Good morning! Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day — and a look at what’s coming up later:
A Baltimore County man was one of two U.S. officers killed Saturday in Afghanistan during protests over NATO troops’ burning of the Koran. Maj. Robert Marchanti II, 48, had been an elementary school teacher before joining the Maryland Army National Guard full time in 2008.
A circuit court dismissed a lawsuit against Virginia’s new congressional district plan, clearing away one of the last remaining hurdles to the plan becoming law. The measure, passed after the new state legislature convened in January, protects the state’s incumbents.
Officials at Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. had concerns as early as 2008 that a Harry Thomas Jr.-linked nonprofit was using the agency as a “check-on-demand place,” according to e-mails obtained by the D.C. Council.
Coming up today on Washingtonpost.com:
The traffic lights will be out at Dupont Circle after 10 a.m., so avoid it if you can. Check in with Dr. Gridlock all day for the latest traffic news.
The Post’s Lonnae O'Neal Parker reported today on a poll that shows black women are heavier than their white counterparts, but also report having appreciably higher levels of self-esteem. Discuss the story with Parker starting at 10 a.m.