Hope anew: Toward war’s end, a cleaner river, better oysters and bagels

The news this morning makes us hope for war’s end, a cleaner Anacostia and better bagels.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Save the MLK dedication date, run with the brides and avoid certain flash mobs

Save the MLK monument dedication date, run with some brides and avoid certain flash mobs.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011

A.M. Buzz: Storm warnings, wild cow, nerd prom

As Washingtonians nervously eye the stormy skies, they might also want to check out the grocery store milk aisles for free-range cows.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2011

A.M. Buzz: Sing a song of Metro, Redskins, D.C. election and Costco

On your commute this morning, did a tune spring to your lips? It did for a musician who’s writing songs for each Metrorail station.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/26/2011

A.M. Buzz: Elections and lawsuits

A D.C. election today isn’t expected to draw many voters; Dan Snyder says he’ll refile a lawsuit against the Washington City Paper; and a moving company sues Gilbert Arenas.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Easter Monday at the National Zoo

While hordes of people with connections are on the White House lawn looking for Easter eggs and listening to Willow Smith, many of Washington’s African-American families are celebrating a local tradition: African-American Family Day at the National Zoo.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011

A.M. Buzz: Easter eggs and snake-caused power loss

The annual White House event is under way. Also: A snake-caused power outage and a good reason to avoid New York Avenue.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

A.M. Buzz: Get free coffee, and wave to the papparazzi

Bring your mug to Starbucks today for a free Earth Day refill. Also: A popular coach may be relocating.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. water, sex professor, and parking meters

The entity formerly known as WASA launches a PR campaign, a sex professor wins a big prize, and parking gets easier.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/20/2011

A.M. Buzz: Shad planks at the ready

It’s spring, so it’s time for that rural Virginia political tradition — a shad planking.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Oklahoma City wasn’t the only casualty of April 19

It’s a date with real historical relevance, and it became a battle cry for anti-government militia groups in the 1990s.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/19/2011

A.M. Buzz: Pepco dissed, Sheen to be seen

A new survey shows how much we dislike Pepco — almost as much as Charlie Sheen dislikes his old producer.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Tax Day survival guide: Free food, post office hours and more

Free food, post office hours and more.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011

By Clinton Yates  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2011

A.M. Buzz: Love as a puzzle

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2011

A.M. Buzz: New racing president, silent mayor

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011

PM Buzz: Get outdoors!

Ah, spring. Good weather makes us want to spend our days and nights outside.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 04/14/2011

A.M. Buzz: Caps, taxes and sunshine

Good morning. The Caps won their first playoff game last night, and it’s going to be sunny and warm today. The day’s off to a great start.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:21 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Q&A with D.C. mayor on his arrest

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will answer questions from our users about his recent arrest

By Patricia Sullivan  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/13/2011

A.M. Buzz: Peeps and perps

It’s a busy day in D.C. We’ve got Virginia perps, D.C. green buildings, and The Post’s long-awaited Peeps contest winners.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Unpaid bloggers plan to sue HuffPo, AOL

A freelance writer plans to sue Huffington Post for not paying contributors.

By Paul Farhi  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. mayor jailed, Civil War on Twitter

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Eleanor Holmes Norton rants over budget compromise

D.C. delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton goes off on a local TV interview about the impact of the budget compromise on Washington residents.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/11/2011

A.M. Buzz: The week ahead

The A.M. Buzz looks at the week ahead.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Clean up Rock Creek, recycle your trash, art shows this weekend

Clean up Rock Creek, recycle your trash, art shows this weekend

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Prince Charles to visit D.C. in May

Prince Charles’s office says he will travel to the U.S. in May for a brief visit that will include a trip to the White House.

By Associated Press  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011

A.M. Buzz: Chat with mayor; welcome Trump

The mayor chats with PostLocal.com readers, Squirrel Week ends, and Donald Trump buys a lot of wine.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/07/2011

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Q&A starts; Submit questions now

Have a question for D.C. mayor Vincent Gray? Starting Friday, Gray will make regular appearances on washingtonpost.com to answer your questions

By Washington Post staff  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown video

How Congress and the White House got to the brink of the budget collapse

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: No BlackBerrys, many squirrels

Squirrel Week ends, and the BlackBerry-killing federal government shutdown anxiety is beginning.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Area blogs: Free Wizards tickets, farewell March and cool NoVa blogs

Free Wizards tickets, farewell March and cool NoVa blogs

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011

A.M. Buzz: Government shutdown, Gaugin cover-up, McNabb bruised

Don’t think a federal government shutdown would affect your life? Think about this: What will we do with all those tourists we can’t send to the Smithsonian?

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Area blogs: Vacant house, full voice

Here’s the strength of local blogs: Somebody is watching

By Patricia Sullivan  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: Government shutdown, dueling chefs and Civil War faces

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/04/2011

D.C.’s blogs: Ground-breaking, back-breaking

The ground-breaking of City Center DC (at the old convention center site) happens this afternoon, so you might just want to avoid the area, DC Metrocentric wisely advises

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/04/2011

A.M. Buzz: Art attack, missing 911 calls, cherry blossom run

Art attack, missing 911 calls and the cherry blossom race.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Pepco victimized by hoax

The utility’s headquarters was punked this morning when the Greenwash Guerillas added an ‘a’ and ‘l’ to the end of Pepco’s name on the sign outside the building

By Patricia Sullivan  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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