The Morning Buzz

Good Morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

The ACLU has been monitoring the police checkpoints set up in the Trinidad neighborhood to ensure people's rights are not violated.

This bodes well for our pet-loving roommate: Animal shelters in the area are loosening some of their restrictions and making it easier to take an animal home. The home-visit requirement is being dropped and a personality-based service matching animals with owners is set to launch soon.

If you feel like your face is melting because of the heat, you're not alone: Temperatures for today are expected to be between 95 and 100 degrees. A heat advisory has been extended until late this afternoon.

The federal voucher program allowing some 2,000 city students to attend private schools will most likely be phased out.

The  federal government's failure to successfully address illegal immigration has resulted in a number of states taking action into their own hands.

Mayhill Fowler: "Citizen journalist, liberal advocate, agent provocateur." Howard Kurtz examines the methods and tactics of the woman responsible for exposing Bill Clinton's tirade against Vanity Fair's Todd S. Purdum and Barack Obama's criticism of small-town Americans.

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