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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Bicyclists in the lanes, goat on the lam

Good morning. It’s perfect weather (at the moment) for Bike-to-Work Day. There has already been one accident near Dupont Circle, however; If you’re driving, give the pedalers room. If you’re walking, heads up when crossing streets. If you’re biking — well, quit reading this and watch where you’re going.

Not to be a nudge, but please, wear a helmet.
(Linda Davidson - THE WASHINGTON POST)

Overnight crime roundup: A domestic dispute in Temple Hills overnight resulted in one death by stabbing. There’s been a second arrest in the slaying last September of Delonte Butler, who was found shot to death in a burning vehicle in Southeast D.C.

Montgomery County residents, prepare for labor strife. The county council cut health and retirement benefits for government and school employees. Reporter Michael Laris says the impact on individual workers could be significant; the cuts could reduce take-home pay for many employees by more than $1,000.

Be true to your school, part II: Education writer Jay Mathews has been ranking high schools since 1998, based on his measure of how effectively each one prepares students for college. It’s that time of year, and here’s the full list.

Did you see that ridiculously funny video of police chasing a goat in Gaithersburg yesterday?

Don’t forget: Doomsday is tomorrow. Party like it’s the end of the world. Or if it’s delayed, enjoy your weekend.

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