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Get our your linen and don’t bother ironing. It’s expected to be 96 degrees today with a heat index ranging from 100 to 105. And we are “Code Orange” on air quality, meaning that people with respiratory problems should stay indoors as much as possible. Meanwhile, the temperature is expected to hit 100 degrees over the weekend, with the heat index rising to 110.  


  • Metro faces a discrimination lawsuit filed by fired track inspectors. [Post]

  • Security robot takes a swim in a fountain. [WAMU]

  • Several paintball shootings upset residents in Southeast D.C. yesterday. [NBC4]

  • Yes, 2017 has been unusually warm. [Post]

  • Five of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties are in greater Washington. [WBJ]

  • A bicyclist hit at the end of June dies from his injuries. [Post]

  • Graphic: JBG Smith owns a lot of property in Crystal City. [WBJ]

  • Homeless are welcome to join this D.C. running group. [WUSA9]

  • Police make an arrest in the shooting of a 1-year-old in Northeast. [WTOP]

  • Police release video of man who shot a 10-year-old. [FOX5]

  • Two local pastors sue Coca-Cola for its advertising practices. [WAMU]

  • Afghan girls win a medal at robotics competition after overcoming visa issues. [AP]


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

  • A spike in Justice Department requests for warrantless cellphone searches. [Post]

  • Metro finally retires its oldest rail cars. [Times]

  • Silver Line price-tag soars to $95 million. [Post]

  • In wake of Post reporting, ACLU wants audit of high school suspensions. [Post]

  • D.C. marches on with assisted-suicide regs. [Times]

  • Cricket, anyone: D.C. readies for another stadium push. [WBJ]

  • And brace for yet another Potomac River bridge debate. [WAMU]

  • Local business owner pleads guilty in scheme to cheat OSSE out of $300,000. [Post]

  • Federal class action yields refund for SoulCycle customers. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Takoma Radio WOWD celebrates one year on the airwaves. [DCist]

  • Trouble among Kennedy Center’s senior staff amid programming choices. [Post]

  • Something about Game of Thrones and sex. [DCist]

  • Listen to Minus the Bear cover Fugazi’s “Waiting Room.” [The AV Club]

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

  • Find Chef Kwame Onwuachi inside Union Market this weekend. [Washingtonian]

  • A dining guide to Old Town Alexandria. [Thrillist]

  • Shake Shack’s Danny Meyer wins theJulia Child Award. [Post]

  • Six restaurants and bars are offering “Shark Week” specials. [Eater]

  • Headed to ChiKo? Try these five dishes. [Zagat]

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

  • Zoning appeals are holding up a large number of District development projects. [Bisnow]

  • Editorial: Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to close D.C. General is a sign of progress. [Post]

  • Op-ed: Pricey coffee shops and condos are out of reach for many D.C. residents. [Post]

  • $220 million mixed-use development in Southwest is expected to open in 2019. [Post]

  • Condo in former Columbia Heights helicopter factory is listed for $839,000. [Curbed DC]

  • More than 2,000 residential units are planned for the city’s northernmost tip. [UrbanTurf]

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