If you didn't see last night's PBS special on the Freedom Riders, you might want to check it out. Reading stories about it is one thing, but the footage from that era in American history is sobering.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn waits to be arraigned. (Richard Drew/AP)

"It's Academic" features a "Superbowl" showdown between the best teams of the year. (Astrid Riecken/For The Post)

Country Music duo Brooks & Dunn perform at Jiffy Lube Live as part of their "Last Rodeo" Tour in 2010. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The )

Wheaton is one step closer to landing a Costco. Montgomery County moved forward with plans to give the mega-retailer $4 million over two years to come to the ever-developing town. It will be interesting to see how Westfield Mall can work with Costco to make sure that the new store doesn't create a full-blown traffic fiasco in an area that's already swarmed with cars on a regular basis. The Post's Lori Aratani reports on how county officials came to their decision.

It's the time of year when Wizards have more hope than any other point of the season. Yes, it's NBA Draft lottery day. Last year, after the recently widowed Irene Pollin appeared for the team at the annual showing of the ping-pong balls in Secaucus, N.J., the Wiz won the No. 1 overall pick. The Post's Michael Lee reports on how the team plans to utilize more good luck charms to land the top spot and hopefully turn this currently craptastic franchise around.

Extra Bites

• Well now, I guess it's fair to say that the other shoe has officially dropped in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver divorce saga. The Governator revealed yesterday that he fathered a child with a "longtime member of the household staff" over 10 YEARS AGO! Unreal. Honestly, though, he couldn't get any better press for his new flick.

• There's been another entry into the burger-packed world of Dupont Circle. Shake Shack opens today in the spot where Fuddruckers used to be.

• Feel free to go impress your friends with the latest word of the day: Tardigrades. You're welcome.

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