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Welcome to Monday, D.C. Get ready for a humid day with temperatures in the 80s. We might see some rain this afternoon.


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

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson was called out for leaving early from a vigil memorializing murdered trans women. [Twitter]

  • Councilmember Brandon Toddsent out robocalls at 10:30 and 11 p.m., to the displeasure of some who received them. Todd said the call times were a mistake. [Twitter]

  • D.C. public schools and charters are misspending at-risk funds. [DC Line]

  • AG Karl Racine is suing three D.C. property owners, accusing them of neglect. [WTOP]

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

  • How Espita Mezcaleria makes a mean barbacoa without digging a pit. [WCP]

  • How do D.C.’s new pizzerias stack up? [Washingtonian]

  • Anthony Bourdain is inspiring some to talk about depression more openly. [Post]

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

  • A D.C. Beyoncé impersonator had a blast being featured in Taylor Swift’s latest music video. [WCP]

  • This weekend’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will bring D.C. music to the forefront. [DCist]

  • Get some ice cream to celebrate newly reunited local post-hardcore band Jawbox. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Imagine being on your sport’s biggest stage with your best friend. That’s the reality for Washington Spirit and World Cup teammates Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle. [WCP]

  • There’s a new celebrity in town: Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura, who at 21 is already an icon in his native Japan. [WCP]

  • The Nats have released struggling reliever Trevor Rosenthal after he compiled a 22.74 ERA in 6⅓ innings over 12 appearances this season with Washington. [ESPN]

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

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