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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Battered immigrants, injured rescuer, Peyton Manning (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for top local stories today:

“He treated me like a slave, and there was no one I could tell.” The

Margaret Ashong, 62, withstood domestic violence from her husband for years. (Jahi Chikwendiu - WASHINGTON POST)
threat of deportation may stop battered immigrant women from reporting
abuse. But two laws offer them a path to safety and legal residency.

Medic critically injured in fall from overpass. An Alexandria medic
fell from an overpass
into Four Mile Creek after responding to a
vehicle fire on I-395 Wednesday evening. The fall was about 20 feet below the interstate.

How badly do the Redskins need Peyton Manning? Pretty badly,
Peyton Manning and Dan Snyder (ReutersJonathan Newton - The Washington Post)
according to The Post’s Sally Jenkins: “Compared to the black art of trying to find a franchise quarterback in the draft, Manning is a sure thing,” Jenkins writes.

Stick around today for more on PostLocal:

Need ideas for Valentine’s Day? OnLove columnist Ellen McCarthy is signing on at noon to take questions in a live chat.

Federal workers, you’re not getting another early departure day. When it comes to snowfall, we’re in the clear -- but maybe just for today. Snow and rain showers are possible overnight, according to Capital Weather Gang.

Huguely trial continues. Huguely, 24, of Chevy Chase, is accused of first-degree murder and five other charges in the 2010 death of Yeardley Love, his ex-girlfriend, in her off-campus apartment. You can view recent tweets from The Post’s Jenna Johnson here, and stay with PostLocal for more coverage on the trial.

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