North Koreans Like Kim Jong II


“Waving, Stamping, and Crying:” According to the front-page of today’s Examiner, tens of thousands of North Koreans took to the streets yesterday to honor the late Kim Jong II as his coffin passed through the capital in a state funeral. Want a slightly closer look at what happened? Pick up today’s Express.


Synthetic Marijuana: Now Legal… Again: WaPo reports that chemists have “outfoxed” lawmakers looking to crack down on synthetic marijuana (AKA: “Spice”). Great line: “Spice, commonly sold in colorful packets as “herbal incense,” is smoked to get high.”

Hoya Saxa: The Georgetown University men’s basketball team got a huge road victory last night on national television against the #4-ranked Louisville Cardinals.  Led by sharp-shooting sophomore Markel Starks (who scored 16 of his career-high 20 points in the second half) and freshman Otto Porter (who recorded a double-double), the Hoyas overcame a slight halftime deficit to hand their Big East rivals their first loss of the season.


Déjà Vu: WAMU reports that Park Police remove another Occupy DC structure from McPherson Square.

“Can earthworm-sized robots help recycle trash?” Whoa.

“The End of an Era:” Today is the last day that you can read Dave McKenna’s excellent Cheap Seats column in the Washington City Paper. As Mike Madden put it yesterday, “For more than a quarter century, the Cheap Seats column in Washington City Paper has been the place the District turns for the best stories in area sports. Not the breaking news, or the game coverage, but the tales of the businesses, institutions, legends, and most of all, people behind sports in the D.C. region.”

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