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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 01/11/2010

PM news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Looking for news? Well, we’ve got it.

Here’s a sampling of what’s been happening while you’ve been slaving away at your desk.

Wolverines out, Cavaliers in: The University of Virginia has a new president. She’s Teresa Sullivan, currently the provost at the University of Michigan. .

A traffic swamp. A mid-morning water main break, forced the temporary closure of several streets in near 17th and P, NW. The area re-opened around 3 p.m. but not before causing headaches for drivers and businesses in the area. Here’s a video of the whole mess.

No gun found at D.C. high schools. Springarn and Phelps high schools in Northeast D.C. were temporarily locked down after reports that a person with a gun was on campus. The campus was searched but no gun was found. Here's WJLA's account.

Alleged state dinner crasher Carlos Allen told “Good Morning America” that he "accidentally" fell in with a delegation of Indian businessmen who were invited to the soiree and once admitted to the White House, was shown to a prime table.
Allen also showed off a picture of the invitation he says he received in the mail, but not the invitation itself. Hmmm.

Gun inquiry continues. Three members of the Washington Wizards have met with authorities in connection with the Gilbert Arenas' gun incident, WJLA reports. High-end handbags bought by Harriette Walter's are up for auction, reports NBC 4. Walters is the former D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue employee who is serving 17-and-a-half years for being the ringleader in a scheme that siphoned more than $50 million from the office over nearly two decades.

"The Hillary Effect?" Have you heard of the "Hillary Effect?" Some folks believe Hillary Clinton's appointment as secretary of state may be why more countries, including India and Columbia, are sending female ambassadors to the U.S.

Mmmm, lobster. In the meantime, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be feasting on lobster after a friendly wager with his Massachusetts counterpart, Devall Patrict paid off with a Raven's victory.

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By Washington Post editors  | January 11, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
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