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It looks like the last of D.C.’s nice weather dissipated (at least temporarily) with the weekend. Expect more rain today.


  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Washington archbishop credibly accused of sexual abuse by multiple people, resigned from the College of Cardinals this weekend.

  • An inventory of greenhouse gases released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governors indicates that the D.C. region is falling behind on its emissions goals. While local leaders aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020––using levels from 2005 as a baseline––the D.C. metro area has reduced emissions by 10 percent. (It’s not a figure to sneeze at, considering the region has seen its population increase by 16 percent since 2005.)

  • For the third time this year, Loudon County residents report seeing propaganda for the Ku Klux Klan across the region. Residents told authorities they saw flyers promoting the group on their lawns late last week in bags filled with birdseed, and deputies collected about two dozen of them from homes and businesses in Sterling and Leesburg.  


  • Missed Rasika connection: “You: work for a criminal defense firm, tall, athletic, articulate. I was outside Rasika, white top, black skirt, and wearing a rainbow scarf I’d just picked up in Barcelona a few days before and was clearly still jet lagged because I let you walk away without a name or a number after sharing half my…cigarette.” [craigslist]

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

  • ACLU-DC is pressing Mayor Muriel Bowser to release body-cam footage from the Metropolitan Police Department. [WCP]

  • On Saturday, Bowser hosted Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and declared June 28 “Ethiopia Day” in D.C. [dc.gov]

  • Sick of Metro’s incessant announcements about its 7000-series trains? Here’s why you’re hearing them so much. [Post]

  • Donald Trumpapparently loves to talk smack about the FBI’s headquarters, which he considers “one of the ugliest buildings in the city.” [Axios]

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

  • Try the sweet corn cavatelli at Beuchert’s Saloon. [WCP]

  • Reaction to Gordon Ramsay‘s new television show is tepid. [Post]

  • Go inside the mind of bad restaurant tippers. [Eater]

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

  • Den-Mate announces new album, shares music video for single “Sick.” [Stereogum]

  • This trash (truck) is art. [DCist]

  • ICYMI: The National Gallery of Art recently tapped Rena Hoisingtonto lead its department of old master prints. [East City Art]

  • Cool “Disco” Dan comes to the Wilson Building. [DCist]

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

  • Another week, another leasing agent asking you to sign a non-disclosure agreement. [WCP]

  • A tribute, of sorts, to the 50-year-old Tysons Corner Center. [WAMU]

  • The Line hotel in Adams Morgan receives its final Certificate of Occupancy. [Urban Turf]

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

  • The Citi Open is one of several stops on the summer hard-court swing for professional tennis players, but this weekend meant much more for several local junior tennis stars who made their debuts at their home tournament. [WCP]

  • Sure, it’s not the Stanley Cup, and yes, there are only four teams in the league, but the Washington Valor became the second D.C. (and Ted Leonsis-owned) pro team to win a championship in two months, beating the Baltimore Brigade (also owned by Leonsis), 69-55, in ArenaBowl XXXI. [RMNB]

  • John Wall’s Team USA photo was so hilariously awful that the Wizards deleted their tweet of it, and thus a meme was born. [SB Nation]

  • Despite a 2-1 victory over Colorado, Saturday wasn’t a great day for DC United. Wayne Rooney broke his nose and a confusing bag policy caused some fans to miss his first MLS goal. [BBC, WTOP]

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

  • The Folger Shakespeare Library presents Form & Function: The Genius of the Book, a deep dive explaining why the bound book is one of the greatest—and often overlooked—technologies the world has ever seen.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free.

  • The National Museum of American History continues its run of The American Revolution: A World War, an exhibition exploring the conflict through a global lens that uses objects from the 1700s to tell its story. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.

  • Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrongtalks about her new book, Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love, a behind-the-scenes look at Sex and the City, the HBO show which became a phenomenon. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

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