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Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Charlie Sheen at center of D.C. police captain’s lawsuit; same-sex marriage debate begins in Maryland Senate (A.M. Buzz)

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George Huguely found guilty. A jury convicted the former U-Va. lacrosse player of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

Charlie Sheen received a police escort from the MPD last April. (Christopher Polk - GETTY IMAGES)
D.C. police official involved in Charlie Sheen escort flap plans to sue the city. He claims he was demoted after testifying to the D.C. Council that security escorts for celebrities were common.

Va. GOP backtracks on forcing invasive ultrasounds. With Gov. McDonnell retreating from the proposed mandate, the abortion bill’s fate is uncertain.

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— The Postal Service is expected to announce facility closures Thursday. Thousands of postal employees should know by day’s end whether the facility they work at is slated to close.

Maryland’s same-sex marriage debate will begin Thursday morning in the state Senate. A final vote is expected to come this week, less than one week after the House of Delegates barely passed the bill.

— An Army private accused of leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is expected to enter a plea at an arraignment Thursday afternoon at Fort Meade.

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