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Metropolitan Police Department officers exchanged fire with at least one armed person overnight in Congress Heights before arresting five suspects. No injuries were reported, according to MPD. Though details are preliminary, authorities note that the suspects could have been attempting to avoid law enforcement following a preceding crime.


  • A Democratic National Committee staffer who lived in Bloomingdale was killed. [City Desk, Post, NBC4]
  • D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services could turn to Uber to transport low-priority patients. [NBC4]
  • Study: School preferences among D.C. parents differ according to race, income, grade, and choice. [Post]
  • The D.C. Council is working to make universal paid leave legislation economically feasible. [City Desk]
  • Weapons were stolen out of an FBI vehicle in Northeast early Sunday morning. [Post, WUSA9]
  • What’s next for the FBI’s downtown headquarters? Maybe a skyscraper! (Yeah, right.) [Washingtonian]
  • Capital Bikeshare has doubled morning corral service downtown due to increased demand. [City Desk]


  • Free Pools: Despite concerns to the contrary, D.C. won’t charge residents for using pools anytime soon.
  • Pretentious Pop-Up: The Dîner en Blanc dinner party where guests dress up in white returns next month.
  • Unchallenged: That’s At-Large Councilmember David Grosso’s status with a sole opponent dropping out.

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

  • At-large hopeful Jimmy Calomiris calls it quits. [LL]
  • Ahead of vote, GGW stumps for contributor negligence fix for cyclists. [GGW]
  • Talking police and race. [WAMU]
  • More on the tough road for work-related bills at the Council. [Times]
  • How District parents rate their school choices. [Post]

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

  • Angry Washingtonian writer reviews the J. Edgar Hoover Building. [Washingtonian]
  • Coming soon to the National Mall: Ranger-led Pokemon GO tours. Seriously. [DCist]
  • Read our first Fringe reviews. [WCP]
  • Read an interview with D.C. soul and R&B singer Carolyn Malachi. [Bandwidth]
  • The Sidewalk Ends, a new electronic festival, is coming to Union Market. [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What to expect from Mike Isabella‘s Spanish restaurant Arroz [Post]
  • The best cocktail bars in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Six places to drink around Penn Quarter [Washingtonian]
  • Maryland loses three restaurants. [Eater]
  • Ten dining hits and misses [Zagat]
  • Vinoteca has new brunch and dinner menus. [PoPville]