We didn’t think it possible, but today is just as hot as Tuesday’s soaring temperatures. Expect a feels-like of 103 degrees, and call (202) 399-7093 if you see someone in need of assistance.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is taking calls from those who have stories about abuse in local Catholic Churches. Many in D.C. urged him to investigate after findings of extensive sexual abuse in Pennsylvania emerged. “Our office is reviewing the findings of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s report and we will consider taking action if appropriate,” he says.

  • Metro has had trouble keeping the right trains on the right tracks this week. Yesterday a Blue Line train heading to Franconia-Springfield ended up at Court House on the Orange and Silver lines. And the agency started the week, on Monday, by taking a Silver Line train to Arlington Cemetery, which is on the Blue Line. Metro explains that it’s correcting the signal issues that caused the problem.

  • Parents and child advocates are encouraging kids to stay away from synthetic turf in D.C. schools and playgrounds while temperatures rise. Some recorded temperatures of 140 and even 160 degrees on an elementary school field, and warn that playing on the turf can cause heat rash or burns.

  • Elena Delle Donne went down with what appeared to be a left knee injury late in the fourth quarter in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals against the Atlanta Dream. Delle Donne had 27 points, 14 rebounds and six assists before exiting the game, which the Dream won, 78-75. The Mystics will return home for Game 3 of the best-of-five series on Friday.

THE BULLETIN:

  • Commute planning: If you’re leaving D.C. for labor day, start thinking about when (and where) you’re going.

  • Missed connection: “You got off at Tenleytown (Red Line). Standing together on the Metro, we made eye contact, both listening to music and I should of said HI before you got off the train. Let me make it up to you.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin(tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Former White House communications director Sean Spicer will headline a fundraiser for D.C.’s Republican Party. [Twitter]

  • Three people were wounded in a Tuesday night shooting in Northwest D.C. [Post]

  • D.C. broke its tourism record in 2017 for the eighth consecutive year. [WBJ]

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

  • D.C.’s first-ever Black Restaurant Week is set for Nov. 4-11. [WCP]

  • Chef Enrique Limardo is moving to D.C. to open Seven Reasons on 14th Street NW. [WCP]

  • These bars entice patrons with B-I-N-G-O nights. [Post]

  • So you want to try one of those “impossible burgers?” [DC Refined]

  • One D.C. restaurant lands on this anticipated restaurant list. [Eater]

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

  • Listen to a new song from Den-Mate’s forthcoming album. [NPR Music]

  • A bunch of new war memorials are coming to D.C. [Post]

  • Watch a new music video from D.C.’s Tired All the Time. [Hometown Sounds]

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

  • D.C. officials prepare to break ground on the first phase of RFK’s redevelopment. [DCist]

  • A local developer offers to house about two dozen homeless families in an apartment building. [NBC4]

  • AU Park is one of D.C.’s fastest-moving housing markets. [Urban Turf]

  • Anacostia Park gets an $861,000 grant. [PoPville]

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

  • The DMV duo of Frances Tiafoe and Denis Kudla both won their first round matches at the U.S. Open. Kudla will play Juan Martin del Potro today, while Tiafoe will take on Alex De Minaur. [U.S. Open]

  • The Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards’ G League affiliate, will tip-off its inaugural season on Nov. 3 against the Greensboro Swarm in the new arena at the soon-to-be-opened St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena. [NBC Sports Washington]

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

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