Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
3 Md. public school employees win share of Mega Millions: Three Maryland public school employees have won a share of the record-breaking $656 Mega Million lottery jackpot. Each of the friends put in $20 and plan to split the winnings three ways, which comes out to roughly $35 million per person. http://bit.ly/HxyqlH
911 calls recount horror, panic after F-18 crash (VIDEO): Emergency calls just moments after a Navy F-18 slammed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va. show the horror and panic residents felt before rescue workers got to the scene. http://bit.ly/HZHfDg
Car crashes into reflecting pool near Capitol after chase: A car ended up in a reflecting pool near the U.S. Capitol Tuesday morning after its occupants attempted to flee from police. http://bit.ly/Im2y0A
Mold, slime and other gross grocery store realities: If pink slime has you on the defensive while shopping, you might be surprised to learn what else lurks in your food. http://bit.ly/Im2QVp
Car gets 3,000 miles to the gallon: A head-turning car designed by college students gets 3,000 miles per gallon, enough to drive across the country on a single tank of gas. http://bit.ly/Im36nm
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