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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 06/20/2011

P.M. Buzz: Beltway sex case, levee rising, Fenty’s back

The news since your newspaper landed in the puddle on your porch:

Trial starts in Fairfax Beltway case A lawsuit about a crash on the Beltway last year — in which the defendant allegedly was driving at 85 mph while drunk and having sex with a woman “partially or totally in the backseat of the car” — went to trial today. Reporter Tom Jackman is live-blogging it.

Ex-Noyes principal Wayne Ryan resigns DC Public Schools instructional superintendent Wayne Ryan, the former principal at Noyes Education Campus who drew acclaim from DCPS for dramatic test score gains and then investigative scrutiny for suspicious levels of answer sheet erasures, has resigned. He did not say why, but it’s effective today.

Weary of floods, Prince George’s town will build up levees near Anacostia River The beleaguered town of Edmonston in Maryland once flooded four times in as many years, driving some residents to seriously consider packing up and moving. But that talk has ended as the town prepares to take the last in a series of steps to hold back the waters.

Ex-D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty bounces back in popularity, new poll shows Former mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who had a 47 percent approval rating before he lost his mayoral seat last year, has bounced back in popularity, with 56 percent of registered voters approving of the way he did his job, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation.

Army museum site chosen after decades of debate The long-awaited National Museum of the Army, under debate for nearly three decades, will be constructed on the north post of Fort Belvoir, the Army has announced. And this time, the decision is final.

Virginia education secretary a finalist for Florida job Virginia Education Secretary Gerard Robinson is one of five finalists to head Florida’s education system. Florida’s State Board of Education is interviewing the finalists Monday in Tampa.

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