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Leading the morning news:
Blue skies smilin’ at me / Nothin’ but blue skies do I see…. Clearing skies and gloriously mild temps are only marred today by gusty breezes. (Capital Weather Gang)
Jury hears closing arguments in Charles Severance case A Virginia man’s hatred for the city of Alexandria after losing a child custody case drove him to murder three of the city’s more prominent residents over the course of a decade, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing arguments in his monthlong trial. (WTOP)
Need some cuddle time on National Cat Day? Uber has you covered Does your office need a little pick-me-up? Today Uber drivers will be cruising around D.C. with some of the city’s “best and brightest paw-liticians.” (DCist)
WMATA picks a General Manager The WMATA Board has chosen a candidate for General Manager. His name is Neal Cohen and he comes from the airline and aerospace industry, mostly on the finance side. Is he what WMATA needs? (GG Wash)
Alexandria’s Notch 8 apartments featured Notch 8, a 253-unit apartment building at 2900 Main Line Blvd., is the second residential building to open in the Exchange neighborhood. (Where We Live)