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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012

#DMVReads: Wizards front office’s failures; local church’s generosity

Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia on Jan. 13, 2012. Saunders will be replaced by assistant Randy Wittman. (Matt Slocum - AP)
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The firing of Flip Saunders as the Wizards’ head coach is a further indictment of the front office that helped construct the roster. (Bullets Forever)

New Creation Church in Wheaton, Md., is donating 300,000 pennies to local charities committed to fighting poverty.

Richmond natives and heavy metal rockers Lamb of God are playing the 9:30 Club on Saturday, and fans have a chance to win tickets. (DC Heavy Metal)

As the owners of Scheele’s prepare to retire, neighbors are forming a nonprofit to try to ensure that Georgetown retains a corner grocery store. (Georgetown Patch)

By Andy Smith  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012

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