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D.C.’s all-new “Queer Dance Party” gathered outside Union Station yesterday and danced their way to GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home to protest his party’s health care bill. The group has now partied outside Mike Pence’s home, Ivanka Trump’s home, and the White House. Firas Nasr, 23, is founder and leader of the dance.


  • Authorities are after three serial bank robbers, dubbing one of them “the American League bandit” for his baseball caps. [Post]

  • One of the three robbers is a 16-year-old from D.C. [WUSA9]

  • Violent crime in the District is down 26 percent from same period last year. [Post]

  • Police take aim at groups of dirt bike/ATV riders like those who sped through Anacostia and National Harbor over the weekend. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • Meet the Nats’ national anthem singers. [Post]

  • A new bike trail between Woodley Park and Mount Pleasant is open. [WAMU, GGW]

  • Remains of an 18th century ship found buried along the Potomac have been sent to a Texas research lab. [WTOP]

  • Some Metro users who have been overcharged will receive credits. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • Two more days of relative cool before humidity returns Thursday. [ABC7, Post]

  • Kojo hosts a conversation on immigration. [WAMU]

  • Life after bananas in nooses for AU student body president Taylor Dumpson. [Post]

  • Ahead of July 4, just know that the fun fireworks are illegal in D.C. [NBC4]


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

  • SafeTrack ends, Metro service still lacking. [Times]

  • Officials say D.C. leads nation in energy efficient buildings. [WUSA9]

  • One in 13 at risk of HIV infection in D.C., worst in nation. [Times]

  • But Children’s National rates highest in pediatric care. [Biz Journal]

  • D.C. strivers lead nation in hoarding vacation days. [Post]

  • Civil rights icon Julian Bond gets a memorial bench. [Post]

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

  • Local photographer Jen Meller talks about finding her muse in the D.C. music scene. [Femchord]

  • Priests on how they got caught up in Pizzagate and that time bassist Taylor Mulitz met someone who thinks the earth is flat. [The Guardian]

  • Artist Wayson R. Jones, whose new exhibition opens July 8 at Fisher Art Gallery, discusses his process. [East City Art]

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

  • Why Kwame Onwuachi decided to stay in D.C. for his next restaurant. [Post]

  • Wawa shouldn’t be beautiful. Period. [Washingtonian]

  • Silver Spring is getting a second brewery. [Bethesda Mag]

  • Restaurants can learn from retail’s decline. [NRN]

  • The ripple effects of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods include meal-kit delivery services. [WBJ]

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

  • Federal investigators are examining cause of deadly weekend fire in Northwest. [WTOP]

  • Ex-Union Market warehouse to become 325-apartment, mixed-use project. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developer plans $17 million home, or condominium units, in Georgetown. [UrbanTurf]

  • Developer under contract to buy western wing of historic Thomas Circle church. [WBJ]

  • Wawa wants to open a store on Wisconsin Avenue NW by the end of next year. [WBJ]

  • Wardman Tower in Woodley Park has some of D.C.’s priciest condos. [Curbed DC]

  • Activists for low-income people plan protest outside the Trump hotel today. [Facebook]

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