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Schwarzenegger and Shriver Announce Split; Terps Get New Coach: Morning Links

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High-profile political marriage ends: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver, of the Kennedy family dynasty, announced yesterday that they will split after 25 years of marriage. [Los Angeles Times]

Terps get new coach: Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon accepted the job of coaching the University of Maryland's men's basketball team. The announcement comes after longtime coach Gary Williams, who led the Terps to a 2002 national championship, officially resigned on Friday. [Baltimore Sun]

Redskins linebacker in trouble (again): Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is in trouble again. Haynesworth has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge by a grand jury for the alleged sexual abuse of a waitress at the W Hotel's Point of View Lounge this February. The prosecution now submitted a record of a 911 call made by Haynesworth's business manager, who said the the two disagreed about the size of the linebacker's tip before the alleged sexual assault. This isn't the first time Haynesworth has been in trouble—he was suspended last December for four games; management cited his "detrimental" conduct. [Washington Post]

Brown tries to brand himself as "hip," young: DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown said in a recent interview that "DC is hip, hip and young. And I'm part of the generation of families-with-young-kids movement that's happening in this city." Brown cited the fact that he's 28 years younger than Mayor Vincent Gray. [Washington Examiner] But while Brown might be trying to brand himself as the "hip" councilman, he also plans to present a budget proposal that would limit charitable tax deductions for wealthier residents. [Washington Examiner

Virginians may be changing their minds on same-sex marriage: A new poll shows Virginians are split on same-sex marriage, with 47 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed. Virginia passed a state ban on same-sex marriage in 2004. [Washington Post]

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