WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Monday, June 30:

1. Supreme Court to hand down decision in Hobby Lobby case

The justices will rule on Monday on a closely watched case that looks at the part of Obama's health care law that mandates most employers provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives. For-profit companies with religious objections are challenging. MORE

2. Hot Monday, even hotter Tuesday and Wednesday

After a nice weekend, the heat and humidity will be on the way up during the day on Monday. The best chance for an afternoon thunderstorm will be west of the Blue Ridge. The heat will really crank up on Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the mid 90s. FORECAST

3. Metro fare hikes in place Monday morning

Monday is the first morning commute with new Metro fares in effect. Short trips of three miles or less now cost five cents more. Passengers will pay $1.75 during off peak times, and $2.15 during rush hour. The maximum fare is now $5.90 during rush hour and $3.60 during off peak hours. MORE

4. Washington Capitals tickets go on sale

Capitals single-game tickets go on sale at 10 Monday morning. You can buy tickets by calling 202-397-SEAT, logging onto, in person at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. MORE

5. President Obama to name new VA chief

President Obama intends to nominate West Point graduate Robert "Bob" McDonald — most recently chairman of Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 500 company — as secretary of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, wracked by a scandal of systemic delays in health care. MORE

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