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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012

D.C. public schools plan to keep accidental $18 million

I had a dream last night that I was sitting at my house watching baseball and drinking chocolate milk. Seriously. And it was easily the most exciting dream I'd had in months. Thank God that pitchers and catchers report this weekend.


Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
If Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III gets his way , there will be a billion-dollar casino at National Harbor. The man who opposed slot machines in Maryland has hitched his wagon to a proposal that would bring a "high-end" gambling hotspot to the county's crown jewel of hospitality. To say that he has dollar signs in his eyes would be an understatement. Needless to say, opposing lawmakers aren't fond of the idea on basic moral grounds. The Post's John Wagner and Miranda S. Spivack report.

The D.C. public school system vastly overestimated how many people wanted to be a part of their program . As a result, they should be losing quite a bit of money. But for whatever reason, sordid or systematic, they won't be paying back the $18 million they received as a result of that miscalculation. If you're wondering, charter schools do not get the same leniency when it comes to funding errors. The Post's Bill Turque reports on the tricky game that the two sides play when it comes to enrollment.

Full disclosure: I've never been to the Holocaust Museum . To explain it basically, I never wanted to go. Seems too depressing. That said, I might go today. What you may not know is that many of the artifacts at the facility are on loan, and those agreements have expired in many cases. As a result, the museum is in negotiations to keep the objects that tell the story. Organizers of the museum say that they could lose a significant part of their basic narrative if they don't sort things out with Poland. The Post's Philip Kenicott reports.

Chris Brown is a hated man in many parts of America . The guy who pleaded not guilty to assaulting Rihanna after pictures of her bloodied face made the rounds on the Internet received serious backlash after he performed twice at the Grammys and even took home an award. Needless to say, many people believe he should never have been given that opportunity. Slate's Emily Bazelton asserts that Brown not only beats women, but does it because he wants to.

Randy Edsall is a total clown . The coach who won two, count them, TWO entire football games last season, has decided to try to block the eligibility of a couple players who chose to transfer from Maryland after the past god-awful season. In short, a grown man is using his institutional power to quell the dreams of young men who weren't all about his clearly unsuccessful plan. The kids call this “hating.” Is the rule allowing Edsall to even do such a thing kind of bogus? Yes. But that doesn't mean that he has to be that petty, Sally Jenkins writes.

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