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Good morning, and get ready for some dangerously hot weather. Temperatures may creep up past 100 degrees on Friday and through the weekend. It’s going to be muggy during the day, and most evenings come with a chance of thunder showers. 

If you or someone you know needs transportation to one of the city’s cooling centers, call D.C.’s hypothermia hotline at 202-399-7093. Follow the city’s heat emergency plan.

Travel with water, and find your local splash pad. Walk through a water fountain on your way home from work.


  • Thousands of people lost power in wards 5 and 6 last night. Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue recommended star-gazing.

  • James A. Fields, the neo-Nazi who killed a woman in Charlottesville and injured several more people, got another life sentence. “I want to never be aware of him again,” said one victim. 

  • The District wants you to get your kids vaccinated against measles. While no one has yet reported a measles case in D.C., people in Maryland and Virginia have.

  • Gentrification keeps coming: About 20 percent of Ward 7 and 8 residents think they’ll have to move in the next three years. Residents in wards 4 and 5 feel the same pressure. 

  • Most Americans don’t think D.C. should be a state

  • Police charged an eighth person in the murder ofMakiyah Wilson. It’s the one-year anniversary of her death. 

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

  • Former chair of ANC 1C Alan Roth isn’t pleased with Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s recent performance. [DC Line]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser attended yesterday’s Events DC board meeting and talked about the Entertainment and Sports Arena. [Twitter

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

  • Georgetown is getting a restaurant that serves all of its food on sticks, including sushi. [WCP]

  • There was a small fire at Tryst. [PoPville]

  • Lidl stats its area expansion with opening in College Park. [WBJ]

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

  • Local jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows toasts to Stevie Wonder. [WCP]

  • The National Cathedral is home to a moon rock. [WAMU]

  • Here are three unique museums to visit in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Week two of Capital Fringe brings some great shows. [DCist] 

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

  • The Spirit has added another World Cup player to its roster by trading for Australian midfielderElise Kellond-Knight. [Black & Red United]

  • Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star reserve. [ESPN]

  • Eight months after his leg injury, Alex Smith is finally rid of the external fixator that had been stabilizing his leg. [CBS Sports]

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

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