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Anarchist dog-walkers, Paris for lawmakers

Good morning. Major roads are closed around the Pentagon because of an incident involving a suspicious device in a car. One person is in custody, and at this time there’s a search on for others. This is going to bollix up the commute for thousands. Beware.

Paris in the springtime sounds like an ideal vacation, non? It’s strictly business, insist Virginia legislators who are taking an all-expenses paid trip from a company trying to lift the state’s ban on uranium mining. There is uranium mining in Utah, but I guess springtime in Provo doesn’t have the same allure to lawmakers.

Elizabeth Bernhardt talked with Jocelyn Knauf while working in the backyard of a home in Annapolis known as the Pinkney site. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

Campaign tactic gone bad: A former aide and a campaign consultant to former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) stand accused of orchestrating tens of thousands of anonymous election-night robo-calls last year that prosecutors said were part of a larger attempt to suppress the black vote.

Fairfax County is getting kudos for its efforts to end homelessness in its jurisdiction. They’ve had success: The overall homeless population is down 16 percent since 2008, and it seems like the whole community is involved in tackling the problem.

You’ve got the weekend ahead; we’ve got the Going Out Guide; let’s get together. For news, we both have PostLocal, or @postlocal on Twitter for when you’re out and about.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.


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