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The outrage came swiftly and in waves yesterday afternoon when local Tim Krepp posted photos on Twitter of three black teens that undercover U.S. Park Police had handcuffed for their entrepreneurial spirit: selling water on the National Mall. Apparently, the kids weren’t officially cited or arrested, but the damage was done. 


  • Ahead of funeral tomorrow, Jim Graham to be honored at Wilson Bldg. today. [NBC4]

  • One dead, others injured after a four-car crash in Northeast this morning. [NBC4]

  • Comet Ping Pong shooter is sentenced to four years in prison. [WAMU]

  • A broad coalition of business groups outline plan to fix Metro. [Post]

  • More rain is probably on the way. [ABC7]

  • City officials, parents continue efforts to resolve Ward 3 school overcrowding. [Current]

  • High court upholds murder convictions in the 1992 D.C. killing of Catherine Fuller. [AP]

  • Employing fake blood, transit workers accuse Metro board of trying to kill union. [Times]

  • Conservatives to rally in D.C. on Sunday—in stereo! [Post]


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

  • Bowser’s plan to promote tech-based training programs. [WUSA9]

  • Real estate firm vying for FBI building contract has ties to Trump. [WAMU]

  • Deborah Simmons calls ACLU lawsuit against D.C. police a red herring. [Times]

  • Discord in the gay community in the wake of Pride Festival. [WAMU]

  • Bumps in the road for plans to overhaul 16th Street bus route. [Current]

  • How to overcome challenges to workforce development. [Current]

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

  • Listen to new music from Faunas, Mock Identity, Dove Lady, and more. [WCP]

  • A new documentary about longtime local blues-rock legends The Nighthawks premieres this weekend. [Post]

  • Yet another venue is opening at The Wharf. [DC Music Download]

  • The Newseum adds two new artifacts to its collection: Ben Jacobs’ glasses and David Fahrenthold’s notepad. [DCist]

  • How the Dew Drop Inn has created a niche for itself as one of the most progressive venues in D.C. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Sospeso on H Street NE is D.C.’s most underrated restaurant. [WCP]

  • The chef of Timber Pizza Co. named one of Eater’s “Young Guns.” [Eater]

  • Ice cream’s journey to becoming America’s favorite frozen treat. [Post]

  • Where do drink beer outside in Northern Virginia. [Arlington Mag]

  • Whipped cream canister kills a French fitness blogger. [BBC] 

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

  • Developer plans all-affordable 76-unit mixed-use building in Buzzard Point. [Curbed DC]

  • The District pays tech firm FiscalNote $750,000 to relocate to new offices in D.C. [WBJ]

  • Ward 4 residents oppose development that would anchor grocery in their area. [Current]

  • Zoning officials approve major mixed-use development proposed for NoMa. [UrbanTurf]

  • Shaw may see a condominium to restaurant conversion at a popular locale. [UrbanTurf]

  • What are D.C.’s most and least expensive neighborhoods by rental prices? [Curbed DC]

  • Coalition of advocates, developers, and smart-growthers opine on “Comp Plan.” [GGW]

  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announces new strategies to go after mice and rats. [NBC4]

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