The Morning Digest: Michelle Obama book signing and the armed march on Washington

Better than a cup of coffee, the Morning Digest will provide you with what you need to be prepared for the day: a daily round-up of links, local news, and important events on campus and around D.C.

     Today has a good chance of rain with a high of 64. Update, 6:22 pm: There is a 30 percent chance that it is already raining.

To masticate today:

  • Michelle Obama book signing: This morning, Michelle Obama will be signing copies of her book “American Grown: The Story of the Whitehouse Garden and Gardens Across America” at Politics and Prose on 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

What to look out for:

  • Breast cancer walk: The Georgetown Lombardi/Capital Breast Care Center team raised more than $145,000 for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in D.C. The 39.3 mile, two-day walk took place on Saturday and Sunday, and, at the closing ceremony on Sunday, Avon presented $250,000 to Capital Breast Care Center.
  • Capital Bikeshare accused of underpaying workers: The D.C. bike rental service has come under investigation by the U.S. Labor Department now that a former employee alleges that he was underpaid for nearly two years.
  • This time, it’s not the British: Former Marine Adam Kokesh is planning a march on Washington. The gun rights advocate has stated that, if enough people attend, he will lead a group of rifle-toting gun rights supporters across Memorial Bridge and into D.C. this 4th of July. Recognizing the illegality of such a venture, Kokesh hopes the police will work with him on a plan to allow the protest to take place.

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