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Posted at 8:10 AM ET, 01/ 4/2010

Monday news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Now, for today’s headlines.

Overturned car in Rock Creek: Police are investigating what caused a Virginia’s man’s car to flip over into an icy Rock Creek. Joshua A. Kuhlman was discovered in his vehicle early Sunday morning. Rescue crews were able to pull his body from the car, but he was already unresponsive when he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He died Sunday afternoon. According to his Facebook page, Kuhlman was a 2009 graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Nightclub shuttered: The District’s largest nightclub, Love, has been temporarily shut down after a non-fatal stabbing on New Year’s Day. It was the third violent incident at the club on New York Avenue in NE in a week. D.C. officials have made an arrest in the first homicide of 2010.

Suprised? The Redskins' Jim Zorn has been fired.

The snow hangover continues. It’s been more than two weeks since a massive storm dumped snow all over the D.C. region and officials both D.C. and Virginia are looking to the feds for some help paying for clean-up efforts, The Examiner reports on efforts to get the money.

D.C. lawyer learns compassion. A D.C. lawyer is learning new lessons from an unexpected source: the homeless.

To be or not to be? Middle school students in Prince George’s County are dabbling in philosophy as they down their hamburgers and tater tots. Teachers have started a lunchtime philosophy club where students can ponder the imponderable.

Couch potato champ? And a fun read from the folks at The Baltimore Sun: a Virginia woman is dubbed the couch potato champion at the ESPN Zone.

Thanks for reading. Keep warm and keep checking back.

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
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