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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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