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Metro officials say tracks that were too wide likely led to the derailment of a Silver Line train early Friday morning near the East Falls Church station. The transit agency is now inspecting infrastructure called interlockings.


  • Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has called a mandatory Wednesday staff meeting. [NBC4]
  • Vincent Orange should resign from the D.C. Council. [WBJ editorial]
  • A woman was abducted near the Howard Theatre and sexually assaulted in Southeast Sunday. [Borderstan]
  • A new ride-share company called Via has launched in D.C., providing $2.15 rides. [DC Inno, WTOP]
  • The Metropolitan Police Department will participate in the 33rd Night Out Against Crime tonight. [DCist]
  • You can now see almost all of D.C. (and Rosslyn) in 3D on Google Maps. [Greater Greater Washington]
  • July was the District’s hottest month since 2012 and the sixth hottest July in roughly 150 years. [Post] 


  • The Future of Air and Space: The museum, that is. Officials are planning a $1 billion renovation of it.
  • “Hello? Hi?”: Gear Prudence considers what to do when your S.O. wants to check in on you during a ride.
  • The Prosciutto: Bozzelli’s Italian Deli on Vermont Avenue NW offers a classic Italian sub on a white roll.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Former D.C. Chamber of Commerce president isn’t impressed with Orange’s new job either. [WBJ]
  • More on the extra $10 million price of the Wizards practice facility. [WAMU]
  • More on taxi regulation changes. [WAMU] 

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

  • Honfleur Gallery celebrates its 10-year anniversary. [DCist]
  • Rain won’t stop these Poke-hunters. [DCist]
  • At the Vivid Solutions Gallery in Anacostia, a celebration of “Feminicity.” [WCP] 

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

  • Zagat has a bone to pick with D.C.’s barbecue scene. [Zagat]
  • Say goodbye to Lincoln’s pennied floor. [Washingtonian]
  • Matuba closes in Bethesda. [Bethesda Beat]
  • D.C. readies for Walburgers. [Post]
  • Gourmet beer: the next phrase of H Street NE is here. [PoPville]