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The Buzz: September, 2011

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)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

Just answer five questions, this week ranging from John Wilkes Booth to John Philip Sousa, and see if you can claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

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)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Lunchline: Your pantry is way too full

LUNCHLINE | Prior to Hurricane Irene’s arrival, many went ballistic buying anything that remotely qualified as non-perishable.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Don’t feed the deer in Va. — ban starts Thursday

Although state game officials frown on feeding deer regardless of the time of year, it is officially illegal to do so from Sept. 1 to the first week of January.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/29/2011

How to get your closings, delays listed in PostLocal

School and organization officials can register to have their openings, closings and delays delivered to millions of readers.

By Washington Post staff  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial named 395th national park

Although Hurricane Irene forced the postponement of Sunday’s dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the storm didn’t keep the National Park Service from showing the site a little love.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Georgetown Barnes and Noble to close by end of 2011

The chain bookstore has lost the lease for its M Street NW location.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Break out the ‘I survived’ T-shirts, again

Hurricane Irene might not have been storm of the century, but she certainly did her fair share of damage.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:51 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, Ulrich Braess, director of the Goethe-Institut Washington, shares his list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Are you a Washingtologist? Take the Quiz.

From George Washington to Emily Edson Briggs, take the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology, Washingtology

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 04:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: How you explained one man’s dream in six words (#MLKin6)

Readers summed up King’s legacy as part of our #MLKin6 experiment with SMITH Mag.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Lunchline: Is the Earth talking to us?

LUNCHLINE | If you believe in bad weather as a sign from God that humanity is not getting it done, then we've got some work to do.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/25/2011

D.C. area aftershock: Did you feel it? (#aftershock)

What you said this morning

By Katie Rogers  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 02:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Redskins vs. Ravens game makes us wonder which city is better (#TEAMDC or #TEAMBALT)

One question, two cities: Where would you rather live?

By Katie Rogers  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Updated: Hurricane Irene now category 3: Tracking tips, Twitter lists and storm resources

Resources, tips and real-time news from Twitter

By Katie Rogers  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Break out the ‘I Survived’ T-shirts

So yesterday was pretty exciting, no? But there are a few other things to talk about besides the earthquake.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 05:56 PM ET, 08/23/2011

D.C. earthquake aftermath: What happened when you arrived home?

Surveying the local damage

By Katie Rogers  |  05:56 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/23/2011

1963 March on Washington: A reporter’s view

Veteran Washington Post reporter and editor Bart Barnes was a green cub reporter when he was assigned to help cover the 1963 March on Washington, and he heard a speech he’ll never forget.

By Bart Barnes  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Lunchline: DCPS Kids Are Eating Healthier

LUNCHLINE | Also: Streetcars in D.C. are closer to becoming a reality, the Terps get new uniforms and we say goodbye to a Motown legend.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: Tell us in six words

Can you sum up Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting impressions in six words? Share here.

By Amanda McGrath and Katie Rogers  |  09:56 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Fairfax County opens pool to dogs

The pool at the Lee District recreation center near Alexandria needs a good scrubbing anyway, so Fairfax County is letting the dogs take a swim Tuesday.

By Associated Press  |  08:41 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 06:11 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Date Lab’s ‘Pick Me!’ project: You picked Anthony

Anthony Porreco, 25, rose to the top of our applicant list with your votes

By Katie Rogers  |  06:11 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Lunchline: It’s officially back-to-school time

Also: Why another D.C. Council member is in hot water and how Martin Luther King Jr. fits into the hip-hop world today.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A.M. Buzz: A memorial fit for a King

The press preview of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial is today. Also, D.C. and Pr. George’s students head back to school.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  AM Buzz

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Lunchline: There’s always a twist

LUNCHLINE: The 92-year-old woman and her alleged murderer were like family. Also, I feel bad for the Hoyas caught in the “basketbrawl”.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen shares his list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From the Folger Shakespeare Library to a French heroine on horseback, the new Cultural Tourism DC quiz is now on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

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 12:38 PM ET, 08/18/2011

The 9/11 Tribute Ride: Post your photos

More than 2,800 riders are expected to pass through western Maryland and Northern Virginia on Friday and Saturday. Share your photos here.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Buzz

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Lunchline: What is the shelf life of Georgetown?

