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Brace yourselves for Hurricane Florence. D.C. advises residents to sign up for alerts at alertdc.dc.gov, to take this opportunity to consider their emergency supply kits, and to call DC Water at (202) 612-3400 to report clogged sewer basins.     

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

THE BULLETIN:

  • Missed connection: “I came and picked up those electronics from you. We had a great chat in the doorway with that drizzly backdrop and for a bit even went on an extremely short international-language-phrase spree, haha. (Did I mention extremely short? ) We talked about the house…”  [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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  • Former Mayor Tony Williams dumped Council candidate Dionne Reeder before he signed on to support the now-failed campaign of S. Kathryn Allen. [WCP]

  • Friends and family mourn 18-year-old TaQuon Pinkney, who say he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was killed Sunday. [Fox5]

  • Searching for a suspect in the case of the rash of opened fire hydrants, police arrested a man carrying a large wrench. [NBC4]

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

  • A host of new D.C. restaurants aren’t shy about serving blood and guts. [WCP]

  • The H Street Festival and VegFest are both cancelled. [Twitter]

  • A lack of health insurance in the restaurant industry leaves workers depending on GoFundMe. [Eater]

  • Where to get your caviar fix. [Post]

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

  • Jack White is releasing a new EP and concert film of his recent performance at The Anthem and Wilson High School. [Consequence of Sound]

  • The DC Shorts Film Festival is back for its 15th year and it has something for everyone—especially those of us with short attention spans. [Express]

  • Smithsonian Folkways is now on Bandcamp. Here’s your guide of its most essential albums. [Bandcamp]

  • Remembering Yesterday & Today, the Rockville record store where all the old D.C. punks used to work. [WTOP]

  • After the devastating fire at Brazil’s National Museum, reassurance from the Smithsonian that their museums are pretty safe and fireproof. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Housing Complex will return next week.

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

  • Glory Days Grill in Alexandria apologized to Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and her family after Cloud wrote on social media that the restaurant refused to turn on Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday for her family. [Post]

  • NFL free agent wide receiverDez Bryant wants to play for the Washington NFL team. [CBS Sports]

  • The national top 10 high school football matchup between St. John’s High School and Florida’s IMG Academy on Sept. 15 has been canceled in preparation for Hurricane Florence. [MaxPreps]

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

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