Sick of the clouds yet? Expect additional pockets of heavy rain today, as well as the danger of flash floods through tonight.


  • A 28-year-old Maryland man died Tuesday after a Metro station worker stabbed him in the chest at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say the man tried to attack the Metro worker, entering her kiosk after becoming enraged by “delayed [Metro] service.” The Metro worker stabbed him with a pocket knife in self-defense, and was reportedly not injured.

  • Dockless bike company Ofo announced this week that, after a nine-month run, it plans to close its operations in D.C., as well as a handful of other cities in the U.S. The company has said that strict regulations enacted by the local government that caps its fleet at 400 bikes prevents the company from turning a profit.

  • D.C.’s inspector general is investigating whether a Department of Employment Services employee used information gained on the job to steal money from the agency. The program this employee allegedly stole from, Project Empowerment, is designed to help those with felony convictions––a fund that reportedly helped the employee, who has a criminal history stealing federal funds.

  • A white supremacist who helped organize last year’s fatal neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville has withdrawn a petition to hold a second event there next month. Instead, the neo-Nazi, Jason Kessler, announced on Twitter that the group will “be focusing exclusively on Washington, D.C.” for a white supremacist rally called “Unite the Right” on August 12.


  • Missed Southwest flight connection: “We were surrounded by babies. The one behind me was cranky. You were warm and caring, not surprising given your profession. I wanted to approach at bag claim, but timing was wrong.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • A look at November’s At-Large Council race. [DC Line]

  • A GoFundMe drive launched for Nationals assistant general manager Doug Harris, who is battling leukemia, has fans wondering why the team’s owners wouldn’t foot the bill. [DCist]

  • The mayor will celebrate her birthday tomorrow with a party at Ivy City Smokehouse. [Twitter]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Five more years: The Anacostia Playhouse celebrates its fifth anniversary. [The DC Line]

  • How comedian Kate Robards turned her experiences with polygamy into one of the Capital Fringe Festival’s breakout shows. [DCist]

  • Meet the local artist who’s painted a door in nearly every neighborhood in D.C. [Washingtonian]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • 2 Birds 1 Stone will close Aug. 27 and reopen as a new concept from Lukas B. Smith. [WCP]

  • Order this sandwich when you try The Good Silver’s new menu. [WCP]

  • Are onion cocktails the future, or just a recipe for bad breath? [WCP]

  • Yelp adds health inspection scores to its site, but they don’t make much sense in D.C. [Post]

  • The D.C. location of Graffiato appears to be gone for good. [Washingtonian]

  • H Street NE gains a Vietnamese restaurant called The Red Boat. [PoPville]

  • Are these the 20 best restaurants in D.C.? [Conde Nast]

  • There’s still a culture of homophobia in kitchens. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Historical preservation: It doesn’t preserve people. [Georgetown Met]

  • How Trump’s tariffs are affecting the price of steel––and development––in D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • An ADU nightmare. [PoPville]

  • Advocates continue to ask the mayor not to shut down D.C. General just yet. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong(tips?

  • Aside from Bryce Harper winning the Home Run Derby last week, things really aren’t going well for the Washington Nationals. Trea Turner was benched for Tuesday’s game after failing to run to first base after hitting a bunt Monday night. The Nats lost both games to the Milwaukee Brewers. []

  • After a strong first half of the season, the Washington Mystics head into the All-Star break in a slump and could miss the playoffs entirely. [SB Nation]

  • Looks like Brooks Orpik is staying with the Capitals after all. Washington traded Orpik and goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche last month for a second-round draft pick, but Colorado bought out Orpik’s final year contract, which made him a free agent. [Sporting News]


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