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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

There’s always more to the story

Good morning. A three-run homer in the ninth inning gave the Nats a “shocking” 6-5 victory last night, our Adam Kilgore writes, “the kind of improbable win that could spark another streak.”

For the first time in a decade, D.C. parents are giving the public school system a passing grade, a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows. That’s good news for new schools chancellor Kaya Henderson and also for former chancellor Michelle Rhee, whose approval ratings have shot up since she left office.

That #Beltwaysex trial was a bit more complicated than you could tell from following tweets yesterday. Reporter Tom Jackman spells it out, with photos from the wrecked vehicles, and he invites questions for his live chat today — after you read the details.

There’s also more to the story of the serial escapee who fled a detention officer at BWI , which we mentioned yesterday. It seems that the D.C. corrections officers were late getting to the airport, which gave 18-year-old Brandon Sparrow just the opening he needed to ditch the guard and flee. He was picked up yesterday afternoon in Southeast D.C.

( Courtesy USGS Patuxent Research Center )
One of Maryland’s rarest birds, the northern goshawk, was shot and killed last week and three of her chicks were also found dead. “This was the only known nesting goshawk” in all of Maryland, the Department of Natural Resources said in a statement.

Good year for campaign signs: With every state and local office (except for county clerk) up for election in Fairfax County, it’s going to be a lively campaign season.

The long search for a chief executive the local airports authority appears to be over, with the winning candidate the former head of the U.S. Postal Authority, John E. “Jack” Potter.

A Town Hall-style discussion about topics of interest to the District’s African American community will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Friendship Collegiate Academy High School in Northeast.

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