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Happy Wednesday, D.C. Temperatures could reach toward 100, with rain later on in the day.


  • Two House Republicans want to see documents related to the Metro investigation into former chairman and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. In a letter, reps use the scandal to mock D.C. statehood.

  • Two off-duty D.C. firefighters attacked three D.C. cops at a pizza joint around 3 a.m. Sunday.

  • Eleven protesters were arrested at ICE headquarters in D.C. yesterday.

  • WTOP published, then corrected, then removed a story honoring a Nazi rocket scientist.

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

  • Protesters gather outside Mayor Bowser’s home, saying her policies harm black people. [DCist]

  • AP picked up Chairman Mendelson’salleged vote trading to pass the sole-source lottery contract (though with a slight error at the end: Councilmember Robert White did not take Evans’ WMATA seat). [AP, WCP

  • Gov. Northam’s campaign donations suffer after blackface scandal. [NBC]

  • Former D.C. Councilmember Sterling Tucker died at 96. [Twitter]

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

  • In an industry that’s weak on work benefits, D.C. restaurants offer language lessons to boost confidence and morale. [WCP]

  • Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s story, based on his memoir, will be told on the big screen. [Post]

  • D.C. is now part of a four-city whiskey trail. [DCist]

  • West Wing Cafe closing on Thomas Circle to make way for another Wawa. [PoPville]

  • In defense of the new wave of canned cocktails. [Eater]

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

  • Say hello to The Cheshire, a new Adams Morgan arts space. [WCP]

  • Robin Bell’s installation turns part of the Wharf into a 1980s arcade. [Washingtonian]

  • Get a custom snare drum adorned with the D.C. flag. [Post]

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

  • In a yet-to-be announced move that has angered a large number of Wizards fans, longtime team play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantzis expected to be replaced by Justin Kutcher of Fox Sports. [Post]

  • The Caps have signed Jakub Vrana to a two-year, $6.7 million contract after the forward had a career season. [NHL.com]

  • Local sports talk radio personality Kevin Sheehan is rejoining WTEM 980-AM a year after the station declined to renew his contract. [Radio Online]

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

  • Southwestern rockers Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers perform at City Winery. 8 p.m. at 1350 Okie St. NE. $25–$35.

  • Author Madeline Henry discusses her debut novel, Breathe In, Cash Out, the story of a financial analyst hoping to drop it all and become a yoga instructor, at Kramerbooks. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • You might recognize Jeff Hiller from bit parts on 2000s comedies like30 Rock, Community, and Psych; see him shine at Studio Theatre as the star of Bright Colors, Bold Patterns, a one-man show that takes on the issues facing modern gay life. 8 p.m. at 1501 14th St. NW. $20–$45.

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