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A police officer directs a vehicle to turn away at the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md. Earlier, a firefight erupted when two men dressed as women tried to ram a car into a gate, killing one of them and wounding the other, officials said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting

- Associated Press

Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to “party” at a motel, police said Tuesday.

Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren star in "Woman in Gold," a film that tells the story of a woman and a family portrait.

‘Woman in Gold’ director explains connection to niece’s quest for famous portrait

- The Washington Times

Most people know it as the “painting on the fridge magnets,” but few know the long, tormented history of Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” painted by the Austrian master in 1907. The work passed to model Bloch-Bauer’s Viennese descendents, from whom the Nazis stole it, along with thousands of other priceless works owned by the Austrian capital’s Jews.

Religious liberty: 5 things you should know

- The Washington Times

The Indiana law, which was fashioned on the federal version, is being called anti-gay and discriminatory against gays, and it has drawn heckles from the likes of NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, ESPN mouth-man Keith Olbermann and former “Star Trek” actor George Takei. The mayor of Seattle wants to prohibit city workers from traveling to Indiana. In light of that and more, here are five things about religion and gay rights that you need to know:

Attorney General Karl Racine estimates his office has handled 11,000 criminal cases and 3,000 juvenile cases since the Metropolitan Police Department began using the troubled I/Leads program in January 2012, but he does not believe the entirety of the agency's caseload is in jeopardy. (Associated Press)

In D.C., flaw in police data forces case dismissals

- The Washington Times

The D.C. Office of the Attorney General has dismissed some cases and requested continuances in others as it works through a review of about 14,000 criminal and juvenile cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the city police department’s data management system.

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D.C. Jail medical contract sparks city council criticism

- The Washington Times

A contract that would put a for-profit company in charge of medical services at the city jail is back before the D.C. Council for approval, setting up a potential showdown between the mayor and lawmakers concerned about the company's performance at other detention centers.

Veteran broadcaster Larry King will be feted at the Newseum for a career that has spanned decades. (Image courtesy of Larry King)

Larry King's secret of success: 'Just a regular guy' who asks one-sentence questions

- The Washington Times

For a man who has interviewed seven presidents and 50,000 assorted luminaries over a career spanning decades, Larry King has a simple rule for success. "What I do, I've been doing for 58 years. I'm not doing anything differently now than I did in 1957 when I started. I take my curiosity - and I make a living with it," Mr. King said in an interview with The Washington Times.

U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald Machen Jr. said D.C. Metro Police will phase out the "imperfect" data system that withheld pertinent information from police reports. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police data glitch kept relevant information from defense attorneys

- The Washington Times

D.C. prosecutors failed to provide criminal defense attorneys all relevant information obtained by police in an unknown number of cases, sparking a "large-scale" review of past and present cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the Metropolitan Police Department's data management system.

"La Traviata" is no stranger to the Washington area opera scene, and will return this weekend to George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

Mariachi performer Cecilia Lopez discovers opera, befriends Violetta in 'La Traviata'

Last week, soprano Cecilia Lopez made her Virginia Opera debut as Violetta, the fallen woman of Verdi's "La Traviata," which opened in Norfolk to resounding applause. This weekend, the company brings the work to George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax before traveling to Richmond, the final stop in this 40th anniversary season.