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AG Karl Racine and his counterpart, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, made national news yesterday in announcing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to force President Donald Trump to disclose and divest his worldwide businesses under the emoluments clause, so citizens can be assured their interests, not his and his family’s, are his top priority. In between CNN and Meet the Press, he candidly answered a few D.C.-centric questions for WCP that could mark the beginning of a public dialogue about this unprecedented lawsuit—and attorney general—which both figure to be around for awhile.


  • Latino gang violence and community sentiment on immigration policy in Va. [WAMU]

  • It’s hot and muggy out there, but rain could cool things a little. [ABC7, Post]

  • Cooling systems busted at Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations this morning. [NBC4]

  • Metro adds elevator music to the commuting experience. [WAMU]

  • Fentress Architects will design the $75 million 9/11 center at the Pentagon. [WBJ]

  • African American museum evacuates briefly over suspicious package. [WUSA9, NBC4]

  • Whole Foods sues its landlord at the Glover Park location. [WBJ]

  • Delays in launching JBG Smith, expected to be the largest publicly traded REIT focused on D.C. [WBJ]

  • D.C.’s first African-American Episcopal church celebrates 150 years in Foggy Bottom. [Post]

  • D.C.’s NFL team says it’ll announce personnel changes today. [WUSA9]

  • Arlington offers tech companies and startups $1 million to expand. [WBJ]

  • A man was shot to death in Congress Heights last night. [WUSA9, Post]

  • Group of teen girls assault a woman in Takoma Park. [WUSA9]

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will begin major expansion in early 2018. [WBJ]

  • Niyana Carrington, 17, went missing from 1100 Block of 1st Street NW. [WUSA9]

  • Here’s what Northern Ireland students think of D.C. [GGW]


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

  • CM Trayon White posts bail for ANC commissioner charged with assaulting his girlfriend, cites “redemption” and Malcolm X. [WCP]

  • Karl Racine suesPresident Trump under the emoluments clause. [Post]

  • Bowser wants money for the streetcar to extend into Ward 7. [WAMU, GGW]

  • But her last ditch effort to secure streetcar funding seems unlikely to succeed. [Times]

  • ICYMI: Congressman orders review of Veterans Administration Medical Center. [NBC4]

  • Southeast residents want action in addressing treacherous intersection. [WUSA9]

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

  • Read the final chapter in the Hand Grenade Job tour diaries. [WCP]

  • Meet the guy who for some reason wrote a song about every Metro station. [Post]

  • Check out photos from this weekend’s Pride festivities. [DCist]

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts receives a $9 million gift in the will of longtime benefactor. [Post]

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

  • Union Market gets a fast-casual Ethiopian restaurant on Wednesday. [WCP]

  • Tom Sietsema brought a tape measure to restaurants to prove tables are too close for comfort. [Post]

  • A cursed space in Shaw gets a new restaurant tenant. [PoPville]

  • Hillary Clinton got her hands on a bottle of locally made Rodham Rye. [DCist]

  • Filipino and Lao chefs team up for a pop-up dinner. [Eater]

  • This baker tips her hat at trolls on her cakes. [NPR]

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

  • The D.C. area sees an all-time record high for median sales price of a home. [UrbanTurf]

  • Region needs 128,000 new apartments by 2030 to keep up with demand. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Council partially restores streetcar capital funding before budget vote today. [GGW]

  • Advocates say expected Council budget also shortchanges solar power program. [GGW]

  • How newer, white residents of the District take advantage of “black branding.” [Next City]

  • Magazine names D.C. one of the top 10 North American cities for “innovation.” [WBJ]

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