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Cleveland Park’s historic Uptown Theater, which has operated since 1936, will get to keep its old neon sign, after all. The AMC Theater chain that’s owned the cinema for a decade had planned to replace the sign with a new one featuring its corporate logo. But after fervent pleas to maintain the historic nature of the facade, the company backed down, saying it will simply upgrade the sign to LED lighting for better “energy efficiency.”


  • Missing Loudoun County woman and two boys found dead after apparent crash. [Post, NBC4]

  • Elite area soccer players protest ICE arrest of a talented young teammate. [Post, FOX5]

  • Giant tunnel under D.C. stored 500,000 gallons of water from recent storms. [WAMU]

  • Humidity is up with temps in the high 80s. T-storms mary return soon. [ABC7, Post]

  • Competitive tree climbers competed at National Arboretum last weekend. [WAMU]

  • Kojo dedicates a show to remembering Cool “Disco” Dan. [WAMU]

  • Man in MAGA hat arrested for pummeling three people near Dupont Circle. [NBC4, Post]

  • Howard University president Wayne Frederick gets a contract extension. [WBJ]

  • How to use your phone to capture the solar eclipse. [Post]

  • Since Friday, 11 people have been shot in D.C. Two have died. [NBC4]

  • Kemoni Coles, a 15-year-old girl, has gone missing from Southwest. [WUSA9]


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

  • Meet your eco-friendly Circulator bus. [DCist]

  • Wither the Uber driver. [WAMU]

  • State attorneys general urge Congress to prohibit military’s transgender ban. [Metro Weekly]

  • MPD is running a Summer Youth Academy. [ABC7]

  • FBI agents are convinced that Putin’s media czar was whacked. [Buzzfeed]

  • This trash could be your art. [WAMU]

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

  • Silver Spring-based 4615 Theatre Company launches first full season of productions. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Listen to the debut single from D.C. synth-pop duo Loi Loi. [WCP]

  • New sculpture of a blue heron made of trash found in the Anacostia River floats near Nationals Park. [WAMU]

  • More on the Uptown Theater sign. [DCist, WTOP, Post]

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

  • Most of the RAMMY winners are concentrated in Northwest D.C. [WCP]

  • The RAMMYs could stand to improve by changing this one rule. [Washingtonian]

  • Are you ready to part with cheap chicken wings? [Post]

  • Where to eat in Old Town Alexandria. [Eater]

  • Want to buy Meat in a Box in Adams Morgan? [PoPville]

  • Where to dine for summer Restaurant Week. [Zagat]

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

  • Ward 5 remains an industrial area of D.C. in part because the city keeps it so. [Post]

  • The First Street Tunnel is helping to reduce severe flooding in Bloomingdale. [WAMU]

  • More mixed-use development could be coming to Rhode Island Avenue NE. [UrbanTurf]

  • Douglas Development acquires early 20th century auction house downtown. [Bisnow]

  • With new stadium underway, D.C. United wants new investors, not ownership. [WBJ]

  • Here are some of the places you can find a vacation home in the D.C. region. [Post]

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