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Good Monday, D.C. Expect a cloudy day with rain throughout, and temperatures in the 80s.


  • Hundreds of people ran from the Capital Pride Parade last weekend after witnesses reported hearing gunshots. Police have said there is no evidence a weapon was fired, and arrested Aftabjit Singh, 38, for possession of a BB gun. Singh said he pulled out the BB gun to threaten someone who was hitting his partner.

  • Remember, Natasha Tynes, the Jordanian American author who lost a book deal because she tweet-shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train? She’s suing the publisher for $13 million.

  • A new D.C. inspector general report finds that half of Ballou High School students who graduated in 2017 missed more than 30 days of school. The IG concluded that the school prioritized graduating students rather than helping them meet graduation requirements.

  • A 46-year-old man is accused of drugging and raping a woman in a case where prosecutors will use a new Maryland law that allows witnesses not involved in the case to testify about similar alleged attacks. Philip Kantor is formally charged with raping one woman, but prosecutors say at least three other woman had similar experiences.

  • A cabin built by an eccentric poet in 1883 could be moved to a new home.

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

  • D.C. pols celebrate Pride weekend:

    • Mayor Muriel Bowser [Twitter]

    • Chairman Phil Mendelson [Twitter]

    • Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd [Twitter]

    • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen [Twitter]

    • At-Large Councilmember Robert White [Twitter]

  • Virginia wants the Metro board to release its ethics investigation into Ward 2 Councilmember and Metro board chair Jack Evans. [Post]

  • From parking lot to turf fields by RFK. [WCPWAMU]

  • Students at schools in eastern D.C. suffer from the violence close by. [Post]

  • On the Politics Hour last week, At-Large Councilmember David Grosso dodged the question of whether he’ll seek another term. [Kojo]

  • Georgia man gives very bad take on D.C. statehood. [Twitter]

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

  • Regular customers, big fans bemoan the imminent closure of Sizzling Express. [WCP]

  • Two key urban agriculture programs are stalled, possibly because the city is creating an Office of Urban Agriculture. [WCP]

  • What to expect at Alexandria’s Lost Boy Cider. [Washingtonian]

  • Impala Cantina closes on H Street NE after five years. [PoPville]

  • The concern surrounding allowing students to order delivery food at school. [Post]

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

  • The Takoma Park Library will close for renovations on June 22. [DCist]

  • The National Zoo is apparently home to a very special water dragon. [Post]

  • A map showcases the D.C.-area’s most searched-for celebrities. [Washingtonian]

  • Theater Alliance’s new managing director opens up. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • The Nats won again yesterday, this time courtesy of four consecutive home runs. [USA Today]

  • NBC Sports Washington’s Ben Standig examines how the Wizards could potentially land Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri as their new GM.

  • Bruce Allen says he “knows what the truth is” regarding Trent Williams’ absence with the Washington football team. What that truth is, though, he won’t say. [NFL.com]

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

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