NEWS ROUNDUP: What we’re talking about in DC this week

Photo courtesy of WashingtonTimes.com

by Alycia Williams

Here’s what we were talking about this week.  Tell us what was on your mind!

Everyone took a break from work on Tuesday to see the Space Shuttle Discovery fly by on its way to its final resting place at the National Air and Space Museum outpost in Chantilly, VA. And while U.S. News and World Report questioned the cost of the public relations stunt, we enjoyed the pictures that flooded Facebook and the Twitterverse.

With Metro’s service issues and repeated fare hikes, residents want other options for getting around. Enter Car2Go, a new car-sharing service that just launched in the District, according to Forbes. Only time will tell how it will fare with ZipCar’s monopoly in the area.

Alec Baldwin was in Washington on Monday to campaign for arts funding, according to The Washington Post. Too bad most of the discussion about his visit had to do with his future on 30 Rock.

The second trial began this week to determine if Roger Clemens lied about using performance-enhancing drugs. According to ESPN, there’s a new issue about what the jury will hear from the last trial.

We’re always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Be sure to check out the world’s largest Earth Day celebration on the National Mall this Sunday, according to Yahoo! News. And The Washington Post and the National Science Foundation put together a great resource for learning more about the Earth from the comfort of your own backyard.

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