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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/12/2011

A.M. Buzz: D.C. mayor jailed, Civil War on Twitter

Good morning and consider yourself lucky that you are not in police custody, as many DC elected officials and other residents were last night while protesting a federal spending deal that attaches controversial restrictions and requirements on the District of Columbia.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is arrested in a civil disobedience rally in front of the Hart Senate office building yesterday. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)

Chances are that some of them got home after their 1 a.m. release from jail in a gas-guzzling SUV , despite a city law that requires the use of fuel-efficient vehicles in most cases.

In Virginia, a teacher who was trying to bring a history lesson to life organized a classroom slave auction . Maybe she should have checked out this Post story about teaching the Civil War (We’re also live-tweeting the Civil War, as if it was 150 years ago and today’s technology was in place.) The whole Civil War anniversary coverage here.

A buzzy new memoir from Carol Joynt, former proprietor of Nathans of Georgetown, is due out next month. In it, she reveals lots of relationships with bold-faced names.

Today’s a new day so here’s hoping you avoid jail and public humiliation. Our news agenda looks like this:

More Civil War anniversary news . The National Archives will have a big announcement this morning and as soon as we know what it is, we’ll post it here. — Update: Newly found documents of Walt Whitman unveiled — We’ll also have a live chat about the local perspective on the Civil War at 1 p.m.

The Fairfax County board plans to vote on its budget, including a new tax rate.

Prince Georges County’s legislative delegation counts up its successes and failures in the Maryland general Assembly this session.

And of course, we’ll have breaking news at PostNow, the buzziest news at The Buzz and complete local coverage of whatever else happens at PostLocal.

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