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Happy Thursday, D.C. There is anotherDemocratic debate tonight and another 90-degree day.


  • Explore City Paper’s annual Food Issue from food trucks to upscale dining and Ethiopia to Switzerland to Peru. Just a sample of the immigrant-owned spots around town.

  • The D.C. lottery will make $20 million less than originally predicted and will initially lose money. The lottery’s executive director addressed concerns over Councilmember Jack Evans involvement in the proposed contract.

  • Post Magazineremembers the defunct Current, a “ludicrously local, incredibly essential newspaper.”

  • Here’s some research we can all get behind: the mosquito that doesn’t bite.

  • The strangest trees in D.C. and where to find them

  • The D.C. Auditor’s office found significant misuse of at-risk education funds intended to go to social workers and psychologists. Misuse was especially prominent in schools with the highest needs. Overall, the auditor found $450 million in at-risk funds spent without a clear strategy.

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

  • Kishan Putta is the fifth person to challenge embattled Councilmember Jack Evans. [Post, DCist]

  • An entire website is now dedicated to tracking the developments in Evans’ scandal. [Sack Jack]

  • In Israel, Mayor Muriel Bowser met with the Tel Aviv University president. [Twitter]

  • Councilmember Charles Allen proposes a bill to address maternal health care. [WAMU]

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

  • FILOS Bakery will serve up German and Mexican treats inside La Cosecha. [WCP]

  • Rare Steakhouse hosted the farewell party for Sarah Sanders. [NYT]

  • An employee at a top New York cocktail spot allegedly spit on Eric Trump. [NYT]

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

  • Here are the road closures, parade routes, and prime locations for the National Mall’s July 4th celebration. [Post]

  • And, there are plenty of alternative Independence Day celebrations for those who want to avoid the National Mall. [DCist]

  • The Smithsonian’s new red panda cub is a joy to everyone everywhere. [Washingtonian]

  • NPR pop culture critic Linda Holmes discusses her debut novel. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

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

  • The Washington Spirit is in first place in the National Women’s Soccer League—just a year after finishing with only two wins. Having six first-year players who have become close friends helps. [WCP]

  • Ali Krieger does not like Donald Trump or how his administration treats the marginalized. The Virginia native and U.S. women’s national team member took to Twitter to defend Megan Rapinoe, her World Cup teammate and a recent target of Trump’s ire. “I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you,” Krieger wrote. [USA Today]

  • The Mystics go 4-0 on the road. [Bullets Forever]

  • Wayne Rooney adds another unreal goal to his highlight reel. [Deadspin]

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

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