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Posted at 8:14 AM ET, 09/13/2010

LORI'S A.M. BUZZ: Winning team, weather

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors


Good morning. The Redskins won, the weather forecast is fabulous and today is the day before primary election day in Maryland and the District. In other words, there's a lot going on -- so stick with Post Local to keep up with the headlines.

Coming up.

We must be living right. The Capital Weather Gang is calling for sunshine, temperatures in the 80's and low humidity -- in other words, another great day. We got a smidgen of rain yesterday, but the sun came out in the afternoon, making it a most enjoyable weekend. (There's a chance of some sprinkles later this week, but let's not think about that for now.)

Dulles Rail discussion. A public meeting is scheduled tonight for members of the community to discuss the latest design plans for the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. It's an 11.6-mile section that will be built from Wiehle Avenue on the eastern edge of Reston in Fairfax County to Route 772 in Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County. Tonight's workshop is slated to be held at the Sheraton Reston, located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A second meeting will be held Tuesday night at 21668 Heritage Farm Lane in Sterling.

Today's headlines.

Final weekend before D.C., Md. primaries. Candidates in the District and Maryland were out campaigning at churches, festivals and in local neighborhoods. Even D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty found time to hit the Adams Morgan Day festival after he competed in Sunday morning's National Triathlon. Fenty's rival, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, spent his Sunday morning in church. Prince George's County was also a popular destination for candidates, including Gov. Martin O'Malley. Candidates in Montgomery County shook hands and schmoozed at a folk festival in Takoma Park.

Dog killed in Adams Morgan. A D.C. police officer fatally shot a dog during the Adams Morgan Day festival on Sunday. Parrot, a Shar-Pei mix, allegedly bit another dog as the two passed each other on the street. There are conflicting accounts of what happened next. The dog's owner, Aaron Blake, said he had subdued the dog by the time police arrived, but that a D.C. police officer then took over. He says the officer "threw" the dog down a stairwell and shot it. Police, however, say the officer "pushed" the dog down a stairwell and shot it when the animal charged him. This is the latest in a number of recent incidents involving dogs and police.

Metrobuses back in service. Metro officials said Sunday night that 99 buses that were pulled from WMATA's fleet last week will be returned to service now that temporary repairs have been made to a hydraulic pump -- a part that may have contributed to a fire on a bus traveling on the Capital Beltway last Thursday.

A change in ICE policy? In the aftermath of an accident in which a Virginia nun was killed and two other nuns injured, federal immigration officials have tightened their policy on illegal immigrants arrested for drunken driving, WTOP reports. Before, those arrested were not required to be kept in custody. Now, federal officials say they should be held. The reported move comes after Jeanette M. Mosier, a Benedictine nun, was killed after a crash in Prince William County last month. The driver allegedly responsible was an illegal immigrant who had previous drunken driving arrests.

Other items.

No end in sight. Further evidence the world has gone cupcake mad: it's National Cupcake Week in . . . Great Britain.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and check back later for more headlines. We'll be with candidates across D.C. and Maryland as they do their last-minute campaigning for Tuesday's primary elections. Enjoy your day (and the fabulous weather).

By Washington Post editors  | September 13, 2010; 8:14 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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