Lunchline: The closing of iconic Furin’s follows a pattern. Also, a new kind of celebrity chef in Egypt.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 04:30 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Date Lab’s ‘Pick Me!’ project: Who will rise to the top?

We took your submissions, now meet the three women and two men who are the top five contenders.

By Amanda McGrath and Katie Rogers  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Lunchline: It’s hard not to like John Wall

The Wizards’ John Wall talks about how to make the most of his time off.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:24 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Official IDs mystery creature trapped in Md.

It has a deer’s head, a coyote’s ears and a rat’s tail, and it’s slinking through the woods.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Southwest D.C. undergoes another transformation attempt

It’s no longer just that stretch of land down past I-395.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:25 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Lunchline: The National Gallery is prepped for WW3

LUNCHLINE | The museum has a plan in case of nuclear holocaust. Also: The painting attacker is at it again.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Have you moved in with relatives during the recession?

Statistics show that more and more people have moved in with relatives to save money and are taking in relatives as they get their feet on the ground.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 04:13 PM ET, 08/14/2011

Oil warning light: Time for a change?

That oil warning light on your dashboard? It’s obsolete. Here are a few ideas on what could replace it.

By John Kelly  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Lunchline: D.C. Council, still shady after all these years

LUNCHLINE | The shadiness of the elected officials in my hometown never ceases to amaze me.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Annapolis cake shop land starring role in ‘The Help’

Baker’s caramel cake has been featured on "The Today Show" and The Food Network, but its spot in "The Help" is its debut on the silver screen.

By Allison Bourg | The Capital of Annapolis  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

This week, Ben’s Chili Bowl General Manager Nizam B. Ali shares his list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From Georgetown’s mascot to Lafayette Park, take the latest quiz from Cultural Tourism DC on our Washingtology page.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:06 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology, Washingtology

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 12:16 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Lunchline: Don’t lie to the Census

The census really only works when everyone is honest.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Natty Boh-related beer making a comeback

National Premium is coming back next year, says the beloved beer's new owner.

By Baltimore Sun  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Dismal Swamp fire can be seen from space (video)

A large wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp that has burned 4,700 acres and sent smoke wafting into our area in recent days has also produced some breathtaking video.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:56 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Lunchline: Computers or oil, take your pick

LUNCHLINE | Apple has officially taken over the world. Also: 4,000 people show up for D.C. job fair.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:56 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Woman wanted plane to fly angry debt crisis banner over D.C.

Turns out a high-flying commentary on the debt crisis in New York came courtesy of an angry Midwestern mom and stockbroker. It was originally supposed to fly over D.C.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:18 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lunchline: Yes, you did deserve that ticket

LUNCHLINE | Also: Take a ride with oversharers on Metro and don’t hate pisco because it’s fashionable.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:30 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Lunchline: Back from vacay, folks

LUNCHLINE | It’s still only the second week in August and we’ve got to find some way to pass the time.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Kate Gosselin uses Georgetown Cupcake to lure local hunk

There was recently a meeting of reality royalty in D.C., when Kate Gosselin (kids in tow) showed up at Georgetown Cupcake to do a little baking for a segment on her show “Kate Plus 8.”

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:43 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Washingtology: 5 favorite D.C. spots

Each week, Cultural Tourism DC asks Washington insiders for five favorite events or destinations. This week, Jan Du Plain shares her list.

By Kyle Balluck  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Are you a Washingtologist?

From Samuel Morse to the “Annakostia” River, the latest quiz from Cultural Tourism DC is now live on our Washingtology page. Answer all five questions correctly to claim the title of Washingtologist.

By Kyle Balluck  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washingtology

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 04:11 PM ET, 08/04/2011

On Obama’s 50th, Washingtonians recall their monumental birthdays

Local readers have some advice on aging healthfully, happily and gracefully as President Obama turns 50.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:26 PM ET, 08/02/2011

On Obama’s 50th, share your milestone birthday stories

Tell us what makes a milestone birthday meaningful in Washington, where growth is often measured in political victories and professional development.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 08:15 AM ET, 08/01/2011

A.M. Buzz: Heat, good deeds, developer dreams

You weren’t in a fever dream in July — it was hot. But not too hot for good deeds in Prince George’s County or developers’ dreams of ice skating.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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