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  • Initial estimates indicate D.C. spent about $2.6 million on the police presence and other costs for Sunday’s white supremacist Unite the Right 2 rally. Per the Post, it plans to ask the federal government to reimburse those costs from a fund designated specifically for protest-related expenses.

  • University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and athletic director Damon Evans told reporters that the correct steps were not taken during a workout that led to offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s heatstroke and eventual death 15 days later. Head coach D.J. Durkin has been put on administrative leave and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court has resigned.

  • Attorneys from several disability rights groups filed a federal lawsuit against local government officials, including Department of Behavioral Health chief Tanya Royster. It alleges that the city denied minors critical in-home health services, repeatedly institutionalizing them instead. They suffered “dramatically curtailed life opportunities due to Defendants’ continuing, long-standing failure to satisfy federal laws” that require D.C. to use institutionalization as a last resort.


  • Data point: The have been 3,310 violent crimes with a gun over the past two years in D.C. (and other data points). [DC Open Data]

  • Missed connection: “Made eye contact in the sauna earlier. Let’s meet again.” [craigslist]

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

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a “sister city” agreement with officials in San Salvador. [Twitter]

  • D.C. police made the first arrest in conjunction with the killing of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson. [Twitter]

  • More on the Attorney General’s plan to target neglectful property owners. [Washington TImes]

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

  • Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. to open in Shaw next month next to Solidcore. [WCP]

  • There is no good barbecue in D.C. except for Federalist Pig, says Texas. [Texas Monthly]

  • Brooklyn’s Mighty Quinn’s is hoping to change that. [Washingtonian]

  • The mighty mission of the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. [Post]

  • Maydan scores yet another major accolade. [Bon Appetit]

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

  • Eight new murals are going up in the city in the next few weeks. Here’s where they’re going. [DCist]

  • D.C. has some pretty terrifying statues. [BYT]

  • Wu-Tang Go-go is for the children. [Washington Informer]

  • African Diaspora International Film Festival co-founder Diarah N’daw-Spech discusses the importance of black life from around the world on screen. [AFRO]

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

  • The city conducted homeless encampment clearings around Union Station on Tuesday. [Street Sense]

  • Ted Leonsis finds a buyer for his Georgetown home. [Urban Turf]

  • Eight new murals are going up around D.C. this summer. [DCist]

  • How to resolve water damage in your home. [PoPville]

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

  • Josh Norman has some advice for players about how to handle President Trump’s attacks: “I wouldn’t tell them to do a f***ing thing. This guy is going to be out of office in two years. I think we’ll be OK,” Norman told The Ringer.

  • You’ve heard of the beer mile. Now DC Parks and Recreation wants you to try the Taco Mile on Sunday, Aug. 26. The tacos will be provided by District Taco and there will be vegetarian and gluten-free options. [Athlinks]

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

  • Soul and R&B legends Gladys Knight and The O’Jays perform together at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$70.

  • Brazilian samba musician and actor Seu Jorge performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $40.

  • At Politics and Prose, prolific nature writer and National Geographic contributor David Quammen expounds on his latest book, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life, about how scientists have made key, unexpected discoveries relating to life itself. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

  • ANC 3C meets at 7:30 p.m. 3310 Connecticut Ave NW.

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