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Happy Thursday, D.C. There’s a chance of rain, but likely not until the afternoon.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • On the cover: Mike Daisey’s A People’s History monologue covers 527 years of American history. Catch Chapter 10 on World War II this Saturday.

  • A federal appeals court threw out Attorney General Karl Racine’s lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off officials who stay in his D.C. hotel.

  • Trump’s Fourth of July celebration cost D.C. $1.7 million, depleting the city’s special security fund, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser.  Plus, Trump still owes the District $7.3 million for his 2017 inauguration.

  • D.C. rapper Choppa Black, who performed with the bounce beat group Reaction Band, died last week at age 30. He was widely admired for his lyricism, freestyling, and uncompromising vision.

  • Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s lawyer says one of Fairfax’s fraternity brothers will corroborate his claim that a sexual encounter with a woman in 2000 was consensual. Fairfax is accused of raping two women and has denied both claims.

  • City Paper’s quest to find the best injera, the spongy, fermented flatbread served with every Ethiopian meal, ended at an Alexandria strip mall.

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

  • Councilmember Brandon Todd: standing up for lemonade stands. [WTOP]

  • AG Karl Racine joins eight other states in fighting Trump’s opposition to safe injection sites. [AG]

  • D.C.’s bus service (officially) sucks. [Post]

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

  • Get Filipino comfort food delivered straight to your desk starting Tuesday. [WCP]

  • A new addition to suburban dim sum offerings. [Washingtonian]

  • Call Your Mother named one of the best new restaurants in America. [Eater]

  • From Ax-throwing to Hook Hall. [PoPville]

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

  • The Smithsonian is projecting a giant rocket onto the Washington Monument to celebrate the moon landing. [DCist]

  • A new podcast digs deep into Seth Rich conspiracies. [Washingtonian]

  • RIP, Mayathe dolphin. [Post]

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

  • Age, trophies, and results be damned, 50-year-old Rico Gore is a professional tennis player. [WCP

  • Former Washington football team player Albert Haynesworth posted on Instagram that he is in “a dire need of a kidney” after his kidney failed on July 7. He shared his story in hopes of finding a donor. [CBS Sports]

  • Alex Ovechkin is once again an ESPY winner. [USA Today]

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

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