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Morning Roundup: March 28

Mayor Gray faces challenging Monday; VCU celebration included vandalism; Va. General Assembly submitting redistricting plans; Gas prices impact Metro ridership; Unions anticipate win in Md. legislature.

Mourning Roundup, March 23

Poll: Gray's popularity drops; Cheh's request for subpoena power rebuffed; Webb as secretary of state?; Gov. O'Malley faces critical point in second term, including his offshore wind plan; Md. Assembly begins full debate on 2012 budget; Post: Metro trains involved in rail-yard collisions

What's up with that?

The fledgling Gray administration in the District is being investigated by the FBI, the U.S. attorney's office and Congress over its personnel practices.

Murder hoax unraveled with tale of moved car

The story of a woman charged with a brutal murder in a Bethesda yoga boutique unraveled after she told detectives her attackers briefly freed her so she could move her slain coworker's car, The Washington Post reported this morning.