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Things not to do on social media when you’re in charge of your restaurant’s account: Post dick pics, make racist or sexist comments, joke about drugs, or disparage homeless people. These are all things local eateries have done in recent months, Laura Hayes reports.


  • A Metro train derailed this morning near the East Falls Church station in Virginia. [Post, FOX5, WTOP]
  • On July 5, two Metro trains almost collided because an operator was pining to go on break. [WAMU, Post]
  • The District won a suit against Maryland parents who illegally sent their kids to D.C. public schools. [Post]
  • At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange snags the top job at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. [WBJ]
  • D.C. police are still investigating a fatal stabbing that happened a year ago near their headquarters. [FOX5]
  • Authorities have dropped the charges against the man accused of killing D.C. intern Chandra Levy. [NPR]
  • The end of this (terrible, makes-you-want-to-take-at-least-three-showers-a-day) heat wave is in sight. [Post]
  • A handy D.C. guide to Pokemon Go that will prepare you for this weekend’s activities. [Washingtonian]


  • Fraud and Murder: How did Osama Al-Etari become the “King of Ashburn,” and why was he murdered?
  • Bye, Bye, Books: The World Bank’s InfoShop bookstore will shutter this fall, according to the organization.
  • Midnight Trains to Nowhere: Metro wants the public to weigh in on its proposal to end late-night service.

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

  • David Grosso and Elissa Silverman on The Politics Hour [WAMU]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton looks to get retail around feds’ NoMa office. [WBJ]
  • Muriel Bowser talks gay rights at the convention. [Blade]
  • It’s zoning time. [GGW] 

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

  • Arena Stage co-founder and “matriarch of the regional theater movement” Zelda Fichandler dies at 91. [Post]
  • Listen to the new Foozle album. [WCP]
  • Watch a new music video for experimental composer James Wolf. [Bandwidth]
  • If you’re into this thing: The Definitive D.C. guide to Pokemon Go. [Washingtonian]
  • Meet HRCHY C.I.A., the women behind some of D.C.’s most popular parties. [WCP]

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

  • The restaurant industry starts to weigh in on Metro’s proposed changes. [Eater]
  • Behold, a new breakfast food called “B-holes.” [Washingtonian]
  • These are some of D.C.’s most tempting burgers. [Thrillist]
  • Dining advice for the Obamas [DC Refined]
  • The Post digs up some forgotten gems. [Post]