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It’s all sunshine today despite yesterday afternoon’s record-breaking downpour that saw a deluge of water fall on Reagan National and the Capitol South Metro.


  • A community is in mourning after a group of masked gunmen opened fire on a group of people gathered outside an apartment complex in Northeast D.C. on Monday. They struck and killed 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson, who was walking to an ice cream truck with a five-dollar bill in her hand, and injured four others who are being treated at local hospitals. Homicides in D.C. are up 46 percent over last year.

  • Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd wants to make it illegal for landlords and employers to threaten people based on their immigration status by amending the city’s extortion statute. Todd’s bill would make that crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

  • The American League may have won the MLB All-Star Game, 8-6, in 10 innings over the National League on Tuesday night at Nationals Park, but it was hometown hero Bryce Harper who added another entry into the D.C. sports highlight reel with his dramatic, walk-off Home Run Derby victory the night before.

  • With three years and $1.5 million, a handful of animal rescue organizations are aiming to get a count of how many cats roam D.C., hoping to more effectively monitor existing efforts to trap, neuter, and rescue them. “There’s too many cats in too many places,” Bill McShea, a wildlife ecologist at the National Zoo, told WAMU.

  • Hold on to your butts: A T-Rex skeleton will be the main attraction when the Natural History Museum’s beloved Fossil Hall reopens next summer.


  • Missed Red Line connection: “Boy we couldn’t stop looking at each other. Like I feel like that connection was strong boy. Then I got up to leave at Noma/Galluadet and looked back over my shoulder to catch you looking at me so I waved and you gave me a head nod.” [craigslist]

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

  • A pedestrian confronted Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans this weekend about idling in a no-park zone. “Can I ask you something? Why do you care?” Evans responded. “If I park illegally, that opens up a spot for you.” [Washingtonian]

  • Taking cues from Evans, DOH? [PoPville]

  • A growing number of Councilmembers call to abolish ICE. [Twitter]

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

  • Check out U Street’s new baseball-themed mural, honoring Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson. [Washingtonian]

  • Air And Space Museum Director Ellen Stofan talks with Kojo about the infinity, and beyond. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Check out the full lineup for the 2nd annual DC Black Film Festival. [Press Release]

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

  • Find one of D.C.’s only bars for queer women above Al Crostino starting Sunday. [WCP]

  • Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill replaces Sea Catch in Georgetown this summer. [WCP]

  • In Mike Isabella’s latest woes, Graffiato might be in danger. [Washingtonian]

  • Where to find the “old-school Nokia phones of dishware.” [Post]

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

  • The family of a homeless woman who passed away outside of a shelter last week look for answers about what led to her death. [Post]

  • The subcontractor responsible for delivering modular apartment units for the Ward 7 and Ward 8 homeless shelters is advertising its development of the modules––even though it was supposed to deliver them months ago. [Twitter]

  • Will the drama at The Line hotel ever subside? [Post]

  • The unofficial historian of the ballpark district. [Urban Turf]

  • Out with the old, in with the new (signage). [PoPville]

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

  • Hyattsville native Frances Tiafoe ended Monday evening with an exciting super tiebreaker win to help the Washington Kastles improve to 2-0 in the season. The 20-year-old is a career high No. 45 in the world after reaching the third round of Wimbledon and will play again today and tomorrow night at the Smith Center. [Post]

  • The Nationals’ All-Star players: Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper didn’t give home fans much to cheer about Tuesday night. Scherzer, who started for the National League, pitched two innings and gave up one earned run and two hits, while home run hero Harper struck out twice in two at bats. The team’s third All-Star, Sean Doolittle, did not play the game due to a toe injury. Aaron Judge and Mike Trout, on the other hand, certainly delivered. [ESPN]

  • Washington Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne recently became the fastest player to score 3,000 points in WNBA history and has been named a captain in the WNBA All-Star Game that takes play July 28. [AP]


  • UK new wave pop sensation of the ’80s Boy George & Culture Club perform with party rockers The B-52s at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 7 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $42–$90.

  • National Symphony Orchestra puts on its annual Summer Music Institute, in which participants perform chamber music in small ensembles. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

  • Arena Stage hosts the world-premiere musical Dave, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film, which tells the story of a high school teacher who is hired as a stand-in for the U.S. president. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Sixth St. SW. $117.

  • ANC 2A meets at 7:00 p.m. 2301 L St. NW.

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