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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Capitals move on to semifinals; Marion Barry is not apologizing; Metro board to vote on fare hike (A.M. Buzz)

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

Capitals knock out the champs. The Eastern Conference semifinals are up next, after Washington secured a series win over Boston with an overtime victory in Game 7.

Human error suspected in derailment. Two employees are on leave as Metro investigates a train jumping the tracks Tuesday at Rosslyn.

Marion Barry not apologizing. Jose L. Cuisia Jr., ambassador to the United States from the Philippines, calls Barry’s comments about Filipino nurses “intolerant.”

Harassing Tareq Salahi: The Virginia AG finally has found a cause Post columnist Robert McCartney can endorse.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— The Metro board is expected to vote today on the agency’s proposed fare hikes and parking fee increase. Post reporter Dana Hedgepeth will tweet from the meeting.

— The Virginia Board of Education is expected to approve the first charter school in Fairfax County.

— Live NFL draft coverage by the Post’s Cindy Boren, beginning around 7:30 p.m.

— Early weekend forecast: Capital Weather Gang has the latest.

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