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Lunchline: Congress squashes Sulaimon Brown’s allegation

Monday has to be the worst possible day for Halloween. People celebrate all weekend, and then the actual day still doesn't come until the next week. Annoying. Have a happy one, kids!

Congress has made its decision about Sulaimon Brown . Brown's allegation he was promised a job in the Vincent Gray administration in exchange for sullying the name of then-Mayor Adrian Fenty during the last election cycle has been disproved by a congressional committee. An investigation found there was no direct evidence that Gray used campaign consultants to fund a smear attack on Fenty through Brown. The Post's Nikita Stewart reports on the latest shenanigans at the Wilson Building.

Although the D.C. area is becoming a more diverse in general , Pr. George's County is growing more segregated. As neighborhoods find themselves with more minorities and fewer white residents, Prince George's is teeming with black people--and many of them are happy about it. A Washington Post analysis breaks down the demographic changes in Prince George's and analyzes why it remains a beacon for middle-class African Americans who want to live around other blacks.

Virginia's booming wine industry is no joke . One family, the Marterellas of Warrenton, learned the hard way that making wine is not as simple as setting up shop and stomping grapes. The Post's Susan Svrluga reports on how a fight over a winery crushed a family and divided a neighborhood.

It boggles my mind to think that there are 7 billion people walking the Earth . Even more frightening is the notion that man's imprint on the planet from a sheer numbers standpoint is too obvious to ignore and resource management is something we need to consider as a race (the human one) nevermind a country. The Post's Brad Plumer looks at the issue and provides some context on how our consumption may affect our futures.

Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher (59) celebrates after intercepting the ball at th egoal line during the game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday, October 30, 2011. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post) (Toni L. Sandys/WASHINGTON POST)

Extra Bites

• Ever since Conan left NBC, all the news I've heard about him is never directly about the actual content of his TBS program. In that vein, the red-haired one has announced that he's going to New York to officiate a gay wedding. Good for him!

• Can you imagine sitting on a tarmac in a JetBlue plane in Connecticut for over 7 hours? If you were at Bradley International Airport over the weekend you don't have to, because it actually happened.

• It's Halloween, so I give you: creepy clowns. Sleep tight!

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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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