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P.M. Buzz: Five stories to read ahead of your evening commute

Today’s roundup for your evening commute:

Sky’s the limit. Engineer Emma Cardini on rappelling the Washington Monument this week to check for post-earthquake damage: “It’s really cool to see the planes flying under you,” she said Thursday. “That is an unnerving experience. When you look over at the airport and they’re under you.”

More news after the jump:

Free bird. Council member Marion Barry (D) is adding a twist to the annual Ward 8 Turkey Giveaway: Prospective turkey recipients must pre-register for a bird and attend community meetings, among other requirements.

U might H8 this law. Police in Maryland will be allowed to pull over and ticket drivers they see text-messaging when new legislation that closes a loophole in an existing law takes effect Saturday.

Prince George’s county off to a bumpy start with school bus schedules. From Robert Samuels: “A pileup of struggles has led to erratic bus service for some Prince George’s County schools, a difficulty echoed around the country as school systems confront a double whammy of budget cuts and staff shortages.”

Onion Joke not appealing to U.S. Capitol Police. Police weren’t happy when the satirical news source took to its 3-million-strong Twitter follower list to tweet about fake gunfire in the Capitol.

Tonight’s forecast from Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow: “Can’t rule out a lingering shower (but odds dropping below 20%) , mainly east of I-95 through dark. Otherwise, it’s partly cloudy to clear, breezy (10-20 mph west winds) and much less humid. Overnight lows range from near 50 in the cooler suburbs to the upper 50s downtown.”


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