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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Anarchist dog-walkers, Paris for lawmakers

Good morning. Major roads are closed around the Pentagon because of an incident involving a suspicious device in a car. One person is in custody, and at this time there’s a search on for others. This is going to bollix up the commute for thousands. Beware.

Anarchist dog walkers rolling in the dough — sounds like the plot of goofy movie. Truth being stranger than fiction, the Brighter Days collective is doing quite well in Petworth and it’s even spawned a competitor — who ever thought there would be two anarchist dog-walking groups in this most government of towns?

Paris in the springtime sounds like an ideal vacation, non? It’s strictly business, insist Virginia legislators who are taking an all-expenses paid trip from a company trying to lift the state’s ban on uranium mining. There is uranium mining in Utah, but I guess springtime in Provo doesn’t have the same allure to lawmakers.

Elizabeth Bernhardt talked with Jocelyn Knauf while working in the backyard of a home in Annapolis known as the Pinkney site. (Mark Gail - The Washington Post)
Uncovering the past with a trowel: A team of students are excavating in Annapolis, part of a project to “make an African American history of Annapolis out of archaeology,” as the professor says. They’ve discovered some amazing objects with fascinating back stories.

Campaign tactic gone bad: A former aide and a campaign consultant to former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) stand accused of orchestrating tens of thousands of anonymous election-night robo-calls last year that prosecutors said were part of a larger attempt to suppress the black vote.

Fairfax County is getting kudos for its efforts to end homelessness in its jurisdiction. They’ve had success: The overall homeless population is down 16 percent since 2008, and it seems like the whole community is involved in tackling the problem.

You’ve got the weekend ahead; we’ve got the Going Out Guide; let’s get together. For news, we both have PostLocal, or @postlocal on Twitter for when you’re out and about.

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