ABC7 NEWS: The very latest on these stories today on Good Morning Washington:
Nine people have been charged in the deadly stabbing of 18-year-old Olijawon Griffin, who died from stab wounds inflicted at the Woodley Park Metro station. The tragic incident all started over a demand to give up his new jacket that Griffin had bought with his first paycheck from his new job at NIH. http://wj.la/U6vD8P
The new Beltway Express Lanes on I-495 in northern Virginia will face their first Monday morning rush hour commute. The 14-mile roadway from Springfield to Tysons Corner had a rocky opening on Saturday, and State Police say your morning drive is going to look much different. http://wj.la/QofDzR
ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see a mix of clouds and some sunshine, with highs reaching 55. http://wj.la/72e8x6
COMMERCIAL BINGO IN MARYLAND ON DECLINE: Per The Washington Post, “Commercial bingo once did a booming business in Anne Arundel County, where thousands of players from all over the area packed into a half-dozen halls on any given night to gamble and gab… In 2011, the three halls generated $8.68 million in tax revenue, according to the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. But the state’s high-tech slots casinos are pulling away customers and cash: Since the $500 million Maryland Live casino opened in June at Arundel Mills, year-over-year bingo business in Anne Arundel is down by about 25 percent, the comptroller’s office estimates.” http://wapo.st/ZXd3Cr
HEAVY FIGHTING IN GAZA CONTINUES: Per The Washington Post, “Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Sunday killed at least 10 members of one family, including a mother and her four children, and struck two buildings used by journalists, inflicting the heaviest toll on civilians since fighting began Wednesday. Militants in Gaza continued to lob dozens of artillery rounds toward Israel, including two powerful long-range rockets that burst over Tel Aviv on Sunday after Israel’s antimissile system intercepted them in midair.” http://wapo.st/QR65NG
VIRGINIA SCHOOLS TACKLE CYBERSECURITY: Per The Washington Post, “Since its inception in 2009, the CyberPatriot competition has grown in popularity among teenagers who see computer security as a promising future career. More than 1,200 students took part in the nationwide competition, including the 75 members of the 10 teams that competed at Chantilly High School on Saturday.” http://wapo.st/U735vQ
WOODROW WILSON HIGH WON’T BE PART OF TURKEY BOWL: Per WTOP, “Woodrow Wilson High School will be disqualified from taking part in the prestigious Turkey Bowl, played annually on Thanksgiving Day. The school was set to play against Dunbar in the annual tradition that dates back more than four decades. But a player arrested for armed robbery was on Wilson's team. Through the investigation, it was determined that the student lived in Maryland, not in the Wilson school district in D.C. Because of that, the whole team has been disqualified. Anacostia High School will take Wilson's place in the game.” http://bit.ly/S96xUn
VIRGINIA LANE CLOSURES TO BE LIFTED FOR HOLIDAY COMMUTE: The Virginia Department of Transportation is making it easier for Thanksgiving travelers to reach their destinations. Most lane closures on major highways will be suspended from noon Nov. 21 until noon Nov. 26. http://wj.la/WopOpH
RG3 LEADS REDSKINS TO VICTORY: Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes Sunday, and the Washington Redskins broke a three-game losing streak with a 31-6 win over the skidding Philadelphia Eagles. http://wj.la/T5clgV
BIEBER FEVER ALIVE AND WELL: America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night. http://wj.la/T9QpVf
NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talks about the Petraeus affair, the Republican criticism of Susan Rice and the 2012 elections. And DC Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger talks about his decision to move to Los Angeles.
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