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Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Air Florida crash survivors reflect (photos); Gray wants Occupy protesters out; best events this weekend (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for top local stories to start your Friday:

The legacy of Flight 90. Thirty years after the horrific plane crash on the 14th Street Bridge that left 74 people dead, the four Air Florida survivors reflect on the day that changed their lives.

Gray wants Occupy protesters out. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has called on the National Park Service to remove protesters from McPherson Square to “allow for elimination of the rat infestation, clean up, and restoration” of the downtown park. Also: Occupy squalor is the ultimate test for helicopter parents.

Plan your weekend. It’s going to get chillier over the next couple of days, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to keep you busy. The Going Out Guide suggests a screwball take on “Romeo and Juliet,” a one-of-a-kind culinary journey and the return of the Ward 8 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

Coming up today on Updates from the Virginia and Maryland legislative sessions, a look at the Prince George’s County Council retreat, details from the proposed Metro budget and a roundup of the best from local blogs (#DMVReads).

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