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Good morning D.C., and welcome back from the long weekend. Metro’s Blue and Yellow line stations south of National Airport are now closed for repairs and will reopen on September 8. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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  • Maurice Scott, a 15-year-old freshman honor student at Somerset Prep D.C. was fatally shot Sunday just two blocks from the school. At least three other victims were treated at the hospital and are expected to survive. Four men and a child were also shot Monday near the Barry Farm Recreation Center in Southeast, less than two miles from the place where Scott was killed.

  • Rare Essencedropped a new track featuring Tone P, Noochie, and Lightshow last week called “#DontMuteDC.” The cultural activism sparked by attempts to silence the go-go music that plays from a Shaw corner store is not done.

  • Sawinder Singh’s long beard and turban drew taunts and harassment from students, supervisors, and co-workers during his 13 years as a school bus driver in Montgomery County. The observant Sikh is settling an EEOC complaint he filed in 2016. The settlement agreement will include cultural education and unconscious bias training.

  • What’s good withWes Felton?

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

  • D.C. councilmembers will vote on the fiscal year 2020 budget for the second and final time today. Several issues hang in the balance:

    • A new hospital in Southeast [WCP]

    • Funds for the District’s public housing [Post]

    • Renovations for Banneker High School. [DC Line]

  • Paul Smedberg, a former Alexandria City Council member, is an early frontrunner to replace D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans as chair of the Metro board. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Evans’ clients had business in front of the Council. [Post]

  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his staff bumbled the response to the discovery of a racist photo in his med school yearbook page. [Post]

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

  • North Bethesda has a new Indian restaurant. [Washingtonian]

  • Check out the menu at Meridian Pint’s new home in Arlington. [Eater]

  • Baltimore’sClub 1111 is a place for adults with disabilities to let loose. [Baltimore Sun]

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

  • Arts links will return tomorrow.

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • These D.C. neighborhoods have seen the highest appreciation this year. [Urban Turf]

  • Transit improvements could be coming to a sizable portion of Northwest D.C. [Curbed]

  • Brianne Nadeau proposes cutting tax incentives for D.C. tech companies to fund social services. [WAMU]

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

  • A video circulating online shows the Caps’ Evgeny Kuznetsov next to what appears to be cocaine. A team spokesperson told the Post, “We are currently in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time.” [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

  • Kristi Toliversuffered a right quad contusion in the Mystics’ season-opening loss to the Connecticut Sun. [Twitter]

  • The Nats bullpen wasted yet another solid performance from pitcher Max Scherzer. [Washington Times]

  • “It’s a great day to be a Terp,” Maryland coach Cathy Reesesaid after the women’s lacrosse team won its 14th NCAA title. [AP]

  • An under-the-weather Frances Tiafoeexited the French Open in the first round. [Yahoo]

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

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