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Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Asian market’s sale of live animals on trial in Fairfax County; Romney wins big in D.C. GOP straw poll; gun threat at Potomac High (A.M. Buzz)

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Andy Gao, 3, sits in grocery basket as his mother Anna Zheng shops in the meat department at Great Wall Supermarket. (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post) (Tracy A. Woodward - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Supporters of a popular Falls Church market say Asian food traditions are under attack after a conservationist tipped off authorities to the store’s sale of live animals. The case, which goes before a Fairfax County court this week, is just one example of recent tensions between immigrant communities and conservation groups.

Mitt Romney won the support of 72 percent of D.C. Republicans in a straw poll Monday night. Newt Gingrich came in second with 8.7 percent, while Rick Santorum and Ron Paul each finished with about 8 percent. The District holds its primary election on April 3.

There will be extra patrols at Prince William County’s Potomac High School today, after graffiti appeared in a school bathroom that indicated a student planned to bring a weapon to school. Police say there is no evidence the threat is credible.

Coming up today on PostLocal:

— The Post’s Laura Vozzella @LVozzella will be live-tweeting and live-blogging the protests outside the Supreme Court today as oral arguments continue on a set of challenges to the sweeping 2010 health-care law.

— Health-care law expert Ilya Shapiro will join The Post at 1 p.m. for a live chat about the case, including his own thoughts on whether the health-care bill’s individual mandate requirement is unconstitutional.

— Planning to walk down the aisle soon? D.C. bridal shop owners Carine Krawiec and Julia Lichtman will be chatting at 11 a.m. about the latest wedding trends and etiquette, and will offer a dollop of their own advice on solving wedding-planning troubles.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:04 AM ET, 03/27/2012

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