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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 02/24/2012

D.C. bike lanes, English as an ‘official language,’ Jeopardy! in D.C.: A.M. Buzz

Here are our picks for the top local stories this morning:


Cyclists use the bike lane along New Hampshire Avenue in the District. (Nikki Kahn - The Washington Post)
“You’re in America. Speak English.” Columnist Petula Dvorak, whose parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia, explains why they would be thrilled with Frederick County’s new law that makes English the county’s official language.

Bikes vs. cars, again. Among the issues surrounding bike-only lanes is the temptation for drivers to park their cars there. Mike Debonis tells the tale of recent parking ticket schadenfreude on the 15th Street NW bike lane.

Why did the anti-abortion bill fail? A proposal in the Virginia legislature aimed at stopping abortions was knocked off track this week. Find out how it happened.

Coming up today:

“Blond Bandit” in court. Stephanie Lynn Schwab, who police say went on a crime spree throughout the region late last year, is scheduled for a court appearance today. Watch our crime page for more.

A new way to read The Post. Watch for our announcement on the Ask the Post blog.
Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! (Ethan Miller - GETTY IMAGES)

Think you’re smart? Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to compete on “Jeopardy!” during the game show’s “Power Players Week” taping in the District in April. (After all, D.C. apparently has the smartest population in the country.)

By Washington Post staff  |  07:05 AM ET, 02/24/2012

 
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