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WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Good morning, Washington area — Here are five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Dulles Rail project may be in jeopardy — again: A bill that has passed the Virginia General Assembly may prevent any state money from being used for the project. The measure prohibits state funding for projects mandating or giving preferential treatment to contractors who use union labor.

Frederick Co. makes English its official language: Frederick County has become the first county in Maryland to make English the official language of the government.

Jurors getting murder case of former U.Va. lacrosse player: Jurors in the murder trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player will decide whether he fatally battered his ex-girlfriend in a drunken, jealous rage or if his intent to simply talk spiraled out of control, leaving her bleeding and dying in her bedroom.

D.C. Council approves measure to clean up language: The D.C. Council has passed a measure banning members from using profanity during public meetings.

Syria shelling of Homs kills 2 Western journalists, including American: A French photojournalist and an American working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said.

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