Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:
Washington delicate about Secret Service scandal: People are loath to criticize an agency whose employees are trained to take a bullet for the people they protect. Members of Congress pressing for the juicy stories risk reviving — or having revealed — some of their own. http://bit.ly/Jnrd5w
FAA lists show agencies able to use drones: The Federal Aviation Administration recently released lists of organizations, agencies and manufacturers that are allowed to fly drones. Among them: Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. http://bit.ly/I6EwuR
Va. and Md. are not among most peaceful states: The Institute for Economics and Peace has put together a list of the most peaceful places to live, and Virginia and Maryland don’t even make the top 10. http://bit.ly/I6EFOU
Teens aim to make a difference with video games: A team of local high school students is out to prove that video games aren’t a waste of time — and, in fact, can make a difference. http://bit.ly/JCYMCD
Fans of Caps’ goalie Holtby can’t buy his jersey: The Capitals’ red-hot goalie Braden Holtby has been great in the playoffs, but fans are having a hard time finding a Holtby jersey. http://bit.ly/I6EJON
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