Local students detained in Egypt; Wal-Mart signs community benefits agreement (#PMBuzz)


(L to R) Luke Gates, a 21-year-old Indiana University student from Bloomington, Ind.; Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo.; and Gregory Porter, a 19 year-old Drexel University student from Glenside, Pa. (AP/AP)

Student ‘caught up’ in Egypt protests. Derrik Sweeney’s father says the Georgetown student is being held at a courthouse in Cairo. Sweeney was one of three Americans whose detainment was broadcast on state television in Egypt. Egyptian authorities say the men were allegedly throwing molotov cocktails at police.

They’re here. The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who marched from Manhattan to the White House as part of the “Occupy the Highway” movement completed their trek Tuesday. A separate group of protesters from Richmond also arrived in Alexandria.

Praise the Intercounty Connector! The ICC segment opened this morning and cut drive times in half for many motorists. Dr. Gridlock’s guide is here.

Wal-Mart agrees to fund job training, open hiring centers in deal with D.C. Wal-Mart officials and the District government say they have signed a community benefits agreement.Read the full text here.

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