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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Back-yard chickens; Metro employees accused of theft | #DMVReads


Chickens sit in a mobile chicken coop on J&L Green Farm in Edinburg, Va. An Arlington group wants to increase limitations on the number of chickens that residents can keep in their back yards. (Photo by Esther French/News21)
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A group fighting limitations on the number of chickens that Arlington residents can keep in their back yards is hosting some events to spread its message. (ARL Now)

Two WMATA employees are accused of stealing thousands of dollars in coins from Metro stations throughout the region. (The Washington Post)

After receiving two tickets in the mail, one local resident wonders whether D.C. photo traffic violations have gone too far. (Farm Fresh Meat)

Two Virginia Democrats have proposed a 20-cent tax on all plastic bags, upping the ante on the 5-cent tax in place in the District and Montgomery County. (DCist)

The Wizards’ win over the Oklahoma Thunder last night was a reminder of what it feels like when your terrible team does something magical. (Quickish)

By Andy Smith  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/19/2012

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