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After 20 years in business, Nam-Viet will serve its last papaya salad and pho on June 25. The Cleveland Park Vietnamese restaurant’s next door neighbor, Ripple, is also closing one day earlier on June 24. What it signals, the restaurants say, is a dining destination in decline.


  • Missing Virginia teen believed dead, man charged in her murder. [NBC4, Post, ABC7]

  • Maryland lawmakers propose requested $500 million for Metro, and a smaller board. [Post]

  • Stay in bed: Damaging winds and possible hail and tornadoes on tap for today. [NBC4]

  • D.C. area gang MS-13 is “much more violent than ever.” [WTOP]

  • Opinion: D.C.’s Metro is “the worst in the world.” [Examiner]

  • Symba the chubby tabby cat is adopted. [WTOP]

  • Four people shot, injured in Southeast D.C. Sunday morning. [ABC7]

  • Parent-teacher conferences 2.0. [Post]

  • The Watergate Hotel will redesign its “scandal” room to commemorate 45 years since the break-in. [WBJ]


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

  • ICYMI: D.C. inspector general targets Bowser aide Courtney Snowden in second ethics probe. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Advocates call out Bowser and D.C. Council members for failure to support a program for ex-offenders. [Post]

  • DGS contracting scandal, explained: [DCist]

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson comments on contracting scandal. [WAMU]

  • Schools chancellor prepares to release strategic plan by the fall. [Post]

  • While charter school teachers form a union. [Post]

  • And Ward 8 feels shortchanged by NEAR funding. [Street Sense]

  • Bowser features in Turkish paper as international enemy. [Twitter]

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

  • Go-go, through the decades. [MTV]

  • The Rememberables announce debut album, stream new track “Stranger.” [Punktastic]

  • Christoph Eschenbach, the National Symphony Orchestra’s outgoing music director, conducts his last performance. [WCP]

  • You Had Me At Black, a storytelling podcast for black millennials, is hosting a live taping in D.C. [DCist]

  • GALA Hispanic Theatre announces its 2017/2018 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Two Inch Astronaut talk about their new album Can You Please Not Help. [DC Music Download] 

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

  • Virginia breweries that grow their own hops have a competitive edge. [Times]

  • Suggestions, should you want to get in on the activated charcoal craze. [Washingtonian]

  • New study has bad news for big fans of French fries. [Post]

  • The 10 hottest bars in D.C. right now. [Zagat]

  • The best tweets to come out of Amazon buying Whole Foods. [Eater]

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

  • Brookland Manor tenants ask a federal court for class-action status in lawsuit. [WCP]

  • Two-bedroom condos and co-ops in D.C. lead increases in home prices. [UrbanTurf]

  • Adams Morgan group sues developer of controversial SunTrust Plaza project. [WBJ]

  • An argument in support of extending the D.C. Streetcar west along K Street. [GGW]

  • The top 10 neighborhoods in the D.C. area ranked according to “value.” [Curbed DC]

  • About the bricks on Capitol Hill. [The Hill Rag]

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