Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
Space shuttle Discovery on historic trip to D.C.: History will be made Tuesday as NASA’s oldest and most-traveled shuttle heads from the Kennedy Space Center to the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. http://bit.ly/HMEXKG
Report fuels debate for new Potomac bridge: While Maryland and Virginia leaders say they have been talking about the possibility, others call for expanding transit options across the river as a faster and more cost-effective option to relieving congestion. http://bit.ly/I2PjnB
More questions set in agency’s $823K Vegas parties: As Congress investigates an $823,000 General Services Administration conference at a Las Vegas resort, a fired GSA executive who threw a party there on the taxpayers’ dime has been sent a letter by his former agency demanding $1,960 reimbursement for the party in his room. http://bit.ly/I2PqQ1
Not time travel: Washington victorious again!: The first American president has yet another feather to add to his extensively plumed hat: George Washington is Britain’s greatest enemy. http://bit.ly/IVeYzm
Tax Day Freebies: Many restaurants and shops are eager to treat tax-weary customers to freebies and deals, and WTOP put together a handy list for you. http://bit.ly/IVfq0H
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The hurricane missed the region, but heavy rain is still expected.