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Friday - 4/6/2012, 9:20am  ET

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson blocks a shot by Florida Panthers right wing Scottie Upshall during the Caps' 4-2 win Thursday night. The team has clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Good morning, Washington area -- Five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Maryland moves closer to ban on arsenic in chicken feed: The state Senate signed off on a bill to ban chicken feed containing arsenic, bringing Maryland a step closer to being the first state to prohibit the additive. The bill bans the use of roxarsone, a chemical used to help the birds grow and fight parasites.

Pr. George's looks to add class time for middle schools: Prince George's County middle school students on spring break may want to savor the time off. Come this fall, there are plans to lengthen their school day.

'Titanic 3D' proves Cameron's blockbuster unsinkable: WTOP's Jason Fraley says "Titanic 3D" is not a time to revel in three dimensions, but to reflect upon a true pop culture phenomenon.

Making a hard-boiled egg that won't crack up (VIDEO): A lot of eggs will be served and used this weekend for Easter and Passover -- and there's an art to making a good, hard-boiled one.

Friday Freebies: Easter egg hunts and ice cream.

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