Here are our picks for five stories to kick off your day.


Jamaica D shows off her heels before the 25th Annual High Heel Drag Queen Race in Dupont Circle. (Jahi Chikwendiu/WASHINGTON POST)

The Rocky Balboa of Virginia. State Sen. Chuck Colgan (D), 85, has revived his popular 2007 campaign theme that featured Rocky and the famous run up the steps.

Good Ship St. Mary’s. Students at St. Mary’s College who were moved off campus while mold is cleared from their dorms have a another residence. They’ll stay temporarily on a private cruise ship docked on St. Mary’s River.


Building projects continue around Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Newton/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Mitt Romney in Fairfax. The Republican presidential candidate will travel to Fairfax with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) today. Stay with PostLocal for the story.

Coming up today on PostLocal: At the Lululemon trial, jury selection is wrapping up, and we will bring you live updates. We’ll also attend a special meeting on Metro escalators tonight.