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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

D.C. area colleges woo Jersey students; live coverage of Occupy D.C. congressional hearing (A.M. Buzz)

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Michael Longo, 16, of Green Brook, NJ, picks up a brochure in the engineering department of Catholic University. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Area colleges compete for N.J. students. The state known for its congested turnpike and the “Jersey Shore” is also the nation’s leading exporter of college students — many of whom land on campuses in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Burial problems found at military cemeteries beyond Arlington.The Department of Veterans Affairs has found scores of misplaced headstones and at least eight cases of people buried in the wrong places.

Student suicide leads to discipline legislation in Va. After a Fairfax student took his own life last year after facing school disciplinary proceedings, some are advocating that parents be notified sooner when their children are accused of wrongdoing at school.

Coming up today on

— Live coverage of the congressional hearing on the Occupy D.C. encampment at McPherson Square. Lawmakers are asking why protestors have been allowed to stay despite a ban on camping on Park Service property.

— Local bloggers consider the question: Where should the new FBI headquarters be located: D.C., Maryland, or Virginia?

— Petula Dvorak responds to comments on her column about labels on black and white women in America at 12 p.m. Join the discussion in the comments field, and check out Part 2 of a special report on black women in America.

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