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Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Christmas in Washington; Pepco fined $1M; the year’s most-read crime stories (A.M. Buzz)

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Metro bus operators at the Western Division spent their own money to buy gifts for 25 disadvantaged kids from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Southwest. (Courtesy of WMATA - COURTESY OF WMATA)
’Twas (three) nights before Christmas: Meet the winner of the Post’s holiday crafts contest. Learn how a Metrobus was transformed into Santa’s sleigh. And, if all the Christmas cheer has you feeling like an outsider looking in, you’re not alone in feeling lonely.

Pepco fined $1 million. Maryland regulators say Pepco failed to fix problems that have led to frequent outages.

The most-read crime stories of 2011. The Lululemon murder was among the most-read D.C.-area crime stories of the year.

Fairfax public pensions, pay in the spotlight. The departure of Fairfax County’s top leader could stoke debate over how much public officials get paid.

For Korean Americans, new hope. Following the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, some hope that the country’s new, young leader may be more open to reuniting families.

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