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


  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

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