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Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Income inequality in D.C.; cherry blossom haikus; solar storm; Embassy Chef Challenge (A.M. Buzz)

Man expresses remorse for 2010 shooting spree. A man who pleaded guilty to murder after firing an assault rifle into a crowd of mourners two years ago spoke at length publicly for the first time since his arrest.

A push to honor young enlistees. Fairfax parents want official commencement recognitions for students who have enlisted in military.

D.C.’s income gap is among the worst in the nation, with the top fifth of all D.C. households earning 29 times more than the bottom fifth, according to a study.

Wax poetic on the cherry blossoms. Submit haikus honoring the humble flower here.

Coming up today on

— Blame it on the sun: The most intense solar storm in recent years is expected to ramp up Thursday morning, and may disrupt GPS signals, radio communications and the North American power grid. Stay with Capital Weather Gang for updates on the solar activity.

— The Where We Live blog looks at the accuracy of Zillow’s home value estimates, which leave some homeowners very excited and others frustrated. Check out your “Zestimate” and tell us what you think.

— Top chefs from D.C.’s embassies will face off Thursday night in the fourth annual Embassy Chefs Challenge.

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