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Cheh dons shades

Council Member Mary M. Cheh provided a dose of humor on Tuesday between a contentious vote on ward redistricting and closed-door meeting on a fellow member's legal troubles.

Morning Roundup: June 7

Sulaimon Brown finally testifies before D.C. council, but says little; D.C. attorney files $1 suit against Council member Harry Thomas; D.C. office held without bond in alleged fatal shooting; Police shoot man in Hains Point; Gov. McDonnell joins actor Bridges in promoting to programs to feed needy Virginia children.

Sen. Warner's website is debt serious

Visit Virginia Sen. Mark Warner's website and you'll be greeted by three numbers that display U.S. debt growth in real time. With numbers changing by the second, the new feature shows the U.S. debt ($14.3 trillion), U.S. debt per citizen ($46,067) and the U.S. population (311.4 million).

Morning Roundup: June 6

Sulaimon Brown to testify before D.C. Council; D.C. Attorney General releases findings in Team Thomas probe; Arrest made in D.C. weekend shooting; Fatal stabbing in Centreville; Md.'s fy'12 budget increase among biggest for states; Willard hosts Cinderella Ball; Kwame Brown, 'fully loaded' Navigators back in news; D.C. police officer charge with murder

Morning Roundup: June 3

More Navigatorgate FOIAs, DYRS nominee in peril, juvenile escapees caught, MoCo Council versus cops, (Another) PG developer busted, Alen remains faithful, Bumpy rides for Metro, Bridge tolls increased, no charges in DC9 death

Lanier elaborates on police discipline complaints

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on WTOP Radio's "Ask the Chief" program Thursday comments on a story in Monday's editions of The Washington Times on complaints by male command staff members of receiving harsher discipline than their female counterparts.

Morning Roundup: June 2

Dad of prime suspect in AU murder case proclaims son's innocence; Overzealous enforcement of zero-tolerance policies in high schools could lead to changes; No alcohol breath-test program for D.C. until next spring; Stanley has rocky confirmation hearing for top DYRS job; Md. transit boss to apologize in photo flap; LaHood gives Dulles Metrorail players a month to settle differences

Morning Roundup: June 1

LaHood trying to settle Dulles Metrorail dispute; Entrepreneurs make pitches to grow, sell medical marijuana in D.C.; Dream Act opponents submit first batch of petitions; Examiner: Gandhi's 'got to go'; ACLU getting involved in police banning photos of trains; Judge orders Sulaimon Brown to testify before D.C. Council

Morning Roundup: May 26

D.C. budget passes, Sulaimon must be served in person!, Draft plan for D.C. redistricting, U-Va. must hand over climate-change scientist's papers, gas-tax holidays in Md.?, MoCo fire union chief in trouble