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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? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

Arts links will be back tomorrow!

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

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

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

  • 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. [washingtonspirit.com]

  • “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. [dcbikeride.com]

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

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