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Looks like Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t having much of an impact on the number of visitors who come to the District—at least not yet. Destination D.C., the city’s marketing nonprofit, says 22 million tourists visited in 2016, an increase of 3.3 percent over 2015, although the amount of foreign tourists declined 1.7 percent. Among overseas countries, China brings the most visitors.


  • People really love the Petworth Pizza Squirrel. [Fox5, Washingtonian]

  • Juggalos prepare to face off against Trump supporters when both groups rally in D.C. [DCist]

  • Third time’s the charm: Man arrested yet again for performing a lewd act on the Mall. [ABC7]

  • Providence Hospital may scale back obstetrics and mental health services. [FOX5]

  • D.C. is becoming a startup hub. [WAMU]

  • Federal prosecutors walk back on demands for Trump protester IP addresses. [Post]

  • Joe Biden’s favorite sandwich shop plans a D.C.-area expansion. [WBJ]

  • Happy Birthday, Bei-Bei! The panda cub celebrated with a big popsicle. [WTOP]

  • A new memorial dedicated to the Global War on Terror could be built in D.C. [WAMU]

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton wants a national holiday celebrating Chuck Brown. [Fox5]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Area schools lack sufficient reserves of substitute teachers. [NBC4]

  • The Watergate has the largest greenhouse gas emissions in D.C.[D.C. Policy Center]

  • Sherwood profiles a man the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs helped. [NBC4]

  • And reviews Confederate statues, marchers, and Duke Ellington School.[NBC4]

  • Jonetta Rose Barras on race, censorship and our national conversation.[Barras Report]

  • Second Amendment Foundation draws the line at armed public protests. [Times]

  • BET to honor Black and Missing Foundation. [WUSA9]

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

  • The story of how the National Gallery of Art acquired its famed portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci, 50 years ago. [Post]

  • How local artist Brody Rose battles depression through drawing rollercoasters in Washington Post Express covers. [DCist]

  • A new mural along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast D.C. honors the workers who built the Lincoln Memorial. [WAMU]

  • In D.C.-area galleries, art takes on current events and politics. [Post]

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

  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group to open Capitol Hill multi-restaurant concept. [WCP]

  • More details on the beer shop The Bruery is opening near Union Market. [WCP]

  • District Winerysets an opening date of Aug. 30. [WTOP]

  • Introducing a new restaurant term, fancy-casual, and what it means. [Post]

  • Take a look at the new Addie’s, now open in Maryland. [Washingtonian]

  • Why celebrity chef Tom Colicchio changed the name of one of his restaurants. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • A house without a roof located in Brightwood lists for almost $500,000. [Washingtonian]

  • The District is trying to brand itself as friendly to startups. Will it actually work? [WAMU]

  • In advance of ANC meeting, Dacha releases designs for 14th Street venue. [UrbanTurf]

  • The average listing price for a home in Dupont Circle has risen 23 percent. [UrbanTurf]

  • Georgetown West Heating Plant project must get historic preservation OK. [UrbanTurf]

  • Real estate company says Deanwood is one of fastest growing U.S. nabes. [Curbed DC]

  • In July, a quarter of all homes sold in D.C. sold for at least $1 million. [Twitter]

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