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WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Wednesday - 4/25/2012, 9:15am  ET

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Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa avoids the slide of San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia while relaying to first during the Nats' 3-1 win Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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

Express Lanes: A quick way to go broke?: Drivers are expected to have access to the Beltway Express Lanes between Springfield and Dulles Toll Road by the end of the year. When the project opens, they'll have to decide whether time saved is worth the cost. http://bit.ly/Ipsivk

Fourth suspect arrested in Baltimore St. Patrick's Day beating: A fourth and final suspect named by police has been arrested in the videotaped beating of a man on St. Patrick's Day in downtown Baltimore. http://bit.ly/IpsESC

District Beer Hunt heads into bars this weekend: Don't let the hordes of beer drinkers in crazy costumes deter you from hitting some of D.C.'s best bars Saturday afternoon. It's just the second annual District Beer Hunt running amok. http://bit.ly/IpsmLv

Rocking the Red, boycott style: It's do-or-die time for the Washington Capitals as they face a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night against the defending champion Boston Bruins in Round 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. To show their support, fans of D.C.'s hockey team can do more than Rock the Red.

Getting front-row tickets to Springsteen 34 years ago: WTOP's Neal Augenstein shares his personal experience in this story. Share your favorite #concertmemories with us. http://bit.ly/Ipt1Nc

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