It’s Hump Day, D.C. That calls for a beverage, and a cheap one.


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips?

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson isn’t backing down from the budget dispute with CFO Jeffrey DeWitt. [Post]

  • George Washington University wants a “wholesale new agreement” with Universal Health Services, the majority owner of GW Hospital. [WCP]

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine wades into a lawsuit for D.C. voting rights. [OAG]

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urges putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. [WAMU]

  • New D.C. voters trend more toward Independent than Democrat. [Blade]

  • Man who caused chaos at the Capital Pride Parade released Monday ahead of trial. [Blade]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • In farm-to-table 2.0, D.C.-area farms are partners, not purveyors. [WCP]

  • Where to go to watch the women’s World Cup. [Washingtonian]

  • sweetgreen acquired another D.C. start-up, Galley Foods. [WBJ]

  • Fast-casual chain Little Beet closes in Dupont Circle. [PoPville]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall (tips?

  • D.C.’s mansion murders are the subject of a new true-crime podcast. [Washingtonian]

  • Nearly 42,000 visitors graced the National Museum of Natural History’s new Hall of Fossils last weekend. [DCist]

  • Pentagon City’s DEA Museum will close for a year during renovations. [ARLnow]

  • Fountain pens are back, baby! [Post]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Alex Morgan poured in five goals, while Washington Spirit’s Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh combined for three, as the U.S. women’s national soccer team thrashed Thailand, 13-0, in its first match of the World Cup. [NBC]

  • ESPN is reporting that the Warriors believe Kevin Durant has a torn right Achilles tendon, which has yet to be confirmed by an MRI. There’s plenty of blame to go around at how it got to this point. Clinton Yates suggests we all look in the mirror for that. [Outside The Line]

  • The Nats ended their road trip with another subpar outing from pitcher Patrick Corbin and a 7-5 loss to the White Sox. [MASN]

  • The Post has named its spring All-Met athletes of the year, which includes Maryland commit Ayana Akli for girls’ tennis.

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

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