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Monday - 4/16/2012, 8:41am  ET

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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom celebrates his game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the second overtime period of Game 2. The Caps and Bruins play tonight in Washington with the series tied 1-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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

Summer-like weather to inch near records: Break out the shorts and short-sleeved shirts. It will feel more like the end of June or the beginning of July Monday. Temperatures near 90 could break weather records.

Family and friends remember Va. Tech victims: Five years ago, a student at Virginia Tech went on the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, and one local family wants to keep the memory of their daughter, one of the victims, alive.

Lincoln's Cottage honors D.C. Emancipation Day: On the eve of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed slaves in Washington, D.C., a celebration was held at his cottage.

Inject messages into classic films with smartphone app (VIDEO): A new smartphone application allows you to embed short written messages in classic movie scenes with 3-D special effects -- a technology the app's developer believes will expose a younger audience to movies their parents loved.

Tupac resurrected for Coachella performance (VIDEO): He may have died more than 15 years ago, but that didn't stop one of rap music's biggest stars from performing Sunday night.

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