The Night Note: 4/12/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Monday, Apr 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:16 PM EDT
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The Night Note: Voting at Sixteen and Border Bust

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MD GENERAL ASSEMBLY BACKS VOTER REGISTRATION AT 16
Maryland's General Assembly has passed legislation allowing 16-year-olds to register to vote.

The state Senate voted 41-5 Monday for a bill that would allow teens to register to vote when they get their driver's license or at another registration location. The House of Delegates has already approved the legislation. (WTOP)

DC UNITED TO HOST AC MILAN IN MAY AT RFK
Rumors have been swirling for some time regarding D.C. United's plans to host multiple international friendlies this summer at RFK Stadium; all we knew as of this morning was that the club had promised that the visiting team or teams would be of world class quality. On that criteria and to this point, you have to say that the team delivered. United will host Italian behemoth AC Milan at RFK Stadium on May 26. Kickoff for the first ever meeting between the two clubs will be at 8 p.m. (DCist)

BORDER AGENTS BUST TWO WITH FALSE PASSPORTS
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took two people into custody at Washington Dulles International Airport April 10 after it was discovered they were trying to pass off other people’s passports as their own.

The two, a 40-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, were traveling on Canadian passports and arrived at Dulles from South Africa at about 7:30 a.m., CPB spokesman Steve Sapp said.

The woman was ordered removed and returned to South Africa April 11, but the man remained in detention because he had a credible concern of fear. He awaits an asylum hearing, Sapp said. (Loudoun Times)

GRANITE SLAP CRUSHES MAN IN ARUNDEL
A 41-year-old truck driver was killed Monday when a granite slab fell on him while he was unloading the stone, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said.

Lt. Stuart Peters said the accident occurred about 9:15 a.m. Monday at American Countertop in Hanover. The man has not been identified. No one else was injured in the accident. (Washington Post)

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