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Happy Tuesday. A piece of simultaneously comforting and disturbing news: If you’ve been afflicted by thick swarms of mosquitoes this summer, you’re not alone. D.C. is one of the worst cities in the country for the critters.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Tens of thousands of D.C. students began school on Monday, including about 6,000 homeless children—a figure that has almost doubled in the last four years, per The Post. Though the achievement gap between white students and students of color is slowly closing, concerns persist about whether low-income students, particularly those with special needs, have the services they need to succeed.

  • Three people were arrested after a fleet of about 150 ATV riders swarmed D.C. on Sunday, infuriating neighbors and pedestrians. “They were just doing wheelies and things that could have easily put them out of control and at the same time they’re trying to evade police and weave between cars. It’s completely reckless,” one disgruntled resident told WTOP.

  • A flashy, big-name, former NFL MVP is coming to D.C. The local NFL team signed Adrian Peterson to a one-year deal to add depth to the running back position after losing rookie Derrius Guice for the season with a torn ACL. Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall also got hurt in the pre-season.

THE BULLETIN:

  • Missed connection: “Blue Bottle Georgetown. You were sitting at the window near the entrance today. Eating a waffle. I can’t remember if you were wearing a red or green dress. We exchanged a couple quick glances. Fingers crossed you check craigslist’s missed connections and wanna grab a coffee sometime.” [craigslist]

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

  • What’s going on with your Twitter feed, Jack Evans? [Twitter]

  • More on At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman’s effort to knock challenger S. Kathryn Allen off the November ballot over allegations of fraud. [Post]

  • Allen responded to the allegations Monday afternoon. [Twitter]

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

  • Six steps to hacking Sushi Para’s all-you-can-eat sushi deal. [WCP]

  • Add this Pear Plum Cafe breakfast sandwich to the rotation. [WCP]

  • Do you agree that A&J is the best dim sum in the D.C. area? [Washingtonian]

  • An outpost of Sol Mexican Grill is coming to Mt. Vernon Square. [PoPville]

  • Wine coolers are cool again. [Post]

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

  • Pointless Theatre gives Lorca’s Don Cristóbala post-modern punch. [WCP]

  • Washington Stage Guild announces its 2018-2019 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl is shutting down U Street for an all-day 60th birthday party this weekend. [DCist]

  • At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Trevor Paglen finds beauty in surveillance. [WCP]

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

  • Though it’s illegal to discriminate against voucher holders, many landlords do, a new study emphasizes. [Urban Institute]

  • An updated figure of how many families are currently living in D.C. General. [DHS]

  • There are at least 900 vacant properties in D.C., per local agency data. [Curbed]

  • The mere existence of this crusty Christmas tree, in late August, has left this reporter speechless. [PoPville]

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

  • Soccer fans across the globe are familiar with the enormously popular Men in Blazers podcast and television show. City Paper contributor Pablo Maurer sat down with Roger Bennett, a former Adams Morgan resident, to talk about all things D.C. [WCP]

  • There are increasing signs that the Nationals’ season has gotten off the rails. According to a new report by Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post, things got so heated between Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo and since-ousted reliever Shawn Kelley back in late July that outfielder Adam Eaton had to get between them before things got physical.

  • The Mystics’ Kristi Toliver continues to find her voice away from the court. While sitting on the plane headed to D.C. from Minnesota, Toliver caught a man sending a racially offensive text that said in part that the Mystics are an “all black team, of course.” She changed seats and put a photo of the text on Instagram. [SI]

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

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