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Morning Roundup, Nov. 1

Six Halloween night shootings in Washington, D.C.; House wants to tighten D.C. hiring practices; Illegal immigrant gets felony murder in fatal accident; Detective in Lululemon murder trial describes Norwood interviews; Top Virginia Republicans slam Obama-zombie email; Judge: Gray must testify over lottery contract; Garagiola makes first campaign stops in Western Maryland.

Morning Roundup: Oct. 31

Political texting roils Northern Va. Senate race; Parking projects of Gray ally draw D.C.'s attention; D.C. appeals to state legislatures in statehood effort; Maryland tolls increase Tuesday; Congressional committee: No direct evidence Sulaimon Brown was offered job; Lululemon trial resumes; Montgomery County loitering bill called unconstitutional; Currie trial expect to close this week.

What's up with that?

Local officials are considering a liquor license cap on H Street Corridor businesses to curb the burgeoning party scene. What's up with that?

McDonnell appeals FEMA denial

Gov. Bob McDonnell, as promised, on Friday appealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) denial of disaster assistance for Louisa County individuals impacted by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Aug. 23.

Morning Roundup: Oct. 27

Brutal details emerge in Lululemon murder trial; O'Malley asks the people; D.C. lawmakers work on ethics laws; Va. Medicaid costs swell; St. Mary's gets cruise ship for displaced dormers; D.C. ticketing thousands for blocking intersections; Howard student slain; Richmond tea party upset over treatment of "Occupy Richmond."

Morning Roundup: Oct. 26

Md. panel seeks 60 percent gas-tax hike; Opening arguments begin in Lululemon murder trial; Teen arrested for carjacking was DYRS ward; Ivey eyes Rep. Edwards' Md. seat; D.C. Council considers ethics-related bills; 'Scoopgate'; Two arrested in fatal Metrobus shooting.

Morning Roundup: Oct. 25

D.C. ends 'land banking'; Jury selection resumes in Lululemon murder trial; Rep. Harris benefits from Maryland redistricting; Maryland transportation commission making final recommendations; Suspect in cabbie killing was in custody of D.C.'s youth-rehab agency; Hit-and-run kills man in Shaw; Suliamon Brown in traffic court; Ehrlich's book due out Dec. 6.