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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...

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)

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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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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