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Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 01/27/2012

One year after ‘Commutageddon’; best events this weekend; Lululemon murder sentencing (A.M. Buzz)

Here are our picks for the top local stories to start your day:

Traffic was jammed for hours last January when a powerful winter storm caused one of the worst commute’s in the area’s history. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) (Jahi Chikwendiu - WASHINGTON POST)
As temperatures push into the 60s today, it’s hard to imagine that exactly one year ago, the Washington area was pounded by thundersnow and “Commutageddon.”

D.C.: Rude, busy, or both? Columnist Petula Dvorak breaks down Travel + Leisure magazine’s online survey of readers, which found that Washington is America’s third-rudest city. Cast your vote.

Happy Friday! It’s the perfect time to plan your weekend. The Going Out Gurus tell us the best events to check out, including the Year of the Dragon parade in Chinatown and the Monster Jam truck show at the Verizon Center.

Stay with today for the latest news from around the region, including this afternoon’s sentencing of Brittany Norwood, who faces life in prison in the slaying of her Lululemon co-worker, Jayna Murray.

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Categories:  AM Buzz | Tags:  Lululemon, Brittany Norwood, Jayna Murray, Chinese New Year, weather

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