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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