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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/13/2011

DeMorning Links: License plates and handcuffs

Gray and Lanier say the city’s expired-tag policy is open to review. (Jacquelyn Martin - AP)
So we’re agreed, then: It’s pretty dumb to arrest people for driving with slightly expired auto registrations. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has indicated to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) that he’ll review the policy that in July led to the arrest of a naval officer. But do note: “Each vehicle that arrives in the District without proper registration is a potential threat to our residents and visitors,” Gray wrote in a letter to Webb. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, meanwhile, tells WTOP a 30-day grace period could be extended to 90 days, and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D) tells WTTG-TV he’s on it as well.

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Baltimore contractor’s attorney proposed “settlement” to Gray (Post)

Stigma leads city officials to oppose Superfund designation for Pepco’s Benning plant (Housing Complex)

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Harry Thomas Jr. comes out of his shell (Loose Lips)

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All about Metro’s “special” trains (GGW)

The racial dynamics of construction hiring (Housing Complex)

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When a new median just isn’t good enough (TBD)

Vehicle that struck and killed Connecticut Avenue pedestrian is registered to Swiss embassy (WTOP)

Jonathan Capehart on Frank Kameny (PostPartisan)

What Kameny meant for federal employees (Federal Eye)

The Blade’s Kameny photo archive (Blade)

Why Metro doesn’t want to add the “National Mall” label to Smithsonian station (Housing Complex)

RFK skate park isn’t going anywhere (City Desk)

Does a movie about the Post belong in a labor-themed film festival? (City Paper)

Ward 4 Wal-Mart lease is signed; opponents still want Council hearings (Cap Biz Blog)

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