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Morning Roundup: Aug. 10

First findings on Gray hirings due Aug. 24; D.C. police commander demoted post-'Sheen-gate'; Conservative Black running again in Virginia; Virgina's Henrico County approves mosque; Warner overlooked for 'supercommittee'; Maryland GOP's Kittleman alone on same-sex marriage; D.C. 'jock tax' languishes on Capitol Hill; Flight to D.C. diverted, minor injuries.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 9

Mark Center commute begins today; Documents show key receipts unchecked in Alexander probe; Lanier's 'All Hands' dealt potential setback again; D.C. may be forced into immigration program; O'Malley, Catholics differ on gay marriage; Frederick woman missing in Aruba; Maryland teachers union rejects pension proposal; Acrimony rises in Virginia state Senate race.

O'Malley unveils car-charging station

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday attended the opening of the state's first sun-tracking electric vehicle charger as part of a continued effort to push for green technology in the state.

Lawsuit filed in 2008 ICE raid

Lawyers have filed federal suit in Maryland arguing federal immigration officers violated the rights of two families during a 2008 raid in Annapolis, according to advocacy group Casa de Maryland.

McDonnell plan addresses Mark Center traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will establish a new task force and implement a traffic management plan in an effort to head off — to the extent possible — an anticipated traffic nightmare on I-395 resulting from the move of more than 6,000 Defense Department employees to Alexandria's Mark Center.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 8

O'Malley joined Dems' TV blitz to blame S&P, tea party; Fallen SEAL has local ties; Virginia redistricting creates moving target; Tour shows Mount Vernon's role in Civil War; Prince George's rethinking casino gambling; Lobby groups in Virginia giving millions to 2011 candidates; Maryland GOP lawmaker Nancy Jacobs involved in toll-increase debates; Maryland Sen. Brinkley: State's credit rating won't be lowered.

What's up with that?

A recent study suggests that people's DNA determines how long they'll live while first lady Michelle Obama champions diet and exercise to promote good health. What's up with that?

Morning Roundup: Aug. 4

Emails show backroom lottery deals, Wone lawsuit settled, OCF (mostly) clears Alexander, Candidates consider Ward 5 run (if necessary), GOP candidates holds early edge over likely Dems in Va. governor's race, Gray veto draws Cheh ire