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Happy Tuesday, D.C. Try and stay dry out there. We’ll likely see temperatures in the upper 80s.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Lawyers found evidence that Metro board chairman Jack Evansviolated multiple ethics rules, according to a summary of an ethics investigation. The board’s ethics committee agreed on a single violation, and determined Evans could no longer serve as chair, contradicting his previous statements. Evans’ attorney disputes the summary.

  • A federal employee took money in exchange for altering drug tests for people on probation, according to prosecutors. Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty to a bribery charge and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

  • The Line Hotel really wants that tax abatement. The company that owns the hotel launched a media campaign to make its case.

  • Monument Academy Public Charter School’s board voted to close its campus at the end of the school year due to financial and safety concerns. A new proposal from the Friendship Education Foundation to operate the school could be its saving grace.

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

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson declares victory in budget standoff with CFO. [Post]

  • D.C. Council seeking to bar Events DC from purchasing RFK Stadium and luring the local NFL team back to the District. [Twitter]

  • Mitch McConnell’shot take on D.C. statehood. [Twitter]

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Virginia Republican’s appeal in racial gerrymandering case. [Slate]

  • Trayon White questions installation of bike lanes in his home Ward 8. [Curbed, Facebook]

  • Virginia AG Mark Herring supports marijuana legalization. [NBC]

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

  • Why you should try the Nashville hot soft-shell crab sandwich at Dino’s Grotto. [WCP]

  • Joselitoserves a mean menú del dia and a history lesson to boot. [WCP]

  • Dacha owners face accusations of unpaid bills and fraud, plus employees who say they weren’t paid properly. [Washingtonian]

  • A case for why loud restaurants are a form of discrimination. [Post]

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

  • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians are locked out. [Post]

  • Five members of the Split This Rock DC Youth Slam Team will travel to the Las Vegas Brave New Voices Festival. [WTOP]

  • Actress and Howard alum Taraji P. Henson speaks about mental health. [Afro]

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

  • Five top 10 tennis players are committed to play at this summer’s Citi Open. [WCP]

  • Caps national anthem singer Caleb Green will be on America’s Got Talent tonight. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • Events DC is hosting an outdoor watch party this Thursday on the West Lawn at Apple Carnegie Library as the U.S. women take on Sweden. RSVP here.

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

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