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Posted at 4:39 PM ET, 03/ 8/2010

Evening news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Good evening. Hopefully, you got out for a bit today to soak up more of that sunshine (and Vitamin D). The Capital Weather Gang says you'll have one final chance to enjoy the good weather before, yes, before the rain shows up Wednesday. But we'll ignore that for now and just say this: Tuesday's temperatures could climb close to 60. Ahhh, spring!

Pentagon shooting. The two officers wounded in Thursday's shooting at the Pentagon spoke publicly for the first time in an interview on CNN. Marvin Carraway, Jeffrey Amos and a third guard, Colin Richards, who were involved in the shooting, said they were just doing the job they were trained for.

Panda watch. Tai Shan's mother Mei Xiang is not pregnant yet -- at least according to an ultrasound taken today by officials at the National Zoo. But panda lovers should not give up hope of a new baby panda. A fetus, should one develop, would potentially not be visible for weeks, the scientists said. A video of Mei Ziang getting her ultrasound. WJLA, WTOP, WUSA

Job, please. A federal job fair sponsored by Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) attracted thousands of job seekers to the University of Mary Washington. (Fox 5) and the Associated Press. Folks seeking work are also hoping to get a job with the U.S. Census.

Churchill cheating scandal. Officials at Potomac's Churchill High School have scheduled a parent meeting tonight to talk about a computer hacking scandal at the award-winning high school. A group of eight students allegedly stole teachers’ passwords and used USB devices to change the grades of 54 of their classmates. The Montgomery County state's attorney's office is investigating whether to pursue criminal charges against the students. (Post). Also, WJLA and NBC 4. A copy of the letter sent by Principal Joan Benz to Churchill parents.

Gearing up for a fight. College students are preparing to mobilize against a move by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II to do away with anti-discrimination policies for gay employees at state universities. (Post); The ACLU warns college presidents about taking Cuccinelli's advice. (WAMU)

In short: The White House has unveiled the official 2010 Easter Egg. (Post); With questionnaires set to land in mailboxes this month, here are some tips for avoiding Census scams. (NBC 4); Fairfax County officials are teaming with black churches to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Something fun. The Swiss Family Robinson Rockville style.

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By Washington Post editors  | March 8, 2010; 4:39 PM ET
 
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