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Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Police shift Occupy D.C. tactics; more drivers falling asleep at the wheel (A.M. Buzz)

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Virginia Election 2011: Polls in the commonwealth are now open. Find out why Fairfax is bracing for confusion at the polls and check out our voter’s guide for candidate and voting information.


An unidentified protester is tended to by paramedics Friday after being hit by a vehicle that drove through a line of protesters trying to block the street. (Craig Hudson - For The Washington Post)
Occupy D.C. update: Police chief Cathy Lanier said the Metropolitan Police Department will change tactics in dealing with the “increasingly confrontational and violent” protest movement.

Drowsy driving: Nearly a third of drivers surveyed said they’d almost fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past month, and studies have shown that the twice-annual time changes throw people’s body clocks into a sleepy tailspin for about a week.

Maryland, land of millionaires: Maryland has more millionaires per household than any other state.

D.C.’s Greatest Sports Fan Contest: What would you change about a local pro team? We asked our contestents. Read their responses and vote for your favorite.

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