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WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Wednesday - 4/18/2012, 8:58am  ET

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Washington Nationals catcher Jesus Flores talks with starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez during the sixth inning of the Nats' 1-0 win over the Houston Astros Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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

Secret Service prostitution scandal roils D.C.: A prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service has grown in scope, with the disclosure that U.S. agents and military personnel had been with at least 20 women in hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia for a summit with Latin American leaders. http://bit.ly/I1ThxB

Infamous speed camera disappears: One of the most notorious speed cameras in the District is gone. But is it coming back? http://bit.ly/I1TuAF

Virginia government at risk of shutdown: For the third time this year, Virginia's two-year budget has died in the Senate's partisan crossfire, risking shutdown of state government operations and construction projects and leaving local government budgets in limbo. http://bit.ly/IxrmmO

Married with meatballs: An IKEA love story: A first-of-its-kind wedding in the D.C. area took place where most people opt to shop for Swedish furniture and food. http://bit.ly/IxrzXg

Invention aims to clean up dirty phone talk (VIDEO): Are you a toilet-texter? Then you could use this. http://bit.ly/I1U0Ph

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