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Happy Friday, D.C. Enjoy your (mostly) sunny day into a (mostly) sunny weekend.


  • Advocates say nine people were arrested in an ICE raid at a D.C. Indian restaurant about two weeks ago. ICE would neither confirm nor deny the arrests. 

  • A development project started four years ago and is far from completion as Valor Development dukes it out with neighbors who are critical of the project.

  • Unionized Metro workers are demanding meal and bathroom breaks.

  • Sounds of a D.C. summer: jams from local artists.

  • Scene and Heard: on Independence Day, echoes of fireworks, a drunk couple, a barter for some weed, and a very good dog. 

  • Gear Prudence: tips for how to watch the Tour de France and for identifying generic bicycle dudes in sunglasses on the morning commute.

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

  • New subpoenas in the Jack Evans scandal. [[WAMU], Post]

  • David Grosso’s challenger hosted by former Republican Council candidate. [Twitter]

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg supports D.C. statehood as part of his presidential campaign platform. [Fast Company]

  • Mendo and pals versus the Council’s progressives. [DC Line]

  • If you only read LL online, you’re missing out. [Twitter]

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

  • Visit the Hip-Hop Museum Pop-Up Experience running through Aug. 15 at Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge. [WCP]

  • Muncheez is taking over the former DGS Delicatessen space in Dupont. [Washingtonian]

  • The hottest restaurants in D.C. this month. [Eater]

  • The team behind Service Bar is expanding to Blagden Alley. [WBJ]

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

  • Save your houseplants at Very Sad Lab. [WCP]

  • D.C. writer Susan Richards Shreve is back with her 15th novel. [Washingtonian]

  • Photographer Antonia Tricarico discusses her book about the D.C. punk scene. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

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

  • Elena Delle Donne will captain one of the All-Star teams after being this year’s top vote-getter. [NBC4]

  • It was the Rui Hachimura show in Las Vegas. [Bullets Forever]

  • Josh Norman showed off his NFL leaping skills while jumping over a bull in Pamplona, Spain. [Deadspin]

  • Professional and elite runners will gather at Dunbar High School tomorrow to compete at the DC Road Runners Track Championships. [DCRRC]

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


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