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Looking Up: Angela Napili had just finished taking pictures of the U.S. Capitol’s Rotunda when she noticed the tour guide in red gesturing upward, just like Christopher Columbus was in John Vanderlyn’s “Landing of Columbus,” hanging behind the group. “I snapped a quick pic,” Napili says, “then the moment was gone.” (Angela Napili / For Express)

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‘Who Let the Dogs Out?’: Maryland City Finds Answer

It was 81-year-old Mary Root, who lives near Havre de Grace, Md., according to Harford County police. Police jailed Root earlier this month after she failed to pay seven $75 citations for letting her dogs run unleashed a year ago, the Baltimore Sun reports. Root was released after one night in prison, when someone her family members described to The Sun as a “stranger” paid the required 10 percent of her $2,500 bail.

NEW QUESTION

But Who Let the Dogs in?!

Southern Middle School in Lothian, Md., canceled classes earlier this month after three dogs chased a trio of deer into the school, Edgewater Patch reports. An alarm summoned Anne Arundel County Police to the school around 3:50 a.m., and officers found three deer with injuries from dog attacks. Two dogs were captured by Animal Control. The deer had to be euthanized.

PARTY POINTERS

They Should’ve Gone With ‘QVC vs. HSN’ Theme Instead

An off-campus party thrown by a fraternity and a sorority from McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., sparked an administrative investigation last month after some called it racially insensitive, reports CBS-DC. The “CMT vs. BET” party featured women in cut-off shorts and cowboy boots and men in baggy pants and chains.

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Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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