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Young journalist Charnice Milton died after she was caught in crossfire in on Good Hope Road SE in 2015. The killing remains unsolved. Kymone Freeman of WeAct Radio in downtown Anacostia, and others, have been collecting books since February, and now with nearly 300 of them in the studio’s basement they hope to raise enough money to renovate the space and name it “The Charnice Milton Book Store.”


  • Why some are using Uber, rather than ambulances, to get to the ER. [WUSA9]

  • Both police and Seth Rich’s family say FOX report that he was in touch with Wikileaks is false. [Times, Post]

  • Howard U campus police pushed a woman out of a wheelchair at a bus stop. [Post]

  • Heat wave plus air quality alert today, with temps high through the week. [Post]

  • Why it’s so hot in Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations. [WAMU]

  • The screens at Union Station and played porn on Monday. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Nine injured in a fight outside the Turkish ambassador’s house yesterday. [Post]

  • Police shot and killed a woman in Southwest on Tuesday. [Post, FOX5]

  • Migration patterns within the DMV: [GGW]

  • Woman found beaten and face down along Georgetown’s C&O Canal. [NBC4]


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

  • Closed primary moved to June. [DCist]

  • Voter rolls will get a scrubbing. [Post]

  • New Math: Kipp School has first graders count hair weaves. [WUSA9]

  • “Citizen agent” Chris Otten: activist or extortionist? [Post]

  • One step closer to a new hospital for Wards 7 and 8. [Times]

  • And here’s what it costs for a hospital transport. [WUSA9]

  • Cash for commuters who don’t drive. [WAMU]

  • While traffic enforcement is aimed at pedestrian protection. [Post]

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

  • Watch a gorgeous new music video for Janel Leppin’s song “Ashes to Breathe.” [NPR Music]

  • Hey, look, it’s a new Puff Pieces tune. [CLRVYNT]

  • Read about the local musicians who compose the music for your favorite NPR programs. [DC Music Download]

  • The Kennedy Center has made a practice of turning artists into administrators, often with mixed results. [Post]

  • D.C. rapper London Dior died in a car crash on Monday. [NBC4]

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

  • How gentrification is impacting this city’s Ethiopian food. [Post]

  • Drain your savings eating these avocado toasts. [Washingtonian]

  • City Winery is headed for Ivy City. [WBJ]

  • A Yale dean pens fierce Yelp reviews of area restaurants. [Eater]

  • A new group of female chefs is on the up-and-up in D.C. [DC Refined]

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

  • Why D.C.’s Carnegie Library shouldn’t be converted to an Apple store. [CityLab]

  • The architectural firms working on the second phase of The Wharf. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. club mogul and partners sell sizable vacant lot in Trinidad for millions. [WBJ]

  • The artist-activist behind projected graffiti on Trump’s hotel Monday night. [Post]

  • National Association of Realtors to gather in D.C. this week for meeting. [Builder]

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