Good morning, Washington. For those who missed it, President Obama is sending 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to fix that “darned fence.” But Arizonans still aren’t satisfied.

Closer to home, prosecutors continued their marathon screening of police interrogation video in the Robert Wone murder-conspiracy trial yesterday, including footage of interviews with suspects Joseph Price and Dylan Ward. The gay men asserted – decisively – that Wone was not their “cup of tea;” but he was “a very good friend.” The pair also maintain that an unknown intruder broke in and stabbed their pal to death. But the one-armed man has yet to be found. Cops testified yesterday to finding no latent fingerprints on a backyard fence that the supposed burglar would have used in order to gain entry into the house.

Could a European soccer team be less enthusiastic about playing in the U.S.? Fans attending tonight’s D.C. United game against Italian powerhouse AC Milan shouldn’t set their expectations too high. Quoted in WaPo, AC Milan star and Dutch soccer hero Clarence Seedorf set the mood of the match:

“Well, we’re not motivated. We’re just not motivated.”

Seriously, dude? You’ve got all summer to lounge around in your coffeeshops and drink Amstel, so at least act like you care about playing in the U.S. It looks like U.S. soccer still has a ways to go in earning world-class respect.

Montgomery County public schools are removing police officers from their hallways in an attempt to remedy the county’s budget shortfalls, reports The Examiner. Parents fear that the cutbacks could lead to increased crime.

In other news, the war over a citywide soda tax hasn’t died out, after all. Vince Gray’s proposed beverage tax would include all sodas and artificially sweetened beverages, and help kids lose weight – so they say.

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