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Posted at 4:45 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Evening news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Good evening. Despite the early morning rain, it’s pretty darn nice outside. Sadly, the Capital Weather Gang says the warm temperatures aren't going to last. It'll be in the mid to upper 40's tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are today’s headlines. Have to say, it’s pretty busy newswise for a Monday (and that makes us really, really happy).

Crittenton cuts deal. In a plea deal, Gilbert Arenas’ teammate Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun possession charge stemming from his locker room confrontation with teammate Gilbert Arenas, who coincidentally is awaiting sentencing on his own set of charges related to the locker room incident. Arenas’ sentencing is set for March 26.

Where were the police? D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) has some serious questions about D.C. police response times after having a gun pointed at her as she attempted to stop a MetroAccess driver from being robbed. The robbers fled, but Alexander was concerned because it took so long for anyone to respond.

Gray asks Rhee for names. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray has called on Michelle Rhee to identify the teachers who allegedly had sex with D.C. public school students in an article in Fast Company magazine.

National Archives say no photos please. Officials with the National Archives announced a change in policy today that will ban photographs from being taken in the building's main hall, which houses the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, among other significant papers. Seems the repeated flashes can destroy the sensitive papers.

In short. Despite the recession, college admissions officials report that applications have surged; Pepco has opened two charging stations for electric cars in the District; Perhaps that's only fitting since, the D.C. area will be one of a handfull of communities where Chevy's will launch the Volt, Chevorlet’s electric car.

Do people live forever in cyberspace? Here’s an interesting question to ponder: what happens to your online life once you, ahem, expire? A growing number of Web 2.0 companies are offering virtual “safety deposit boxes.” One company will even arrange for emails to be sent to selected individuals after you pass on.

Catching a cheap ride to New York just got a little easier. Three local bus companies have launched D.C. to NYC bus service leaving from Union Station. (WJLA). Also, WAMU.

Missing some Pradas? Maryland officials have found hundreds of pairs of men's shoes dumped in a creek in Elkton, Md. Police says a thief with a serious shoe fetish had been stealing men's footwear (and photographs of men) from homes in the Wilmington, Del. area in December.

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a smooth commute and a good evening. Check back with Post Now tomorrow for more headlines and your Tuesday morning news summary.

By Washington Post editors  | January 25, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
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