Marion Barry Bashes Asians

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Good Friday indeed! Here’s what’s trending in and around the Beltway…

(BREAKING) Jobless Rate Drops to 8.2%: Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 120k new jobs added last month. Most interesting part of this report is that it appears to have been written on a typewriter.

Marion Barry Apologizes for Bashing Asians: Politico reports that mayor-for-life Marion Barry has backtracked and apologized after a video  following his landslide primary victory on Tuesday revealed him saying: “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.”

Saw This One Coming a Few Months Ago: Apparently not that many people are craving $25 filet mignon with two eggs at 4 a.m… Eater reports that The Hamilton, the much-hyped, two-level 24-hour upscale diner that the DC government pumped $4.4 million into is scaling back operations.

C-A-P-S CAPS! CAPS! CAPS! Ovie + co. clinched their fifth-straight playoff berth last night at the Verizon Center.

Ramp? Mall? World’s Biggest Skate Ramp? No, reports the NYT, that’s actually a colossal 17-story tomb.

In Your Face, Dover! The Examiner reports that the DC region adds more people than any East Coast city since 2000.