Today’s roundup for your evening commute.
• Renewed wounds at Falls Church mosque. Members at Dar Al-Hijrah have long been frustrated by their association with former imam Anwar al-Aulaqi, who became a radicalized al-Qaeda supporter after his time at the mosque. “It’s one of those things. When you feel like you’ve been continuously embarrassed, it’s painful and humiliating,” one said. The U.S. killed al-Aulaqi on Thursday in an airstrike in Yemen.
More news after the jump:
• Cleaning out “the nation’s attic.” Roger G. Kennedy, who modernized the National Museum of American History with exhibits that celebrated pop culture and offered unflinching looks at shameful moments in U.S. history, died today at 85.
• Sunday services. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Friday the city now has enough money to keep its main library, the downtown MLK branch, open seven days a week, heading off plans for it to be closed on Sundays. It’s the busiest day at the library, used by parents helping kids with schoolwork, unemployed workers hunting for jobs, and homeless football fans.
• We broke the mold record. Mold spore counts have been abnormally high for the entirety of September, historically Washington’s moldiest month, reports the Capital Weather Gang. Through the first three weeks, counts were about 75 percent above average. And then on Thursday, levels blasted through the roof.
• That’s about 375 in modern-stadium years. Washington’s RFK stadium will celebrate its 50th birthday on Saturday. The former home of the Washington Redskins also hosted the Nationals for a couple of seasons and is still the site of D.C. United games, but sadly, as far as The Buzz can tell, it will spend its birthday alone. Make it feel better by posting photos of the good times.