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Virginia Tech massacre anniversary; D.C. celebrates 150th Emancipation Day; Roger Clemens re-trial begins (A.M. Buzz)

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View Photo Gallery: Fourteen midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy undertook a 70-mile march in the Blue Ridge Mountains over spring break in tribute to Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

In the footsteps of ‘Stonewall.’ Annapolis midshipmen learn about leadership by following the Confederate general’s campaign.

Va. Tech remembers massacre victims. As the five-year anniversary of the tragedy began, students lit a candle that will burn all day in memory of those killed.

On Emancipation Day in D.C., two memorials tell very different stories. Separated by 116 years, Lincoln Park and the African American Civil War Memorial reflect their creators’ eras.

Coming up on PostLocal:

— The District will celebrate Emancipation Day with a parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a full-day festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.

— The re-trial of Roger Clemens’s perjury case begins with jury selection. The baseball legend is accused of lying to Congress about his alleged steroid use.

— The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to meet on the GSA scandal.

— The Washington Mystics will pick 8th and 10th in the first round of the WNBA draft this afternoon. Tonight, the Capitals host a playoff game against the Bruins, the Nationals take on the Astros and the Wizards play the Bulls.

— The space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to fly over the Washington region early Tuesday en route to its new home at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport.


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