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Posted at 8:10 AM ET, 02/22/2010

Monday news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Good morning. Hope you got out Sunday to enjoy the sunshine and warm(er) temperatures. Unfortunately, it won’t be quite as nice Monday. The Capital Weather Gang says bring that umbrella -- there'll be rain with temperatures in the 40s. We might have rain Tuesday as well and, gulp, snow is possible Wednesday. But don't panic, CWG says -- it’s really too early to be certain..

NTSB kicks off hearings. This will be a busy week for Metro. Tuesday, the NTSB is slated to start three days of hearings on the Red Line crash that killed nine people and injured several others last June. The Post’s Ann Scott Tyson offers an overview of the hearings – and explores the question on many riders’ minds: How did a once great system end up where it is now? We’ll bring you complete coverage of the hearings.

Rhee offers details. Weeks after a controversial interview to "Fast Company" magazine in which she spoke of getting rid of teachers who abused and had sex with students, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee offered details of one troubling case in which a teacher is suspected of impregnating a special-needs student. (Post)

So much for sleeping in. Remember all those snow days? Turns out they weren't necessarily a vacation for some area students whose teachers found a way to keep the lessons going even when they weren't in the classroom. Also in education -- a growing number of Muslim families are home schooling their children so they can offer lessons in both algebra and Allah. (Post)

Expanding D.C. gun rights. The man who helped overturn the D.C. gun ban has a new target: He’s suing to allow District residents to be able to carry guns in public.

Another snow-related hit-and-run? Last week, Prince George’s County police said snow-covered sidewalks may have been a factor in the death of a 32-year-old Prince George’s man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he walked to the Metro station. Now comes word that a Prince George's woman is in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver because snowy sidewalks may have forced her to stand in the street to wait for the bus. (NBC 4)

Have a little extra time before that flight to Fiji? Got a layover before you head to Guam? Then Dulles Airport officials invite you to stop in for a free H1N1 shot this week. (WTOP)

In short: No more tweeting from Maryland trials? (Baltimore Sun); police investigate a fatal shooting in Northwest (WUSA); people have been sending food, clothes and money to Haiti to aid in quake relief, now WAMU reports on an effort to contribute something else -- jobs.

Thanks for reading. Stay dry and check back with us for more headlines. On the run? Then follow us on Twitter @postmetro.

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
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