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Lunchline: Yes, I like it hot

It isn't cooling off outside, and if you missed my advice on how to beat the heat yesterday, you can check it out here. The Capital Weather Gang has called it a "blast furnace kind of day." By the way, some people like hot weather. One of those people is me.

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (JIM GRAHAM)

Metro won’t extend weekend waits. (Mark Gail/WASHINGTON POST)

New York congressman Anthony Weiner is officially having the worst week ever. After he admitted that he had engaged in Internet "relationships" with various women, things got worse. Yesterday, an alleged picture of his member hit the Web courtesy of two NYC shock jocks, and later in the day news broke that his wife is pregnant. And now the number of his fellow Democrats who have called on him to step down is up to eight, Chris Cillizza and Paul Kane report. E.J. Dionne Jr. has had enough of the whole sordid situation. This resignation has Friday afternoon news dump written all over it.

Flying can be stressful in many ways. Whether it's dealing with airlines and their ridiculous bag fees or schlepping through cumbersome TSA measures, the process can be unnerving before you ever set foot on the plane. And when you get on the plane, if you're stuck in coach, you're effectively sitting in a sardine can with seats. Slate's Witold Rybczynski wonders: Why aren't airplane seats designed more thoughtfully?

Bryce Harper rounds second base after he blasted his first grand slam in the minors. (Jonathan Newton/WASHINGTON POST)

Extra Bites

• There are a lot of so-called cognoscenti in hip hop who throw fits every time someone outside of the box throws their hat into the game. It's no different for Kreayshawn, a white woman from Oakland whose viral hit "Gucci Gucci" has people shaking their heads. The Root's Timmhotep Aku explains why she's no good. I, on the other hand, am and have been a huge fan of the video director who raps for fun. (NSFW-ish.)

• Another day, another data breach at a huge firm that may control some of your money or personal information. Today's victim is Citigroup, which says hackers may have compromised up to 200,000 accounts.

• I'm heading out of town tonight, so this is it for the week. If you need something to do this weekend, Wolf Trap's not a bad idea. Also, DC United is playing at home Saturday night and they're giving away bobbleheads!"

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.


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