Lori's A. M. Buzz
Good morning! It’s going to be plenty hot and humid out there today, with temperatures well into the 80s, maybe the 90s by this afternoon.
Lori will be back tomorrow – and there might be a little break in the heat Tuesday, as well. (Stay with the Capital Weather Gang for the latest forecast).
Clean getaway: Three bikes were stolen from Mayor Adrian Fenty’s garage – they even took the mountain bikes for a little spin in the garage first -- even as security guards patrolled the property, the Washington Examiner reported.
Oh, and the thieves apparently left two of their shoddier bikes behind for the crime-fighting, triathlete mayor.
Stay with washingtonpost.com for ongoing coverage of the World Cup including a blog by and for fans (with photos they are taking of key plays, face-painted, flag-wrapped crazies, and -- baboons) an interactive world map with in-depth stats and feeds for every team, and an update on whether the vuvuzelas – the long, buzzing horns that fans are tooting throughout play – will be banned.
If you were watching soccer and missed it, rookie star Stephen Strasburg pitched another great game in his second start for the Nationals Sunday afternoon – and the euphoria continues: Lines formed as an all-Strasburg merch stand popped up in Cleveland –yes, Cleveland! – selling out of some products by the sixth inning.
Metro will hire more than 100 new people despite fare hikes and budget cuts, according to the Examiner.
A Hyattsville woman pleads guilty in a tax fraud case, the Examiner reports; prosecutors say she and others tried to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the District by filing fake income-tax refund forms.
A man and a woman were shot on Benning Road in Northeast D.C. early this morning, WUSA reports, and taken to the hospital while police search for suspects.
Stay with washingtonpost.com for continuing Gulf oil-spill coverage; President Obama is expected to demand that BP hand over vast amounts of money for damage claims from people and businesses harmed by the ongoing leak, when he meets with oil executives this week.
Too hot to eat lunch outside? Go hear William Hogeland, who speaks at noon at the National Archives about his book "Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent,” and take a look at the Declaration itself, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the archives while you’re there.
-- Susan Kinzie
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