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

Heat, cash and a quiet dinner

Good morning. There’s a Code Orange air alert, and the thermometer may reach 100 degrees today. Engage or avoid the weather, but drink lots of water while you’re doing it. Two people have already died because of the heat.


A lot of cash passed between a D.C. Council member’s aide and a representative of the local taxi drivers, according to secretly recorded audio and videotapes by the FBI, which were played in court yesterday. Council member Jim Graham was offered $2,600 but turned it down, but didn’t report it to authorities, either.

Given all the scandals in local government, are we seeking a return to the “bad old days” of District politics, Marc Fisher asks?

Police and fire reports: Two people died in a motorcycle crash on the Beltway at River Road early this morning. An apartment house fire last night has displaced about 120 people in Prince George’s County. A grand jury indicted four men with stealing grave markers in Prince George’s County.


Marissa Mayer, a Google vice president, made a dazzling entrance to the state dinner last night, arriving with husband Zachary Bogue. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
A nice, quiet dinner, “remarkably unremarkable, without a hint of intrigue or jubilant abandon, devoid of any Hollywood names,” characterized the state dinner for Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.

A Korean man who tried to quash his business competitors by turning them in to immigration authorities was himself ensnared by authorities. It seems the Annandale man recruited undocumented Korean immigrants to act as “doumis,” who were hired as companions for customers at a local bars and karaoke clubs.

There won’t be any Tiger sightings on the links at Congressional Country Club, as Tiger Woods says he's too injured to play in the U.S. Open.

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