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When a woman in a Southwest apartment building saw that her upstairs neighbor had posted a large Donald Trump banner on his balcony, she hung a banner that said “Nope,” with an arrow pointing up to the Trump sign. In response, he swapped out his Trump sign for a Hillary sign. So she took down her “Nope” sign. The building faces Nationals Park.


  • This man spends his weekends setting up tables with food for the homeless. [WUSA9]

  • Thirty underground Metro stations will get free Wi-Fi. [WAMU]

  • How to get some relief from the pollen showers. [NBC4]

  • Georgetown renamed two buildings for slaved it sold in 1838. [AP, NBC4]

  • Do police need warrants to track cell phones? D.C. appeals court will rule. [Post]

  • D.C. will host a 2019 NCAA men’s basketball regional at Verizon Center. [WBJ]

  • Marijuana fans plan to smoke outside the U.S. Capitol tomorrow. [Post]

  • Licenses will now say “Washington, D.C.,” not “District of Columbia.” [WAMU]

  • The recorded voice at Georgetown’s DMV has a British accent. [Post]

  • A large tree fell and killed a U.S. Capitol worker. [NBC4, WTOP]

  • Two men dead after a shooting in Anacostia and a stabbing at Barry Farm. [Post]

  • A 21-year-old man was arrested in the slaying of a 78-year-old man. [Post]

  • Three teens from three different D.C. quadrants have gone missing since last Friday. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • Sherwood on chickens, cats, and Brandon Todd. [NBC4]

  • “Pathways coordinators” steer students toward graduation. [Times]

  • Racine settles immigrant legal services suit. [WJLA]

  • Yes there’s still an income divide, study says. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Policy Center: Business “technology fee” has yielded little. [Times]

  • No funding in FY ‘18 budget for tampon tax exemption. [WAMU]

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

  • The National Building Museum’s buzzworthy summer installations continue this year with hives. [Post]

  • Funk Parade announces additional details. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to a new single from Tigers Are Bad For Horses. [DC Music Download]

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

  • The Midlands bans kids, except for certain weekday hours. [PoPville]

  • Hey cutesy food brands, stop trying to make 4/20 a thing. [Post]

  • The DGS Delicatessen menu gets a revamp thanks to a new chef. [Washingtonian]

  • Looking in on Conosci after one year in business. [Eater]

  • Too far. [DC Refined]

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

  • An overview of development planned along Connecticut Avenue NW. [UrbanTurf]

  • Down payments: an obstacle to homeownership in D.C. and elsewhere. [CityLab]

  • Most senior female D.C. cop to leave MPD and head security at the Wharf. [Post]

  • Brokers say tech companies want to locate office space in the District. [Bisnow]

  • The D.C. region is adding more jobs than new housing, new study says. [GGW]

  • New playground and dog park planned for small lot in NoMa. [GGW]

  • A history of segregation in LeDroit Park. [WAMU]

  • Apartments above Navy Yard–Ballpark Metro station begin leasing. [Curbed DC]

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