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Posted at 5:48 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Lori's A.M. Buzz: See the Facebook trailer

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

Good morning. Friday at last. And yes, folks, it's going to be a hot one.

Sometimes it's better not to know. Today's forecast? Think about it: Do you really need to know how hot and humid it's going to be? Does knowing make it better or worse? Okay, fine. It's going to be ... yes, hot and humid. Capital Weather Gang says temperatures will be in the high 90's and possibly hit triple digits. And Saturday looks like a record-breaker. Satisfied?

The roads are . . . melting? It might not be hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but the Virginia Department of Transportation sent out a warning that it IS hot enough to melt asphalt. They've asked drivers to keep alert for roads that have buckled and are in need of emergency repair.

This weekend. A couple of weekend events worth noting: For D.C. political junkies, there's a straw poll and mayoral candidate forum in Ward 7 on Saturday, from 11:15 to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Davis Community Center, 1400 41st Street SE. A bit of context from The Post's Nikita Stewart: This is D.C. Council Chair Vincent C. Gray's home turf. Gray, as you know, is looking to beat Mayor Adrian Fenty for the Democratic nomination. The candidates for D.C. Council Chairman also will be at the event.

Recyling event. If you're looking to get rid of some old appliances, the blog D.C. Recycler notes there's a recycling event at the Home Depot in D.C. on Saturday.

On to today's headlines.

Teacher dismissals. Word already is out that a "sizeable" number of D.C. public school teachers will be losing their jobs due to sub-par evauations under IMPACT, the school system's new teacher evaluation program. That tidbit comes courtesy of a Thursday morning briefing that school system officials insist was off-the-record but that some reporters say was clearly on-the-record. Either way, the word is out -- all that's missing is exact number, which we're expected to get by mid-morning today. We'll bring you the news via PostLocal.com and Twitter (Get local news updates by clicking here.)

A very sad story out of Prince George's where an uncle and his 12-year-old nephew were found dead in a next-door neighbor's pool. Authorities said the boy apparently jumped into the pool and his uncle tried to save him. Neither knew how to swim. The pool was surrounded by a 7-foot fence and the gate to the pool was locked.

Gruesome discovery D.C. police found a body in the trunk of a red Pontiac convertible that had been towed twice. Someone in the impound yard where the car was parked thought they smelled something funny and called police who pried the trunk open and found the body.

Roller coaster accident. Three people were injured on the Tidal Wave roller coaster at Trimper's amusement park in in Ocean City. Not a lot of details, but The Baltimore Sun reports that the three were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Facebook friends and enemies. This week Facebook surpassed 500 millions users. So what's next for the social networking site? A big-screen Hollywood movie, of course. In honor of Facebook's 500 million milestone, here's a link to the trailer for "The Social Network" out this October. Movie tagline? "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."

That's it for today. According to the thermometer outside my window it's already 80 degrees. Remember: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. It's a day to take it easy. Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great weekend. Maybe see a movie in an air-conditioned theater?

By Washington Post editors  | July 23, 2010; 5:48 AM ET
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