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Morning Roundup: June 14

D.C. lawmakers vote today on fiscal 2012 budget; Thomas case exposes ethics loophole as Nathan criticizes D.C. Council's ethics bill; Allen has a 'Blueprint for America’s Comeback'; Kaine: No 2012 budget from Senate is 'major failure'; Prince George's bids for Redskins HQ study; NORAD intercepts second plane in area in three days

Morning Roundup: June 13

New D.C. Attorney General appears ready to get tough on corruption; U.S. Open begins today at Congressional; Examiner: D.C. school system might have to rehire 75 fired teachers; O'Malley's executive order on fracking seen as political; Md. slots off to tough start; Annapolis developer starts 'Change Maryland' group; Rep. Cummings' nephew fatally shot

What's up with that?

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., Democrat, faces a $1 million civil lawsuit filed by the city's attorney general accusing him of running his Team Thomas charity as a personal and political slush fund.

Unions call on Gray to fix broken ambulances

In a letter on Friday to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the D.C. Firefighters Association and National Nurses United urged the mayor the city’s ambulances are in working order and have operational air conditioners.

Morning Roundup: June 10

Johnson 'legacy' faces shredding; Ramsey riled by Lanier; Thomas did not disclose; GOP criticizes cost estimate of O'Malley Asia junket; Nickles on Thomas; Virginia to reconcile redistricting plans; Speed cameras heading for the Beltway; Brown quits Metro

Morning Roundup: June 9

Thomas steps aside as committee chairman; Va. lawmakers meet for congressional redistricting maps; Police find record number of guns on Metro system; GOP's Mara joins DC Vote; Metro will not extend weekend wait times; Md. lawmaker wants to halt outlet plan temporarily

Lanier: Transfers not related to Sheen escort

The transfer of two Metropolitan Police Department officers out of the unit responsible for providing a high-speed escort to actor Charlie Sheen was not "disciplinary in nature," Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says.

Morning Roundup: June 8

D.C. Council to decide today on fate of council member Thomas; Driver in fatal Va. bus crash due in court; D.C. Mayor Gray releases documents on Whiting hire; Dream Act petitioners in Md. clear big hurdle; Frederick files papers to run again for Va. Senate; Obama at Northern Virginia Community College