Good morning, Washington area! Here are five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
Get a filter and look up: That dot is Venus: Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Venus passing in front of the sun. Http://bit.ly/LlERW1. Find out where and how to watch in the D.C. area here.
Loudoun County debates second phase of Dulles Rail project: A major transportation decision is about to be made in the D.C. area, and if approved, plans for the second phase of the Dulles Rail project would bring Metrorail service from the airport into Loudoun County. http://bit.ly/LlFiiZ
Survey: 1 in 5 pees in the pool: If five people are in a swimming pool, one of them is peeing. This ick-worthy new survey, conducted by the pool chlorine industry, shows one in five people admits to urinating in pools. http://bit.ly/Mxgw6H
With first-round pick, Nats take a chance: The Washington Nationals decided pitching was the way to go with the 16th pick in the first round of Monday's 2012 First-Year Player Draft. http://bit.ly/LlG8fu
How tiny can cars get? Smaller than a Smart Car: If the Smart Car is small, the T.27 is even smaller. Built in Britain and nearly a foot shorter than the Smart Car, the T.27 looks like a toy, but it can reach 100 mph and get 80 miles per gallon of gas. http://bit.ly/LlFFdq
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