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Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/02/2011

A.M. Buzz: Income and housing, mother and son

Good morning. The inner loop of the Beltway is closed at Ritchie Marlboro Road. Here’s hoping this is resolved by the time you read this, but you should expect major, major delays this morning.


Income alone does not explain persistent segregation patterns in housing, a new study reports, pointing out that affluent blacks and Hispanics live in neighborhoods that are poorer than where low-income whites live. Don’t miss the graphic that shows how the demographics of your town or neighborhood has changed over time.

Hot summer night. Guardian Angels on the streets of Adams Morgan. Enough said?

A mother worried about her son’s maturity, a fight over the control of a local megachurch — the battle over the will of Betty Peebles, leader of Landover’s Jericho City of Praise, rages on. The parties are still in mediation but information is coming out.


Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania Circuit Court in October 2004. (Mike Morones - AP)
Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two serial killers who terrorized the Washington area in the fall of 2002 with random shootings from the trunk of a car, unsuccessfully petitioned for a name change, Tom Jackman reports. It’s unknown how he came up with his preferred name of Joseph Lee Ostrierre.

Debts of all kinds: It looks like Congress will raise the debt ceiling before tonight’s deadline, and budget cuts are going to go into effect to deal with the federal deficit. Unemployment stubbornly hangs on, and here are six ground-level views of those who are fighting for a job.

Coming up: The D.C. public schools will release school-by-school test scores today; the Prince George’s Council will decide when an election will be held to replace member Leslie Johnson; and much more on PostLocal.

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