It’s Thursday, D.C. If Max Scherzer can strike out 10 Phillies and get the win with a broken nose and a nasty shiner, you can make it to Friday.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Wherever it is you want to go, wherever it is you want stories to pull you, let AFI DOCS take you there.

  • Councilmember and Metro board chairman Jack Evans first claimed he was exonerated of ethical violations. Then came a legal memo from Metro’s general counsel. Now, he admits that he did in fact violate ethical rules. Board members worry Evans’ questionable ethics could jeopardize a federal subsidy.

  • The six-year battle for a Dupont deck, feat. an alleged election sabotage conspiracy, questions about the opacity of a rear window, and a laser pointer.

  • Twenty years after Jessica Cole’s murder, her family considers another suspect.

  • Scooters on fire: D.C. suspends Skip Scooters’ operations after some of ’em catch fire. DDOT told Skip to take all their scooters off the streets.

  • Dacha co-owner was a member of “Dewey Seven” in New York financial scheme

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

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser is headed to Israel and some people are not happy about it. [DCist]

  • House wants funding for gun violence research. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Council could seal eviction records. [DCist]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants body cameras for federal officers. [Post]

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

  • Why Capitol Hill is talking about &pizza. [Washingtonian]

  • RedRocks owner to try his hand at operating a Japanese restaurant. [WBJ]

  • Taste a 140-year-old beer recipe. [DCist]

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

  • D.C. drag king Buhnana Gunz has big monster energy. [DCist]

  • Jane Franklin Dance’s new work takes on themes of gentrification and transformation in Arlington. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • The Post’s TikTok, explained. [Washingtonian]

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

  • The Wizards have the No. 9 pick (but no permanent GM yet) at tonight’s NBA Draft. Mock draft experts make one final prediction on who may still be available. [NBA.com]

  • Local baseball players weigh in on the brutal lifestyle of minor leaguers who are paid far below minimum wage in order to chase their athletic dreams. [WCP]

  • The U.S. women’s national soccer team will finally face a World Cup test against a confident Sweden squad today at 3 p.m. [USA Today]

  • Max Scherzer had the ultimate “Mad Max” moment when he pitched seven shutout innings and struck out 10 while sporting a black eye and a broken nose in the Nats’ 2-0 win over the Phillies. [MLB.com]

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

  • The National Geographic Society and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, join for World Refugee Day, presenting a conversation with National Geographic Photo Camp refugee youth participants and live performance by world music group Alsarah & the Nubatones. 5:15 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

  • Author and New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his new book, Say Nothing, a deeply reported narrative about a killing in Northern Ireland and its consequences. 7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson speaks at Dunbar High School about Brown Girl Dreaming, her memoir about coming of age as a black American girl in the 1960s and 1970s, written entirely in verse. 6 p.m. at 101 N St. NW. Free.

  • Grunge group Culture Abuse perform at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m .at 1115 U St. NW. $20.

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