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It’s Monday, D.C. There’s a possibility of rain throughout the day, but lower temperatures—like 70s to 80s.


  • In her first critical statements about Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, Mayor Muriel Bowser joins many on the Council in calling for him to step down from his committee chairmanship. The Council will vote Tuesday to remove Evans as the finance committee chair.

  • Under questioning from his Council colleagues, Evans repeatedly downplayed the role of William Jarvis in his private consulting firm. Emails reviewed by the Washington Post suggest Evans’ statements were not entirely accurate. That relationship has implications for the $215 million lottery and sports gambling contract also up for a vote Tuesday. Jarvis has recently donated to multiple local politicians in addition to Evans.

  • Members of far-right groups, including the “western chauvinists” Proud Boys, clashed with, and were outnumbered by counter-protesters in D.C. over the weekend.

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

  • D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson suggests legislation or litigation to address misspent at-risk funds. [WCP]

  • Hundreds showed up to rally against the ICE arrests of at least two parents in D.C. and President Donald Trump’s threat of raids throughout the country. [DC Line, WCP]

  • Many of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans’ allies elected as officers in the Ward 2 Democrats. [DC Line]

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

  • Hill Country was the sight of a small political showdown on Friday. [Post]

  • Erik Bruner-Yang adds &pizza executive chef to his many roles. [WBJ]

  • Arlington’s Sloppy Mama’s is now open and serving barbecue. [Eater]

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

  • Mosaic Theater’s Twisted Melodies animates Donny Hathaway’s final hours. [WCP]

  • Check out an app that explores D.C.’s Indigenous history. [WAMU]

  • July brings a ton of art exhibitions to D.C. [DCist]

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

  • Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pughwill return to the Washington Spirit as World Cup champions. The U.S. women’s national team beat the Netherlands in the World Cup final, 2-0. Lavelle scored her third goal of this year’s tournament as one of the game’s breakout stars. [Yahoo]

  • The Wizards say goodbye to Dwight Howard after trading him to the Grizzlies for C.J. Miles. His brief tenure in Washington will likely be remembered for his corny introduction and his long layoff from a piriformis (buttocks) muscle injury. [NBA.com]

  • The Nats, who are 28-11 since May 24, have two All-Stars, Max Scherzer and Anthony Rendon, but neither will be playing in the All-Star Game. [MASN]

  • D.C. United’s Paul Arriola and the U.S. men’s national team fell to Mexico, 1-0, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. [SB Nation]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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