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Happy Friday, D.C. Pack an umbrella or a raincoat—some storms may move through the region this afternoon.


  • U.S. Coast Guard Lt.Christopher Hasson, a self-avowed white nationalist accused of plotting to kill Supreme Court justices, journalists and prominent liberal politicians, could be released ahead of trial, a federal judge ruled. Hasson pleaded not guilty to drug and firearms charges but faces no terrorism-related allegations. Judge Charles B. Day said Thursday Hasson could be released with “a whole lot of supervision.”

  • The feds raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s two homes, city hall offices, and several other locations yesterday in an investigation into alleged self dealing and contract steering. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined calls for Pugh’s resignation; Pugh, citing health issues, has been on a leave of absence since April 1.

  • The director of the preschool at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, where a teacher is accused of abusing young children, is on administrative leave. Deborah Schneider Jensen is named in a lawsuit brought by the parents of eight students who say a male teacher sexually abused 3- and 4-year-old children.

  • It’s against the law for residents living in public housing to smoke weed in their homes. These D.C. residents don’t really care: “I’m basically living in a bong,” 55-year-old Sondra Battletold the Post. “Most of the people who live in this complex are doing it. How are you going to single out one unit when the whole building smells like it?”

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

  • D.C. AG Karl Racineand Mayor Muriel Bowser face off over funding for the AG’s office. [NBC]

  • Council will consider a bill aimed at bringing racial equity to the District. [Curbed]

  • The District Department of Transportation plans changes to a dangerous intersection where a vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian last week. [DCist]

  • More than 100 people gathered at the Wilson Building to demand Bowser devote more money to public schools. [Post]

  • D.C. for Democracy wants to kill constituent services funds. [DC for Dem]

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

  • After public outcry, sweetgreendecides to accept cash again. [Bloomberg]

  • Southern Hospitality listed for sale in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]

  • Spice Route: How hot areTaqueria Habanero’s huaraches? [WCP]

  • A new bill could help fast food workers who often get laid off with no warning. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Filmfest DC returns with a mixed bag of cinematic offerings. [WCP]

  • Possibly hidden in the Folger Library vault: William Shakespeare’s DNA. [Washingtonian]

  • Trash? Art? Both? [WAMU]

  • ICYMI: The new Spy Museum has big plans for its L’Enfant Plaza home. [WCP]

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

  • D.C. hotels had a “rough” first quarter because of the government shutdown. [Bis Now]

  • Metro picks a new headquarters in Maryland. [WBJ]

  • The average profits from home sales in the D.C. area increased this year. [Urban Turf]

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

  • Dan Snydergot his guy in the NFL Draft. The team drafted a quarterback, former Bullis star Dwayne Haskins, with the 15th overall pick. The team also traded up to get defensive end Montez Sweat at No. 26. [Yahoo Sports]

  • The Capitals’ magical ride has finally ended, but it was fun while it lasted. [WCP]

  • Local soccer fans will have an opportunity to meet Washington Spirit players before they depart for the World Cup starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Those who wish to attend must RSVP here. [Washington Spirit]

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

  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hosts a free concert, organized by the Basilica and the French embassy, featuring Notre-Dame organist Johann Vexo and the Choir of the Basilica. Attendees can make freewill donations that will support rebuilding and restoration efforts at Notre-Dame de Paris.7 p.m. at 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free.

  • Electronic DJ and producer Manila Killaperforms at U Street Music Hall. 10:30 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15–$75.

  • Early aughts indie rock bandSnow Patrol, of “Chasing Cars” fame, performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $45–$75.


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