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Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Candlelight vigil for MLK Jr.; Possible NCAA violations at Howard University; GSA spending controversy; Nationals opening day (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:

Candlelight vigil for Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds gathered at King’s memorial to honor him on the anniversary of his killing. Forty-four years after his death, his dream is still a work in progress.

Possible NCAA violations at Howard University. A number of athletes have been declared ineligible, but officials say “most teams will compete as scheduled.”

GSA’s spending controversy. The revelations of misspending that prompted Congressional hearings this week are not the the agency’s first scandal.

Coming up today on PostLocal:

— Bond hearing at 9 a.m. for a suspect in the Baltimore carjacking that ended with a woman diving from her vehicle on the Beltway, holding her 20-month-old child.

— Competency hearing scheduled for the woman charged with stabbing a shopper in a Target parking lot in Prince George’s County.

— The Nationals play their first game of the 2012 season, in Chicago.

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