FIRST LOOK: Quake left cracks in Washington Monument

Liz Goodwin

Welcome to First Look, our daily roundup of early-bird news:

• An Alaska woman has been charged with child abuse for forcing her adopted son to eat hot sauce on national TV. (AP)

• Many building in the small town of Mineral, Virginia are severely damaged and not covered by quake insurance. (New York Times)

• The Washington Monument cracked. (CNN)

• Check out the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

• Investors are hoping Fed Chief Bernanke will announce new help for the financial system today. (Reuters)

• Facebook will now allow you to block embarrassing photos. (Gawker)

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