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Posted at 8:25 AM ET, 12/15/2009

Tuesday news roundup

By Washington Post editors

Same-sex marriage vote today. With the District poised to legalize same-sex marriage in D.C. in a vote today, The Post’s Tim Craig offers this intriguing profile of Council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) the man behind the law. Supporters of the measure held a rally last night, report WJLA. and NBC 4.

The family of a D.C. man allegedly struck by a D.C. police cruiser is still waiting for answers following the Saturday night incident. While they say the office in question left the scene without calling for help, authorities did return later on and promised an investigation. However, The Post’s Theola Labbe DeBose reports in today’s paper, that the department has yet to offer its account of what happened. More here
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The Examiner reports on the case of a man who may be set free after 25 years in jail for a murder and rape of a Georgetown law student that new DNA evidence now shows he didn’t commit. Donald Gates could be released as early as today.

WJLA reports that Montgomery County officials are actually removing some speed cameras. At least two in Gaithersburg are being removed. This is partly because drivers are behaving themselves – tickets and collisions in that area have dropped nearly 20 percent. But be warned, the cameras aren’t disappearing, they’re likely just being moved. More here.

Special treatment at the DMV? WUSA has a source telling them that D.C. cab drivers may be getting special treatment at the DMV when it comes to traffic violations. More here. Is that Prada or “Prada?” – Officials in the District and Virginia say they have seized more than $26M in fake goods. Better check the tags on that designer watch your cousin gave you. Officials at the D.C. Jail are hoping "cold case" playing cards and distributed to inmates may help solve crimes.

Drive carefully, wear your seatbelts: This story from Fox 5 reminds us how dangerous it can be to drive in bad weather. In Winchester, Va. a father and daughter were killed after their car swerved out of its lane and hit a school bus head-on. Neither were wearing their seatbelts. A second daughter who was strapped in survived. The children on the bus were not injured. A female hunter died after she was shot by a fellow hunter over the weekend in Virginia. WUSA reports an even sadder detail: the man who shot her was her boyfriend.

Finally, good news out of Georgetown University Hospital via the Associated Press: hospital doctors completed a record breaking 13-way kidney transplant that involved 26 different operations.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 8:25 AM ET
Tags:  kidney transplants, news roundup, news summary  
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