WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Friday. Americans this week will get a reprieve from the stifling heat that has blanketed much of the country. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Good morning, Washington area! Here are five stories to keep you informed and get you going:

Putting the 2012 heat wave in perspective: How does this year’s summer heat wave stack up against years past? WTOP takes an in-depth look. http://bit.ly/NeXkZ8

Having trouble getting online? Call your provider: You may be one of thousands across the United States who waited too long or simply didn’t believe the warnings, and your Internet may have shut down just after midnight because of malware that took over computers around the world more than a year ago. http://bit.ly/NeXrnw

The tax man cometh to police you on health care: The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they’ll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance. Can the IRS handle the burden? http://bit.ly/NeXvns

‘Nuts about the Nats': Return of a baseball fan: All week, WTOP will take a look back at the Nats’ first half of the season with special insights from Craig Heist, Jonathan Warner and more. Today, hear Tim Kurkjian’s take on Nats manager Davey Johnson, and read the familiar trials of one local baseball fan: WTOP’s Mike McMearty. http://bit.ly/NibiWo

Bogart stars in summer series at National Theatre: Of all the movie theaters in all the towns in all the world, he walks into ours. The National Theatre is hosting a free series of Humphrey Bogart’s best for the next two months. Check out the schedule and some trailers to whet your appetite. http://bit.ly/NeXFLA

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