WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson blocks a shot by Florida Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall during the Caps\' 4-2 win Thursday night. The team has clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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

Maryland moves closer to ban on arsenic in chicken feed: The state Senate signed off on a bill to ban chicken feed containing arsenic, bringing Maryland a step closer to being the first state to prohibit the additive. The bill bans the use of roxarsone, a chemical used to help the birds grow and fight parasites. http://bit.ly/HmXv0v

Pr. George’s looks to add class time for middle schools: Prince George’s County middle school students on spring break may want to savor the time off. Come this fall, there are plans to lengthen their school day. http://bit.ly/HmXHg2

‘Titanic 3D’ proves Cameron’s blockbuster unsinkable: WTOP’s Jason Fraley says “Titanic 3D” is not a time to revel in three dimensions, but to reflect upon a true pop culture phenomenon. http://bit.ly/HmY4ax

Making a hard-boiled egg that won’t crack up (VIDEO): A lot of eggs will be served and used this weekend for Easter and Passover — and there’s an art to making a good, hard-boiled one. http://bit.ly/HmYhdJ

Friday Freebies: Easter egg hunts and ice cream. http://bit.ly/ACAWVu

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