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Death threat shocks Loudoun Sikhs; live updates as Supreme Court takes up health-care challenges; freeze watch Monday night (A.M. Buzz)

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View Photo Gallery: A threatening letter addressed to “The Turban Family” arrived in a family’s mailbox in Sterling, a diverse community where Indian Sikh and Hindu immigrants live comfortably among their white American neighbors.

Death threat shocks Loudoun Sikhs. Sterling residents say the threat was a rare exception in a region where the sect has established roots.

Professional line-standers hold spots outside Supreme Court. Even pros need a break from the wait for health-care arguments — that’s where the homeless come in.

‘Mad Men’ Look contest: 2012 winner. One couple in Hollin Hills decided to wholly immerse themselves in mid-century modern design.

Coming up today on PostLocal:

— The Virginia Senate will convene for a special session to vote on the state budget, a two-year, $85 billion spending plan.

— The Supreme Court will take up various challenges to the sweeping health-care law that was adopted in 2010. Follow Post reporter Laura Vozzella @LVozzella at the protests outside the building, starting at 8 a.m.

Freeze watch in effect Monday night. As recently as Friday, it was in the low 80s, but area temperatures may soon dip near or below freezing. Stay with the Capital Weather Gang for the latest forecast.


View Photo Gallery: Judges selected this Hollin Hills home as the 2012 winner of The Washington Post’s “Mad Men” Look contest.

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