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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 8/5/2013, 9:05am  ET

Flickr photo by dkentner

Ledecky Finishes World Championships With Fourth Gold — Swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky finished last week’s World Championships in Spain with a fourth gold medal and second world record, this time in the 800-meter freestyle. [The Gazette]

Developer Sells Old Georgetown Road Office Building — D.C.-based Akridge sold its 12-story Fairmont Building at 7735 Old Georgetown Rd. for $46 million, about $20 million more than it bought it for in 2009. Akridge recruited new tenants, including employee and corporate wellness company LiveHealthier, to a building that is now about 95 percent full. The buyer is the affiliate of a trust run by Choice Hotels founder Stewart Bainum. [Washington Business Journal]

Big Train Lose Championship Game — The college summer team lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Redbirds on Sunday in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League championship game at Shirley Povich Field. The Big Train ended the season with the best regular season league record, at 32-16. [Cal Ripken League]

O’Malley Discusses 2016 Presidential Run — At his last National Governors Association meeting, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) discussed the likelihood that he’ll run for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. O’Malley told reporters, “By the end of this year, we’re on course to have a body of work that lays the framework of the candidacy for 2016,” and that the Democratic party, “has not done a good enough job of selling our accomplishments.” [Politico]

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