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

The heat is on in weather, politics and crime

Good morning. After yesterday’s perfect weather, we’re going back into 90-degree territory for the next two days. Ah, the mild June days of our region...

The heat will bring a spike in crime, as sure as night follows day, and we already have violence aplenty: Park police shot an armed man at Hains Point last night; a well-known local magician died in a traffic accident; a Woodbridge church was robbed as the choir sang praises; a 56-year-old woman admitted embezzling $120,000 from her employer;

A pair of stories that broke yesterday and that still have me amazed: An Episcopal church in Bladensburg is converting to Catholicism, and charges were brought against D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. for taking money intended for youth baseball and spending it on himself.

The long-awaited appearance of Sulaimon Brown before the D.C. Council finally happened yesterday and oh, what a strange journey it was. Brown called the mayor a crook, refused to remove his shades and alienated pretty much everyone who saw him. Which doesn’t mean that he’s wrong. Marc Fisher said it all .

Graphic designer/artist Lance Wyman is seen in his office in Manhattan. (Jennifer S. Altman - For The Washington Post)
Want to chat with the man who designed (and will now redesign) Metro’s iconic rail map? Lance Wyman will be online at 10 a.m. today, so start scanning all those redesigns you’ve sketched out on your long commutes.

Redskins fans need more places to drink , the management apparently believes, so they’re tearing up part of FedEx Stadium seating to build new “party decks” removing almost 7,000 seats in the process.

Misplaced your invitation to the big state dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House? If it’s vanished as fast as the Salahis at the sight of a Secret Service officer, you can always keep track as the Reliable Source live-blogs the event tonight.

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