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Councilmember Vince Graypaid a visit to a Safeway in Ward 7 to see the spoiled food and long lines up close. The former mayor wants the grocery chain to be more responsive to customer complaints, of which there are many.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Nearly 90 nurses will be laid off when Providence Hospital closes its obstetrics practice. [WBJ]

  • Someone defaced Vietnam Veterans Memorial with red lipstick or crayon. [Fox5, WTOP]

  • Murder suspect fired almost 60 rounds when he killed Daniel Parker last month. [Post]

  • Pack an umbrella: Thunderstorms are expected later today. [Capital Weather Gang]

  • Friends will remember NBC’s Jim Vance at National Cathedral next month. [NBC4]

  • At “Kevin Durant Day,” NBA star says he’ll skip White House visit. [Post, ESPN]

  • Nats owner Mark Lerner had leg amputated following cancer diagnosis. [WTOP, Post]

  • Metro Transit Police will increase supervision of stations when school begins. [WTOP]

  • Virginia jurisdictions want to change street names honoring Confederate leaders. [GGW]

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

  • Modest gains on standardized tests by D.C. Public Schools students. [WAMU]

  • Inspector General: Department of General Services has lost track of city properties. [DCist]

  • Medical clinic at Barry Farm canceled over licensing mixup. [WAMU]

  • Sherwood on solar eclipse, Robert E. Lee and William “Cardell” Shelton. [Current]

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

  • Listen to Birth (Defect)‘s melodic rebirth on “Macross.” [WCP]

  • Holly Twyford on tackling her first musical, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. [Post]

  • Gaithersburg tattoo shop kicks openly anti-Semitic metal band off bill. [WCP]

  • Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron 2017-2018 season will examine the experiences of women. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Catch all six stories from the beer issue. [WCP]

  • Not a good look, Oceanaire. [Post]

  • Do “artisanal” and “craft” food and drink erase the people of color who made them possible? [Eater]

  • Guinness gets closer to opening in Baltimore County. [WBJ]

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

  • Residents are wondering what will replace the former Hebrew Home in Ward 4. [WCP]

  • Gentrification is pushing out older D.C. residents while officials attempt solutions. [Times]

  • Dacha owners soon face neighborhood commission over 14th Street plans. [UrbanTurf]

  • Bloomingdale church sells site for $3 million and it could become condos. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. developer Jair Lynch sells five affordable properties for about $53 million. [Bisnow]

  • Think tank plans to add rooftop reception area to office located near White House. [WBJ]

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