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Q: What does the D.C. mayor's wife do for a living?

A: Diane Simmons Williams, 43, is chief financial officer of the D.C. Urban League. A January article in the Post described how she met her bow-tied beau and what the Williams's life was like before D.C.

Q: When will the mixing bowl construction be complete?

A: Early estimates say the $350 million reconstruction of the Springfield Interchange, which began in April, could last eight years. Nicknamed "the mixing bowl" because it represents the convergence of traffic from Interstates 95, 395 and 495, the interchange draws nearly 370,000 motorists a day. Hence, it's a bowl that's never empty. We've got a special report with more information.

Q: With last week's additions, how many names are on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial?

A: The annual service honored 311 officers and brought the number of fallen officers listed on the Judiciary Square monument to 14,933. Two engravers from Colorado, profiled last year by washingtonpost.com, have etched each name.

Q: How long is Mike Tyson's prison term?

A: In January, the former champ was sentenced to one year in Montgomery County jail for assaulting two motorists. Since then, Tyson has agreed to serve an additional two months in Maryland for violating his Indiana parole but lost his bid to have his term reduced because of good behavior. Bottom line: County officials told The Post that Tyson is likely to stay jailed at least until June.

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