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A CSX freight train carrying sodium hydroxide, ethanol, and other chemicals derailed near Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE early Sunday. While the incident put officials in emergency-response mode, no one was harmed and a few chemical leaks from the railcars did not affect air or water. Metro’s Red Line reopened Monday morning.


  • The Federal Transit Administration discovered safety issues on Metrorail that Metro itself had not. [Post]
  • A man was arrested after allegedly fleeing from U.S. Park Police. [NBC4]
  • The Savopolous family was killed inside their home one year ago. Where is the case now? [Washingtonian]
  • The District’s office buildings are cropping up elsewhere than downtown since the recession. [Post]
  • Regulators are shuttering six D.C. cab companies for allegedly operating worn-and-torn vehicles. [WAMU]
  • A triple shooting injured three women on the 600 block of Edgewood Street NE yesterday. [Post, WUSA9]
  • The implosion of the DC Trust “is a public outrage.” It left grantees with few assurances. [Post, City Desk]


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

  • Post‘s Colby King blasts Yvette Alexander on her D.C. Trust oversight (or lack thereof). [Post]
  • Vince Gray‘s campaign driver could get a trial. [LL]
  • Renters choose between decrepit conditions and the streets. [WCP]
  • It’s statehood convention time. [City Desk]
  • CSX train derails in Northeast. [City DeskTimes]
  • Women marijuana growers “come out of the closet.” [Times]
  • A parking meter massacre. [Post]

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

  • As Broccoli City Fest grows, so does its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles. [Arts Desk]
  • More than five years and $10 million: How Richard Wagner‘s Ring Cycle nearly bankrupted the Washington National Opera. [Post]
  • An interview with Girls Rock! DC founding member Jennifer Fox-Thomas. [DC Music Download]
  • After 12 years, Adams Morgan’s Crooked Beat Records is closing. [Arts Desk]
  • Here’s what Dupont Underground looks like now. [DCist]
  • National Gallery of Art’s East Building to reopen in September. [Washingtonian]
  • Maracuyeah celebrates five years. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Donald TrumpJosé Andrés, and the death of a grand Washington restaurant [Post]
  • A guide to outdoor drinking [BYT]
  • District Doughnut is opening a pop-up in Georgetown. [Eater]
  • Pizza delivery driver’s car stolen mid-delivery. [ARLnow]
  • Long-running Z-Burger dispute finally settled. [WBJ]
  • Germany’s beer purity law is 500 years old. Is it past its sell-by date? [NPR]