Good morning, Washington area -- Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
France shootings suspect holed up in building: A gunman claiming al-Qaida links and suspected in the killings of three Jewish children, a rabbi and three paratroopers barricaded himself in an apartment Wednesday after a predawn police raid erupted into a firefight. http://bit.ly/GDg7th
Va. budget talks resume in unpopular legislature: Senior legislators who will shape the final form of a new state budget planned to meet again Wednesday as a new poll shows the Virginia General Assembly's job approval falling. http://bit.ly/GDgpAk
Shooting victim found inside burning car in Md.: Prince George's County police say the victim of a shooting has been found inside a burning car at a Fort Washington apartment complex. http://bit.ly/GE7y5g
Church still repairing after earthquake (VIDEO): At the historic National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, there's little outward evidence of the 5.8-magnitude temblor. But inside the sanctuary of the 82-year-old limestone structure, the damage is clear. http://bit.ly/GHeqfj
Local theaters mark 70th anniversary of 'Casablanca': Local theaters are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of "Casablanca" Wednesday night in Arlington, Leesburg, and Hanover, Md. http://bit.ly/GDghRo
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A Philly bike courier takes his cat on cycling adventures. (Videos)
"Jenny from the Block" wants you to buy Verizon phones from her.
Two brown bears rescued after 10 years in captivity.