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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011

The Orionids are coming to a night sky near you (#PMBuzz)

Keep your eyes on the skies tonight, D.C. Here’s your Friday roundup of stories to read before leaving work:


( Via NASA: A map of the morning sky on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30 a.m. local time, viewed facing southeast (NASA) )

Stay up late for the Orionids. The Orionids are one of the major shooting star displays each year, and those showers peak above us around 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

Are you ready for The Rapture 2.0? Today is radio host Harold Camping’s second shot at predicting the apocalypse, and the Internet is awash with bucket lists.

• Man arrested in connection with shooting. A 20-year-old D.C. man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Northeast Washington last month that left 24-year-old Isaiah Sheffield dead.

O’Malley signs a partisan plan. Maryland’s General Assembly on Thursday approved — and Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law — a partisan plan designed to pick up another House seat for Democrats by anchoring most of the state’s eight congressional districts in suburban Washington, where minority populations are surging.

Cold as ice? Not yet, but it’s coming. Find out when the first freeze is expected to hit your area from Capital Weather Gang.

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