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Thursday - 4/12/2012, 9:23am  ET

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The Washington Capitals take on the Boston Bruins tonight in the first round of the NHL playoffs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Good morning, Washington area -- Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Sellout crowd awaits Nationals for home opener: Standing-room-only spots were all that were available for the sold-out home opener against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday.

Are Teddy's losses a conspiracy?: Will Teddy ever win a race at Nationals Park? Which president would the Nats call up if Teddy gets benched for not winning? And, is there a conspiracy that's keeping Teddy from winning?

Alexandria restaurant 'greenest' in the state: From the carpet and walls to the chairs and tables, almost every aspect of Walker's Grille restaurant was designed with an eye to efficiency and sustainability.

'Veep' makes red carpet premiere in D.C.: The upcoming HBO series "Veep" made its red carpet premiere Wednesday night in D.C., but its star has no intention of making the nation's capital her permanent political home.

Study: Men are smarter after a few drinks: It is said that people become better-looking after a few drinks. And according to a new study, some may also get smarter.

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