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News Roundup: D.C. Braces for Sandy; Federal Offices Closed

Happy Monday, Alley readers. Let's get right to the news.

--Hurricane Sandy has D.C. bracing for power outages, downed trees, flooding and more.

--Covington & Burling has tapped former assistant AG and PepsiCo exec Dan Bryant to head its public policy and government affairs practice.

--The federal government is closed today, the Office of Personnel Management announced.

--Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is leading his GOP challenger Josh Mandel by 4 points in Ohio, according to a new poll

--Lobbyists are hitting the trail in Virginia, Roll Call writes.

--The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is fighting against Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Jon Kyl's online poker bill, The Hill reports.

This post, originally published at 8:38 a.m., has been updated.

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