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The District’s LGBTQ community mourned the loss of at least 50 people following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay club in Orlando early Sunday morning. Although the Capital Pride Festival went on as planned, officials said they were increasing security. Locals showed solidarity in a vigil at the U.S. Capitol and White House.


  • The District’s three-day Constitutional Convention kicks off tonight, part of the statehood push. [WAMU]
  • D.C. Council incumbents have raised more money than their challengers, except in the Ward 7 race. [Post]
  • At least three shootings were reported in the District on Sunday night. All occurred in Southeast. [WUSA9]
  • Residents express frustration over the recent quadruple shooting at an intersection in Truxton Circle. [Post]
  • City officials have launched an affordable housing pilot program that will take place Ward 8. [City Desk]
  • Fig & Olive has settled the majority of salmonella cases from a September outbreak. [Young & Hungry]
  • D.C. Councilmembers have often won their seats without getting most voters behind them. [City Desk]


  • And The Winners Are?: The 2016 RAMMYS took place at the Washington Convention Center last night.
  • Clinton Loves Pumpkin Muffins: Or so the owner of Uprising Muffins, where she visited on Friday, says.
  • Committee Contest?: If ex-Mayor Vince Gray joins the D.C. Council again, would he chair a committee?

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

  • Vince Gray outraises Yvette Alexander in Ward 7. [Post]
  • Shooting inspires more frustration with New York Ave. intersection. [Post]
  • Considering the Council races outside of Ward 7. [LL]
  • Councilmembers keep getting elected with less than 50 percent of the vote. [LL]
  • Where the District’s parking ticket hot spots. [GGW]
  • Pols unhappy about dead-last primary. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser talks new special police officer rules. [Times]

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

  • Watch a new Ras Nebyu music video. [Bandwidth]
  • In which Washingtonian defends…Comic Sans. [Washingtonian]
  • Read our guide to this year’s DC Jazz Fest. [WCP]
  • Six years in the making, Thaylobleu drops its debut album. [Post]

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

  • Nationals Park gets a District Doughnut stand. [Eater]
  • The best wine for Father’s Day [Washingtonian]
  • Is the world’s best gelato flavor made in the D.C.-area? [Post]
  • Why the future of food is bugs [VICE]
  • Hillary Clinton visits Uprising Muffin Company. [City Desk]
  • Steal this job: tea specialist at the Park Hyatt Washington [Express]