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Lunchline: Civil War re-enactment? No, thank you

We have to start things out on a somber note today and turn our hearts and minds to Oslo, where an explosion at the government's headquarters has killed at least one person and shocked many others in the capital of Norway. Sad.

Joseph Leisch Jr. of Berryville, Va. who portrays Abraham Lincoln, wipes off sweat during the Jubilee of Peace Reenactment at Old Manassas Courthouse. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

White Flint is a dump and everybody knows it . The strip mall/parking lot community on Rockville Pike has been begging for redevelopment for 10 years and it's finally set to move forward. Montgomery County proposed making over the concrete jungle into a walkable community some time back, and yesterday the county approved an analysis that allows developers to go full speed ahead on remaking the area named after a mall that's past its expiration date. The Post's Lori Aratani reports on what's to come around Nicholson Lane.

Chris Evans plays Captain America in “Captain America: The First Avenger. (Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment)

I was born in the '80s but I really started to get it a decade later . My parents kept me in the house as a kid with video games and cable television. So you better believe that when Nickelodeon announced it would be replaying episodes of its '90s programming as part of a special block, I was geeked. The Post's Jessica Goldstein chronicles the revival, which will likely have people wearing snap bracelets and eating Fruit by the Foot as they stay up all night to sing this song.

DeAngelo Hall recovers a fumble for a touchdown in last season’s Redskins home opener against Dallas. (Jonathan Newton)

Extra Bites

• It's well known that I'm not a huge proponent of around-the-clock panda news, but I get it that some people are. And as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, it's sometimes my job. Mei Xiang won't be having a baby anytime soon, kids. There's always next year!

• If you hang out in Adams Morgan, or plan to this weekend, be prepared for the extra police on 18th Street. Depending on your point of view, this could feel like a good thing or a bad thing.

• P.S. It's still hotter than Hades outside. I'll be at the pool, but remember: Safety first!

• Oh yeah, and this is incredible.

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.


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