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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/29/2011

A.M. Buzz: Mental exam for White House shooting suspect; dance hall tensions in Fairfax

Here are our picks for local stories to start your day:

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (Idaho State University)
Further mental evaluation sought for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez in White House shooting. The man accused of firing a rifle at the president has said he is the second coming of Jesus.

Cracking down on dining and dancing. Community complaints about noise and brawls have led to tension between Fairfax County officials and some Latino-owned businesses.

Fusing career and college prep. A wide gulf often separates technical training and liberal arts. That’s all changing now.

Robo-call case goes to trial. A senior aide to former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich faces charges of conspiring to employ robo-calls to reduce turnout in predominantly black areas on Election Day 2010.

A cherished D.C. legend, shattered. After 30 years, the former Rita Jenrette is debunking one of the city’s most beloved sex scandals.

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