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Today, contractors begin removing the contested “drum major” quotation from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. [AP via WJLA]

Wow: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett tries to cancel a Fillmore show by Mexican group Molotov, saying the group’s lyrics are homophobic. [Post]

Abeselom Hailemariam gets three years and four months’ prison time for conspiring to steal from the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy parking lot. [WJLA]

Split This Rock has already begun to roll out the lineup for its March 2014 poetry festival. [Post]

Screen on the Green begins today with E.T. [WTOP]