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The Morning Buzz

Good morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

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Happy almost-Labor Day weekend! Sticking around town this weekend? There’s a surprising amount of fun going on. Check out a living art exhibit, a free blues festival, a massive DJ dance party at the 9:30 Club, or a free NSO concert in our extended Where & When weekend guide.

In case you hadn't heard, Barack Obama officially made history last night when he was named the first African American presidential nominee for the Democratic party. 

Shame on Mayor Fenty—he was late for the DC delegate roll call at the DNC yesteday. Eleanor Holmes Norton had to fill in.  

Redskins player (and blogger!) Chris Cooley will be producing an independent film called "Ghost Don't Exist." 

The Washington City Paper faces even more editorial and staff cuts.  

A thief tried to steal a bike from a SmartBike rack in Shaw. He must not have noticed that those bikes are secured with hefty steal locks. Needless to say, he was unsuccessful, but the bike was pretty damaged.