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The Washington Post requested files to be released from the Jeff Thompson case—specifically, those related to his personal life and suitability as a witness. A judge denied the request, so details about the shadow campaign financier’s sex life will stay behind closed doors for now.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

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  • Uber raised its minimum fares. [Post]
  • It’s the five-year anniversary of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, and National Cathedral repairs could still take a decade. [Post]
  • New D.C. United stadium renderings [WBJ]
  • Panda pics for days [DCist]
  • More than 10 percent of D.C. homes are listed for at least $1 million. [WTOP]

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

  • Photos from Friday’s Julie Ruin/Olivia Neutron-John/Sneaks show at Black Cat. [WCP]
  • The highlights of D.C.’s upcoming dance season. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Listen to the new project Ocobaya from Protect-U’s Mike Petillo and Aaron Leitko. [WCP]
  • Check out photos from the Petworth Park Summer Jam. [BYT]
  • At Photoworks Gallery, an otherworldly “Earth.Water.Air” exhibition. [WCP]

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

  • Nine fall restaurant openings [Zagat]
  • Sterling, Virginia’s Colada Shop is open [Eater]
  • Own it if you like crappy beer [Washingtonian]
  • How about some KFC-scented sunscreen? [WTOP]
  • Where to find aperol spritzes in D.C. [DC Refined]