Morning Digest: A new elephant and a marathon to Boston

     Memorial Day Weekend begins with a cool, rainy day with a high of 64.

To masticate today:

  • National Zoo gets new elephant: The Asian elephant Bozie arrived at the National Zoo this week and will join the three other elephants after a 30 day quarantine period. Bozie’s arrival comes after the National Zoo’s $56 million upgrade to its elephant habitation.

What to look out for:

  • Forrest Gump, Charity Edition: Arlington runner Frank Fumich ran three marathons in one day and raised $33,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Now, Fumich plans to run 450 miles from the Pentagon all the way to Boston to raise even more money.
  • Clean slate for two schools: Chancellor Kaya Henderson “reconstituted” the staff at two chronically poor-performing D.C. schools, meaning over 100 teachers and other staff will have to reapply for their jobs. Henderson hopes the change will spur improvement in the schools.

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