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Posted at 7:55 AM ET, 07/ 2/2010

Lori's A.M. Buzz: Dangerous day

By Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth

Good morning! Lori will be back next week, so here’s my last roundup of breaking news for another perfect – sunny, not too hot – summer day launching off the long weekend.

Keep up with coverage today of sad news breaking out of Afghanistan, where suicide bombers stormed into the U.S. Agency for International Aid compound, killing at least four people. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, which blew a hole in the wall of a building owned by Development Alternatives Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based company working on governance and development issues for USAID.

Another shot:
For the second time this week, police say an intruder threatening someone is shot by a bystander intervening to help.

Zzzzzzzzzzz: We’ll have ongoing coverage of World Cup quarterfinals matches. Follow reader updates from South Africa and send your photos. Can't bring a vuvuzela to the office today? There's always Twitter.

Hold that flush: Don't miss our updates on the water main break that will affect 1.8 million people in Maryland this weekend.

Oops! Library of Congress scholars say Thomas Jefferson slipped into thinking like a king, just for a moment, in a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, WJLA reports.

Tapped: A batch of George Washington’s recipe for whiskey – distilled and sold at Mt. Vernon after a couple-hundred-year hiatus – sold out immediately, WTOP reports on the early start to Independence Day celebrations.

A comeback: The historic Howard Theatre in the Shaw neighborhood, where Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and others performed, will be restored, WJLA reports.

We’ll have coverage from the wake for U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, and you can discuss who will take his place in the Senate.

Set it off: has everything to help you plan your Independence Day, including best bets and how to get around. Let us know where you’ll watch fireworks, and post your photos.

Sunny and jazzy: Perfect weather for free jazz at the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden after work. Then hit Iota to see Marah adding some hillbilly twang to their Philly alt-rock roots. Pack a picnic and head south to St. Mary’s, to hear the Chesapeake Orchestra and watch fireworks along the river.

-- Susan Kinzie

By Jane Elizabeth  | July 2, 2010; 7:55 AM ET
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