This long Capitals layoff has me going crazy. They haven't played since they put a beat down on the Red Wings last Saturday, but they're back tonight. We like this.

You think you're young and cool? Yeah, so is everyone else, literally . According to new Census figures, the Washington area is a magnet for young adults. The numbers show that in the past three years, 7,000 people ages 25 to 34 have come to the region looking for jobs and "hipness." The Post's Carol Morello and Teresa Tomassoni report on how D.C. is apparently cooler than Portland, but not as cool as Austin.

Witness testimony is expected to begin today in the Lululemon murder trial . Wednesday, lawyers for Brittany Norwood admitted that she killed Jayna Murray, but said it was not a premeditated act. I'm not going to get into the grisly details of the defense's case, but the distinction of premeditation carries a major difference when it comes to sentencing. The Post's Dan Morse and Maggie Fazeli Fard explain what Norwood is facing.

Metro is finally doing something about its unwieldy station names . Some Metro stations' signs have gotten out of control, with some including as many as seven words. Some stations are adding words as a way to clarify what's near them. The transit authority is also reviewing its disaster response efforts after that debacle on the Orange Line earlier this month. The Post's Dana Hedgpeth is tweeting and reporting from a board committee meeting.

In this Oct. 6, 2011 photo, Gan Golan of Los Angeles, dressed as the "Master of Degrees," holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt during Occupy DC activities in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The Redskins' team name isn't the only thing that's caused race-relations problems for the franchise . It's somewhat amazing to think that it took pressure from the White House for the team to finally allow black players on its roster in the 60s. Nonetheless, the 'Skins have an undeniably close link with the Washington area's black community these days. The Post's Dan Steinberg and Chris L. Jenkins analyze the fanbase.

Extra Bites

• Libya's revolution did more than just free people from reign of Moammar Gaddafi. For many of the nation's men stuck in poverty, the rebel movement made them a lot more likeable in women's eyes. Bonus!

• Kreayshawn was interviewed on NPR yesterday. I am genuinely amazed by the state of hip-hop these days. And not in a bad way.

• If you need a topical Halloween costume, ComPost's Alexandra Petri has you covered!

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