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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2011

A.M. Buzz: Bike the speed cameras


Good rainy morning. After all that excitement yesterday, yes, you have to get on the bus and go back to school again today, Virginia youngsters.

Commuters thrilled. Metrorail is hiring a contractor to help speed up repairs of 74 out-of-service Orange Line escalators and elevators. Check out this graphic showing where the broken escalators are.

Bike the museums and monuments: The likely addition of Capital Bikeshare to the Mall lit up Twitter when we published it Tuesday afternoon, and Facebookers seem enthusiastic, too.

No wonder everyone’s biking: The District adds 19 new speed cameras.

Former D.C. schools czarina Michelle Rhee and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson got married in Tennessee last weekend.


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch last night on his return from the minors after Tommy John surgery. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
Welcome back, Stephen Strasburg.

Our friends at BlogPost over on the National side of the newsroomare hosting a Coffeehouse Newsroom tweetup today at Caribou Coffee, 15th and M St. NW in D.C. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you can’t do a face-to-face, tell ’em how your life has changed since 9/11 at #wptweetup

What else? There’s a first birthday party for the National Zoo’s lion cubs (we’ll have photos); the Kennedy Center honorees will be announced this morning; Prince George’s County police endurance race will be run this morning — what’s a little rain and wind to tough guys? As always, you’ll find that and more on PostLocal.

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