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  • Allies and backers of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Green Team reflect on last Tuesday’s primary. [Loose Lips]
  • Hillary Clinton’s campaign snubs District leaders for Democratic National Convention spots. [Loose Lips]
  • Parents say they were not sufficiently made aware of lead levels in school water. [City Desk, FOX5, Post]
  • Firefighters rescued a mother and two children from a burning apartment in Southeast yesterday. [NBC4]
  • When politicians finally vote on it, a House appropriations bill won’t contain anti-gun law riders. [DCist]
  • In considering that legislation, White House staffers have stood up for D.C. budget autonomy. [City Desk]
  • A predictive scheduling bill before lawmakers would give some D.C. workers more shift notice. [City Desk] 


  • Trillecto: The fifth annual music festival will feature Kid Cudi, GoldLink, Lil Uzi Vert, and other artists.
  • End Date for D.C. General? District leaders are divided on when exactly the homeless shelter will close.
  • Station Floods, Woman Stands: Metro released footage of the waterfall at the Cleveland Park Metro stop.

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

  • Hillary Clinton snubs councilmembers, effectively reserves convention delegate seats for her friends.  [LL]
  • Politicians to make nice at Dem unity breakfast. [LL]
  • Parents say they were left in the dark on lead in school water. [WCP]
  • Muriel Bowser administration intro’s new lead in water rules. [Post]
  • Who’s to blame for Cleveland Park flooding? [GGW]
  • More on the District’s latest statehood push. [WAMU] 

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

  • Trillectro announces lineup for fifth year of festival. [WCP]
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum Director Elizabeth Broun reflects on a year of “WONDER” at the Renwick. [Post]
  • AU is hosting the first exhibition of socialist realism paintings from North Korea. [DCist]
  • Smithsonian needs about $1 billion to make over Air and Space Museum. [Post]
  • A new exhibition at the Hirshhorn tells time… around the world. [WCP]

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

  • Where to eat Peruvian food around D.C. [Eater]
  • Tom Sietsema says Metier tickles more than it transports. [Post]
  • Homestead opens in Petworth with rooftop bar, family-style meals [Washingtonian]
  • Try an ant egg omelet at Alfie’s [Express]
  • The Brig Beer Garden opens on Barracks Row [Barred in DC]
  • Sweetgreen opens in Clarendon on July 8. [ARLnow]