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  • It took the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department more than a year to release body camera footage of the man who fired a military-style assault rifle inside Comet Ping Pong. The 29-year-old from North Carolina, Edgar Maddison Welch, traveled to the D.C. pizza joint to investigate a conspiracy theory that top Democrats were running a child abuse ring in the restaurant’s basement. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 2017.

  • Blackface and sexual assault scandals overshadow Virginia politics as the General Assembly session wraps. Here is what passed and what failed.

  • D.C. is trying to keep raw sewage out of Rock Creek with green infrastructure.

  • Fifth graders at a Northeast D.C. charter school performed a skit about slave owners whipping slaves. Some parents are not happy.

  • There’s been a spike in thefts from vehicles in D.C. compared to last year, according to police statistics.

  • ICYMI: MPD officers detained young black children outside the Petworth Metro station late last week, drawing the attention of police accountability activists. One of the kids was arrested for theft.

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

  • On D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s rising star: He’s suing Donald Trump, and he’s been instrumental in getting Democratic AG’s elected across the country. In 2020, Racine likes Kamala Harris. [Politico]

  • The case for moving D.C.’s Democratic primary ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire, via political consultant Chuck Thies. [Post]

  • U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, a Democrat from Missouri, wanted to know why the D.C. Council bypassed the competitive bidding process for its sports gambling program. [Post] Then Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton was like never mind. [Twitter]

  • Councilmember Mary Cheh urges the D.C. Superior Court to include LGBTQ people in its juror discrimination policy. [Washington Blade]

  • ICYMI: On WCP’s podcast this week, we talked about D’Quan Young’s death at the hands of an off-duty MPD officer. Nine months later, the department has yet to identify the officer. [WCP]

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

  • Introducing our new coffee shop culture review column, Roasted. [WCP]

  • How are those McDonald’s doughnut sticks? [Post]

  • Patty Boom Boom is back, sort of. [DCist]

  • Here’s that comb story you were expecting. [Eater]

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

  • Behind the scenes of the year-round care it takes for the Smithsonian’s orchid show. [Post]

  • Here’s how local theater companies write and produce a play in 24 hours. [Express]

  • The state of jazz in D.C. in 2019. [WAMU]

  • Good news: Synetic Theater will stay! [DCist]

  • You’re going to want to get Smithsonian Folkways’ new compilation. [WAMU]

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

  • Housing Complex is away from her desk today.

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

  • Another weekend, another record for local ultramarathon runner Michael Wardian, who set the Fastest Known Time for the 45-mile Washington & Old Dominion Trail, just two weeks after his 10 marathons in 10 days record. [Twitter]

  • The Caps won in overtime at home after their long road trip thanks to Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s game winner. [AP]

  • Want to check out some of the best basketball in the area? The WCAC girls’ and boys’ basketball championship finals will take place at American University’s Bender Arena tonight at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. [WCAC]

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

  • Soulful pop singer-songwriter Hailey Knox, who made her festival debut at Austin City Limits in 2018, performs at Songbyrd Music House. 7:30 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $13–$15.

  • Kyle Bryant, author of Shifting Into High Gear, a memoir about his tricycle ride across the United States in the wake of his diagnosis of the genetic disease Friedreich’s ataxia, reads from his book at Solid State Books. 7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • Indie musician and actor Tyler Hilton, known for his role as smarmy singer Chris Keller on teen drama One Tree Hill, performs at Jammin Java. 8 p.m. at 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $15–$20.

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