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The D.C. block that’s home to perhaps the most unsightly building in the city won’t be remade anytime soon. And the FBI, which calls it home, will remain in that headquarters for now. Following the absence of funding appropriations from both Congress and theTrump administration, the General Services Administration has called off the search for siting a new headquarters to replace the fading J. Edgar Hoover building.


  • Capitol Police arrested at least 80 for protesting the GOP’s healthcare bill. [NBC4, Post]

  • Arrests for public marijuana use tripled in 2016, and remain high. [Post]

  • More on D.C.’s growing hometown protester population. [WAMU]

  • Kojo hosts a show on who these protesters are. [WAMU]

  • Brace yourselves: It will be very hot and humid through Thursday. [ABC7, Post]

  • The ax-throwing trend has made it to D.C. [NBC4]

  • New Jersey had it first. [Slate]

  • Look at the moon tonight. [Post]

  • GMU hosts an international sports camp for coaches and top athletes. [Post]

  • Suburban Hospital will compete with Georgetown for transplant business. [WBJ]

  • Metro might sell station names to make money. [Post]

  • Flights are resuming after a night of delays at all three airports. [NBC4, FOX5]

  • 1-year-old baby shot in a gunfire exchange in Northeast last night. [AP, Post]

  • MS-13 gang members murdered a teen girl and narrated it on video. [Post]

  • On the one-year anniversary of his death, family of Seth Rich release statement. [ABC7]

  • Transgender woman beaten and burned near Nationals Park. [WUSA9]

  • Another 13-year-old girl is missing. Look for Andrea Spencer, last seen in Southeast. [WUSA9]


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

  • Business community, and Vincent Orange, oppose pay-to-play reforms. [Post]

  • D.C. is not Prince George’s County when it comes to pay-to-play, Evans says. [WAMU]

  • Bowser, Holmes Norton, back on Capitol Hill to resist Congressional meddling. [Post]

  • While Chaffetz defends it. [WAMU]

  • Embassy brawl prompts Rhode Island Democrat to oppose sales of fighter jets to Turkey. [Times]

  • Simmons: Selling naming rights won’t fix what ails Metro. [Times]

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

  • D.C. awards National Theatre $1.9 million to fix aging infrastructure. [WBJ]

  • Photos from the recent 9:30 Club show featuring Mitski, Julia Jackson, and Half Waif. [DC Music Download]

  • An “inspirational” night with D.C. alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes. [Post]

  • More Capital Fringe Festival coverage. [DCist]

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

  • You want to try Cucina al Volo’s roasted pork sandwich. [WCP]

  • Cooks and servers swap places to relieve tension at The Dabney. [Washingtonian]

  • Longtime restaurateur Geoff Tracytalks successes and failures. [Eater]

  • L’Enfant Cafe closes in Adams Morgan after a long run. [PoPville]

  • Pringles rolls out Top Ramen chicken-flavored chips. [Huffington Post]

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

  • More coverage of the FBI headquarters’ stalled redevelopment. [Post]

  • And a look at the timeline of the extended search for a new FBI home. [WBJ]

  • Controversy over planned development in Northeast raises affordability issues. [WAMU]

  • District officials to discuss what Trump administration means for homelessness. [WAMU]

  • Four-bedroom Southwest mansion built in 1794 lists for $2.5 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • What would a “right to housing” look like in the District? [Street Sense]

  • On the criminalization of homelessness nationally. [Street Sense]

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