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Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Chuck Brown health mystery solved; woman charged in road rage death; Prince Harry visits D.C. (A.M. Buzz)

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

Chuck Brown battling pneumonia. D.C.’s legendary Godfather of Go-Go has been hospitalized for two months, leading to speculation about his health, including some Twitter-spawned, incorrect rumors of his death.

"Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown has been hospitalized with pneumonia for two months. (Brandon Wu)

(Video: Chuck Brown’s band plays on without him. )

Same-sex marriage faces test in Maryland. Backers of the unions have been prevailing in state legislatures and courts — but not at the ballot box.

Woman charged in road-rage death. The 32-year-old Fairfax woman was arrested Monday night and charged with felony hit and run.

Metro train announcements: Can you do better? Riders say Metro has a problem with audio announcements. Think you can do better? Prove it.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— Trial updates: Roger Clemens’s perjury trial continues. A judge re-examines the case of Catherine Fuller, a mother of six who was fatally beaten, robbed and sodomized in Northeast D.C. in 1984.

Recaps and analysis of the Capitals’ heartbreaking loss to the Rangers Monday night.

— The Nationals face off against the Pirates in Pittsburgh at 7:05 p.m.

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