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The 14th annual AFI DOCS film festival starts tomorrow and lasts through Sunday. With close to 100 documentaries playing, it can be a lot to take in. City Paper reviewed more than half of the featured films for your cultured summer.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:          

  • A woman who was killed on early Saturday had a temporary restraining order against her ex. [Post, NBC4]
  • While Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton defends budget autonomy, Republicans attack home rule. [City Desk]
  • Riders recount their experiences of the first day of Metro’s second SafeTrack surge in D.C. [Post, WAMU]
  • Activists led by CODEPINK held an overnight peace vigil outside the NRA’s Fairfax main office. [Post]
  • Officials are striving to figure out how to repair the decaying Arlington Memorial Bridge. [NBC4, WTOP]
  • The District sucks at sports: Yea or nay? [FOX5, Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Kentucky congressman wants open carry in the District. [WCPWAMU]
  • Deborah Simmons frets over people hanging around Anacostia during a weekday. [Times]
  • Metro off-peak times aren’t all the same. [GGW]
  • Police face off with ATV riders. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser touts new affordable housing development. [WCP]

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

  • AFI DOCS kicks off tomorrow. Here’s our guide to this year’s films. [WCP]
  • Break out your Birkenstocks, Farm Aid returns to the D.C. area. [Post]
  • Highlights of the 10-minute plays at this year’s Source Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Meet the winning jazz band of DC Jazz Fest’s inaugural JazzPrix competition. [WCP]
  • A musical celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service. [Post]
  • Annotating Shaw’s newest mural. [WCP] 

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

  • The Hilton brothers will open a Southern-inspired diner and bar in Penn Quarter. [Washingtonian]
  • Ten must-try new sandwiches in D.C. [Zagat]
  • If you can’t afford to eat at the Inn at Little Washington, shop at its new farmers market. [Post]
  • Cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers has seen three marriage proposals. [Eater]
  • Ten first date ideas from local chefs [DC Refined]