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Happy Tuesday, D.C. Finally the rain will let up today, with temperatures in the 60s.


  • D.C. councilmembers will cast initial votes on the 2020 budget today.

  • The Current newspapers are at the end of their more than 50-year run. The paper filed for bankruptcy in January, and its editorial director, Kate Michael, announced in an email to staff that they would stop publishing immediately.

  • Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson will remain in prison ahead of trial, a Maryland judge ruled yesterday. The self-avowed white nationalist allegedly stockpiled weapons and created a hit list that included Democratic politicians and media personalities. Prosecutors have called him a domestic terrorist, but have not charged him with any terrorism related crimes.

  • Here’s a headline Nats fans hate to see, courtesy of NBC Sports Washington: “How bad is this Nationals bullpen? It’s worse than you thought.” Writer Todd Dybas argues that it’s the worst bullpen in the organization’s history.

  • Activists holed up inside the Venezuelan embassy will remain in the Georgetown building despite an eviction notice.

  • D.C.’s Fourth of July plans are a bit different this year, per President Donald Trump’s orders. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, for one, is not pleased.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals(tips?

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson backed off his proposed changes to FOIA—for now. [Twitter]

  • The ACLU has a report on racial disparities in D.C. policing [Twitter]

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs a bill to legalize marijuana edibles. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Hangover Helper: Where to try a fancy new waffle for brunch. [WCP]

  • It’s a lie that everyone is treated the same at a restaurant. [Washingtonian]

  • Get jollof rice from a Top Chefchef delivered. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

Arts links will be back tomorrow!

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

Housing Complex is away from her desk and will return next week.

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • More Washington Spirit players are leaving the team temporarily to play in the World Cup in France. Midfielder/defender Amy Harrison and midfielder Chloe Logarzo have been named to the Australian Women’s National Team. []

  • “The difficult thing for me with this situation is I don’t feel like I’m anywhere near over the hill or not able to do my job,” Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantztells the Washington Post, sounding resigned that he likely will not return next season.

  • Registration for the fourth annual DC Bike Ride ends this Wednesday, May 15. The event, a 20-mile bike ride around D.C. on closed roads, will take place Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. []

HAPPENING TODAY, byKayla Randall (tips?

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