Grab your umbrella and a light sweater—and contemplate how bizarre the weather is—because it’s going to be rainy with lows in the mid-60s. Starting Wednesday we’ll be looking at a stretch of more typical summer days: sun and highs in the mid-80s.

Also, meet City Paper’s new hires.


  • The District has logged eight homicides since Wednesday. 19 people were shot in 5 days. As of Friday, D.C. had suffered a 7 percent increase in homicides from that time last year. Three days later, the city is looking at an 11 percent increase in homicides from this time last year, or 94 victims in 2019.

  • The person who shot 11-year-old boy Karon Brown was first charged with second-degree murder, but now faces a charge of first-degree murder while armed. He claims self-defense.

  • Montgomery county has increased its restrictions on cooperating with ICE. Local government agencies cannot cooperate with ICE raids or investigations. 

  • Protesters rallied outside Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Saturday. The hospital both sued low-income patients for medical debt and tried to block a nurses union. 

  • Smithsonian says it welcomed more than half a million guests to the Mall for its moon landing anniversary party. 

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • Keith Forney sentenced to six months in prison for illegal contributions to local campaigns. [DOJ, WCP]

  • Former Council Chairman Sterling Tucker will lie in repose today at the Wilson Building. [Twitter]

  • MPD chief wants tougher penalties for gun crimes. [WAMU]

  • Howard University investigating threats made on social media. [DCist]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Wine bar The Eastern opens July 30 near Eastern Market. [Washingtonian]

  • Woodward Table to close in late August. [Twitter]

  • Experiment: Can you actually fry an egg on the sidewalk? [Post]

  • There’s an online fundraiser for a Roy Boys’ staff member who was hospitalized. [PoPville]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • Studio Theatre’sBright Colors and Bold Patterns brings the laughs. [WCP]

  • Bridges and Alleys explores D.C.’s cityscapes. [Washingtonian]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Meet Roy Englert, the 96-year-old Virginia native who keeps breaking age group world records in track. [Runner’s World]

  • T.C. Williams High School will play its 2019 home games indoors at The St. James sports complex in Springfield. [USA Today]

  • The Wizards are betting that a fresh voice will help turn around the franchise with the hiring of former NFL executive Sashi Brown as their chief planning and operations officer. [The Ringer

HAPPENING TODAY, by Emma Sarappo (tips?

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