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Friends and family of Freddie Gray gather around his casket before his funeral, Monday, April 27, 2015, at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore officials call for peace ahead of Gray funeral

- The Washington Times

Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their respects to a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody at his funeral Monday in northwest Baltimore, as city and state officials appealed to demonstrators to peacefully seek justice instead of committing acts of violence.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine
(Associated Press)

Attorney general must not be a political hack

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as the 83rd U.S. attorney general Thursday after much yakety-yak about her qualifications and whether she is or will be inclined to become a political hack for President Obama.

Women could get 1 year of birth control at once under D.C. bill

- The Washington Times

In a report on the contraceptives bill, the D.C. Council’s Health and Human Services Committee noted that in 2008 the District had the highest rate of unintended pregnancies in the nation and that providing women with a 12-month supply of birth control at one time could help reduce gaps in contraceptive use that often lead to unintended pregnancies.

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