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Early this morning a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice for GOP members of congress who were preparing for a Thursday night game against Democrats at Nationals Park. House Majority WhipSteve Scalise (R-La.) is injured, as are several others. The gunman is believed to be in custody. The Post, NBC4, ABC7, and other outlets are following this story.


  • Naloxone, the opioid-reversal drug, is now available without a prescription in Md. [NBC4]

  • Pizzagate shooter says he’s sorry in a letter. [NBC4]

  • Man tries to rob bank within blocks of Treasury Department, FBI, White House. [Post]

  • French man is accused of stealing U.S. veteran dog tags from National Archives and selling them on eBay. [Post, NBC4]

  • Liliana Cruz Mendez, Va. mom of two, is detained and expects to be deported. [NBC4]

  • Temps are down a few degrees and it might rain this evening. [Post]

  • A food truck near Metro Center goes down in flames. [FOX5]

  • Conte’s Bike Shop will open two more locations in the D.C. area. [WBJ]

  • Md. medical marijuana company raises $5.89 million for expansion. [WBJ]

  • Wizards player John Wallwas hand delivering McDonald’s orders yesterday. [FOX5]

  • Boy found dead in kiddie pool at a D.C. day care. He was not yet two. [FOX5, Post]

  • How D.C.’s comprehensive plan maintains racial segregation. [GGW]

  • How to save baby trees from death by heat in D.C. [ABC7]

  • Man shot overnight in Northeast D.C.; police open homicide investigation. [WUSA9]


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

  • Streetcar funding is restored in part, but not for line to Georgetown. [WAMU, DCist]

  • ICYMI: President Trump’s budget bad for D.C.’s air quality. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • While D.C.’s budget is good for schools. [Post]

  • All 170 of Ballou’s  graduating seniors accepted to college. [WUSA9]

  • “Bounced checks and unpaid vendors”: Howard Theatre is financially falling apart. [Post]

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

  • Listen to The Deadmen’s new album. [DC Music Download]

  • Did you know: The real life version of the papal tiara Jude Law wears in The Young Pope is on display in D.C.? Now you know. [DCist]

  • Roberta Flack got her big break at Mr. Henry’s, and she still goes back to visit. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Wawa isn’t stopping at one store, they have plans for 50 locations locally. [WBJ]

  • We need to eat the predatory blue catfish but Congress is making it difficult. [Post]

  • No one was injured in yesterday’s food truck fire. [PoPville]

  • The menu at Real Housewife-owned Oz just got even wilder. [Eater]

  • Meet the woman leading the way for food policy in D.C. [Edible]

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

  • Real estate giant that’s partnered with Trump reportedly in the running for FBI HQ. [AP]

  • The District plans to host its 9th annual housing expo and home show on June 24. [Post]

  • Homebuyers eye River Terrace, “cul-de-sac”-like, east-of-the-river neighborhood. [Post]

  • Condos available in Columbia Heights aren’t cheap. [Post]

  • Check out the latest renderings for part of the Walter Reed redevelopment. [UrbanTurf]

  • Australia to build new chancery at 16th Street and Massachusetts Avenue. [UrbanTurf]

  • The number—but not average price—of home sales in Trinidad increases. [UrbanTurf]

  • The racial segregation inherent in D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan for development. [GGW]

  • Should D.C. subsidize flexible commuter benefits for pedestrians and cyclists? [GGW]

  • Ten D.C. “starter homes” going for less than $425,000. [Curbed DC]

  • What $3,000 a month in the District can rent you. [Curbed DC]

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