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FREE TACOS SAVE THE (MON)DAY
This overcast late summer Monday would be otherwise marked by kids returning to school for the year, but instead the Taco Bell Truck had to go and usurp the priorities of every sensible person in the city by scheduling today as the day it swung through D.C. Because only matters of grave importance take precedence over free food. That's right, until 3:30 p.m. today the taco truck will be camped outside George Washington University Student Center giving away free tacos, then briefly relocating to Rosslyn at N. Moore and 19th St. at 4:30 p.m. (NBC Washington)
MADONNA AND JESUS IN THE HOLY LAND
The Material Girl has opened a visit to the Holy Land with a spiritual touch. Madonna headed to Jerusalem's Old City late Sunday where she toured an ancient tunnel near the Western Wall - the holiest site where Jews can pray. The 51-year-old pop star arrived in a black Mercedes van and was escorted into the tunnel by police. She made no comment to reporters and was whisked away about a half hour later. (AP)
COPS: MAN STEALS WOMAN'S CAR ON 1ST DATE
A first date went from bad to worse when a man skipped out on the restaurant bill, then stole his date's car, police said. Police say 23-year-old Terrance Dejuan McCoy had dinner with a woman April 24 at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale. The woman said the two met a week earlier at a Detroit casino and she knew McCoy only as "Chris." The woman told police that McCoy said he left his wallet in her car and asked for keys. He then sped away in the 2000 Chevrolet Impala. (MSNBC)
GRADES FOR SALE, GET YOUR GRADES!
A New Jersey social studies teacher has been charged with accepting cash from students looking to improve their grades. Thirty-year-old Megan Laboy is accused of collecting more than $1,400 from Colts Neck High School students during the 2008-09 school year. Police say the Howell resident told students she'd give them extra credit and the money was for charity. But they say she kept the money for herself. She's charged with third-degree theft by deception. She was released on her own recognizance Monday. (WTOP)