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Alleged shadow campaign backer Jeff Thompson reportedly close to a plea deal. [Post, NBC4, LL, WAMU]

Ex-NBA player Steve Francis headlines Muriel Bowser fundraiser. [LL]

Nurses union backs Vincent Orange; pro-marijuana group backs Tommy Wells. [Post]

Andy Shallal says he’s not dropping out of the mayor’s race. [LL]

Post ed board: Secret Service road closure was “beyond the pale.” [Post]

New pot push raises questions about housing laws. [WAMU]

District leads in free school breakfasts. [Post]

State Board of Education member will resign after taking a city job. [Post]

Parking ticket program not working. [WTOP]

Metro train kills man at Waterfront. [Post]

Bowser campaign botches campaign banners. [LL]

Power line undergrounding will start this year. [Post]

Metrobus injures pedestrian. [Post]

Photo courtesy Charles Parsons