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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Soap opera, opera glasses and a map

Good morning. Ready for another blast furnace kind of day?

One of the intriguing bits of the case against a D.C. Council aide was the information that the FBI attempted to see if Council member Jim Graham would accept a bribe. He didn’t; More details on the solicitation are now public. Meanwhile, Mayor Vincent Gray defends his ethics while under pressure in another scandal.

Soap operas on the Potomac don’t just involve our local government. A Washington power couple is caught up in a political-sexual scandal; his job is on the line due to misbehavior and everyone asks “what does his wife think?” The other shoe drops: She’s pregnant.

Have a spare $700,000? You might want to bid on what are believed to be Abraham Lincoln’s opera glasses found on Tenth Street after his body was carried from Ford’s Theater.

A sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns. (Matt McClain - For The Washington Post)
The repairs to the zigzag cracks at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery aren’t working and the Army, with input from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is trying to figure out how to fix the fix.

Everyone likes a good map, and everyone wants to offer a Virginia congressional redistricting map and now the ACLU proffers one, which would include two majority-black districts.

Sorry to bust stereotypes, but highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones, according to census data. The Washington metropolitan area is one of the top magnets for educated immigrants, with 189 highly skilled immigrant workers for every 100 lower-skilled ones, according to the study.

A girls’ basketball coach at Stonewall Jackson High School in Prince William County was arrested Tuesday and charged with having inappropriate relations with a minor, stemming from incidents in 2004 and 2005.

Some good news for Metro riders on the weekend — the subway system will not extend the wait times, as had been threatened due to budget problems.

There’s more, but all good things must come to an end. Check back with PostLocal anytime today and you’ll find more.

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