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Usher in the new week by staying inside all day––it’ll feel like 99 degrees most of the afternoon.


  • MayorMuriel Bowser ordered D.C. flags be flown at half-staff in the wake of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)’s death on Saturday. “Our country lost a hero and a patriot,” she wrote on Twitter. “Rest in peace to one of the most courageous public servants our country will ever know.”

  • Several streets in downtown D.C. around the 12th Street NW tunnel were closed after police investigated reports of a suspicious package. Around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, officials reopened the streets and said they did not find hazardous materials.

  • The Metropolitan Police Department this weekend also arrested one of four suspected gunmen involved in the fatal shooting of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson. The man, 20-year-old Qujuan Thomas, was charged with first-degree murder. MPD also identified a second suspect, 21-year-old Quentin Michals, and have issued a warrant for his arrest on a first-degree murder charge.

  • The District Department of Transportation will arrange to tow cars parked along stretches of Connecticut Avenue NW and 18th Street NW between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., the agency said. This so-called “enhanced enforcement” will begin August 30 and apply Thursdays through Saturdays. It’s intended to clear the roads for ride-hailing services and taxis dropping nightlife patrons off in the area.


  • Missed connection: “You were wearing a black dress and taking pictures of the building. As we approached each other, our eyes locked, twice. You squealed as we passed each other (yes, I heard it).” [craigslist]

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

  • Attorney General Karl Racine says on Kojo Nnamdi that he’s inclined to “respect the will of voters” on Initiative 77. [Twitter, Kojo]

  • Racine also says his office is “burning up” with calls to investigate potential cases of abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in D.C. [Twitter]

  • Bowser gets flack for not using tax dollars to assist undocumented residents once they’ve been detained by federal authorities. [Post]

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

  • Downtown’s Gordon Biersch is closing next month. [WCP]

  • How did seven D.C. chefs get their humble starts in food? [WCP]

  • Mike Isabella’s massive Tysons Galleria food hall is closed. [Washingtonian]

  • And yet another landlord is suing him for back rent. [Washingtonian]

  • You can’t stop poke’s popularity. [Post]

  • Diner en Blanc was at Nationals Park this year. [DC Refined]

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

  • Some personal news for Newseum president Scott Williams: He’s leaving to head up the Discovery Park of America in Tennessee. [Post]

  • There’s a new music venue inside of H Street’s Dangerously Delicious Pies. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to the debut, Rob Thomas(of Matchbox Twenty)-approved EP from D.C.’s Ultra Beauty. [Bandcamp]

  • Pointless Theatre’s Rachel Menyuk and Eric Schwartz talking about bringing Federico Garcia Lorca’s El Retablillo de Don Cristóbalto their stage. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Heterodyne, the experimental improv duo of Ted Zook and Maria Shesiuk, talk about their collaboration. [Post]

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

  • An advocacy group reports that Barry Farm residents were notified of elevated lead levels. [Twitter]

  • It’s “hard cash only” for a Woodridge home in need of a full rehab. [WCP]

  • Netflix turned its eye to a historic R Street NW firehouse for an Airbnb-worthy makeover. [Urban Turf]

  • An ultra-chic outpost of the SLS Hotel will come to the District, on land reportedly owned by the D.C. government. [WBJ]

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

  • There’s just no stopping Elena Delle Donne. The Mystics won Game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinals against the Atlanta Dream, 87-84, thanks in large part to Delle Donne’s 32 points and 13 rebounds. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is on Tuesday. [ESPN]

  • The local NFL team lost its third preseason game to the Denver Broncos, 29-17, but running back Adrian Peterson gave fans something to be excited about. Before the game, The Washington Post reported that the team had been mailing free tickets and parking passes to former season ticket holders for the game.

  • Another game against the Mets, another high-scoring victory for the Nationals. Washington ended its three-game losing streak by beating the Mets, 15-0, on Sunday. [MASN]

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

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