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Lunchline: MoCo has a decision to make

You have to feel bad for Venus Williams. The legendary tennis star was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open yesterday due to an autoimmune disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain. Doctors say that it shouldn’t put her career in jeopardy, which seems a bit contradictory, considering it prevents her from playing tennis. Either way, quite unfortunate.

From left, Erika Lopez, 17, Maria Delgado, 18, and Stephanie Diaz, 17, share a laugh on a late Friday night in downtown Silver Spring. (Marvin Joseph)

Jay Nedry, longtime owner of Jaxx nightclub in Springfield (Richard A. Lipski/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Another month, another goofy survey telling us the D.C. area is the best or worst at something. The latest study, done by Allstate, finds that the Washington metropolitan area has the worst drivers in the entire United States of America. I’d contend that area drivers also have the worst conditions to deal with, leading to higher accident rates and road rage incidents. The Post’s Maggie Fazeli Fard reports on the insurance agency’s findings and provides some safety tips.

Hawk ‘n’ Dove will soon get a facelift. (Michel du Cille/THE WASHINGTON POST)

We’re close to finalizing the roster for this season’s Redskins squad and there are still a few questions to be answered. Luckily, we know who the kicker will be, but the quarterback issue is still a toss-up, which offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan claims is a non-problem. Okay, buddy. Lastly, The Post’s Rick Maese reports on how some guys will need to prove themselves on special teams to make the squad.

Extra Bites

• If you’re looking for a good way to kill off an afternoon or two before the holiday weekend, I’ve got something for you. Instead of listening to either of their lackluster new albums, you can watch documentaries about Lil Wayne and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

• The travel company STA made a series of tremendous videos titled EAT, MOVE and LEARN. These will be the most exhilarating 3 minutes of your day.

• Another Apple employee “lost” an unreleased iPhone. Aka, Apple needed a PR stunt.

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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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