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The George Huguely murder trial continues today after one of Huguely’s attorneys fell ill, causing the judge to call for postponement. Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire said closing arguments and jury instructions should begin today to end the trial’s second week.

Money, money, money at the National Harbor: Is a $1 billion casino proposal what Prince George’s County needs for economic development?

D.C. could be a winter wonderland again this weekend, with a sunny and warm forecast on Saturday but snow on Sunday. See what the Capital Weather Gang has to say.

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Happy Friday! If you’re blanking on plans for Presidents’ Day weekend, let the Going Out Gurus help with some jazz, politics at the Newseum and maybe even a celebration of beer.