WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Good morning, Washington area — Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Md. deal hikes taxes on high earners: Lawmakers are returning to Annapolis for a three-day special session to approve a budget deal that includes income tax increases for individuals making $100,000 or more and households making $150,000 or more. http://bit.ly/JNGbVo

Super PAC targets young Va. voters: Starting Monday, Crossroads Generation is launching a campaign targeting younger voters in eight swing states, including Virginia. Their ultimate goal: woo younger Americans to the Republican side, including some who supported Obama in 2008. http://bit.ly/JNNU5Z

County chairman is new owner of historic mansion: The new owner of a historic mansion in Prince William County is hoping a new job will take him to Richmond. “It’s like walking back into the 18th century,” says Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors and candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor. http://bit.ly/JNOaSq

Goats for hire, come with voracious appetites: As an alternative to using herbicides, property owners in Southern Maryland can hire goats to chow down on unwanted vegetation. http://bit.ly/JNNIU6

This hot bra will keep you cool: Japanese firm Triumph has unveiled the “Ice Bra,” a ladies’ undergarment with built-in gel ice packs. And, with the record-breaking temperatures last summer, the new garment may come in handy. http://bit.ly/JWOnjI

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