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Happy Thursday, D.C. It’s so hot the pools are open later.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • The number of homeless students in D.C. is trending up. 

  • Pro runners have to be all in to navigate an uncertain and low paying world.

  • Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray will run for re-election as two challengers emerge and a third considers jumping in.

  • Kids’ essays on violence are now part of the Library of Congress.

  • Remnants of the Underground Railroad in the D.C. area.

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

  • It’s not easy to seal a marijuana crime. [WCP]

  • First elected chairman of the D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, died at 95. [WCP]

  • The Howard University campus is buzzing about Kamala Harris. [DC Line]

  • To increase housing supply in D.C., rethink single-family zoning. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Councilmember Mary Cheh re-introduced a bill to seal eviction records. [GGW]

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

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  • This new happy hour has $10 pizzas, bean bag chairs, and bocce. [WCP]

  • Alexandria speakeasy PX from Todd Thrasher to close after almost 13 years. [Washingtonian]

  • Queen’s English gets 2.5 stars from Tom Sietsema. [Post]

  • These 16 black chefs are changing food in America. [NYT]

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

  • Learn about the contemporary local music you need to hear. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • This Capital Fringe play takes on Love in the Time of Climate Change. [DCist]

  • A theory about WTOP’s Wernher von Braun fiasco. [Washingtonian]

  • The Spanish Embassy is now home to a new statue. [Post]

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

  • Steve Buckhantz is understandably hurt by being unceremoniously dumped by the Wizards after 22 years as the team’s play-by-play voice. [WCP]

  • MLB games, including one with the Washington Senators, came to a standstill when Apollo 11 landed on the moon 50 years ago. [Post]

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

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