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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.

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)

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.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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