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Charlie Sheen hits D.C.: Your sex and gender morning roundup

April 19, 2011 - 09:00 AM
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Charlie Sheen (Photo: Associated Press)

CHARLIE SHEEN HITS D.C. tonight. (And I'll be there). The question of the hour: Could the appearance by any chance be consumed by rage? "Tuesday is also the day Sheen is scheduled to find out whether his $100 million lawsuit against the 'Two and a Half Men' production company Warner Bros., and “Men” executive producer Chuck Lorre, will be hashed out in public, as Sheen wants, or arbitrated privately, as the studio hopes," Lisa de Moraes reports. "[I]f Sheen’s camp loses in court Tuesday morning, it could bring out the very worst in Sheen—or the very best. It depends, as do so many things in life, on your perspective."

RELATED: DAR Constitution Hall talks why it agreed to book Sheen.

AFTER THE JUMP: Comics' gender gap; rethinking women in combat; Palin looks to 2012:

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: D.C. sexual assault, domestic violence service providers are facing a $3 million budget shortfall.

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SHOULD campus police investigate campus crimes? The family of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student killed in 2009, aren't so sure: "Now the Harringtons are pushing House Bill 2490 which essentially would make it standard for Virginia universities to allow the State Police to take the lead on serious on-campus crime like rape and murder," ABC13 reports. Says Harrington's mother, Gil: "Dan and I feel strongly that there is an inherent conflict of interest to have campus police investigating internally crimes that occur on campus."

PALIN LOOKS TO 2012: "Palin's speech gave them plenty of reason for thinking she's going to run: After indicating her support for Wis. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, she also attacked the establishment GOP: "We didn't elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn't elect you to just stand back and watch Obama redistribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight.' She also said the party needs to learn to 'fight like a girl,' which could have been a campaign slogan, or maybe something more like product placement. Still, Palin closed, perhaps significantly, with, 'The 2012 election begins here!' and 'Mr. President, game on!'"

RETHINKING women in combat.

CAROL SCHWARTZ won't pay taxes, for a cause.

A FUTURE FOR DADT? Via Adam Serwer, meet the four Republican presidential candidates who have vowed to reinstate Don't Ask Don't Tell should they assume office.

COMICS' gender gap.

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