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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/08/2011

DeMorning Links: The deluge

It’s not quite so bad here. (Dan Henry - AP)
Why won’t it stop raining? The Capital Weather Gang explains this morning, using terms like “tropopause moisture” and “synoptic pattern.” Long story short: Tropical storms Lee and Nate, as well as Hurricane Katia, are dancing around the east coast in just the right way to cause an atmospheric “log jam” responsible for the three to six inches of precipitation that’s been dumped on the city since Sunday.

In other news:

It’s not easy being a mayoral chief of staff (Loose Lips)

Why Dan Snyder is wrong on the D.C. anti-SLAPP law (Post editorial)

House where Robert Wone was murdered is bought by real-estate scion for $1.5 million (WBJ)

Everything you ever wanted to know about the remnants of urban excavation (Housing Complex)

Is Vincent Gray suffering from a communications problem? (Georgetown Dish)

”There’s enough corruption in D.C. without gambling” (Examiner)

So long, “teens ’n’ Marines” (TBD)

Lawmakers discuss fixing the city’s middle schools (D.C. Schools Insider, Examiner)

Report your terrorism suspicions to MPD online (Crime Scene)

Kickoff event for Howard vs. Morehouse matchup to feature Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri and Vince Gray (Informer)

Problems with students using One Cards on Metro (Post, Examiner)

Kaya Henderson attended Michelle Rhee’s wedding (Reliable Source)

Vandalizing property ain’t what it used to be (City Paper)

Why Dupont needs more density, not less (Housing Complex, GGW)

Who does kick a puppy? (DCist)

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