Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
Summer-like weather to inch near records: Break out the shorts and short-sleeved shirts. It will feel more like the end of June or the beginning of July Monday. Temperatures near 90 could break weather records. http://bit.ly/HCaF9I
Family and friends remember Va. Tech victims: Five years ago, a student at Virginia Tech went on the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, and one local family wants to keep the memory of their daughter, one of the victims, alive. http://bit.ly/HCaNG2
Lincoln’s Cottage honors D.C. Emancipation Day: On the eve of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed slaves in Washington, D.C., a celebration was held at his cottage. http://bit.ly/HCaWJL
Inject messages into classic films with smartphone app (VIDEO): A new smartphone application allows you to embed short written messages in classic movie scenes with 3-D special effects — a technology the app’s developer believes will expose a younger audience to movies their parents loved. http://bit.ly/HCaScT
Tupac resurrected for Coachella performance (VIDEO): He may have died more than 15 years ago, but that didn’t stop one of rap music’s biggest stars from performing Sunday night. http://bit.ly/HCb0ZZ
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