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Capital Fringe has a lot to celebrate this year: 70 years ago, the first Fringe festival was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since then, it has grown into the largest arts festival in the world, inspiring dozens of similar ones worldwide, including here in D.C. It’s a momentous anniversary for Fringe all over, but in the District, this isn’t just a year for celebration. This is a year to send a message. Many of the productions are direct reactions to, or commentary on, the current sociopolitical climate.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Congressman Steve Scalise is readmitted to ICU with infection. [NPR, Post]

  • It’s going to keep raining, flash flood watch in effect. [WTOP, Post]

  • A conversation on summer jobs for teens, and why they’re disappearing. [WAMU]

  • Maryland approves first medical marijuana dispensary. [AP]

  • D.C. police officer shot and wounded a man who had a gun in Northwest. [FOX5, Post]

  • A man is dead and a juvenile injured after a shooting in Northeast last night. [WUSA9]

  • Another man was shot and killed in Southwest yesterday. [Post]

  • Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith on his brother, who was killed Sunday. [Post]

  • A Maryland teen could lose his hand after July 4 fireworks accident. [NBC4]

  • The issues with private buses and the case of the DC Circulator. [GGW]

  • Video shows paintball gun fight on the streets of Southeast D.C. [DCist, FOX5]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Scenes from the Mall on the Fourth, including reminders of a violent year. [AP]

  • STEM student “Sasha Savvy” encourages young girls to learn coding. [ABC7]

  • Two daily black history tours launch, starting in Anacostia. [FOX5]

  • One in three District residents has protested since Trump took office. [Post]

  • Nine months in, what’s up with the Terrence Sterling investigation? [WUSA9]

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

  • Among Capital Fringe’s theater offerings, exploring what led a disgraced local rabbi to voyeurism. [WCP]

  • And an Uber driver-turned-playwright makes his Fringe debut with a one-man production about Thomas Jefferson’s unflattering history. [WCP]

  • Despite Amazon, indie bookstores are thriving in D.C. [WAMU]

  • Check out the video for Humble Fire’s single “Builder.” [D.C. Music Download]

  • With the release of Ancestral Voices, an interview with local jazz drummer Tony Martucci. [DCist]

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

  • Mandu on 18th Street vows to rebuild after a devastating fire. [PoPville]

  • The Clyde’s group is opening a venue similar to The Hamilton in Maryland. [WBJ]

  • Cool neighborhood coffee shops and tea houses across the river. [Arlington Mag]

  • You’ve never seen latte art like this. [Eater]

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

  • Council may exempt owner-occupied homes from TOPA. [Post]

  • One woman’s complete thoughts as she looks to buy a home in the area. [GGW]

  • Gentrifiers as the menace. [The New Yorker]

  • Site near D.C. United’s Buzzard Point soccer stadium is available for $12 million. [WBJ]

  • Dock 79, a 305-unit luxury building near Nats Park, is now ready for occupancy. [Post]

  • UIP rethinks proposal for major Tenleytown project. [Urban Turf]

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