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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. feels youthful, dangers of DIY projects

Good morning. Are you feeling younger this morning? Washington D.C. certainly is, as the census tells us that almost one-third of the population is in its 20s or 30s. They mostly live in the center of the city, as this graphic shows.

That big house explosion in Rockville Wednesday? Blame poor do-it-yourself skills, investigators say. The resident was attempting to replace a gas clothes dryer with an electric model. Something he did in the process allowed gas to seep into the home, authorities said.

A friend has been repeatedly outbid this spring on houses as he and his wife try to buy a home. But here’s help, courtesy of Federal Eye blogger Ed O’Keefe: In downtown Bethesda, at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, there’s a property, although at 121,299-square feet it might be a smidge too large; but there’s a database of others (lots in our area).

Capitals center Matt Hendricks consoles goalie Michal Neuvirth after the loss. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
Sometimes, it’s hard to know what’s coming up on any single day, but we know what’s already happened, and that is the Caps are out of the playoffs. Again.

We jumped the pinata on Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, but hey, that just gives us a chance to go out for more margaritas and music! Take the Going Out Gurus’ advice and join us tonight.

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