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Local Leads: 8/4/11

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    The following stories have been hand-selected by the Assignment Desk at News4:

    Diamondback: "A Facebook profile may reveal more than just a user's favorite movies, books and quotes — according to university researchers, it can expose actual personality traits. By analyzing words posted on a person's Facebook page, three researchers from this university's Human-Computer Interaction Lab were able to pinpoint an individual's score on a personality test to within 10 percentage points. Because potential employers and college admissions officials may be watching, students must be mindful of what they divulge on the Internet, according to researcher Jen Golbeck."

    Insidenova.com: "Prince William County filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Homeland Security, according to a county press release.In 2007 the Prince William Board of County Supervisors passed an ordinance that requires county police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest.If police find that they have arrested someone who is in the country illegally, they turn that person over to the department for deportation."

    SMILE, YOU'RE ON I-270
    Frederick News Post: " The Maryland State Highway Administration began speed camera enforcement Monday on I-270 at Md. 80 (Fingerboard Road) and Bennett Creek. The mobile enforcement camera is housed in a Maryland SafeZone vehicle on I-270, similar to the camera in the I-70 construction area. The camera will stay in place in the work zone until construction is complete. The 21-day camera warning period will continue through Aug. 22, and then $40 citations will be issued starting Aug. 23, according to SHA. The posted work-zone speed limit is 55 mph; drivers exceeding the limit by 12 mph or more will be fined."