You’ll walk out the door to a still-steamy D.C. this morning, but the possibility of rain this afternoon or evening will bring temps down for the rest of the week. A flash flood warning is in effect starting this afternoon, but the weather people aren’t yet sure when the rain will come. 


  • The District’s homicide rate continues to climb. As of Friday, D.C. police were reporting 88 homicides in 2019, a 7 percent increase from this time last year. More people died over the weekend. D.C.’s 2018 total homicide count of 160 was up 38 percent from 2017, when 116 people died. 

  • On Friday night, relatives found a father and his teen son shot in an apartment in Northeast D.C., NBC4 reports. Police are looking for a suspect. The father’s name is Hugh Washington and his son is Ahkil Washington-Scruggs

  • Early Saturday morning on U Street NW, Eric Byrd died of gunshot wounds. Also on Saturday morning, one man was shot and another killed on the 3000 block of 30th Street SE. Police found Delwaun Lyons, 23, dead at the scene at around 3:45 a.m. 

  • Late last night, the Postreported: “As many as seven people were shot Sunday in four incidents in the District, and one of the victims appeared to be in extremely grave condition.”

  • On Friday, WUSA9 reported that 11-year-old boy Karon Brown, who died last Thursday, was the victim of a targeted shooting after a fight between adults and children. On Saturday, the Postreported that police arrested Tony Antoine McClam and charged him with second-degree murder. A vigil for Karon is planned for Tuesday night at Stanton Elementary playing fields, 2701 Naylor Road SE.

  • City Paper’s Candace Y.A. Montague recently reported on life after homicide for local parents whose children have died. “The victimization does not end at the scene of the crime or by capturing the perpetrator,” she wrote. “The lack of respect from homicide detectives, the shortage of therapists and grief counselors, the discouragement of unsolved cases, have made these parents victims in a secondary manner.” 

  • ICE may open a new detention center in the Baltimore area to house up to 800 men and women. ICE already operates three detention centers in the state of Maryland, and three in Virginia. 

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • AG Karl Racine et al want better federal regs for CBD. [WAMU]

  • Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie defends sports betting vote. [Post]

  • Subsidized cabs east of the Anacostia River struggle to attract riders. [Post]

  • John Falcicchio, chief of staff, deputy mayor, etc. [Twitter]

  • ICYMI: It’s hard to seal an old weed conviction. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Use the EatOkra app to find and support black-owned restaurants in D.C. [WCP]

  • Just how spicy are the “Thai hot” drunken noodles at Kin Da? [WCP]

  • There was a fire at Al’s Gourmet. [PoPville]

  • Should you judge wine by its label? [Post]

  • Why you’re seeing so much kombucha in bars. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • On “Birthday Roll Call,” Killa Cal gives listeners a zodiac sign shout out. [WCP]

  • The National Gallery of Art celebrates the moon. [WCP]

  • A new Art Museum of the Americas exhibition explores the haunting museum experience. [Washingtonian]

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting presents three classic works from the Bard. [DC Metro Theater Arts]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • In front of a sold-out crowd, the Washington Spirit welcomed back its World Cup heroes, Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle, on Saturday. Lavelle did not play during the Spirit’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash but did get to meet a young fan with the same name. [ProSoccerUSA]

  • Wearing a protective face mask did not slow down Elena Delle Donne, who scored 28 points in just her second game back from a broken nose in a rout of the Atlanta Dream. [Washington Times]

  • Over the weekend, the Wizards promoted Tommy Sheppard to full-time general manager after a nearly four-month search process. [NBC Sports Washington]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Emma Sarappo (tips?

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