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You’ll have at least a week to recover from the weather whiplash, with temps in the high 80s and low 90s for days.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Last night at National, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Representative Rashida Tlaib, spoke to frustrated—and organized—DCA airline catering employees. The workers voted to authorize a strike in June due to terribly low wages and health care issues. Since then, more than 15,000 workers at 32 airports have authorized strikes. The workers need permission to strike from a federal agency called the National Mediation Board. 

  • Health food entrepreneur Khepra Anuwill be in court Thursday because his cafe is facing an eviction threat from an H Street NE landlord. He says he invested $200,000 on the build-out of Hempburger Cafe & Juice Bar, and won’t be able to get most of that money back.

  • The driver who hit and killed Dave Salovesh in April pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Yesterday evening, Salovesh’s spouse, Jean, used his old twitter account to communicate with his followers. “I will not tweet as often, cleverly, or quickly as Dave, but will tweet once in a while,” she wrote. More than 50 people replied to her in return.

  • D.C. recorded a ninth homicide since Wednesday, bringing the annual total to 95 victims. Curtis Lowell Franklin was shot in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue NE on Monday evening.

  • The Potomac River was 94 degrees on Sunday.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com

  • Why is the Department of Disability Services terminating its relationship with advisors at Georgetown University? [WCP]

  • D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment director Tommy Wells predicts a swimmable Anacostia River. [WAMU]

  • The Humane Society did an investigation and found “dozens of ivory items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars—in the form of a whole elephant tusk, figurines and jewelry—for sale in Washington, D.C.” [Humane Society]

  • Councilmember Mary Cheh is not a fan of selling ivory. [Twitter]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Frenchy’s Naturel will close in Logan Circle after brunch on July 28. [WCP]

  • Where to drink while watching the Mueller hearing. [Washingtonian]

  • Three million Americans may lose their access to food stamps. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A D.C. sewing class series helps people alter their clothing to better fit with their gender identities. [Post]

  • New arts pop-up Creatively DC benefits human trafficking survivors. [Washingtonian]

  • Rachel Hynes explains how a show about Macbeth’s witches turned into a menstruation comedy. [DC Theatre Scene]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Katie Ledecky’s status for the world championships is uncertain after the superstar swimmer came down with an undisclosed illness. The Post’s Rick Maese reports from Gwangju, South Korea, that the swimmer had not yet received a diagnosis as of Wednesday morning. [Post]

  • Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died yesterday morning after suffering brain injuries from his loss to Subriel Matias on Friday, July 19, at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He was 28. [ESPN]

  • Max Scherzer is scheduled to start on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies. [AP]

  • The drama between the Washington football team and its left tackle Trent Williams does not appear to be over as Williams is expected to skip the first day of training camp today. [NFL.com]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Emma Sarappo (tips? esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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