Take a look at the 5 stories below from today's "Afternoon Buzz" email from WaPo. What do #'s 1, 3, 4 and 5 have in common? They're not news! Who cares about these things? (re #4, the patent bill itself is a real story, but it's over -- it's done).
Today’s News Update
United Airlines Flight 586, scheduled to depart Dulles airport at 12:34 p.m. for San Francisco, has been evacuated after a fire was reportedly spotted in an engine.
Advocates for District autonomy and abortion rights won a partial victory Wednesday, as the Senate released a draft spending bill that does not include a ban on the city using taxpayer money to fund abortions for low-income women.
A $10 million gift from a Baltimore developer will enable the University of Maryland to build a “world-class teaching and learning center.”
One week after going to Richmond to deliver a speech on jobs, President Obama will cross the Potomac River again Friday to sign legislation.
Jose Baez has been retained to defend Gary Giordano, who has been jailed in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of a Maryland woman.