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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Dalai Lama prays, Clemens stands trial, Obama tweets

Good morning. Welcome back after the long holiday weekend.

The big stories we anticipate today: the Dalai Lama opens a 10-day Buddhist ritual in D.C. this morning; Roger Clemens, the most decorated pitcher in baseball history, is being tried on charges he lied in testimony before Congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs; President Obama’s Twitter town hall is scheduled.

The saga of Leslie Johnson continues. The Prince George’s Council member who pled guilty to destroying evidence in a federal investigation of government corruption said in a letter that she will resign from the council July 31. The council wants her gone now, and took away her car, cell phone and staff to reinforce their point.

More than a decade after a young scientist was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in Georgetown, police believe that her killer is linked to eight sexual attacks in Montgomery County, and they are launching a Web site they hope will help catch him.

Yes, it was hot in June but not a record-breaking heat. Just try to put June 9, when we hit the record-tying 102 degrees, out of your mind.

A Prince William County mother is expected to turn herself in today, to face charges that she left her almost-three-year-old son in a minivan for seven hours June 17, where he died.

The Maryland program to defer foreclosures isn’t working as well as expected, staff writer Ovetta Higgins reports. Only 100 homeowners have received a loan modification in the past year.

Forgive me if you’ve seen this already, but were you one of hundreds of pedestrians turned away from the Key Bridge during the Fourth of July fireworks show?

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